Gretchen Kubacky


Gretchen Kubacky


Professions: Psychologist, Life Coach
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist - PSY21917
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2001 South Barrington Avenue
Suite 121
Los Angeles, California 90025

My Approach to Helping

My approach involves assessment of the entire mind/body organism. We cannot simply treat mental issues without addressing the physical. I assess physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, financial, and all other aspects of a person's life, behaviors, and belief systems. I take a strength-oriented and positive approach that is aimed at identifying and enhancing a person's coping skills and resilience. I work with them to identify a comprehensive plan of action, in which they are in charge and proactively moving towards wholeness and health.

More Info About My Practice

I am an out-of-network provider for all PPOs, and provide a Superbill monthly upon request.

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

I chose health and medical psychology because of my keen interest in mind/body issues, and have an understanding of how strongly the emotions are affected when dealing with chronic or terminal illness, or a new diagnosis. The medical field is only equipped to handle the medical side, but there are so many losses and adaptations that a patient must come to terms with. Learning how to be healthy, or revising the definition of healthy, is key to not only surviving, but learning to thrive with chronic illness.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

I believe that it exhibits great strength to identify a need, and take action to get that need met by coming to therapy. Although I use the standard diagnoses as a guideline, I see each person as much more than a diagnosis - you are not merely a set of symptoms, but a person who has a set of concerns or issues that can be addressed through therapy. I look for strengths, capitalize on those strengths, build new areas of strength and resilience, and identify new coping tools. I discuss with my clients what it means to have a mental health diagnosis, and how that is simply a part of who they are. And I always use "person-first" language - you are not "a depressive," but "a person with depressive symptoms." In other words, de-pathologizing is part of the routine practice, language and discussion.

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Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I am a health and medical psychologist specializing in working with endocrine disorders - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, diabetes, infertility, thyroid cancers, etc., as well as invisible illnesses, such as lupus, visual problems, MS, cardiac issues, etc. I am also a Certified Bereavement Facilitator with a specialty in suicide loss and other forms of complex bereavement.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • 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
  • 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
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • 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
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • 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
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Bibliotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
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