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About : About Me



I am Aviv Michael, a licensed marriage and family therapist working both in Santa Monica, CA, and online. I assist people in making sense of their current difficulties by exploring how their background may have shaped their emotional and behavioral responses in the present, as well as the beliefs they hold about themselves. 
I thoroughly enjoy my work. It’s rewarding to help people overcome their challenges, and see them transform their lives for the better.

My Qualifications and Experience

I graduated Pepperdine University with an MA in Psychology and I qualify and practice as a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of California.

Since then I have undertaken training/qualifications in evidence based therapy approaches to the likes of Psychodynamics, CBT, Family Systems, Attachment, and Mindfulness based stress reduction. I have worked extensively in PHS & CHS settings and have also been offering a private practice since 2020.

​​My experience allows me to adapt therapy and integrate ideas and techniques from different approaches as needed. I tailor evidence-based treatments to the specific needs of individual clients to provide a truly customized approach to psychological therapy.

​My private experience includes working with couples, individuals, and families/parents. I specialize in working with clients individually on matters like- depression, anxiety, bereavement and loss. I additionally collaborate with couples- facilitating the growth of greater partnership & intimacy levels- allowing the unit to develop a common familial language, increase communication skills, and provide clients with therapeutic tools that may be utilized during therapy and beyond.

I have also seen patients who previously had therapy which was ineffective, and I have helped them to overcome their difficulties.

About : About Me
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