Shanti Regester LMFT #92756, Marriage & Family Therapy in Manhattan Beach, California, 90266

Shanti Regester

LMFT #92756

Shanti Regester

LMFT #92756

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - 92756
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: $95-$125
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


Manhattan Beach, California 90266

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My Approach to Helping

I work from an attachment perspective. Our earliest attachments form our way of responding to stress throughout our lives. Sometimes these attachments are healthy and at times they could be traumatic. We will work together to reconstruct poor attachment patterns, create new attachment patterns and strengthen existing attachments within your personal life and family. Taking this approach allows us to develop new coping skills and new interpersonal skills in order to promote a healthier life.

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

Specialties: trauma, children, adolescence, parents, women issues, Christian counseling

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Psychotherapy can help with understanding yourself and others. Behavior is a form of communication. Your own behavior and the behaviors of others are constantly interacting to communicate to one another our needs, wants, challenges, etc. Psychotherapy can help with understanding what those needs, wants, challenges, etc. are and exploring effective ways to communicate them and cope with them.

My View on the Nature of 'Disorders'

In psychotherapy, symptoms are described as behaviors, thoughts, or feelings. All of us experience at one time or another negative behaviors, thoughts, or feelings. This experience is different for everyone and everyone's symptoms are manifested in different ways. The individual has strengths and weaknesses that contribute to how these symptoms are manifested in the home or community and the amount of distress they cause. This information has been categorized to provide a platform for the symptoms and distress to be scientifically explained and treated.

Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Trauma survivors, families, children 0-5, women, adolescents, teens, couples

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Parent Work
  • Play Therapy

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