Given Guidance is a private practice owned by Jamie Given, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). We provide family counseling services to families in La Crescenta, CA and Los Angeles County. Our primary mission is to guide clients to find balance.
Looking for a therapist can be a daunting task. It can be an overwhelming to find a person to trust with your inner most thoughts, painful experiences, and core emotions. Starting the clinical process is also difficult if you do not feel comfortable with your therapist. Therefore, we offer a free 15-minute phone consultation, prior to therapy treatment, so that you can feel comfortable sharing introductory information and determine if therapy could be beneficial for you. Before your consultation please read our practice policies.
Life is full of struggles that seem almost impossible to navigate. We run into obstacles which leave us wondering who we can turn to for support, what might come next for us in life, or what these new emotions mean. It can sometimes feel as though we are at the bottom of a well. The ladder to get out of the well can be just out of reach, and therapy may be the step stool we need to start the climb to healing.
My goal is to work beside you in all of the valid and unique challenges you may be facing. Providing a space where you can feel safe, secure, and—most importantly—heard is my intention for every session. I work hard to thoroughly normalize the process of therapy and ensure you are comfortable confronting the struggles that you may bring into the room.
At many points during our life, especially during the tumultuous teenage years, we are experiencing many intense emotions for the very first time. Even as adults, we can reflect on the challenges endured as an adolescent and emerging adulthood that may have been terrifying and confusing to navigate alone. It is my aim to partner with the individual sitting in front of me to sift through and make meaning of the chaos of life. I will remain mindful of your interests, beliefs, culture, and perspective on life to curate goals that uniquely compliment you as an individual. Utilizing therapy strategies from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Family Systems, and many others, I am dedicated to your individual needs and growth of myself as a therapist to provide the best level of care.
I look forward to aligning with you and your specific needs to achieve improvement in your overall well-being and mental health. Together, let’s begin the journey of climbing up the ladder out of the well.
Jennifer Williams, M.A.
Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT #116152,
Supervised by Jamie Given, LMFT
Life is filled with challenges that leave us feeling defeated and unsure where to turn for support. Maybe these feelings are a response to a lifelong struggle, loss, a particular traumatic experience, intolerable grief, or a painful relationship. Each challenge is personally unique and comes with obstacles that can seem unbearable, especially when we attempt to manage them alone.
Therapy is the first courageous step toward discovering you no longer have to face these challenges on your own. By creating a secure and affirming space, we begin to explore what you need to experience healing, healthy relationships, and belonging.
I work by meeting you where you’re at in your journey. Together we identify your potential for growth. Working from an Attachment-Based and Person-Centered approach, I provide clients with a genuine and accepting environment. It is my hope to accompany you on your journey toward self-discovery, increased self-awareness and personal restoration.
Jamie Given, M.A., LMFT & LPCC
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) guiding clients to find balance. We will collaborate together to create your treatment goals (i.e., reducing anxiety & symptoms of depression) and will develop a plan for accomplishing them. We will do so by utilizing techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Client-centered Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Humanistic Therapy. Together we can start to discover balance within yourself and your relationships. Contact me to get started.