Sam Wasfi

LMFT

Sam Wasfi

LMFT

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Addictions Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - 96157
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: $140
Free Initial Consultation

Offices

Laguna Hills , California 92653
Irvine , California 92618

My Approach to Helping

** CURRENTLY OFFERING TELEHEALTH** If after our first session, you don't feel a connection with me the session is FREE. I have a gentle demeanor that is curious, respectful and seasoned with kind nudging. I want you to feel deeply cared for, respected and valued. For most of my clients, I focus on attachment, how the bond to significant figures has shaped the beliefs about the self, others and the world. Often times issues related to trust, perfectionism, poor self-worth and anger, are deeply connected to early attachment bond. Making these connections will make you feel empowered to think, feel and engage with others differently.


Many people carry the wounds of early attachments and have come to experience depression, anxiety, shame and insecurity precisely as a result of unhealed trauma and complicated grief. I'm interested to know about your relationship with significant others, parents, spouse, partner, children and friends. How you view those in your inner circle and your belief about how they view you has generally been a great starting point.

If you are entering therapy as a result of a specific problem and believe that the way you are thinking and feeling about the problem is keeping you stuck, I offer Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. CBT helps you to question your beliefs and attitude about the problem, learn to challenge negative ways of thinking and learn specific skills to shift your thoughts towards a direction that promotes courage, kindness and balance.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

1. The therapist should understand that the person influencing the greatest change is you and not them. If a therapist leads you to believe that without them you would continue to struggle, you need to find someone else.
2. The therapist should be in their own therapy, or have done significant work in this area, with focus on improving blind spots and limitations to providing excellent work.
3. They understand and acknowledge limitations to their scope of practice, not every therapist can effectively treat every clinical issue.
4. They invite you to express disagreements or different perspectives when they arise and are not threatened by this
5. They help you to feel emotionally safe by respecting your ability to make your own decisions, honoring confidentiality, and being honest.
6. They Work collaboratively with you and check in with you to ensure that the therapy process is helpful.
7. They believe in your ability to change and recognize your own resilience.
8. They help you to move towards self-reliance rather then dependence on them.
9. They develop specific goals and objectives in collaboration with you so that therapy has a clear purpose and its effectiveness can be objectively evaluated.
10. Good therapists do not tell you what to do, they empower you to make your own decisions.

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with many adults who struggle with anxiety and depression, folks who are in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction, as well as eating disorder recovery. I assist parents with learning parenting skills and implementing structure and routine at home that meet the family's needs. I also work with men who struggle to manage anger and are seeking ways to understand why they are setoff easily and learn effective ways of communicating anger.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Women's Issues
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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