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Mental Health Counseling, Psychotherapy, & Online Therapy Services for Adolescents, Individuals, and Couples

Effective Healing Therapy for a Life Worth Living

“Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. If you’re struggling with the stresses brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, addictions or substance abuse along with, or separate from challenges such as, depression, trauma, personality disorders, anxiety, grief and loss, or spiritual issues, perhaps you will allow me to be of help.  I work with individuals from all walks of life, all faiths and sexual orientations.

“No-one should have to face a mental health problem alone. Let’s start your journey together”.

As your Psychotherapist I am dedicated to providing:

  • Online Counseling and Teletherapy Sessions that are safe, private, secure and convenient
  • In-Person office appointments at my Santa Monica, CA location (Temporarily Closed due to COVID-19)
  • Adults, and couples with practical tools and coping mechanism for living their best lives
  • Up to date treatment methods and interventions for a variety of individual or interpersonal issues
  • Referrals for psychiatric and inpatient needs if deemed necessary
  • “Mind, Body, and Spirit”: Supplemental referrals for an entirely holistic approach to the therapeutic process

Angela Aiello LMFT, Ph.D.
Psychotherapist

Telepsychiatry, Telehealth, & Online Counseling

Online Counseling or “Teletherapy” is real therapy for the times we live in.  Treatment providers and patients are turning to virtual counseling and telewellness sessions for mental health during the Corona Virus outbreak.  As a psychotherapy treatment provider, nothing is more important than our clinical care and services.  Because of our commitment to provide quality care for new and current clients during this trying time we now offer Virtual Counseling Teletherapy Services from the comfort of your home or office.

If you’re interested in being a part of my expanding community of clients benefiting from safe, within reach, online video therapy sessions using Zoom® and Ringcentral®, please call (310) 913-2879 or send an email  and we can discuss how I may be of help.

Therapeutic Mental Health Services for Total Wellness

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy is also called therapypsychotherapy, psychosocial therapy, talk therapy, and counseling.  While counseling focuses on specific issues and is designed to help a person address a particular problem, such as addiction or stress management, Psychotherapy focuses on a broader range of issues and their sources.

Couples Therapy

Featuring PACT® a Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy

Couples therapy or marriage counseling is different from individual therapy in a number of ways. While individual therapy clearly focuses on the individual and the network of relationships around him/her, PACT® couples therapy focuses on the couple as the sole unit, and how they primarily interact with each other.

Group Therapy

Featuring Brené Brown’s The Daring Way™ and Rising Strong Teachings

As an alternative to or along with individual psychotherapy, group therapy can be a fulfilling and rewarding experience. To work with depth and meaning with a group of one’s peers provides identification and support in a safe environment with like-minded people. 

Professionals Therapy

Licensed physicians, attorneys, and professional executives from all industries such as entertainment and media, struggle with mental health issues including addictions and relational ruptures.

Dr. Aiello has helped hundreds of men and women return to the work-force stronger and more confident in their abilities to handle the stressors of their high-powered jobs.

Dr. Aiello’s Multidisciplinary Approach to Psychotherapy Can Help You Navigate:

  • Mental Wellness issues related to Stresses and Loss due to the Covid-19 Pandemic
  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Addiction and Substance Abuse (including Drugs, Alcohol, Gambling, and Sex)
  • Stress Management including Mindfulness for Stress Reduction and Relapse Prevention
  • Attachment Disorders from Family of origin
  • Healing from Narcissistic Abuse
  • Marriage Counseling – Couples Therapy from PACT® perspective
  • Personality Disorders and Traits
  • LGTBQ+ Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • The Daring Way™ by Bréne Brown
  • Rising Strong™ by Bréne Brown
  • Life Transition
  • Life Coaching
 Therapeutic Approaches, and Perspectives

Motivational Interviewing Therapy- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy


Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a counseling approach developed in part by clinical psychologists William R. Miller and Stephen Rollnick. It is a directive, client-centered counseling style for eliciting behavior change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence.

CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a psycho-social intervention that aims to improve mental health. CBT focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful cognitive distortions and behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems.

12 Step Addictions Specialist


The 12 Step Program is a set of guiding principles outlining a course of action for recovery from addiction, compulsion, or other behavioral problems.

EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization and ReprocessingTherapy


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an interactive psychotherapy technique used to relieve psychological stress. During EMDR therapy sessions, you relive traumatic or triggering experiences in brief doses while the therapist directs your eye movements using a number of tools such as pulsars, two fingers, tapping, or lightboxes.

TRM- Trauma Resilience Model for PTSD and Severe Trauma


TRM® (Traumatic Resilience Model) Was developed by Elaine Miller-Karas, LCSW, and Laurie Leitch, Ph.D.  It is a body-centered approach that explores the biology of fear and threat and the autonomic, natural defensive responses that occur when faced with a life-threatening and/or dangerous situation.

Dr. Angela Aiello LMFT Practices and Teaches Mindfulness


Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is an approach to psychotherapy that uses cognitive behavioral therapy methods in collaboration with mindfulness meditative practices and similar psychological strategies. It was originally created to be a relapse-prevention treatment for individuals with major depressive disorder.

Rising Strong and Daring Way Groups for Women by Dr Angela Aiello


The goal of the Rising Strong Process is to rise from our falls, overcome our mistakes, and face hurt in a way that brings more wisdom and wholeheartedness into our lives. Hurt doesn’t go away simply because we don’t acknowledge it.

The Daring Way Workshop with Dr. Angela Aiello Psychotherapist


The Daring Way™ is a highly experiential curriculum based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, who has spent the past 12 years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. The methodology is designed to help people to show up, be seen, and live braver lives.

PACT Couple Counseling- Certified Pact 2 teaching for Couples


Developed by Dr. Stan Tatkin, PACT is a fusion of attachment theory, developmental neuroscience, and arousal regulation. PACT has a reputation for effectively treating the most challenging couples.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)  is a form of counseling and a branch of clinical behavior analysis. It is an empirically-based psychological intervention that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies mixed in different ways with commitment and behavior-change strategies, to increase psychological flexibility.

Dr. Angela Aiello Psychotherapist - Therapy That Heals
Dr. Angela Aiello, LMFT
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If you’re struggling with challenges such as depression, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, grief, addictions, stresses from COVID-19, substance abuse, spiritual issues, or personality disorders, perhaps you will allow me to help as your psychotherapist. I work with individuals, adolescents, couples, and families of all faiths and sexual orientations.

Dr Aiello is a Member -CAMFT-APA

 

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(310) 913-2879
2730 Wilshire Blvd. Ste 660
Santa Monica, CA. 90403

Teletherapy and Telehealth using RingCentral
Dr. Aiello Uses Zoom Video Conferencing for Teletherapy