Joey Shanley, LCSW
|Professions: Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - 61315|
Billing and Insurance
I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage
Fees: $250 per 50 minute session
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Trying to find a therapist to work with can be a daunting and overwhelming task. I aim to make the process as easy as possible. As a mental health professional, I believe it is vital that you know that you are the expert of your life. I am merely here to help--to remind you that you have the ability to survive the break-up, that you have the strength to overcome a diagnosis, that you have the inner talents to face existential fears, or that you have the skills to take the plunge and initiate a mid-life change.
Whether you are experiencing feelings of depression or anxiety, having difficulty adjusting to a recent change, or feeling overwhelmed with grief and sadness, I believe that, through a supportive and safe environment, we can embark on a journey filled with growth and personal evolution. I am an interactive and engaging psychotherapist. The hour is relaxed and conversational. I believe that it is only through the ability to be ourselves that we are able to step into the desired changes and experience the desired growth.
Email or Call Joey Shanley, LCSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 20233
More Info About My Practice
If you are interested in finding out more about me, I encourage you to head over to my website and get further acquainted with me and with my therapeutic style. I am available by telephone to answer any additional questions that you might have about my professional background, expertise, and training, or about my approach to therapy.
My practice is located near Wilshire and San Vicente Boulevards in Los Angeles. I am not currently a member of any insurance panels, but will assist with a "superbill." I charge $150 per 60-minute hour and always set aside a few hours a week for some sliding scale individuals. I currently have openings Wednesday evenings and Saturdays.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
As I mentioned above, starting therapy can seem like a daunting task. Not only is the process of finding a good match challenging, but overcoming the resistance to therapy can be difficult. Inertia is a powerful force. Staying stuck does not support our dreams nor our goals. Yet, more often than not, staying "stuck" is an easier and more comfortable choice than taking action. Deciding to make a change takes courage.
I work well with a variety of individuals, each of whom remains on the fence about starting therapy. Doctors, lawyers, CEOs, and other mental health professionals often feel that they can "handle it" or "deal with it" on their own. I have developed successful therapeutic relationships with such individuals and have successfully helped them overcome their own challenges. At the same time, people who have had a previous experience with therapy sometimes feel unmotivated to begin again. I understand this lack of motivation, but want to emphasize one point: starting a relationship with me or with another colleague of mine is a different and unique experience.
I also enjoy working with individuals who have never engaged in therapy. I enjoy demystifying the role of therapy and therapist and educating the person about the process. Therapy is not "magic," nor is it a "one-size-fits-all" experience. For me, it is a unique, person-centered approach to addressing concerns in your life that--you feel--are getting in the way.
Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance
It is important for you to understand that, when we begin working together, I believe that we are creating an alliance between the two of us. While I have extensive training in many aspects of mental health, and while I have many years of experience helping people address issues in therapy, I still believe that YOU are the expert in the room. You are the one that drives the therapeutic process.
I hope that you understand and--more importantly--that you believe that we are working in a partnership and in a flattened hierarchy.
Therapy requires a good amount of vulnerability in order for it to have an impact. And, in order to be vulnerable, you need to feel safe and secure in the therapeutic relationship. It is my hope that I provide a space that allows you to explore the difficult and necessary questions, without worrying about feeling ashamed or afraid.
Services I Provide
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
Ages I Work With
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