2716 Ocean Park Blvd, Suite 3075, Santa Monica, CA 90405 • Tel: 310-612-2998  •  Fax: +1-323-978-5416 © 2016 Pacific MFT

Specializations

Young Adult Professionals

Millennials

Generation Z

Anxiety

Depression

Relationship Issues

Career Stress/Burn-Out

Codependency

Family Conflict

Self Esteem/Perfectionism

Stress Relief

Addiction

Mindfulness

Mind-Body

Yoga

Matianna Baldassari

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist #93379

 

Are you a perfectionist at heart? Do you believe others must like you for you to be okay? Does it feel like you are always crazy busy, but something is missing? People-pleasing can make us feel stressed and burned-out. The rollercoaster ups and downs can put practically anyone on edge, making us feel upset and even a bit angry when we are usually very nice people. My clients learn new ways of looking at things so that they feel better about how they treat their friends, family, and how they treat themselves.

 

Together, we focus on the issues you want to work on in therapy and maximize our time in session. I work with clients on understanding what's happening in their lives, but we also talk about how to actually make changes, which can be the most important part.

 

I use narrative therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy techniques. I graduated with my Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University, and have been working in the field for over ten years. I am also certified as a Kundalini yoga teacher. Falling in love with yoga after taking my first class in 2010, I consider it a privilege to share these gifts with clients. If desired, my approach can combine traditional talk therapy with tools from mindfulness and yoga.

 

Clients say they love my warm, welcoming approach and feel comfortable exploring their deepest and most sensitive issues. I draw upon my experience as a black belt in Korean Royal Court martial arts when helping my clients build strength and confidence. I invite you to reach out for a consult to see if it is a good fit!

 

 

Education /

University of California Santa Barbara

Bachelor of Arts, English 

 

Pepperdine University

Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology

 

Training

  • Kundalini Yoga Certified Teacher

  • Kung Jung Mu Sul, Korean Royal Court Martial Arts, Black Belt

  • Self Management And Recovery Training (SMART Recovery) Certified Facilitator

 

Memberships

  • ‚ÄčCalifornia Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT), Member

  • Los Angeles Chapter of CAMFT (LA-CAMFT), Member

 

Mobile: 424-254-9611

Main Office: 310-612-2998 

Office Fax: 323-978-5416

Availability

Manhattan Beach

Mondays 

 

Sherman Oaks

Tuesday evenings

Wednesday afternoons/evenings

Sundays

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Santa Monica

Thursdays