Couples, Individuals and Child Psychotherapy

It's my endeavor to see the world through your lens, without judgment.  I've created a warm, supportive, culturally sensitive environment in which you can be heard and understood. Together we'll navigate the challenges that bring you to here and create the healthiest possible solutions.

We're all unique in our experience of life, and no two of us process change in quite the same way.  Culture, religion, families of origin, educational background and genetics are all vital components in our ability to process and integrate change. 

Lisa

Lisa Knakal, MFT | Malibu, Calabasas Therapist Specializing in Individual, Couples Therapy | Adoption, Infertility | Life Transitions, Life Coaching

Adoption

Lisa Knakal, MFT | Malibu, Calabasas Therapist Specializing in Individual, Couples Therapy | Adoption Therapist
Although an amazing journey, the process of adopting and growing your family can still stressful.  The myriad of emotions, especially when in conjunction with, or immediately following, infertility treatments, can be over-whelming.   As a therapist with expertise in this highly specialized area, I provide you with crucial understanding of the process and challenges both in the short and long-term.

Couples Therapy

Lisa Knakal, MFT | Malibu, Calabasas Therapist Specializing in Individual, Couples Therapy | Relationship Therapist
Restoring intimacy and regaining a true sense of connection, despite the challenges of life is possible!  I can help you, as a couple, to rekindle your passion. Complex relationship issues are addressed in a compassionate manner in which you  both  are heard.   I have expertise and experience with the LGBT community and have established a safe and blame-less environment.

Life Transitions

Lisa Knakal, MFT | Malibu, Calabasas Therapist Specializing in Life Transitions | Career Changes, Job Loss, Divorce, Financial Difficulties
Career changes, job loss, divorce, financial difficulties: Challenges present themselves in life that can lead us down paths we hadn't anticipated.   But these challenges also present opportunities for tremendous growth in our lives.   As your therapist, I'll help you through these disruptions that  threaten to shake your life to the core. Together we'll navigate  the transitions of these and other life changing events to help repair  bruised self-esteem and help you move forward and cope with the resulting emotional toll.

Infertility

Lisa Knakal, MFT | Malibu, Calabasas Therapist Specializing in Individual, Couples Therapy | Infertility Therapist
All the two of you want is a baby; instead, you're faced with a seemingly endless maze of doctor appointments, shots and invasive medical procedures. As your therapist, I help you, as a couple, understand the intensity of emotions that accompany infertility; this is an opportunity to provide comfort, empathy and compassion each other and develop greater intimacy as a result.

Child Therapy

Lisa Knakal, MFT | Malibu, Calabasas Therapist Specializing in Individual, Couples Therapy | Child Therapist
A happy, healthy child is what we all want as parents, yet life can get the way for your child as well.  I can help your son or daughter reach their potential and help your family cope with the results, whether the challenges are behavioral, academic, or more complex such as trauma, grief, and more.  I use sand tray, play and art therapies to great success in my work.

Life Coaching

Lisa Knakal, MFT | Malibu, Calabasas Therapist Specializing in Life Coaching
Life coaching is a process in which we collaborate to define and support your desire to reach a goal, be it personal or professional. It's a collaborative process, different from therapy, in which we examine what's happening for you today. I bring my skills and expertise to our work in which we create the perfect environment for helping you adopt behavioral changes that help you reach your goals. The skills you learn in Life Coaching will extend far beyond our time together.

I invite you to take a look around my site to learn more about my psychotherapy services and explore the resources that I've provided for you.  Call me today at (818) 297-4444 to schedule a brief consultation; I look forward to being of service to you.

I provide individual therapy, couples counseling, and child and family therapy for the greater San Fernando Valley area, including Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Hidden Hills, Bell Canyon, Encino, Tarzana, Agoura, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks and Malibu.

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