Jay I Rosenthal, ACSW
This right now, finding a therapist, is probably not fun, in fact, it may be a very uncomfortable experience. Hopefully right now is the most difficult part on this path. If you are already browsing therapists then it would seem you're at least contemplating some kind of transformation.
Change does not have to be scary, it can also be relieving, rewarding, and a source of achievement. Personal growth is for everyone, no matter where you are in your life. Whether you identified a problem, struggle in a relationship, or just want to experience therapy, Jay is here.
Jay finds effective therapy to be a highly individualized experience. Therapy does not look the same for any two people. The one commonality is that Jay provides a non-judgemental environment where you direct the goals and pace and Jay meets you where you are at.
Jay has experience working with people with vastly different goals. Some who felt "ok" and others experiencing serious mental illness. Jay has studied and practiced many therapeutic theories and modalities. His broad experiences have allowed him the unique opportunity to develop an eclectic skill set.
Lauren “Cory” Goldstein, Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MA, MFTi 89191
Cory is a Los Angeles native whose love of the city lead her to pursue her education at The University of Southern California, BA English Literature, and then to Pepperdine where she received her MA Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Cory’s primary focus is chronic pain or illness, concentrating specifically on the mind-body connection. The distress that results from such a diagnosis often leads to a feeling of hopelessness and frustration, but in developing adaptive coping skills one can take ownership and find some understanding of their illness. A life changing illness effects more than just the body and Cory provides a safe space to explore the “new normal” that often results from a major health diagnosis. Cory works with a wide range of techniques such as mindfulness and relaxation, some targeted Acceptance and Commitment therapy, and most importantly she is deeply empathetic and is willing to meet you exactly where you are at. Additionally, she is able to use short-term solution focused therapy to help one navigate through life’s inevitable stressors. Cory is currently working on her certificate in Sex Therapy.
Cory spent three years working at a cancer non-profit, providing therapeutic support for children, teens, and adults in both groups and individually. During this time she also provided bereavement services, as well as couples and family therapy.