It has been my pleasure over the last 35 years to assist my clients in getting through though their internal and external challenges. I greatly appreciate all the training from teachers, mentors, and supervisors as I grew to comprehend much psychodynamic psychotherapy as well as the art of helping people achieve their goals. My experince includes working with Adults, Couples, Familes, Adolecents and Children. Karen Chambre received her bacholars degree from California State University at Northridge CA., her Master's Degree in Social Welfare from University of California at Los Angeles. During that time she earned a certificate from UCLA Medical School in working with children and families coping with neudevelopmental challenges. Currently she has finished her classes for a Doctoral Degree in psychology and working on her dissertation at California Southern University. Ms. Chambre has offered psychotherapy at a variety of settings over the last 35 years. Some of the settings have included, Childrens Home Society, South Bay Mental Health a LA.DMH Outpatient Clinic, Kaiser Permanent, Los Angeles Psychiatry Department, and has been in Private Pratice for the past twenty three years.
Karen Chambre is Licensed as a LicensedClinical Social Worker by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.( Licence # LCS-1221).
Alexis is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 103958) who is fully trained in EMDR and has years of experience working compassionately with adults and adolescents who are struggling with many issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, interpersonal difficulties and parenting challenges. She offers unconditional acceptance of clients and helps them learn new effective tools to cope with their struggles. She helps clients work toward deep, lasting insight so they can make permanent positive changes in life that will transcend the therapy office. Her goal is to develop client awareness and new skills that will create lifelong self-confidence, happiness and emotional health.
Alexis uses an integrative, multi-disciplinary approach in her work, choosing different methods based on specific client needs. This allows her to create effective personalized treatment for each unique individual. She has specialized training in EMDR Therapy, psychodynamic and Solution Focused methods, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Her practice additionally draws from the fields of developmental psychology, strength-based theories, brain science and attachment theory. She is also able to instruct clients in integrating mindfulness into their daily life as a way to further solidify positive changes made during the therapy process. Alexis feels privileged to be able to work with people to help them solve their difficult issues and improve their quality of life. Education
After graduating with her bachelors in Psychology, Rachel began attending Phillips Graduate Institute obtaining her Masters in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. This provided the foundation for her career as a Psychotherapist and inspired her interest of working with the family system as a whole to promote lasting changes within the unit.
During her internship, Rachel began specializing in Child Development becoming a Family Consultant and quickly promoted to a Supervisor, utilizing social-emotional based developmental services for children with special needs using a DIR/Naturalistic ABA therapy. These services are all based on the neurobiological research in development, self regulation, and communication which she also incorporates into her psychotherapy practice.
Rachel has dedicated her life and research in helping others who find themselves stuck, unable to move forward, or create change often due to the lingering effects of childhood trauma and adversities, or traumatic life experiences.Negative or traumatic experiences and excessive stress can have a serious impact on your overall well-being. If you are stuck or struggling to create the life you hoped for, let's work through it together. You don't have to do this alone.
California License #: 12814 ,
MSW, Columbia University, New YorkMPH- Health Education/Administration, Columbia University, New York.
Individual, Couple and Group Psychotherapy and Behavioral Health Education programs Carol’s therapeutic approach is infused with a passion for creating and providing open and interactive dialogue, empowering adults of all ages to meet life’s problems, transitions, and tough decisions with greater confidence and awareness.
Carol’s 30 plus years of experience includes working with individuals, couples, and groups who are struggling with stresses related to: life transitions, illness, weight management, grief, sleeplessness, as well as depression and anxiety.
Utilizing techniques from evidence based Cognitive-Behavioral, short term problem solving therapy, and mindfulness practices, Carol can assist you to identify challenges and unhelpful patterns, learn new ways of coping, and increase your capabilities to move out of unhealthy habits and empower you to make clear and meaningful choices and changes you desire.
In addition to traditional therapy, Carol also offers Walk and Talk therapy for those who prefer to be active. For many individuals, talking while physically walking provides a feeling of freedom of sharing thoughts that is less constraining than an office setting.
Carol recognizes each person can benefit from a unique blend of best practices and enjoy engaging effectively and energetically with clients to find that mix. She believes very strongly in the mind-body-heart connection, the power of supportive relationships and networks, and has consistently been able to align with a great diversity of personal styles to offer a much needed boost, help uncover new talents and resources for moving forward, experiencing greater self-acceptance, satisfaction, and focus for what matters most to you.