Amy Stella, M.A., MFT

Amy Stella, M.A., MFT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy, Counseling
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist - MFC47157
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310.801.5761
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9171 Wilshire Blvd.
Penthouse
Beverly Hills, California 90210 - United States
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There are times in all of our lives when we experience challenging emotional situations. Sometimes, when these situations arrive we can benefit from the support of a person outside of our inner circle of family and friends. Whether you are struggling with an acute crisis, change, or loss in your life, or even if you are just feeling mildly but persistently upset, it can take a toll on all aspects of your life. Working with a psychotherapist is a process that lends itself to understanding these situations more fully, the goal being the resolution some of our inner turmoil and a higher quality of life.

Everyone can benefit from psychotherapy. No problem is too minor, common, severe, or unusual to be explored and healed. Some common reasons why people enter therapy include: anxiety and stress, depression, relationship problems, difficult family experiences, and transitional and phase of life problems. Other times, people use therapy as a way to answer some of life's tough questions such as, "What is my purpose?" or "Why am I here?"

Beginning work with a therapist is a courageous step for anyone. When you decide to participate in therapy, you begin the practice of self-discovery, creating more room to live your life to its fullest potential.

Combining academic knowledge with a unique understanding and empathy for each client, I use a technique that combines different psychoanalytic schools of thought. With this approach, I help clients gain an awareness of previously unconscious aspects of themselves through mindfulness, mind-body integration, and attachment theory which, in turn, helps them change problematic coping mechanisms and ways of being, such as ineffective decision-making and interpersonal patterns. I also use cognitive-behavioral theory to assists clients in finding adaptive ways of perceiving themselves, others, and circumstances. Behavioral interventions involve the teaching of skills needed for effective coping, communication, self-care, and symptom relief.

Email or Call Amy Stella, M.A., MFT at 310.801.5761

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Coaching

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I specialize in working with people who are going through transitional problems or phase of life issues such as new career paths, divorce, marriage, children, retirement.

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Habits
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Dreamwork and Dream Analysis
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
  • Self Psychology

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