Andrea von Troschke, M.F.T., A.T.R., B.C.P.C.

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  • Marriage and Family Therapist, Art Therapist Registered
  • 11911 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 242, Los Angeles, California, 90049
  • Phone: 310-569-0106
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  • Session Fees: Fee for couples and individuals between $175 and $250 (depending on length of session). Sliding scale may be available.
  • www.AndreavonTroschke.com

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Do you feel anxious, down overwhelmed?                          
Grieving any kind of loss?
Does this affect relationships, work, family?
Prevent you sometimes from saying or doing things
that you would like to say or do?

If some of this resonates with you, it’s time to reach out.  Change is often hard to imagine — especially when you tend to worry or your mood is low.  However, here’s an encouraging fact:  many clients have told me that they felt better after their first therapy session.  Not because of a miracle cure, but because of relief and empowerment gained by their own taking action.

HOW I CAN HELP

Symptoms of depression and anxiety are often triggered or exacerbated by loss.  This can be death or other losses -- being fired, retirement, separation or divorce, relocation, launching children into adulthood, chronic illness, shattered dreams and much more.  Grief reaction can be particularly intense when there are unresolved loss issues from the past or the loss was unanticipated.

Specialties

My clients’ needs, my own personal life experiences and my ongoing curiosity drive me to continuously expand my skills and knowledge.  Besides being a licensed psychotherapist, I have years of experience and extensive trainings in:
mood disorders, PTSD and trauma, grief, anxiety/phobias/panic, relationship counseling, multicultural issues, creative blocks, gender identity, chronic illness.  If you speak German and prefer that, I'm fluent.

Tailoring therapy for individual needs

Even though psychodynamic therapy is my preferred modality, I use different therapy approaches to match people’s variety of needs at any given time.  Some people require more time to develop trust to do deeper work.  Others respond better to structured therapy with homework.  Some prefer free associations with guidance.  To ease anxious thoughts and other inhibiting habits, I use hypnosis.  CBT can be an effective tool to monitor yourself and help you differentiate thoughts and feelings, replace unrealistic fears/assumptions with more realistic ones. Art therapy can stimulate feelings or memories that otherwise would be buried.  Focus on deep breathing and mind-body connections helps you recognize your often unconscious physical reactions and regulate them.  

Collaborative relationship

Our first session is an opportunity to see whether we are a good fit.  I encourage you to ask questions, clarify and talk openly about your needs, concerns, fears.  You must to feel safe to entrust your therapist with your intimate thoughts and feelings.  Throughout our work together, I will depend on your feedback to know what’s effective and perhaps what’s not. My intention is to make sure that we’re on the same page in terms of goals and how to address them.

Holistic approach:  You’re a part of a whole

Our immediate priority is to manage any potential crisis and provide you with recommendations, referrals and specific tools.  We may look at the “big picture,” family, work, lifestyle in terms of nutrition, relaxation, exercise, meditation, sleep, hobbies, and other habits because they may contribute to your symptoms.  Simple adjustments can make a big difference.

Attentive, Compassionate, Interactive Working Style

I strive to be attentive, compassionate, supportive, and to provide self-empowering tools for you as well as any psycho-education that might be necessary by asking insight-provoking questions and offering, at times, different perspectives.

HOW MY PERSONAL BACKGROUND IMPACTS MY WORK

My own life experiences have influenced my choice of profession, interests, and the way I work.

Education

Building on my M.A. in Communications/Psychology in Munich/Germany, I received training at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles to become a licensed psychotherapist.  I’m also certified in Hypnotherapy, Art Therapy, Gottman Couples Therapy, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Mood and Nutrition.  I take regular trainings in various specialties to stay current.

Multicultural Background

Born and raised in Munich/Germany, I left as an adult to continue my work in other parts of the world until I made my final move to the U.S.   I know about the challenges of being far from all one knows and loves, and adjusting to a different culture without giving up my own.

Learnings from my own life

Having worked in the creative arts, I'm familiar with creative blocks, rejection, existential fears and can help creative people manage these stifling experiences through support, special techniques, and exploring their unconscious inner dynamics that might be self-defeating.
Other personal life changes informing my work include aging parents… chronic illness… facing one’s own death… significant losses.

Learnings from my clients

My clients have shaped my interests:  for example, what it means to grow up and live in countries as diverse as India, Burma, Mexico, Japan, Australia… dealing with one's own mental illness or within the family... coping with terminal illness…  changing careers… overcoming stifling phobias... the challenges of being gay... the pain of feeling trapped in the "wrong" body and gender... grieving… and much more. 

Take the first step to improve your life

Everything else you’d like to know, we can discuss in a free phone consultation (max. 10 minutes) and our first personal meeting.  When you're ready to take the first step, give me a call at 310.569.0106 and leave a message.  I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. Or you can email me Psychotherapyart@gmail.com.   
 


Andrea von Troschke Reaches

Pacific Palisades CA
Bel Air Los Angeles CA