Who We Are

Is Therapy for me?

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  • Have you experienced a traumatic or upsetting event and are having a hard time moving forward?
  • Have you been feeling overwhelmed, irritable or stressed?
  • Are you lacking the motivation or energy that you used to have?
  • Is there something in your relationship that keeps repeating? 
  • Do you worry about things that have happened or could happen?
  • Are you having difficulty adjusting after having a baby or wanting some parenting support?
  • Would you like some tools to help calm and soothe your baby, while deepening your bond?


Counseling could help.

Having an objective person to listen to what you are going through and provide support can help alleviate symptoms that are getting in the way of enjoying your life. 

About Me

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Cari Teran is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC39271) who provides individual, couples and family therapy for children, adolescents and adults.


Cari specializes in recovery from trauma or abuse, abduction reunification, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, bipolar/mood disorders, ADD/ADHD, parenting support, postpartum adjustment, and foster/adoption transitions.  

Alternative lifestyle & kink informed.

LGBTQIA & POC affirmative. 


Cari can also provide assistance with general adjustment issues and stress management.  


Cari is trained in the following 

evidenced based treatments: 

  • Managing and Adapting Practices (MAP)
  • Seeking Safety
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT)
  • Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)
  • Infant Massage 

Office hours available Wednesday, Thursday and Friday's


Call for a consultation 

(562) 277-0461


Specialties

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Cari Teran, MFT, can provide reunification services after abduction, loss, or adjustment to/from foster care. Cari also has extensive experience treating childhood sexual abuse and neglect, working with child and adult survivors. 


Cari Teran, MFT provides ongoing training and education for law enforcement, child protection workers, and government entities on the impact of trauma and reunification services.  

Cari is available for assistance with immediate recovery and reunification services. 


Cari Teran, MFT is a member of the following multidisciplinary groups:


California State Child Abduction Task Force


Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect Los Angeles County Child Abduction Task Force



Fee's and Insurance:


Cari's fee is $130 per session*

The following insurance plans are accepted**:


Cigna

Health Net/MHN

United Behavioral Health/Optum


*Sliding fee scale available

**Please call your insurance company to verify benefits and eligibility


Therapy

Depression & Anxiety

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Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, you are able to recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life. 


Cari utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Developmental, Attachment, Psychodynamic and Family Systems approaches to create an individual treatment plan to meet your needs.


Trauma & PTSD

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Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger after traumatic events. Therapy can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing. 

 

TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) is a conjoint child and parent psychotherapy approach for children and adolescents (ages 3-18) who are experiencing significant emotional and behavioral difficulties related to traumatic life events.


Children and parents learn new skills to help process thoughts and feelings related to traumatic life events; manage and resolve distressing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors related traumatic life events; and enhance safety, growth, parenting skills, and family communication.

Attachment & Early Childhood

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  Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) is an intervention for children from birth through age 5 who have experienced at least one traumatic event (e.g., maltreatment, the sudden or traumatic loss of someone close, a serious accident, sexual abuse, exposure to domestic violence) and, as a result, are experiencing behavior, attachment, and/or mental health problems, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The primary goal of CPP is to support and strengthen the relationship between a child and his or her parent (or caregiver) as a vehicle for restoring the child’s sense of safety, attachment, and appropriate affect and improving the child’s cognitive, behavioral, and social functioning.

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Please contact us with questions.

Cari Teran, MFT

13001 Seal Beach Blvd., Suite 360 Seal Beach, CA 90740

(562) 277-0461