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CHANGE YOUR NARRATIVE TO BECOME YOUR BEST SELF

Psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families; LGBTQ+ friendly

I specialize in working with people who are undergoing a transition in their lives, whether that be divorce, break up, separation, empty nesters, those facing traumatic events, facing addiction, or anyone who is at a crossroads in their journey.     

I believe that in order to move forward and make progress, it's important to identify one's strengths, values, and opportunities for growth.  From there, we work to identify sources of pain, suffering, and negative patterns. Only by recognizing the specific areas that compromise our ability to grow, can we determine the tools needed to overcome the challenges that prevent us from healing. 

Divorce, separation, or a break up is a time of emotional turmoil and instability.   There is a "new normal" created.  I assist my clients with managing their stability while processing divorce stages including denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. 

 

AREAS OF FOCUS

Overcoming Trauma with Resilience

Supporting Young adults ages (18-24) transitioning from adolescence to adulthood.

Empowering Parents of Adolescents During Challenging Times

 



 

Traumatic experiences can effect every aspect of our lives; from how we function in relationships to difficulty connecting with others, struggles with isolation, loneliness and feelings of hopelessness, abusing substances, as well as change our perception of the world.  My work includes guiding and supporting you in overcoming and in resolving trauma and finding new meaning. Together we work towards empowering you to live a better life using your new arsenal of tools.

 

 

Young adulthood, as defined by Unites States Department of Health and Human Services, as a period of time between ages of 18 to 24; is a time where a transition is made from adolescence to adulthood.   During this time there are new roles and responsibilities.   Young adults often feel anxious, depressed, and overwhelmed and can seek therapy to increase functioning.  During this transition it is important to navigate through challenges, to identify values, and build independence; while continuing to rely on a a family, friends, and community for support.    

Today's teens are under all sorts of external and internal pressure that can lead to sudden mood changes, feelings of insecurity, a questioning of self-worth, and in more severe cases, depression.

As a parent, it can be difficult to determine the cause of the behavioral change and know whether it's serious enough to take action. Is it a normal part of growing up, or are there deeper seated, complex issues that need to be addressed by a professional?

Whether it's a strained relationship with your adolescent you're looking to improve, or you just want to make sure you have the right strategies for helping your teen make sense of the world, I can help. My direct work with adolescents over the past decade gives me a unique perspective that has put me in touch with the emotional needs of teens, and I integrate that into my approach, ultimately finding effective techniques that resonate with them and their sensibilities. 

Other Specialty Areas

  • Facing or dealing with the aftermath a recent life transition 

  • Suffering from anxiety due to the end of a meaningful relationship or life stressors

  • Dealing with feelings of loneliness and sadness due to an empty nest or end of relationship 

  • Recently ended a relationship, marriage, or affair

  • Feeling hopeless, angry, or resentful due to an unfulfilling relationship

  • Grieving over loss of loved ones

  • Parenting skills

  • Dealing with transitions and difficulties as a young adult

 
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CONTACT ME

Schedule a complimentary consultation by contacting me via phone, email, or submit the form below. 

Available for virtual or in-person therapy sessions at my office located in Calabasas.

Julia Zabasky, MA, LMFT #46369

22231 Mulholland Hwy

#200 Calabasas, ca 91302

Tel: 818-516-2038
 

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