Elana F. Yadidi, MFT

Licensed marriage & family therapist

Free Telephone Consultation:  
We offer a free 15 minute phone consultation in order to answer any questions you may have.  Elana can get an initial grasp of the issues you wish to discuss in therapy, and give you an idea of how she can help.  Over the phone, we can set an appointment for an initial consultation session and/or identify possible referral resources for you.  For a telephone consultation, please call 310-801-7795310-801-7795.

Initial Consultation Session:
This is our first session during which Elana will get a deeper understanding of what led you to therapy and your goals.  You can decide if you feel comfortable with Elana as your therapist, and Elana can be honest with you about whether or not your specific set of issues fit within her areas of knowledge and competence. We will also use this time to fill out relevant paperwork, discuss fees, office policies, and limits to confidentiality.  

Individual Psychotherapy:  
Individual therapy is 45-50 minutes, 1 or 2 times per week, depending on your needs. We form a collaborative relationship aimed at helping you make improvements in areas of your life most important to you.  

Treatment specializations for adults include:

  •     ​Grief and Loss
  •     Anxiety
  •     Parenting
  •     First time Motherhood/ Postpartum Depression
  •     Depression
  •     Work and Career Issues
  •     Stress Management
  •     Addiction & Recovery
  •     Conflict Resolution
  •     Familial Conflict
  •     Bi-cultural/racial Issues

Child Psychotherapy:  
Elana works with children 4 -17 years of age.  She has extensive training in art therapy and play therapy, which she draws from to build a trusting relationship with each child or teen in order to help them build a stronger sense of self.  In turn, the child's "issue" often times resolves itself.

Treatment specializations for children include:

  •     ​Self-esteem
  •     Self-confidence
  •     Coping skills
  •     ADD/ADHD
  •     Social problems
  •     Academic difficulties
  •     Familial issues
  •     Sibling rivalry
  •     Sadness
  •     Anxiety
  •     Defiance
  •     Anger

Couples Psychotherapy:  
Couple's therapy is typically 50 - 90 minutes per session, depending on the couple’s needs.  It can be a highly effective treatment for a number of relationship problems.  In couples therapy, we work together on resolving or accepting differences, improving communication and enhancing intimacy.  

Couples often present the following problems in sessions:

  •     Unsatisfactory Sex Life
  •     Lack of Communication
  •     Frequent Yelling and Arguing
  •     Growing Apart/Lack of Connection
  •     Infidelity
  •     Problems with In-laws
  •     Parenting Issues
  •     Partner Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Dependence

Internet and Phone Sessions:  
​Elana provides phone sessions or video chat sessions over the internet via Skype.  Elana prefers in-person sessions; however, for individuals that travel or otherwise are not able to attend regular office sessions, internet or phone sessions are available.

In-home Sessions:

For special circumstances, Elana provides in-home sessions. Please contact to inquire.

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