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HELEN CALDWELL, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

My approach is interactive and solution-focused.  My goal is to provide support and practical feedback to help you effectively address your personal life challenges through a collaborative effort. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client.  As a firm believer in Whole Person Wellness, I work with clients to resolve issues in all areas and aspects of their lives to support overall emotional wellbeing. 

Experience
After completing my graduate work at the University of Southern California in 2001, I have attained 18+ years of successful experience as a psychotherapist, specializing in Holistic, Solutions-Focused, Insight Oriented, Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).  I am currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients in Long Beach, CA.  I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCS28154).

I have experience with an extremely wide range of clients and concerns.  I have worked in various clinical settings including community mental health clinics, hospice and assisted living settings, schools, and in the juvenile correctional system.  I am LGBTQ+ Sensitive.    

Contact me today for questions or to schedule an appointment.  You may call me at (562) 888-1856, or email me at any time at info@helencaldwell.org.  I look forward to hearing from you. 

 

Areas of Expertise

SERVICES PROVIDED

Among my areas of expertise are working with Adults, Families, and Couples in the areas of: 
-Anxiety
-Depression 
-Relationship Issues
-Infidelity
-Work and Career  
-Confidence Building
-Decision Making

Education

Master of Social Work: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Master of Science in Acupuncture and Asian Medicine (candidate): South Baylo University, Anaheim, CA

Bachelor of Science, Psychology: University of La Verne, La Verne, CA 

Languages
Bilingual - English and Spanish
 
Interests
Holistic Wellness
Mindfulness Meditation

Acupuncture
Yoga

Herbal Medicine

Nutrition

Fitness
Aromatherapy

Professional Activities and Memberships
Califoria Board of Behavioral Sciences (LCS28154)

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)

 

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KATIE CHEADLE, AMFT

Katie was a student athlete at UC Berkeley before beginning a career in Human Resources. After spending time in the corporate world coaching and training executives, she realized her deep passion for helping others. She noticed that the same pressure, stress, and desire to win that was present in athletics was also very alive in the corporate landscape. She became dedicated to helping individuals and teams reach their highest potential through the integration and practice of mindful awareness and intention. This merge between mindfulness and performance led her to expand her knowledge and further her education in the field of psychology. She eventually earned her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy. Katie believes that the practice of mindfulness is integral to finding peace and fulfillment in an anxiety driven world. Katie works with individuals, adolescents, and couples in private practice, while also hosting workshops and teaching classes in the community.Katie’s approach is collaborative and solution focused, integrating the principles of Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. 

For more information on Katie and to schedule a free 15 minute consultation, give us a call at (562) 888-1856.

Interests: 

Holistic Heath and Wellness 

Mindfulness 

Meditation 

Yoga 

Fitness 

Performance 

 

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TALEEN BARSAM, AMFT

I received my Masters in Clinical Psychology with Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. I have experience working with adults, adolescents and children, as well as couples and families, and am well versed in treating issues that include:

- anxiety and depression spectrums

- trauma

- life transitions

- family/relationship issues

- self-esteem

- substance abuse

My psychotherapeutic services have spanned a variety of clinical settings, including a non-profit community agency, substance abuse treatment center, school district, and private practice. 

I believe in the transformative power of relationship and approach therapy from a collaborative and holistic perspective.  In order to best meet a client's needs, I pull from a variety of treatment methods, including insight-oriented, solution focused and mindfulness-based models.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is another approach I am trained in. EMDR is a method that enables clients to heal from the emotional pain and negative self-beliefs resulting from disturbing life experiences. EMDR allows for a re-processing of these experiences so that they no longer interfere with a fulfilling life.

From personal experience, I understand that starting therapy can be a daunting process - and one that takes great courage. My hope is that clients will find the space that I cultivate to be warm, open-hearted, non-judgmental and authentic. I believe that the best way out of difficult situations is through confronting the underlying emotions, patterns, and beliefs. I consider it a great privilege to support my clients through the healing journey.

For more information on Taleen and to schedule a free 15 minute consultation, give us a call at (562) 888-1856. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

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ALLISON ADAMOVIC, AMFT

My name is Allison Adamovic. I earned a master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy and my clinical background is in the areas of:

· Self-Esteem/ Confidence Building

· Grief & Loss

· Anxiety & Depression

· Relationship Dynamics

I love working with individuals, teens, couples, and families. My approach to therapy is both Psychodynamic and Holistic. I believe understanding the layered facets of a person is important to the relationship between client and therapist. Each client’s personality, journey, and situation is unique, so as a therapist, I adapt to your needs in order to best serve you.

My goal is to empower my clients. In the therapy room I also implement Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Brief-Solution Focused methods, and Mindfulness practices with clients. I have found that Mindfulness leads to increased self-understanding and greater life satisfaction in my clients.

Prior to pursuing my Master's degree, I had a career in the film & television industry. My interest in the arts led me to pursue a certification in Expressive Arts Therapy through the UCLArts & Healing Program. As a result, I often utilize creative, arts-based techniques in my work with clients.

My clinical background also includes working with the cancer patient and caregiver population at Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (a cancer wellness center). This work has given me knowledge and insight into the deep personal issues of my clients who are experiencing highly stressful and traumatic situations.

I am a certified Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1Therapist and enjoy helping couples move toward a better future in their relationship.

For more information on Allison and to schedule a free 15 minute consultation, give us a call at (562) 888-1856. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

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