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Hilda Balakhane

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Hilda Balakhane, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in CA More info Licensed Clinical Social Workers, LCSWs, are social workers trained to diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

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Hi there, I'm Hilda!

As a therapist, I understand that being ready to seek professional help is a sign of self-awareness, readiness for personal growth, and a desire for greater control in life. Finding the right therapist is essential to building rapport, trust, and open communication.

My approach

I work together with my clients to explore dynamics related to life transitions, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress, worries, health problems, financial anxieties, and sudden changes in life. My approach combines techniques from psychodynamic, behavioral, and cognitive theories, as well as solution-focused models and mindfulness interventions, tailored to fit each individual client's needs.

My focus

I specialize in helping individuals develop coping skills, manage emotional disturbances, navigate the challenges of aging, alleviate anxiety, explore career paths, and address family conflicts.

My communication style

In our sessions, I strive to create a culturally sensitive, humanistic, and strength-based environment. My communication style is eclectic, drawing from cognitive-behavioral (CBT), cognitive processing (CPT), compassion-focused, Gestalt, and interpersonal approaches to foster growth and change.

My journey to mental healthcare

I hold a Master of Arts degree in the field of mental health. My journey to becoming a therapist has been shaped by a passion for helping others navigate life's challenges and unlock their full potential.

My goals for you

My goal is to empower you with the insights, skills, and strategies needed to overcome obstacles, enhance your well-being, and lead a more fulfilling life. Together, we will work towards creating positive and lasting changes aligned with your unique needs and aspirations.

My first session with you

During our first session, we will focus on building a strong therapeutic alliance, discussing your reasons for seeking therapy, and identifying your primary goals. This will lay the foundation for our work together and help us create a personalized treatment plan to support your growth and healing.

About Hilda

Specialities

  • Coping Skills
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Aging
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Family Conflict

Methods

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Solution Focused
  • Strength-Based

Practice

License

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) More info Licensed Clinical Social Workers, LCSWs, are social workers trained to diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

Accepted insurance providers

  • Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA, Blue Shield of CA, Carelon, Cedars Sinai, Cigna, Decent, Kaiser Permanente (Southern Ca), MHN, Optum, Tricare West, and Kaiser Medicare Advantage (Southern Ca)

Languages spoken

  • English and Farsi

Education

  • Master of Social Work (MSW) - University of Southern California (05/1998)

Session Information

  • Video session
  • 60 minutes

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