Nick Bognar, MA, MFTi
|Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy|
|License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision|
|Primary Credential: MFT Intern - 81191|
Billing and Insurance
Fees: My fee is $100/hour. I am happy to offer a free phone consultation prior to meeting in order to determine whether my style of treatment would be a good match for you.
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Sometimes in life things get really tough and we encounter a feeling of "stuckness". Are you feeling stuck in your relationships or at work? Are there things that are bothering you but that are hard to talk about? I offer a safe, confidential, non-judgmental space for you to talk about what matters to you.
Email or Call Nick Bognar, MA, MFTi at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 25010
More Info About My Practice
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, which means I offer great therapy at a lower rate than many licensed therapists. I am LGBTQIA-friendly.
My office is convenient to Pasadena, Altadena, Los Feliz, Glendale, and DTLA.
My Role as a Therapist
I believe strongly that therapy is a collaborative process. Very rarely do I assign "homework" or other tasks- when clients ask me for assignments, I respond by asking, "What would you like to be doing more than you are now?" I have plenty of insight and experience, but you are ultimately the expert on you. That's why you determine the pace and progress of therapy.
Transparency is an important value to me. I've never been a big fan of the classic Freudian cold, silent therapist sitting with a clipboard, sharing very little. I am open and authentic, because I believe that honors my clients' candor and vulnerability in the therapeutic process.
Most importantly, I believe in being nonjudgmental where my clients are concerned. That means that I believe and accept that we all are doing the best that we can on any given day, and I don't pass judgment or assign positive or negative values to clients based on their past. I always try to steer clients towards being more loving toward themselves, and to accepting those around them, because I believe those values inevitably lead to a higher quality of life and a positive impact on the community.
Had a Negative Therapy Experience?
You deserve, and are entitled to, a caring, competent and ethical therapist. That's non-negotiable.
There are plenty of reasons therapy doesn't go right- sometimes a therapist and client aren't a great personality match. Sometimes the client's needs fall outside the therapist's scope of competence. And sadly, there are some therapists out there that just aren't very good at their jobs.
When you're working with your therapist, it's beneficial to look within and ask yourself whether this therapeutic relationship is helping you move in the direction you want. Are you comfortable with your therapist? Do you feel understood? Do you feel judged? Does your therapist offer feedback that you find helpful? If not, I always recommend having a frank conversation with your therapist so s/he can better meet your needs. If that doesn't work, or if the mismatch is really glaring, then move on to the therapist you deserve, equipped with the information about how to best serve you.
If you and I meet and it's not a good match, I will be happy to help with referrals for other therapists that might be a good fit for you. You deserve it!
Services I Provide
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
Ages I Work With
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