Vula Baliotis


Vula Baliotis


Professions: Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Psychologist
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3201 Wilshire Blvd.
Ste. 310
Santa Monica, California 90403
3510 Torrance Blvd.
Ste. 100
Torrance, California 90503

My Approach to Helping

The most important thing to me in working together is building a trusting and non-judgmental relationship, where you can feel safe to talk about yourself openly. I believe that the strength of our relationship is a crucial foundation for our work together.

You know your life better than anyone else. Therefore, we will hold great respect for your wisdom about yourself. I will offer my professional knowledge and wisdom as well, and together, we will work to help you discover how to live the life that is best for you.

In our work together, we can help you:

*Become more aware of the patterns that motivate and trigger your behaviors and impact your emotional and mental growth.

*Face and resolve unfinished business from your past so that it does not interfere with your present.

*Develop stronger, deeper, and more fulfilling relationships.

*Understand your view of yourself, your relationships, and the world overall, as well as how your views help or hinder you.

*Grieve losses and great disappointments so that you will be free to move forward.

*Develop a fuller and more compassionate perspective about yourself (and others), while at the same time taking responsibility for your choices.

*Develop emotional flexibility and creativity in situations in which you may now feel stifled.

*Experience the joys of life more fully and with more awareness, and bear the pains of life with more compassion and strength.

*Become more aligned between what you want, how you feel, and what you do in the most important areas of your life, such as your relationship with yourself and others, your career and other life goals, and your health.

More Info About My Practice

If you are hoping to grow and to live a freer, fuller, and more fulfilling life, together, we can help you examine and address the difficulties you are experiencing within a non-judgmental, safe, and confidential environment. We can address the conscious and unconscious patterns you get stuck in and help you discover and create more flexible ways to cope with difficult, stressful, or painful situations.

In addition to the areas listed above, I work with:

*Gifted and creative individuals (and their families)

*Women and issues pertaining to the female experience

*Professional and high-achieving women and their unique issues

*Adopted individuals and adoptive parents

*Acculturating individuals

*Greek and Greek-American individuals (I speak Greek)

*Orthodox Christian individuals

*Identity development and identity conflicts

*Lesbian, gay, bisexual, or questioning individuals

Please note that a professional relationship will not be formed until we both agree to do so, and only during/after an initial meeting. Any prior contact is for informational purposes only.

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

I have received specialized training and certification to work with individuals who are gifted and/or creative, who often struggle with heightened sensitivity, intense emotions, a need to deeply understand themselves and the world around them, authority problems, school misbehavior, etc. See my website for more details.

I also specialize in working with women's issues, particularly women who are professionals or high-achieving. These women often struggle because they have a thirst and drive to learn and grow, while often also feeling marginalized, constrained by social (and sometimes their own) expectations, and judged for veering in some way from a traditionally feminine role. See my website for more details.

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
  • Elders


  • English
  • Greek

Groups I Work With

    Women's issues, professional women, gifted and creative individuals, identity development (e.g., sexual, cultural, acculturation), adoption, Greek-speaking clients

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Dreamwork
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Equine and Animal Assisted Psychotherapies
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Play Therapy
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
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