Maxine Herman, LCSW

Maxine Herman, LCSW

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - LCS 27410
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 15311
Office 1
300 South Beverly Drive
Suite 203
Beverly Hills, California 90212 - United States
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Challenges can be overwhelming, but can lead to positive change. This isn't an easy road to go alone. The desire to live with hope, loving relationships and creativity often requires a neutral partner outside of our immediate community. I offer an alliance in which to explore your issues without judgment, knowing compassion, safety and trust are key elements in the healing process. So often we struggle, feeling we aren't enough, sometimes not even knowing why. We feel lost. Our histories, often traumatic, may play a major part in current day struggles like depression and anxiety, addictive behavior, and troubled relationships. I collaborate with you in exploring the story of your life, facilitating a path to understanding, self-empowerment and clarity.

Having been through the therapeutic process myself, I understand the vulnerability and courage taking this step requires. It's gutsy to want to make our lives better, to believe our relationships, work, our inner world, can be enhanced so that we can address the struggles that got us here and overcome them.

Ultimately, I'm a person, like you. I use my life experience, sense of humor, and street smarts in the work we do. I believe in our capacity to change. Therapy offers a place to discover our true selves, to deal with crisis and trauma, and allow the hurt parts of us to be understood. They can become part of us in a healthier, resilient, self-accepting way.

Email or Call Maxine Herman, LCSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15311

More Info About My Practice

I offer day, evening and Saturday appointments, as well as flexible times around work and travel schedules; I'm available for phone sessions with clients who are out of town or unable to attend in person. I return calls within a day, and usually within a few hours. My fee schedule has flexibility depending on circumstance-- when I first started therapy I couldn't have done it without a sliding scale, and I like to pass that on when possible. I provide receipts for insurance purposes.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I love the privilege of taking a journey with another person into the story of his or her life, and being a part of helping them improve their existence. I know the power this process can offer. Healing, change and self-reinvention are real. I've seen it in others as well as myself, and find it deeply satisfying and creative.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

"Gut instinct" is essential. Therapy is a relationship and all good relationships need good chemistry. We generally enter therapy in a vulnerable state, thinking something is "wrong" with us. Don't forget what's already "right"-- you're seeking help, wanting things to be better. Inherent in that is the belief that you deserve a therapist who is ethical, welcoming and honest-- and who gets you. Your intuition is a key part of making the right choice. Don't forget to use it.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Mediation
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I have a varied practice of individuals, couples and families, including:

    Teens: Struggling with peer and academic pressures, self-harm, sexual identity and substance abuse. I have taught "parenting adolescents" workshops at the Maple Counseling Center, and believe working together with parents is key.

    Couples in crisis: Infidelity, financial stressors, divorce, loss of sexual interest, new parenthood, infertility.

    Kids of divorce: Helping them express their pain and assisting warring exes to co-parent peacefully.

    Sex and pornography addicts, as well as those in drug and alcohol recovery: (I am formerly the staff substance abuse specialist at a major New York hospital). I assist individuals and couples in coping with the stressors of compulsion and addiction.

    Religious Choices and Change: Working with ex-cult members, former fundamentalists and orthodox who desire to create their own spiritual paths; establishing a sense of individual identity, and personal choice.

    Writers, actors, entertainment industry: Having worked in the industry for many years, I have an understanding of what creative people go through re: career, relational and financial issues.

    Trauma work/PTSD, LGBT issues, and coping with childhood incest and abuse.

    Adoption: I work with all members of the adoption triad.

    Caretakers Anonymous - Being both the parent and child: Adults coping with the emotional and health crises of both their children and elderly parents.

    Grief and Chronic pain: Coping and support for sufferers, their families and caretakers.

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Anger Management
  • Art Therapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Drama Therapy
  • Dreamwork and Dream Analysis
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Constellations
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Focusing
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • InterPlay
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Non-Violent Communication
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Play Therapy
  • Poetry Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Possibility Therapy
  • Pragmatic / Experiential Therapy for Couples
  • Psychodrama
  • Psychodynamic
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational Life Therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Self Acceptance Training
  • Self Psychology
  • Self Relations
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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