Amy Stella works with individuals and couples, specializing in relational concerns, anxiety and depressive disorders, trauma, addiction, and problems pertaining to transitions and phase of life issues.
Combining her academic knowledge with her unique understanding and empathy for each client, Amy uses a technique that combines different psychoanalytic schools of thought. Through this approach, Amy helps clients gain an awareness of previously unconscious aspects of themselves through mindfulness, mind-body integration, and attachment theory which, in turn, helps them change problematic coping mechanisms and ways of being, such as ineffective decision-making and interpersonal patterns. Amy also uses cognitive-behavioral theory to assists clients in finding adaptive ways of perceiving themselves, others, and circumstances. Behavioral interventions involve the teaching of skills needed for effective coping, communication, self-care, and symptom relief.
Marriage & Family Therapist
EducationPhillips Graduate Institute, Encino, CA Master of Arts Degree in Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA Bachelor of Arts
TrainingPrivate Practice Internship, Beverly Hills, CA, Supervised by eating disorder and pregnancy and fertility specialist Greta Angert, M.A., MFT
The Center for the Study of Young People, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA Clinical internship supervising teens working on TEEN LINE phone and email helpline.
The Maple Counseling Center, Beverly Hills, CA Three year clinical internship at Southern Californias most highly respected training institute.
The Julia Ann Singer Center, Los Angeles, CA Therapist to severely emotionally disturbed children and their families.
AffiliationsLicensed Marriage and Family Therapist (CA License #: MFC 47157) Licensed Member California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
ServicesAmy Stella works with a variety of treatment conditions that range from mild to severe and from specific (e.g., insomnia) to broad (e.g., low self-esteem).
Amy Stella specializes in treatment of the following conditions:
Depressive Disorders Anxiety Disorders Trauma Addiction Relationship Problems and Concerns Transitional Problems/ Phase of Life Disorders (e.g., divorce, new career path, marriage, children, retirement)
Other commonly treated conditions & concerns include:
Mood Swings Eating Disorders Body Image Issues Adjustment to Sudden Change and Loss
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