Cindy Busto LCSW, DCSW
|Professions: Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work, Counseling|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - 8194|
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After receiving her Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley and her Master's in Social Work from the University of Southern California, Cindy began her career at the San Fernando Valley Child Guidance Clinic. She provided Individual and Family psychotherapy and also ran Parenting groups and Multifamily groups. She served as co-coordinator for the Child Sexual Abuse and Family Treatment Program and was an Adjunct Staff member at UCLA. Cindy had the opportunity to train UCLA medical and psychiatric residents on their six-week rotations. Her job, which she loved, was to train the residents to listen to the needs of their patients and to learn how to treat them with dignity, respect and compassion. The residents completed their rotation with a better knowledge of how to treat their patients holistically.
During her years at the Clinic, Cindy began a private practice and immersed herself in learning Family Systems Therapy. This experience, coupled with her psychodynamic training, helped her work more effectively with individuals, families, couples and groups.
In 1985, Cindy met Jody Frank, LCSW, and realized that they shared similar values and goals for their clients. Together, they created West Coast Counseling Center, an outpatient, dual diagnosis treatment center. WCCC also provides aftercare to clients from many of the top treatment centers in the nation. Thirty years later, they continue to thrive as business partners and friends.
Cindy remains passionate about helping clients discover and develop their ?best selves? and to value the unique contributions that they make to their relationships and to their community. In therapy, as clients heal their wounds and begin to know and honor their self-worth, they are better able to achieve the goals they desire and create healthy and fulfilling lives.
Email or Call Cindy Busto LCSW, DCSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 20268
More Info About My Practice
Groups . . . Groups . . . Groups
a gathering of likeminded people where you can be your authentic self
A women's group, where you get to complain without being seen as a complainer;
a group where laughter is the best medicine and feeling bad equates to feeling better.
Men's Round Table
Our men's group, where you get to say what you really are thinking, the good, the bad and the ugly, the stuff that you wouldn't normally say out loud. Be heard without judgement.
A young adult's group, run by a therapist who keeps a safe place for you as she helps you explore and express your painful feelings and most difficult challenges, while creating an opportunity for movement.
Music Therapy and Journal Therapy
Rewrite your story, release your shame and anxiety, and heal your heart and soul.
Our Groups are the real deal!
Free consultation for group interview.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I love helping clients discover their best selves and then feel confident about it. It is fulfilling to me to help you heal past and present wounds, find contentment and a joyful, peaceful and productive life. It is meaningful to me to help couples rediscover love, individuals resolve their depression and anxiety issues and parents to develop healthy parenting skills.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
I believe it takes courage to share with a stranger your deepest, darkest thoughts and feelings. It is hard to explore your past and to identify the causes of your pain. It takes work to develop new, healthy skills to create the life and relationships you want and deserve. It takes a leap of faith to believe that therapy is actually going to help you.
Services I Provide
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
- Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Clinical Supervision
- Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
Ages I Work With
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