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Time to Heal: Trauma Focused Therapy

Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relational stress, trauma history or adverse life experiences that are consistently interfering with your life? Do you find yourself feeling emotionally triggered, being emotionally reactive or feeling like you don’t have control over your reactions or emotions? Have you noticed a pattern associated with experiences that cause you to feel emotionally disregulated or out of control? Do you find yourself trying to reduce your reactions or control your responses to various experiences but feeling unsuccessful? Do you have past or early childhood/adolescent experiences that continue to cause distress or interfere with your life? Do you feel detached or disconnected from others? Do you struggle with the motivation to practice self care or show up for yourself in life? Do you desire to learn ways to be present and active in your daily life? Do you want to be able to manage and regulate your emotions? Do you want to regain power and control over your emotional reactivity and reduce the emotional distress you experience in your life today? Do you want to feel more connected to yourself and others? Are you ready or willing or explore your readiness to explore, heal and change the trajectory of your life? I am here to support you on your journey toward healing and improving the quality of your life!

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About Me

CARLEE SHALCHIAN, LMFT - Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#85518) / Certified EMDR Therapist / EMDR Consultant-in-Training 

Hi! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified EMDR Therapist  specializing in trauma, addiction, mood disorders, codependency and relational/attachment distress. For nearly 15 years, I have worked with complex trauma and substance use disorders in inpatient and outpatient treatment programs. I utilize EMDR therapy, CBT, DBT and mindfulness to help reduce emotional suffering, foster resiliency and promote inner healing. I am passionate about supporting and guiding you as you heal from your past, identify goals and intentions for your present and future. I also utilize and teach mindfulness skills to reduce stress, anxiety, depression and to promote a sense of ease. I am interactive in therapy sessions and strive to hold myself and you accountable throughout the therapeutic process. I always welcomes feedback to guide and strengthen the therapeutic relationship. I am also passionate about providing clinical training and supervision to Marriage and Family Therapy Associates pursing licensure to foster personal and professional growth.———————————————————

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Individual Psychotherapy

In individual therapy, you meet one-on-one with your therapist in a private and confidential setting. In these sessions, you and your therapist begin to build a relationship built on trust. You and your therapist will collaborate to create a personalized treatment plan to meet your needs. You will have the opportunity to formulate and explore your goals for therapy and for your future. You will explore challenges you are or have been experiencing that have been causing distress, interfering with your day to day life, your relationships, work or the way you feel about yourself. If you choose to, you will learn about EMDR therapy to determined if it is or can be an effective therapy for your needs. You can identify and explore themes that have been present in your life for an long as you can remember, identify and explore core beliefs you currently have about yourself that cause distress/suffering and reprocess memories/experiences you have had that continue to have a negative impact on you. You will learn mindfulness skills, improve your ability to identify, understand and regulate your emotions, improve your ability to tolerate distress, increase your effectiveness of getting your needs met and meeting others needs within your relationships and reduce emotional suffering. 

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Couple Therapy

In Couple Therapy, two individuals in a romantic relationship meet with a couple therapist to address challenges experienced within the relationship. You and your partner will build a relationship with your therapist build on compassion, trust and understanding. In these sessions, you and your partner will identify and explore goals for therapy and for the future of your relationship. Each of you will have the opportunity to identify current challenges, current needs and desires. You and your partner will learn effective listening and communication skills to improve your ability to hear and understand each other’s needs and desires. We will explore your strengths and challenges both as individuals and as a couple.


Family Therapy

In Family Therapy, at least two members within a family system meet with a therapist to address challenges experienced within the relationship. This can include a parent and a child, two siblings, a member of someone’s extended family, a grandparent and grandchild, etc. You and your loved one(s) will build a relationship with your therapist build on compassion, trust and understanding. In family therapy sessions, families will identify and explore goals for therapy and for the future of the relationship. Each member of the family will have the opportunity to identify current challenges, current needs and desires. Families will learn effective listening and communication skills to improve their ability to hear and understand each other’s needs and desires. We will explore your strengths and challenges both as individuals and as a family.

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Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy

When you hear the word “trauma” you may question if this applies to you or your life. You may even say to yourself “I don’t know if I have experienced something traumatic.” Another way of looking at “trauma” is reflecting on if you have experienced adverse life experiences that significantly affected and continue to affect you today. If you have experienced an event or several events that have influenced the way you see yourself, interact with and relate to others or view the world, EMDR therapy may be beneficial. 
EMDR therapy can be an effective treatment if you have experienced or are currently experiencing any of the following: anxiety, depression, trauma/adverse life experiences, substance abuse, obsessive compulsive disorder, Bipolar disorder/mood instability or emotional disregulation, grief and loss and/or unhealthy attachments in relationships.
Sometimes, talking about our trauma history can be re-triggering, almost as if we are reliving the experience, which can feel counterproductive. Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapy that allows for reprocessing of traumatic or distressing experiences without having to express and explore them in detail. EMDR therapy is an 8-phase protocol that provides the necessary steps to identify, activate, reprocess, stabilize and contain. Some of our memories are stored in an area of our brain (limbic system) that make it difficult to respond to our present experiences in healthy and adaptive ways. An example of this would be when we engage in fight-flight-freeze response. Through the reprocessing phases of EMDR therapy, we attempt and often successfully move one or more of these memories to the area of our brain (neocortex) where we are able to more effectively cope with our emotions and make informed decisions about what to do next. Reprocessing past experiences can desensitize them in ways that reduce the distress they cause and the emotional suffering unintentionally created. Sometimes, adverse life experiences that we have encountered at various periods of our lives interfere with the way we experience our lives in both the present and the future. Identifying, exploring and reprocessing these distressing experiences can have a profoundly positive affect on the way we feel, the way we see ourselves and the world around us, the way we perceive others and engage in relationships, as well as provide significant relief from the emotional suffering we have experienced for years.

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If you are interested in scheduling a free phone consultation to discuss services, to see if we are the right fit or simply have questions please contact me!

4405 Riverside Drive #106 Burbank, CA, 91505


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Service Fees

Fees vary depending on the service requested. We offer a limited if reduced fee opportunities whenever possible. Please contact me to discuss your financial needs. 

Session fees:
* Individual Psychotherapy: $225.00 per session (60 minutes)———————————————
* EMDR Therapy: $225.00-$350.00 per session (65, 75 or 90 minutes)————————————————-* Couple & Family Therapy: $250.00 per session (60 minutes)

In some cases, if you have an insurance policy with out of network benefits, superbills can be provided to submit to your insurance carrier for partial reimbursement for services. Please contact your insurance carrier to determine your eligibility for reimbursement for outpatient mental health services (billing code is 90834). We cannot guarantee that your policy will cover all or any of the cost of the services and you will be responsible for the cost at the time services are rendered.____________________________________


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