Samer Fawaz

M.A., AMFT #135019

Samer Fawaz

M.A., AMFT #135019

Telehealth Available
Professions: Life Coach, Psychotherapist, Financial Therapist
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Melissa Klass - LMFT #119163
Primary Credential: AMFT - 135019
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: $175-$225
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability

Offices

Los Angeles, California 90210

My Approach to Helping

Therapy changed my life. In fact, it led me to become a therapist. Professionally, I had reached a level of success that kept me financially comfortable, but I was depressed and anxious because I lacked purpose. I was lost in addictions and reckless behaviors which further galvanized my sadness and kept me feeling lost in how to make meaningful change. My commitment to therapy allowed me to identify what psychological factors were playing a role in my sadness and how I could begin changing the way I wanted to show up in the world.

Therapy is a safe place for you to be open with your thoughts and feelings, free of judgment. Shame is a common issue we all face. Sharing your shame helps to dispel it and leads you to substantial emotional growth. I am committed to building a relationship with you that gives you the security and safety to evolve into the person you want to be.

My main areas of focus include the LGBTQIA+ community, particularly working with gay men, and the issues they face in a homophobic and transphobic world. I also work with couples and singles on relationship issues. Lastly, I work with entertainment industry professionals, actors, and performers who feel stuck and are looking to make changes in their careers.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Long Term Partnerships
     
    As humans, we are wired for connection. Navigating a healthy, fulfilling long-term relationship is challenging and requires all parties to be willing to grow emotionally.
    As someone who believes in and supports a diversity of relational styles including monogamous, ethically non-monogamous, polyamorous, etc. we can work together to  help you craft the right communication skills for whatever type of relationship you are developing with your partner or partners. I believe the most essential piece for a thriving union is direct, honest, and kind communication between individuals. Recognizing that we live in a world with a vast range of gender identities and sexualities—including queer, gay and lesbian, bisexual, asexual, and straight—I am invested in helping you identify the specific issues you will need to address in order to achieve a more well-rounded partnership. Together we will determine and implement the tools necessary to cultivate an open and connected dialogue within your relationship. These skills will allow you to generatively deal with topics like sex, ethical non-monogamy, finances, children, and careers (to name a few).
     
    LGBTQ+ Issues -- Gay Men
     
    As a gay man living in Los Angeles for over twenty years, I have experienced the challenges of cultivating and maintaining a genuine sense of self while being bombarded with body image issues, homophobia, gay shame, and the hyper-sexualized competitive nature of the gay community. As gay men, our sexual currency can sometimes become the focus of how we see and place value on ourselves. This can lead to addiction, self-loathing cycles, self-harm, anxiety, and depression. I am passionate about helping you dismantle what society, and the gay community has led you to believe about yourself. Together, we will get to the root of what makes you feel centered, authentic, and grounded. I am highly invested in creating a judgment-free space for you to feel safe to talk about anything you feel is relevant to your growth.
     
    Entertainment Professionals Performers Talent
     
    The entertainment industry is a particularly challenging business to navigate and thrive in. The intense competitiveness and the premium placed on notoriety, fame and money contribute to feelings of depression, anxiety and low self-worth. In my previous career, I worked as an agent and subsequently an agency owner. This experience has given me the insight to deeply understand the constant pressure we put on ourselves to be “successful” for the sake of external validation and financial gain despite our mental well-being. I know what it’s like to achieve a version of “success” that was supposed to make me happy but, in fact, left me miserable and purposeless. If you find that you are getting in the way of your own growth because of the intensity and ruthlessness of the entertainment industry, we can work to identify what is at play and help you find the right path for you. Together we will redefine your definition of success and how that can be implemented to take your career to the next level.

Industries & Communities Served

  • BIPOC
  • Entertainment Industry
  • LGBTQ+
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family Problems
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Relational Psychotherapy

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