Mary Klem

M.A., M.F.T.

Mary Klem

M.A., M.F.T.

Professions: Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: MFC - MFC 46517
Billing and Insurance:
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2200 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 212
Hermosa Beach, California 90254

My Approach to Helping

I believe that all of us have the power to direct the story of our lives. My work is helping people to empower themselves and free themselves of the constraints that can prevent living a life to one's fullest potential. I believe that a positive therapeutic experience can result in symptom reduction, empowerment and lasting positive change.

More Info About My Practice

My fee is $130 per session
Insurance plans accepted:
Out of network (I will bill)

What I Usually Need to Know to Help

The best place to start is wherever the client wants to start and is comfortable. As we build our relationship, clients generally begin to talk about the profound aspects, their history and relationships in their lives. As clients tell their story, they begin to do the work that enables them to gain insight that promotes postive change.

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

Unfortunately, people can have negative therapeutic experience. I would explore with the client what went wrong in the therapy and ask about their experience of possibly feeling unsafe, unheard, betrayed or hurt in any way. I would inquire what does the client want out of the therapy experience and what are his/her goals. My hope would be to create and atmosphere that allows the client to open the door to the process and possibility that trust can be built and can be lasting. If we can build the foundation, I believe a client can truly believe and invest in a therapy experience that provides for growth, change and goals acheived.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

Finding a good fit with your therapist is the formost step to a positive therapeutic experience. It is important to ask your potential therapist questions; for example, what is her/his background?, what kind(s) of populations does he/she work with?, what is therapy like?, what can I expect?, express what you want out of the therapeutic experience. When you sit with your therapist, do you feel safe? Do you feel like he/she can handle whatever it is you need to say? Being able to sit with your therapist and genuinely feel connected, validated and heard is really important. Most of all, believing that you can trust your therapist with your genuine self is the key to a lasting and positive therapeutic experience.

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Psychodynamic
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