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Dr. Kathy Memel, Ph.D, MFT

Profession(s): Marriage and Family Therapist
License/Credential: I am a licensed professional 

About Me & My Practice

Welcome to my site. I've had the opportunity to practice in my fields of Divorce/Child Custody Mediation as well as a Marriage & Family Therapist for 30+ years, and I have a deep and caring concern for the human condition. I offer a safe and confidential environment to explore all your concerns and together we will understand the roots of these issues, without blame or criticism, and help you move forward at a pace that resonates with you, one step at a time, and work towards achieving your goals. As a Divorce/Child Custody Mediator, my goal is to help couples reach a legal and amicable Marital Settlement Agreement, OUT OF COURT. As a former family law paralegal, I handled an average of 40 divorces a month for 5 years, and saw the financial and emotional destruction of litigation . Mediation is a cooperative, rather than combative, approach to settling disputes free of court appearances. As a former Conciliation Court Family Mediator at the Los Angeles Superior Court, I have extensive experience in helping parents create effective and fair Parenting Plans, following separation and divorce, unique to one's family. The reality is, divorce is not the end of one's family, it's the BEGINNING of a family reorganization. Mediation is l) supportive and confidential; 2) 80%-90% less $$$, time & stress than a litigated divorce; 3) I use a team approach and work with a family law attorney/mediator so you get the benefit of both the psychological and well as the legal expertise; 4) Many cases are handled in 3-10 sessions; 5) No Court appearances are necessary; 6) Separation and Divorce counseling is available to assist you with this process. I look forward to meeting you and assisting you in the privacy of my office in Beverly Hills.

Concerns & Issues I Help With

  • Anxiety or Fears
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Grief & Loss
  • Healthy Living
  • Life Purpose/Meaning/Inner-Guidance
  • Life Stages
  • Lifestyle Balance
  • Loss or Grief
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counse
  • Family Therapy
  • Group
  • Other

Ages I Work With

  • Adults

Languages I Speak

  • English

Therapy Approaches I Use

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Emotional Transformation Therapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Constellations
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Focusing
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Integral Psychotherapy
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Internal Family Systems Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Lifespan Integration
  • Mindfulness Based Approaches /Also Contemplative Approaches
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Possibility Therapy
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Relational Recovery
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Self Acceptance Training
  • Self Relations
  • Self Psychology
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy