10350 Santa Monica Blvd.

Suite 310

Los Angeles, CA 90025

Ph: (424) 442-0638

Email: fornilmft@gmail.com

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Men Issues, Relationship Issues, Open Relationships,  Sexual Health, Life Transitions, Addiction, and Young Adults Anxiety Issues

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My Approach

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 

Do you ever pay attention to your thoughts, feelings and behaviors? Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a treatment modality that is based on the cognitive model: the way that individuals perceive a situation is more closely connected to their reaction than the situation itself. A key concept of CBT is helping clients change their unhelpful thinking process and behavior that lead to durable improvement in their mood and functioning.

I am a Diplomate and Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist in Century City, CA. I earned my CBT certification from the Academy of Cognitive Therapy which sets the highest standards of excellence for cognitive behavioral therapists.

 

As a cognitive behavioral therapist in Century City, CA I always work from a place of genuine curiosity about my clients' lives, respecting and honoring each person's journey as unique and different.

I am very supportive of my clients, as I help them identify their concerns, beliefs, and hopes, while setting practical and manageable goals. Together, we map out stumbling blocks and find new and creative ways to resolve problems. I tend to provide guidance for clients to better understand their relationship histories and how their patterns may connect to the larger context of their lives, addiction and/or quality of life.​

Collaborative Couples Therapy - CCT

Collaborative Couples Therapy - CCT helps couples express what they really want in their relationship. We have all heard that relationships take compromise, but CCT starts with the idea that it is healthy to share your unedited, uncompromised needs and dreams with your partner. Couples instill their relationship with honesty and spark when they express their ideal wants with each other; however they frequently fail to discuss the important topic of immediate needs. In my private practice in Century City, CA I help couples work toward taking the risk of free expression. This process helps bringing each partner closer in their relationship by facilitating the explorations and fulfillment of their dreams they have envisioned for themselves. Based on my experience, most couples find CCT refreshing and beneficial, especially if their communication is shut down and/or they find themselves playing painful, and emotionally distant games with each other.

Emotion Focused Therapy - EFT

Emotion Focused Therapy in Century City, CA - EFT helps people come into contact with their true feelings, and assist them exploring how their emotion are impacting their relationships. The goal of Emotion Focused Therapy - EFT is to assist clients recognize and admit that are emotionally attached to and dependent on their partner in much the same way that a child is on a parent for nurturing, soothing, and protection. EFT focuses on creating and strengthening this emotional bond by identifying and transforming the key moments that nurture an adult loving relationship. Learning to recognize the difference between primary and secondary emotions is a great benefit for many people in couples therapy. When clients recognize their primary emotions and experience them first hand, they tend to release energy that was being used unproductively—typically to avoid something unpleasant. My goal as a therapist practicing under the Emotion Focused Therapy lens is to assist my clients acknowledge, experience, and then move behind unresolved emotions that were holding them back in their relationship.

Attachment-Based Therapy

Attachment-based therapy is a brief, process-oriented style of therapy. The client-therapist relationship is based on developing or rebuilding trust, and centers on expressing emotions. As an attachment-based therapist in Century City, CA my goal is to assist my clients look at the connection between an infant’s early attachment experiences with primary caregivers, and the infant’s ability to develop normally, and ultimately form healthy emotional and physical relationships as an adult. The goal of Attachment-based therapy is to assist adult’s clients build or rebuild a trusting, supportive relationship that will help prevent or treat anxiety or depression.