Stephanie Mintz, MA, LMFT

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  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • 12777 W Jefferson Blvd Building D/3rd Floor, Playa Vista, California, 90066
  • Phone: 424-248-8766
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  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Email, Phone, Webcam

My office is located in the Playa Jefferson building in Playa Vista, CA. I graduated from Emory University with a Bachelors of Arts and from Antioch University with a Masters in Clinical Psychology.

My training was at the Southern California Counseling Center where I successfully worked with young adults, adults, and seniors who experienced a variety of issues including work stress, dating life and relationships, depression and anxiety. I have worked at the Miracle Mile Community Practice with adults which included working with court mandated cases, domestic violence cases, and mood and anxiety cases. I also worked at Fairfax High School and in a private school setting as a school counselor with a wide range of teen issues including abuse.

I am currently working with young adults, adults, seniors, couples, families and teenagers with a wide array of issues and disorders including:

Mood Disorders
Relocation Therapy
Premarital Counseling
Substance Use
Eating Disorders
Work Stress
Peer Pressure
Relationship Issues
Social Media Issues
Individual Counseling
Couples Counseling
Family Counseling

In my private practice I use a Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, and Solution Focused approach. My belief is that the environment in which grow up greatly effects who you are and the life you will lead. By looking at all of the influences in your past and present, we can then look at the choices you have made and together we can come to understand what changes are desired. As this knowledge of the desired changes comes forward, I then use the more active and directive approach called Cognitive Behavioral therapy. Cognitive Behavioral therapy first helps to discover the thoughts and behaviors that are keeping you stuck in their problems and then utilizes methods to work on changing those thoughts and behaviors to ones that will help you get what you want.
I take a more active and directive approach that helps you reach your goals more quickly.  As we work together I will give you exercises and tools for you to work on when we aren't in session.  These exercises and tools are invaluable and help you to move the therapy forward even when we aren't in session.  But don't worry as nothing is graded these are just for your own personal growth.  I also feel that you shouldn't have to be in therapy forever.  My goal is to help you reach your goals that you have set and then send you back into the world to find your joy.  But when life throws you some curve balls I will always be there for you and make room in practice for you to come in for a "tune-up".

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Playa Vista CA