Alternative experiences include working with those who have been impacted by loss. I spent over one year working with individuals suffering from dementia, in the earliest and latest stages, as well as with their caregivers and family members. Additionally, I have experience working with children and adults who have been impacted by death and suicide. Though eclectic, this overarching theme of loss has been very influential in my practice as a therapist. I do not believe therapy to be a “one size fits all” experience; rather, a process that is unique to all. My primary goal is to get to know who you are and to ultimately co-create a therapeutic experience that is truly individualized.
My name is Claire Lopaty and I have a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in trauma from Antioch University Los Angeles. As Carl Jung once said...
‘We cannot change anything until we accept it.’
My approach to therapy is rooted in depth work because in order to accept something, you must first understand what is happening below the surface. Exploring these areas can be difficult, which is why I continually strive to maintain a warm, empathic, and non-judgmental setting. I believe in a conversational approach to therapy, where a strong therapeutic relationship can grow. I believe in meeting you where you are at, while also challenging your innate capacity for change and deeper self understanding. I see symptoms as doorways to healing and am interested in exploring any unconscious beliefs or experiences that may be blocking you from creating positive changes in your life.
Therapy is collaborative, in many ways, but ultimately you have the ability to make the change in your life.
- Claire Lopaty
My fee is 100$ per 50 minute session and am willing to work on a sliding scale depending on finances. If you have any questions, or are interested in a free phone consultation, please feel free to contact me.
Sessions Counseling Group
A Marriage and Family Therapy Professional Corporation
Gary D. Pearle PhD, Clinical Supervisor MFT 30246
I consider therapy to be an avenue for self-discovery and enlightenment. Entering a therapeutic relationship is a true act of courage and would be honored to help guide you on this journey. I am passionate about helping you explore and navigate whatever may be in the way of reaching your full potential. I believe that we are all born whole; equipped with everything needed to live happy and meaningful lives. Sometimes, all you need is a little support in making sense of what you are experiencing. I believe this to be the place that healing begins…
A large part of my therapeutic experience includes working with those suffering from ...
While many of these individuals have experienced some sort of traumatic event in their lives, I am also experienced in working with those who have not. Regardless, it is always an honor to bear witness to others’ resilience through whatever difficulty they may be experiencing. In working with these clients, I have training in both Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral approaches to therapy.
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist 100144
Contact me at 818-389-9420 or