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  • Writer's pictureDr. Laura Calnan

Psychotherapy in Los Angeles to Fit You Wherever and Whoever You Are

Do you feel like, as you go through life, even though you may try your best, it feels like there’s something holding you back? Are you intrigued by therapy, but aren’t sure if it’s right for you? People feel that way all the time - that despite their best efforts, events can leave them feeling worse off than before. Unfortunately, there can still be a bit of a stigma against seeking help from a therapist. Here, you’ll be able to talk to an experienced psychotherapy in Los Angeles professional that can help you to change your behaviors in a way that you want to so that you can ultimately change your life.

An Often-Overlooked Goal of Therapy

When folks think about what the goal of going to therapy is, they tend to think in “broad strokes.” “Feel better,” “improve my life,” and so forth - all good, worthy goals. One of the more often-overlooked benefits of therapy is that it can help you to become more self-aware. As such, it can then help you to resolve your conflicts, both externally and internally. Through therapy, you can achieve a greater awareness of yourself, which can serve any number of benefits.

Where Lasting Change Can Come From

Does it feel like you go through the same “cycles” over and over? In the past, have you focused on trying to change your behavior? That may feel like the right thing to do, but in a very real way, that’s focusing on the symptoms. Personality patterns underlie those symptoms, causing those symptoms to occur. In therapy, that’s something we often focus on, what it is in your past, in your life, that’s causing those symptoms to manifest.

Therapy that Best Fits the Person

The truth is that there’s no one single approach to therapy. What works for one person will not work for another. That said, there are some treatments and modalities that will absolutely be very effective for many people. This is one area where experience can be so important. Attending a therapist who has done this for many years, who has treated people in a similar situation to you, can pay real dividends. That’s true whether you’re seeing a therapist for the first time or you’re coming to someone new after many years. No matter where you are in life, healthier, more sustainable relationships with yourself as well as with others are possible.

Psychotherapy in Los Angeles from Dr. Calnan

In practice for now more than 14 years, Dr. Calnan can use that experience to help you (or your teenager). So many of us re-enact the same destructive experiences throughout our entire lives. By working to uncover childhood trauma in current relational dynamics, Dr. Calnan is able to help folks from all walks of life to step into the lives that they want to lead. Healing can be an inner process, guided by compassion, acceptance, and authenticity. You don’t have to live with depression, anxiety, or the like. To schedule an appointment, email through the site or call (818) 331-1131.

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