Andrea von Troschke MFT, ATR, BCPC Phone310-569-0106 EmailPsychotherapyart@gmail.com 11911 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 280 Angeles CA 90049 Psychotherapy/Individuals & Couples Hypnotherapy Art Therapy
I use many different forms of therapy and tailor them according to your specific needs and personality. While I listen carefully, I'm interactive and clarify, comment, sometimes express a different opinion. Along with this more exploratory insight-oriented approach, I also provide you with specific tools for certain challenges. I offer guidance, honest feedback, while maintaining a supportive environment.
Holistically speaking, I'd like to pay attention to lifestyle because this may contribute to emotional challenges. Small changes in nutrition, sleeping patterns, exercise, meditation, mindfulness can make a big difference.
Special qualities and knowledge I bring to therapy
I've been in private practice for twenty years, but had a life before that, which informs my work in terms of human and multicultural aspects, creativity, and making connections between past experiences and current issues. After receiving most of my education in Germany, work took me to different countries until I finally settled in the United States.
This familiarized me with the challenges of being far from all one knows and loves, adjusting to different cultures and building a new life and career. I developed some understanding of multicultural issues and love working with people from different countries. And I learned that we constantly change and, at times, need to adapt and change.
Other personal experiences include dealing with the challenges of being an artist (such as confronting creative blocks, rejection, existential fears)... chronic illness ... issues of aging parents... death and significant losses.
Why am I disclosing all this? Because I think that these personal experiences combined with my professional expertise have enhanced my work in terms of empathy and understanding, instilling hope and working towards creating a meaningful life.
Certifications/Licenses Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT, CA Board licensed) Art Therapy (ATR) Gottman Couple Counseling Hypnosis Certified (Hypnosis Motivation Institute) NLP Practitioner (Hypnosis Motivation Institute) Nutrition and Mood Disorders
Education M.A. in Marital and Family Therapy and Clinical Art Therapy, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles M.A. in Communications and Psychology, Munich University
Contact and location information
You can reach me by leaving a phone message at 310-569-0106 or sending an email to Psychotherapyart@gmail.com. I try to respond within 24 hours to arrange a time for a phone call. Once we make an appointment, we would normally meet at my office (11911 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 280, Los Angeles CA 90049). However, during COVID, we will get together via Skype, Zoom, Face Time or phone.
Andrea von Troschke, MFT, ATR, BCPC (License MFC 45893) Marriage and Family Therapist, Art Therapist Registered, Board Certified Professional Counselor