Katie Chaves

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Katie Chaves

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Not Accepting New Clients
Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - 123538
Secondary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - T1925
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • Optum/United Health Care
Fees: Rates: $125-150 an hour. I may offer a sliding scale based on income and level of need for those who need the support but can’t afford the full fee (unfortunately I have no sliding scale spots available currently, but feel free to ask!).

Insurance: I’m currently in network with Cigna and OptumUnited Healthcare. I provide superbills upon request for submission to insurance and am happy to help you navigate confirming out of network benefits.


5199 E Pacific Coast Highway
Suite 312N
Long Beach, California 90804

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My Approach to Helping

Do you have negative thoughts about yourself that you can’t shake? Are you doing things to try and feel better but realize everything you’re doing makes you feel worse? Spend a lot of time thinking critically about your body? My personal approach to therapy is supportive and also direct, down-to-earth. I'm passionate about working with individuals affected by eating disorders, supporting them into full recovery. I also work with trauma, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. I believe in Health at Every Size®, Intuitive Eatinganti-diet, and LGBTQ+ affirming.

As a person, I’m relaxed, informal, and warm (sometimes a bit of humor helps us open up into deeper issues). I'll also challenge you to go deeper. I want to dig into the topics bringing you in instead of staying on the surface. I use EMDR, DBT, and attachment-based approaches to help build skills to feel better in the moment and help it stay that way.

Often we come to therapy because we need a push to move forward, make a change, but change can only happen if you feel seen, challenged, and comfortable with the other person in the room. Give me a call or email and see if you feel like I’m someone you can talk to!

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Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I specialize in eating disorders and trauma work using attachment work, DBT, and EMDR. I am an EMDR-trained clinician and am working on my certification for more advanced EMDR work. Additionally, I frequently work with depression, anxiety, codependency, poor self-esteem, and unhealthy relationship patterns.

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • LGBTQ+
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Relational Psychotherapy

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