Sara Vicendese

Sara Vicendese

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - 85361
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Santa Monica , California 90404

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My Approach to Helping

Life can become challenging for a number of reasons. Reaching out for support is an act of bravery and the first step towards relieving pain and living a more fulfilling life, and I would be honored to be a part of that process. I work with adults, adolescents and couples. Throughout my years of training at UCLA Clinics, The Maple Center, and in private practice, I have worked with a wide variety of issues - including anxiety, OCD, social phobia, panic, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, and interpersonalrelational conflict. I am also trained in Emotionally-Focused Couple Therapy (EFT). I offer free phone consultations and after we speak, if it appears that we are not the right fit for any reason, I will provide referrals for other therapists in your area. My main concern is helping you find the support you need and deserve.

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

Anxiety Disorders (OCD, Social Phobia, Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
Mood Disorders (Bipolar Disorder and Depression)
Interpersonal Relational Conflict
Existential Crises Search for Meaning
Career Workplace Challenges
Trauma Survivors
Pregnancy & Parenting Concerns

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Depending on what you are searching for, participating in psychotherapy can have many significant benefits. I am trained in cognitive-behavioral approaches that focus on symptom relief and concrete, measurable goals. I am also trained in longer-term, relational psychotherapy (often referred to as "psychodynamic"), which aims to increase your insight and help you know yourself on a deeper level. Once we truly know ourselves, from the inside out, we can make conscious changes in our lives. While there are never any guarantees, research has shown that therapy has positive outcomes for most people who go through it. Being on this site is your first step towards YOUR goals, whatever they may be...

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Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


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Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Psychosis
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

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