Therapeutic Approach

 

My practice is strongly informed by the belief that we are all doing the best we can in a crazy world! In a time of environmental destruction, violence, and a fast technological pace, sometimes it is impossible NOT to feel anxious or afraid. It is becoming harder to slow down, get calm, and often feel connected to the people in our lives. I believe that we are all innately whole and intact, and searching for well-being. However, we may be challenged from living our full aliveness. These challenges can come in the form of:

 

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Phobias

  • Low self-esteem

  • Substance abuse

  • Eating disorders

  • Unresolved traumas

  • Grief and loss

 

I can work with you to identify these challenges and effectively move through them by understanding our pasts and our patterns of behavior, and then building coping tools and strong support networks.

 

I utilize various therapeutic modalities including Gestalt, mindfulness, somatic (body-centered), and psychodynamic (understanding your family history). I also draw strongly from a background in Ecopsychology, which sees that our human health and well-being are intrinsically tied to our relationship with the natural world.

 

In addition, I am trained in EMDR, which can help to quickly process and provide relief from traumatic memories and past negative experiences.

 

 

Shana Kale, LMFT #50866                   4620 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90027                  shanakalemft@gmail.com

 

Integrative Psychotherapy for Individuals, Couples, and Teens