Getting to know: DONNA BURSTYN, MA – Mediator, Counselor and Life Coach
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people to counseing and her working method.
COUNSELING allows each of us to grow ourselves to our greatest potential. Often counseling comes in the form of healing an emotional scar and charting new healthy ground. It can take the form of actualizing goals and dreams and meeting your creative dreams with greater authority. It can involve the betterment and understanding in all intimate relationships, learning new listening skills and communication tools. It may provide all of the above.
My goal is to facilitate your process, coaching, listening and providing a safe optimum space for you to explore aloud in a confidential environment with a empathic and growth oriented counselor.
Have you ever wished that a counselor would visit you when you felt paralyzed with decisions to make, clutter that keeps you from your tasks, anxiety to overcome or depression that has sucked you into a dungeon? Has your self image kept you from relationships and social functions? Have you wished that a trained professional would help you see beyond the crisis?
Welcome to my world of counseing where I accommodate you.
I make house calls. I do phone and email sessions for my clients that travel, live outside of Los Angeles or cannot physically get to my office; as well as traditional counseing sessions held in my private office setting. I build my sessions in segments of 30 minutes to 2 hours as we see mutually necessary.
My main goal is to foster a safe and nurturing environment and to assist in healing and growing allowing people to explore their fullest range of joy and healthy behaviors.
Do you find yourself emotionally unavailable creating unhealthy patterns in relationships and self destructive behaviors that minimize your potential? Have these behaviors consumed you for most of your life? We often learn these patterns in early childhood, and despite their obvious negative results now, they once protected us from having to face even more painful feelings. Together we will learn why we learned these debilitating patterns, become more conscious of the experiences we hid ourselves from, and develop new and healthy ways to change the course of our life. With consciousness and possibility we can choose life enhancing relationships instead of depleting ones, and grow our self appreciation instead of having our unconscious lead the way.
I have several subspecialties which include:
•Life and Business Coaching
•Mediation and Dispute Resolution
•Anxiety and Depressive Disorders
•Destructive Relationship Patterns
•Cluttering and Hoarding Behaviors
•Bariatric and Weight Loss Surgery Support
•Kleptomania and Shoplisting
I host and facilitate the following support groups:
* Gender: Female
* Ethnicity: Any
* Alternative Languages: Hebrew
* Age: Adolescents, Adults, Children, Elders
* Graduate School: Antioch University
(Strengths in green)
* Chronic Pain or Illness
* Nearby Towns: Beverly Hills, CA, West Hollywood, CA