Sid Tarpinian, LMFT

Sid Tarpinian, LMFT

Professions: Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - MFC39532
Secondary Credential: LMFT - MFC39532
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 24885
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Office 1
4510 E Pacific Coast Hwy (Traffic Cir.)
Suite 210
Long Beach, California 90804 - United States
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Office 2
24520 Hawthorne Blvd. (at Newton)
Suite 220
Torrance, California 90505 - United States
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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: $150/hr.

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Everybody needs counseling at some point in their lives (including therapists). Counseling is a process in which you and your therapist work together to transform the negative experiences that have led you to seek out support. The past can't be changed but our reactions to past events can change dramatically.

A requisite for success is the forming of a solid, therapeutic relationship between you and an experienced, licensed professional. Sometimes, talk therapy alone is sufficient. At other times, a body-centered approach such as EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) in conjunction with talk therapy may prove more effective. This is especially true when the complaint bringing you to therapy is trauma-based. Trauma has been described as any experience that was non-nurturing.

My primary orientation is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT ). Additionally, I am an EMDR therapist, certified by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) and also formally trained in Brainspotting, which evolved from EMDR. Please contact me for additional information about these therapies.

You will be taught a stress reduction technique at the beginning of therapy and later learn simple mindfulness meditation if appropriate. I also explain the mind-body connection and how negative emotions can have a physical impact and therefore should not be ignored.

Locations: My offices are conveniently located in Long Beach on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and in Torrance, CA on Wednesdays. Both locations have ample free parking.

Email or Call Sid Tarpinian, LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 24885

More Info About My Practice

Insurance: Clients are asked to pay in full at each session. For those with a PPO plan, I will contact the insurer to determine coverage and submit documentation so that the client can be reimbursed directly by the insurance company, in accordance with the terms of his/her policy. If you are not covered by insurance and finances are presently an issue, I can work on a sliding scale with a limited number of clients. I cannot accept credit or debit cards.

Contact Information: Call me at (562) 618-8559 for additional information, fees, or to schedule a consultation. If you leave a message on my confidential voice mail, I will return your call within 24 hours. At present, my practice is limited to individuals over 18, couples of any sexual orientation, and groups. Please do NOT email.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Relationship problems
Pre- and post-divorce coaching
Co-parenting plans
Anxiety and Stress Management
Mood
Trauma
PTSD
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How Psychotherapy Can Help

As earlier mentioned, I am certified in EMDR THERAPY (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a psychotherapy approach that has been effective in helping an estimated two million people obtain relief from a variety of issues.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

To help you experience joy and lead more productive lives.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

Seeing recovery in my clients.

My Role as a Therapist

Can change with each client depending on his or her specific needs.

My Therapy Focus

Creating a solid therapeutic relationship and ensuring that you are feeling heard during our sessions.
Together, we will set therapeutic goals and regularly measure our progress in meeting them.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

If you are asking the question, the answer is usually YES. You are worth it!

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Other

Ages I Work With

  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Breakup
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Inadequacy
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Brainspotting
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

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