Gentle Support Counseling Services   edit Info

2430 Torrance Boulevard

Torrance, California 90501
310-787-1886
Gentle Support Counseling Services Therapy, Life Coaching


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PHILOSOPHY

The name, Gentle Support Counseling Services, is meant to suggest the foundation of personal respect and dignity that I believe belongs to every individual who needs counseling services. Theses counseling services to children, adults, couples and families who are experiencing problems in living are performed have only one goal. This is to allow people to successfully go on with their lives.

All of my work is based upon two core values.

Mental health involves being fully who you are.
Emotional growth is a natural process.

PURPOSE

The goal of Gentle Support Counseling Service is to help people heal their inner pain and cooperate with their own personal healing process. As a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Board Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, this involves helping people solve their problems in the context of relationships, groups of people and the systems in which they live.

SERVICES

Gentle Support Counseling Services offers clinical child counseling, play therapy, art therapy, individual counseling, group counseling, marriage or relationship counseling and family counseling. The types of dilemmas most commonly dealt with are trauma and tragedy, loss, chronic illness, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, social problems, work or school difficulties, and relationship issues.

VALUES AND BELIEFS

As a counselor, I emphasize a person’s absolute right to be who they are and “ok” in their struggle for growth. This means that I treat people with dignity, respect and compassion. I am aware that your personhood is every bit as important to you as mine is to me. Therefore, I treat your need to grow as seriously as I treat my own. I help you return to awareness of your own thoughts and feelings so you can put a name to your issues. Then I help you resolve these issues.

MARRIAGE/RELATIONSHIP COUNSELING

I value successful intimacy. I do not take sides; and the relationship becomes my client. I do not allow partners to continue their fights in the counseling session. Instead I want you to solve your problems, improve mutual communication, and increase your intimacy skills. To accomplish this, I expect each partner to search for their own intimacy defeating behaviors. When both partners are willing to take 50% responsibility, the relationship has hope. One aspect of relationship counseling that makes me unique is that I teach people how to protect relationships from old abuse or family of origin issues.

CLINICAL CHILD COUNSELING/PLAY THERAPY

Children do not have the language or experience to name and solve their problems like adults. They express themselves through their play. Clinical child counseling uses the normal expressions of a child in their art, play or dramatics to help them solve their problems. I believe that parents have a very difficult task in today

Insurance & Payments AcceptedSet Fee for Service
Professional AssociationsAmerican Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Licenses & CertificationsCalifornia Marriage and Family Therapist, MFT, National Board Certified Counselor, NCC, Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, CCMHC
Theoretical OrientationEclectic
Areas Most Worked InChildren-Play and Art Therapy, Adults-Individual, Couples, Groups, Families
Specialties / EmphasisCrisis Counseling, Chronic Illness, Codependency/ACA, Grief/Loss, Multicultural Issues, Pain Management, Parenting, Persons with Disabilities, Self Esteem/Personal Growth, Substance Abuse/Dependency, Terminally Ill, Trauma Recovery (abuse), Women's Issues
Company TypeIndividual
Number Of Staff1
Years In Practice17 years

Therapy, Life Coaching

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