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West LA - Brentwood Therapists

Talya Winston, LMFT

Paula Jones, LCSW

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Talya Winston, LMFT

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I work with individuals, couples and families in order to help relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression, gain confidence and self-esteem, navigate life transitions, and more. My qualifications include two master’s degrees, as well as professional training in psychodynamic therapy. I specialize in working with creatives, and am especially considerate of cultural concerns.

How I Work

Therapy is a place to begin healing and achieve personal growth. I will work hard to provide a safe, non-judgmental, supportive space where you can begin to better understand yourself and work through challenges that are interfering with your life and happiness. Together, we can explore your present and past in order to help you understand your behaviors, patterns, and relationships. From this understanding change begins.

I will meet you where you are, and work with you to get where you want to be.

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Paula Jones, LCSW

My personal and career focus is to help others by providing tools to create the life they desire, empowering and inspiring people to reach their dreams and to develop the confidence to achieve their goals. I have done this in the role of therapist, special needs teacher and international humanitarian. I see the strengths in everyone I encounter, and will help you develop your own inner strength to cope more effectively with your challenges, whether they are due to mental health or substance abuse, relationship and career choices, or finding meaning and purpose in life.

Through a therapeutic relationship, old wounds can be healed, healthier coping skills can be learned, and inner peace and self- acceptance can be reached. I believe in the transformative power of therapy, and will collaborate with you to accomplish your desired growth and change. “Talk therapy” is oriented toward insight, self-understanding, growth and change.

How I Work

My style includes use of psycho-educational materials and I take an active approach to problem solving, learning coping skills, and understanding your symptoms. I often assign follow up tasks or “homework” between sessions. I encourage my client’s to take an active role in their own learning and growth, and often this shortens the time needed in therapy. Although supportive listening is one part of the therapeutic process, I am engaged by giving feedback and recommendations. I also use cognitive behavior therapy techniques to help the client perceive and interpret themselves and their situation in a different way, by changing the thoughts, the feelings and resulting behaviors often change.

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