Kathryn Bryan, LMFT, ATR-BC

Kathryn Bryan, LMFT, ATR-BC

Professions: Creative Arts Therapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - 43235
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 30489
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Office 1
2716 S Vermont Ave
Ste 9
Los Angeles, California 90007 - United States
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Office 2
23461 South Pointe Dr.
Ste 310
Laguna Hills, California 92653 - United States
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Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • CHIPA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Military OneSource
  • NM Magellan

Fees: Fees vary by therapist and service. A typical 50-minute therapy session is between $100-160, depending on who you work with. We do offer some spaces for clients with special financial circumstances like being a student, recently unemployed etc. just contact us for this specific information.

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Have you ever thought about going to therapy? Or has a friend ever said, "I think you should talk to someone?" We often see people who've been suffering for years with painful feelings because they worry what it will look like or what others will think. People wonder, does going to therapy mean I'm crazy? The answer is a resounding "NO!" Something I really wish people would know about therapy is that it is confidential, even the fact that you attend therapy is confidential. If you want to tell your friends and family members that you are in tutoring, golf lessons, preparing for a zombie apocalypse, you can! We'll never contradict you. It is a private matter how you choose to take care of your health.
That being said, once you get to therapy with your therapist, you'll talk about your personal goals (common goals are things like: feel better, sleep better, get along better with my mom/husband/child, etc.). Then we'll develop a plan that works for you. True change takes time, so each week we'll work to set small, attainable goals until eventually you are where you want to be. Here at CENTERED counseling we firmly believe that change is possible. We create a non-judgmental stance to help you feel as comfortable as you can during the counseling process. We look forward to working with you.

Email or Call Kathryn Bryan, LMFT, ATR-BC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 30489

More Info About My Practice

At this time we accept Magellan health insurance, Cigna, and some types of Blue Shield.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Only you know if you're in a position to accept support from a mental health professional or ready to begin working through your struggles. There is an intuitive voice inside of us that always looks out for us. However, we often ignore our intuition or drown it out with "reasons". If your intuition is telling you to get some help, please listen.

What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process

Starting anything new can be daunting and anxiety-producing, especially entering into therapy. If you've never been before, you will have many, many questions about what the work entails. This is totally normal and your therapist should encourage you to ask all of the questions you have, no matter how small or big. (where do I park? what are we going to talk about? how does this work?). It takes some time to feel comfortable with your therapist, but only you know if your discomfort is due to the new situation of therapy or because of something your therapist did or said. Your therapist should welcome your feedback, even if it is critical.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

Going to therapy means you are serious about your health. Would you go to a medical doctor if you had a serious medical issue? Of course you would. What is difficult for our culture to accept is that mental illness is a serious health issue and serious health conditions require treatment. In addition to serious mental illness like depression and anxiety, therapy can be a way to address other concerns that are influencing the quality of your life. For example, I recently saw a couple for couples therapy and although neither of them had a serious mental illness the frequent arguments and difficulty communicating effectively to one another was seriously affecting their quality of life and the lives of their children. It was helpful for them to meet with a neutral 3rd party with specific training about developing healthy relationships to help them sort out the root of their conflict. Is it weak or flawed to want a better life?

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Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    Children/Teens/Families, Trauma-exposure, Military Families/Vets, First Responders/Vicarious Trauma, LGBT, HIV+, Acculturation, Asian-Pacific clients, etc. We have many qualified clinicians in our counseling center, so we cover broad range of topics/presenting concerns.

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Play Therapy
  • Sand Tray / Sand Play Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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