Welcome to Therapy For A Balanced Life

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My Practice

My Practice

My Practice

  • Therapy for a Balanced Life is a private psychotherapy practice for adults, couples and families. I work with couples on strengthening their marriage, and I help divorcing couples part amicably. I use a Family Systems orientation; that is, I believe the best way to understand an individual is not in isolation, but in relation to his/her family.  My goal is to help you discover the tools you need to develop and sustain satisfying relationships, respond positively to your environment, cope with life's stresses, trust in your self, actualize your dreams, and live your life with purpose, hope and integrity.   Whether you are adjusting to one of life's transitions (new baby, mid-life, work change, divorce, loss of a loved one, new marriage), struggling with anxiety/depression/anger/self-doubt, or attempting to conquer your fears or past trauma, I can provide a safe and trusting environment to help you discover healthy and productive ways of moving through life.  

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About Me

My Practice

My Practice

  • I've been a Marriage and Family Therapist since 1988, as well as an Art Therapist, having received my Master's degree from Loyola Marymount University. I am licensed by the Board of Behavioral Sciences in the state of California, and a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. As an adjunct to my practice, I teach classes on Keeping Your Marriage Strong, Raising Your Daughter With A Healthy Body Image, The Six Facets of a Balanced Life, and Raising Your Child with Emotional Intelligence. Formerly, I was a clinical staff member at the Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic and the Neighborhood Youth Association, working with families from Central America and Mexico. I realize that seeking therapy is big decision, and I honor and value your commitment to making this step. For a phone consultation or to set up an appointment, please call. I look forward to meeting you.

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Contact

My Practice

Contact

(650) 324-4429

KarenGouldMFT@gmail.com

Lic# 24117


I’m treating clients through Zoom at the moment. I’m happily to report that video therapy is extremely effective, even for couples and families. Phone sessions may be used for established clients.