Dena Schwimmer, Marriage & Family Therapy in West Hollywood, California, 90048

Dena Schwimmer

Dena Schwimmer

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision Supervisor: Tiffany Ann Dzioba LMFT#51595
Primary Credential: Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist - 83327
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: Sliding scale fees are available based on financial need: $40-$90 per 50 minute session.
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Evening Availability


West Hollywood, California 90048

My Approach to Helping

As a Trauma-trained Mindfulness therapist i have found that collaboration with my clients can create positive life changes. We will work together to remove the obstacles you face to manifest creativity, open communication, and well-being as well as discovering how you may already have the answers to your own happiness and serenity. Mindfulness techniques and an understanding of how the body manages trauma can help to heal your past and move forward with clarity into your present. Together we will open new pathways to strengthen your unique gifts and cultivate undiscovered talents that will help you grow into the person you've always wanted to be.

More Info About My Practice

I work with couples, families, and individuals to build a safe space that allows compassionate and authentic experiences without judgment. I focus your attention on your strengths, so you can make positive changes, become your best self, and journey toward healing and inspiration. This is your journey and I welcome the tools you bring with you and introduce new tools to help in every day practices. Mindfulness, grounding, breathing techniques are a few tools that may help you connect with yourself in creating and maintaining positive change.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

Drawn from my own personal experience, I am dedicated to working with elders, caregivers, and those diagnosed with Alzheimer's and other dementias, and Parkinson's disease. We will examine fears of abandonment, feelings of isolation, strategies for self-care and creating a supportive environment that fosters ones well-being. I am also a passionate advocate for the LGBTQIA community. The journey that we face evolves every day and I believe that with compassion and life experience I can create a place of acceptance and loving kindness where you can truly be seen and heard.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Incest
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Relational Life Therapy
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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