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Babak Karimbeik, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression
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About me

Severe life stressors like addiction due to drug & alcohol abuse & trauma have the potential to completely unravel the lives of human beings. As such, people who have been through traumatic or stressful experiences require healing in order to lead happier and more functional lives. It is such people that I help who also suffer from the disease of addiction. My clients include children, adults, and the families of addicted individuals. I also guide them towards healthier perceptions of themselves as well as their experiences. I also help them repair and strengthen their relationships so they a) have a support system to fall back on, and b) are able to better realize themselves within the context of their relationships.

However, it is important to remember that there is no "one size fits all" in therapy. There is no universal approach that would help every individual. That is why I have been trained in a variety of modalities. These include Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Transpersonal Psychotherapy, Attachment-Based Therapy, Depth Psychology, Cognitive Therapy of Substance Abuse, Existential Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and EMDR which is my specialty. Because of this, I'm able to approach every client according to their unique situation and experiences.

My educational background includes my current PhD program in Depth Psychology. I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and was the clinical director of 6 detox & residential facilities including LifeSync Malibu, Rebos Detox, A Giving Tree, Hollywood Recovery Center, New Spirit Recovery, and Phase 2 ATC in Encino. I was the first to create LifeSync Malibu addiction residential program.

Professional experience

7yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Codependency, Dissociation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered


License information

CA LMFT 104891


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Babak Karimbeik. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Babak has been a great therapist so far. I have learned quite a lot about myself in only 3 sessions working with Babak.

Written on Jul 29, 2022 after therapy with Babak for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Babak has helped me identify my past and current traumas. You can tell he is passionate and loves what he is doing. He truly loves helping people. The best listener I know.

Written on Jul 29, 2022 after therapy with Babak for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Awesome : )

Written on Mar 17, 2022 after therapy with Babak for 2 months on issues concerning addictions

Babak has provided the best help that I’ve received in years. He takes the time to listen, affirm, and understand exactly all of my concerns and provides homework that helps me practice proper stress relief. I will one hundred percent recommend colleagues and peers to seek help from him.

Written on Mar 02, 2022 after therapy with Babak for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Babak is an excellent therapist. He listens and knows when to respond appropriately.

Written on Jan 30, 2022 after therapy with Babak for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

I really enjoy my regular therapy sessions with Babak! He is so genuine, and empathetic. He listens to all my concerns and questions and compassionately addresses all during the session and after sessions. I am both inspired and impressed by his expertise and therapy approach. Highly recommend Babak!

Written on Jan 10, 2022 after therapy with Babak for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd