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Counseling West

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The Basics

Based in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, Counseling West is a behavioral health organization that’s been in operation for over 40 years. It offers affordable and community-oriented treatment services to adults, children, couples and families. All treatment plans are flexible and individualized, with support for clients struggling with addiction and co-occurring disorders.

Treatment and Staff

Before they can begin a program, all clients must go through an initial intake and assessment process to help counselors determine their needs and design their care plans. Although on-site detox services are not available, referrals can be made whenever necessary.

Though each program is different, treatment features evidence-based treatment practices including CBT, DBT and EMDR. Additional holistic and alternative methods are also included, such as Somatic Experiencing, art therapy, mindfulness training and meditation. Counseling programs draw upon the teachings of “depth psychology,” namely the teachings of Freud and Jung which emphasized knowledge of the inner world. Dual diagnosis support is available including medication management. While 12-step participation is not always required, it may be encouraged in some cases.

The staff at Counseling West consists of LMFTs, CADCs, LCSWs, LPCs, psychologists, case managers and additional Master’s-level counselors.

Extras

Treatment plans are also available for marital issues, life transitions and relationship skills. Language-specific support is also available for Armenian, Farsi, German, Serbian, French, Tagalog and Spanish. The organization also offers MFTi internships for those studying to become social workers and LMFTs. Finally, those who complete a primary care plan can work with staff to develop stepped down aftercare plans as necessary.

In Summary

Overall, Counseling West is a well-rounded organization which provides flexible and individualized care plans for individuals, couples and families of all ages. Treatment plans include evidence-based care, dual diagnosis support and holistic approaches. Therapy draws upon a wide range of therapeutic approaches to suit any number of needs. For those in the area seeking affordable outpatient treatment, Counseling West is a strong resource.

Counseling West
4419 Van Nuys Blvd, Ste 310
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Counseling West Cost: $40 (intake cost); sliding scale. Reach Counseling West by phone at (818) 990-9898 and [email protected]. Find Counseling West on Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn

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