Estelle Raskin, M.A., LMFT

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About my approach:
As I get to know my clients, I listen for their values and dreams. More often than not these have been cast aside from consciousness by generalized labels and normative ways of evaluating and measuring the self. While the medical model of therapy can often leave people feeling powerless over their diagnoses, narrative therapy offers a paradigm shift, a change in perspective made possible by a foundational premise that separates people from their problems, rather than ascribing labels that can be shaming. I believe that there is a world of possibility that lives in people’s histories and life experiences. My intention is to attend to multi-faceted conversations that allow people to tell their stories, thereby expanding the way they see themselves and clarifying both what they stand for and how they choose to navigate through the world.
My Experience:
I earned a B.A. from The Ohio State University with a focus in Art History, and an M.A. from Phillips Graduate university in Marriage and Family Therapy with a concentration in mindfulness and psychotherapy.  I spent two years working with elementary school children in the LAUSD system, and one year at Aurora Las Encinas Psychiatric hospital as an outpatient therapist running adult process and psycho-education groups with diverse populations.  By way of training in and experience working with multiple modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness based cognitive therapy, gestalt, psychodynamic, and object relations, I have found a passion for and resonance with narrative therapy, and have chosen to center my work around it's multifaceted philosophy.  This past year, I have had the honor to study with David Marsten and Laurie Markham at the Miracle Mile Community Practice, a non-profit, sliding scale, narrative based counseling center where I continue to attend weekly trainings and see clients.  

252 N. Larchmont Blvd.
LA, CA 90004 

Estelle Raskin Reaches

Larchmont LA CA
Los Angeles CA