Ari Novick Ph.D., LMFT, Counseling in Laguna Beach, California, 92651

Ari Novick

Ph.D., LMFT

Ari Novick

Ph.D., LMFT

Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - 42962
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: Individual/couples or family therapy is $175 per 50 minute session
Group anger management and parenting classes are $35 per class, $50 to enroll and $35 for the required workbook
Evening Availability

Offices

333 Third Street
Suite 4
Laguna Beach, California 92651

My Approach to Helping

I'm skilled at working with couples, individuals, teenagers, and families. I offer a direct, empathetic style, and believe therapists should get clear feedback. I also think therapy should be a rewarding experience. I primarily rely on cognitive-behavioral therapy, but my approach is eclectic, and I tailor my style to suit each client's needs. I give my clients concrete, tangible tools and skills they can use immediately after each appointment. I specialize in anger and stress management for adolescents, adults, families, individuals, couples, employees, and HR managers. I also work with clients to help them navigate myriad other challenges, especially anxiety, depression, and relationship difficulties.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is really aimed at helping people solve problems they are unable to solve on their own. Truly what sets a trained professional from a "friend" is their education, experience and training to treat and view problems that a lay person would not be able to do.

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I specialize in Anger and Stress Management. I work very well with adolescents as well as couples and individuals. I am direct and give good feedback. Typical clients include: Individuals, couples, families, corporate executives, adolescents, anger management groups for adults and adolescents.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Workplace Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
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