Calabasas Counseling and Grief Recovery Center in Calabasas, California has been providing the community with help in dealing with loss, anxiety, depression and more for over 20 years. Treatment services include individual and group therapy, and trauma support. Calabasas Counseling was co-founded by husband and wife therapy team, Debbie and Mark Frankle, to provide individualized care that focuses on each client’s strengths with compassion and support.
Treatment and Staff
A major part of treatment at Calabasas Counseling are the group sessions, which meet weekly or bi weekly and run for about an hour and a half each. These groups address common issues clients face after losing a spouse or loved one. These groups aim to help clients understand the grieving process and work through the “what if” cycle many go through after this experience through therapeutic exercises. These groups also work through feelings of resentment, guilt and regrets to help guide clients to discover a new meaning and purpose in their own lives.
There are a variety of treatment modalities that are used at Calabasas Counseling from traditional approaches to more holistic. CBT, trauma-informed care, humanistic and existential methods can be integrated into treatment along with art therapy. Clients may also work on stress reduction techniques.
Both Debbie and Mark are LMFTs who have extensive experience working with those who have experienced a loss or trauma and are working to overcome those grief feelings. Mark has also worked in the field of addiction since 1988 and at times has integrated those skills into sessions with his clientele as well. Other staff member, all of whom are also LMFT, bring different specialties to the table, such as working with children with special needs and their families, or their experience working with a vast number of different cultural groups. Additionally, Debi sometimes has her Golden Retriever, Sadie, in the room when sessions are taking place because of the animal’s calming nature.
There is a therapist who is bilingual and is able to offer services in Spanish. Calabasas Counseling wants to be able to provide each client with the right services and is able to offer referrals and resources to outside agencies that address specific mental health needs.
For so many the idea of losing someone they love is overwhelming and terrifying, and once it happens they may feel like there is no way to cope with their feelings. Calabasas Counseling’s dedicated services to this specific issue are sensitive and caring, and let their clients take their time in this process rather than point out how they should be feeling at any given time. There is a collaborative feel to the services that are provided as well as a sense of community.
Calabasas Counseling & Grief Recovery Center
22231 Mulholland Hwy # 200
Calabasas, CA 91302
Calabasas Counseling & Grief Recovery Center Cost: $100-$200 (per individual session); $30-$40 (per group). Reach Calabasas Counseling & Grief Recovery Center by phone at (818) 222-3895. Find Calabasas Counseling & Grief Recovery Center on Facebook
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