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    Darshana Doshi, LMFT 96647

    Do you feel overwhelmed by challenges in your life, career, or relationships? Have distressing thoughts, emotions and patterns of behavior left you feeling hurt, helpless, lifeless, or stuck?

    My name is Darshana Doshi LMFT 96647.

    I am a Psychotherapist who specializes in helping people achieve Wellness, Joy, and Balance.

    What do you want in your life? What matters most to you? Do you feel loved?

    When we feel unfulfilled or uncertain in one or many areas of our life, this imbalance affects every aspect of who we are: mind, body, and spirit. We often turn to family or friends for advice; however, even well-meaning loved ones may not be able to provide the helpful advice, informed guidance, and neutral support you need to see your situation from a new perspective and make meaningful changes. As a licensed therapist in Los Angeles, California, I offer a safe space and compassionate, non-judgmental counseling to help you foster a sense of hope and satisfaction in your life.

    After earning my Masters in Clinical Psychology and living for more than two decades in India, I moved to Los Angeles, another vibrant, diverse city, and began studying for my Masters in Counseling Psychology. My passion for helping people only continued to grow as I moved through my education and professional training. I wanted to learn more, and I still do. I continue to complete additional training in anger management, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and other areas to expand the tools, techniques, and specialized support I bring to my clients.

    My Approach

    Many people believe that therapy can only help individuals with a diagnosed condition or couples on the verge of separating. In many cases, however, there isn’t a need for a full diagnosis or a crisis to benefit from counseling. You may not know why you feel off balance. Or, maybe you want to learn new skills to grow as an individual or couple. My passion is people, and I want to help you and your family foster a greater sense of hope, joy, and meaning in your life. With guidance and support, you can recognize what you need to feel happy, identify goals, and take a new direction.

    I bring my extensive personal, multicultural and professional experience to every session. My goal is to help you feel comfortable exploring your needs and support you as you set goals and develop strategies to move from where you are to where you want to be. I believe that true health is achieved through life balance, and I work with you to develop effective skills and strategies you can use to address the sources of stress and imbalance in your own life. We may not be able to work through every issue in a single session, but I want you to leave my office every week feeling better about yourself and more empowered to affect positive change in your life.

    I use research-based approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness techniques, to help you understand how your thoughts affect your emotions and actions. Whether you have felt self-conscious for years, feel overwhelmed with stress, or you are struggling to cope with a recent trauma or significant life transition, there is a path to hope and healing. I can help you identify, explore, and address negative patterns of thought and core beliefs that leave you feeling stressed, frustrated, anxious, or depressed and take steps to find relief and foster sustainable change. Using mindfulness techniques that are tailored to best support your unique strengths, needs, and goals, you can learn how to stay present and work through difficult thoughts. When you incorporate meditation, journaling, focused breathing, or other mindfulness practices into your routine, you give yourself time and space to process your thoughts. You can determine what is causing distressing thoughts and make meaningful changes that are in alignment with your core beliefs and values.

    In some cases, anxiety, depression, and other diagnosable conditions may be caused or worsened by relationship stress. Relationships can be difficult, especially if you, your partner, and/or your relatives have different opinions about what is best for you and your family. You want to honor your partner and family’s wishes, but that doesn’t mean you should sacrifice your own values, hopes, and needs. As an LMFT, Certified Premarital Counselor, and a psychotherapist using the Gottman Method Couples Therapy, I am well equipped to help. I serve a wide range of couples with unique backgrounds, cultures, and therapy goals.

    If you are ready to work toward a more hopeful, joyful life and relationships, or if you have questions about how my approach can help you, I invite you to call (866) 478-3978 to speak with me and schedule our first session.

    Darshana earned her Bachelors in Psychology and her Masters in Clinical Psychology from the University of Pune in Pune, India. She earned a subsequent Masters in Counseling Psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in Orange, CA. Darshana is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in California and a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT).

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