Stephen Mardell LMFT, Counseling in Agoura Hills, California, 91301

Stephen Mardell

LMFT

Stephen Mardell

LMFT

Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - LMFT 33517

Offices

30101 Agoura Court
Suite 204
Agoura Hills, California 91301
5535 Balboa Blvd.
Suite 206
Encino, California 91316

My Approach to Helping

You've begun the process of finding support for a loved one or yourself, and now must choose which therapist will help you begin the healing process. There are many qualified clinicians, so making the choice can be daunting. You need not only to work with a credentialed therapist, but also one from whom you feel empathetic warmth and compassionate care. I believe therapists need more than a degree and a license to help their clients. One size does not fit all, and each client faces different challenges and has different needs.

For some clients, I'm the one who finally listens without judgment, helping them unravel feelings of shame from faulty childhood criticisms, while enabling them to replace these feelings with a realistic and constructive self-assessment. For other clients, I help confront the rationalizations and denial that cause people to get stuck in negative patterns. For all of my clients, I employ great interest, care, and commitment to helping them feel, think, and live better because I don't know another way to be a therapist.

I bring 26 years of experience to my work with children, families, couples, and individuals. I help my clients recover a sense of hope by working from their inherent strengths. I aid my clients in using new skills to navigate interpersonal, emotional, and behavioral difficulties. My practice is a family practice, specializing in teen and child therapy, but I work with couples and adults every day. Feel free to contact me to discuss your concerns so we can begin developing a support plan to meet your needs.

More Info About My Practice

Payment Methods Accepted: Check, Cash, Visa/Mastercard

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00AM to 9:00PM
Saturday 8:00AM to 1:00PM

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

I see therapy as a way to get back on track or explore an issue that has derailed you personally or professionally. Therapy is an exploration into the problem at hand, and the best way to resolve it. In addition, therapy is an opportunity to develop new awareness about our problems, where they came from, and what we can do next time we have a similar problem so that it does not derail us in the future. My approach is to teach and empower people so that they have the skills and tools in place to resolve future challenges.I believe therapy is a hopeful and growth oriented process that can help to empower and enlighten it's participants.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I feel very privileged to be of service to others for a career. I take great personal pride in my ability to help another when they are struggling or need guidance. I have a great source of empathy for my clients as well as faith in their strengths to get them through difficult times. Sometimes acknowledging their strengths and having faith in themselves becomes a big source of healing. This is one of the gifts in being a therapist as you are able to help people learn and see new positive traits in themselves that they did not see before. I can't think of another career I would want to do more than work with people and help them achieve and grow.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Adults, Couples, Teens, Children, and Families.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Irritability
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Neurofeedback
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
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