We're Here to Listen
I am a licensed therapist in Los Angeles, California with a virtual practice. I offer private therapy sessions for adults. My passion is helping people thrive and I think we all need help sometimes.
It's easy to get accustomed to things not being so great. Whether it is always worrying about things, feeling stuck, unhappy or overwhelmed- you might be asking yourself, "how did I get here?" Sometimes it takes a neutral outside perspective to gain insight, learn new habits and move forward with an accurate perception of what is happening in your life.
Whether you are looking for help for yourself or someone you know, I invite you to look through my website. You'll find that I am generally very approachable and welcoming but also transparent and honest too. I trust you'll get a warm vibration- if you feel we'd be a good fit, please email to ask any questions or to set up a session. I look forward to the opportunity to connect with you.
Michelle Hartzog, MA, MSW, LCSW
More About Michelle
I am passionate about increasing self love, self-acceptance and overall, self-esteem. I am a certified mindfulness and meditation guide and I have participated in many mindfulness retreats, including a 5 day silent retreat at Sprit Rock Medication Center in San Francisco. I have also completed coursework with the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC).
My professional experience includes over a decade of working in Public Child Welfare. I have also conducted research funded by the California Endowment and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) on studies including: the Pathways to Wellness Study (alzheimer's, dementia, depression in the geriatric population), the Michigan Prisoner Reentry Project (recidivism, geo-coding), Sexual Assault Prevention with the Valley Trauma Center, The Latino Adolescents and Resiliency project and Civic Engagement within the Hip Hop Generation. I also completed my thesis on Black Female Achievement in Predominately White Educational Institutions.
Outside the office
I enjoy spending time with my husband, daughter and extended family. I am a fan of all things BEYONCE. I am fascinated about brain-health and how the brain is impacted based on exposure to trauma, diet, environment, exercise and other factors.
Our experience enables us to offer effective virtual individualized, mental health care. We treat a number of mental health issues including anxiety, depression and cultural intergenerational trauma. Treatment modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), culturally sensitive therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, solutions focused Brief therapy, strength therapy and narrative therapy.
Our treatment focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. We achieve this by providing a safe space, actively listening to your concerns, and customizing a goal oriented treatment plan that can lead to increased communication, deeper intimacy, feeling more connected and being at peace.
Life is busy, traffic stinks. I offer therapy sessions online using a secure video platform. All you need is a computer or smart device, internet access and a quiet place where you feel free to talk.
Contact me via email or through the form in the "contact me" section when you are ready to set up an appointment. The only restriction is that you must reside in California state.
Growth work is about you learning how to manage and move through where you are, and what you have, in a different way.
Healing work is going back to uproot or to dig up the causes of certain habitual, unconscious, systemic behaviors and beliefs.
No Matter where you are, my work is to help you along your journey.
Phone calls are difficult as I am working all day. The best way to contact me is via email: firstname.lastname@example.org All sessions are conducted virtually via a telehealth video platform. It's convenient, easy and accessible anywhere.
7657 Winnetka Avenue, Canoga Park, California 91306, United State
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