Languages: English, German

Since my native language is German, I can also provide psychotherapy in German.

I provide counseling, therapy, and psychotherapy services for adults, seniors, adolescents, children, couples and families who live in the Greater Los Angeles Area, including the San Fernando Valley, Burbank, Toluca Lake, North Hollywood, Studio City, Universal City, Hollywood, Valley Village, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Van Nuys, and surrounding areas.

Services Offered:

  • individual therapy
  • child and adolescent psychotherapy
  • couple and family counseling
  • play therapy
  • group therapy
  • life review & guided autobiography

Specialties:

  • If your career in the film and entertainment industry has caused you distress, I am familiar with the unique challenges of this competitive arena and can assist you in overcoming creative blocks and emotional barriers to your artistic endeavors.
  • Life review and reminiscence therapy - I assist individuals in autobiographical self-expression helping them to articulate in different media their life story and family history. Using the creative process within the safety of a therapeutic framework allows for intuitive self-exploration as well as for the uncovering of burried feelings and pent-up traumatic memories.

Areas of Emphasis

  • anxiety
  • panic attacks
  • obsessions/compulsions
  • phobias
  • depression
  • grief/loss/bereavement
  • relationship/interpersonal difficulties
  • self-destructive patterns
  • self-sabotaging behaviors
  • addictive behaviors
  • impulse control disorders
  • eating disorders
  • addictions/substance abuse
  • blocks in creativity
  • performance anxiety
  • career stress and changes
  • self esteem/personal growth issues
  • LGBTQI issues
  • social alienation
  • life transitions
  • mid-life stagnation
  • end-of-life issues
  • life review and reminiscence therapy
  • guided autobiography
  • spirituality

Theoretical Orientation:

  • psychodynamic
  • dream analysis
  • mindfulness/insight meditation
  • humanistic/existential
  • eclectic
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Michaela Tork, 3808 Riverside Drive, Suite #301, Burbank, Ca 91505
818 760 1372
michaela@michaelatork.com