Elana Schechtman-Gil, LMFT
I enjoy supporting my clients through difficult times in their lives to find comfort, support, and confidence in themselves, relationships, and their lives.
I create a safe space to quiet your mind and ease the stress in your life.
I will guide you to examine what causes you distress & pain, and support you to respond with intention & purpose rather than reaction & distress. I am here to help you build your confidence in who you are as you navigate life's most challenging obstacles.
We grow when we are nurtured & cared for
We grow, thrive and experience change through connection and engagement in relationships. The therapeutic relationship is an ideal place to grow and change. Sometimes our fears and worries prevent us from living our life wholeheartedly and we cope with our pain in unhealthy and dissatisfying ways. Counseling provides a space to connect, engage, and be present with our thoughts and emotions in order to change our behaviors and actions.
I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Miami (forever a Cane) and my Master's Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy through California School of Professional Psychology. I have held clinical positions with the Child Development Institute, Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles, and the Rape Treatment Center at UCLA.
I continue to further my education and training in the field on Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders, as well as the Trauma Resiliency Model.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#87049) and member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.