Mindfulness, Mind, Body & Soul, Holistic Therapy Approach

HOW CAN I HELP YOU?

Personalized Care and Guidance

My Treatment Services

I work with clients on a range of issues and concerns and has experience with clients of all ages, backgrounds, and belief systems. The foundation of effective therapy is a safe, trusting and collaborative relationship. I will work with you to develop a plan that is tailored to your goals and needs. My treatment style is active and supportive.

My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can’t change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

Individual and Family Therapy

Single therapy sessions last 50 minutes / double sessions last 100 minutes. Sessions are usually scheduled on a weekly or biweekly basis. Attending therapy sessions regularly, as well as starting and ending on time are considered vital to the therapy process. Services range from short-term counseling to long-term psychotherapy. I blend traditional talk therapy with other therapeutic models, such as but not limited to somatic experiencing, imagery, and  mindfulness. I  develop your individualized therapy plan in a collaborative manner with you.

 

Adolescents

I began my career working with at-risk youth. I have worked extensively with older children and adolescents. My approach goes beyond behavioral interventions and resolving negative school performance. I believe the key to successful adolescent therapy is tapping into the strengths of the family system and helping the youth and each family member to grow and thrive as individuals and as a cohesive unit. My approach to adolescent therapy unites and coheres the family.

Group Therapy

We have the ability to empower each other, to enhance our individual and collective growth. Benefit from the knowledge and support of others by joining one of my group therapy sessions. The following group therapy sessions are available on a variety of topics:

  • Women and young women’s groups

  • Men’s groups

  • Adolescent groups

  • Family Support groups

Trauma

Trauma-informed therapy is one of my core strengths. I bring a compassionate trauma-informed approach to working with people with a history of trauma, both large and small. Trauma can result from many causes, including abandonment, experiences of violence, witnessed or perceived violence, chronic neglect, and emotional, physical, or sexual abuse.

Individuals who have experienced trauma may experience feeling anxious, panicky, or depressed, or develop relationship problems and alcohol and/or substance use problems. I treat co-occurring disorders, as well as underlying causes. In treating trauma, I emphasize safety and boundaries and work at a pace that suits the client’s needs. I believe in the fundamental importance of the mind-body connection in healing from trauma. I focus on building on a client’s natural strengths and help the client to identify desired goals and develop the skills and knowledge to achieve them.

A Strengths-Based Approach

You can empower growth and well-being by building on your natural strengths. That is why I hone our practice to bring you a strengths-based approach to therapy.

Treatment Methods

We integrate several different modalities into our practice, including but not limited to:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

  • Emphasis on early attachment history

  • Family systems psychotherapy

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)

  • Psychoeducation

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

 

I incorporate principles of mindfulness into all aspects of treatment. Each person is different, and she chooses treatment plans to reflect the client’s needs, strengths, and readiness for change.

(323) 391-3422

4620 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA

©2020 by Alina P. Halonen, MS, APCC, CCTP