Hello, my name is Brenda Klass, I am glad you stopped by. I have been involved in behavioral health for over 30 years in Los Angeles County. I help to heal psychic wounds and bring families closer to the harmony they desire.
I have a PhD in psychology and licensed as a marriage family child therapist. My experience covers many areas: I have extensive training with Chronic illness, Chronic pain, Chemical Dependency, Depression, Anxiety. I have also worked with clients who just need someone to support them through challenging experiences, emotions, and life changes.
Are you or your child or family struggling with a difficult life transition? Have you or your child or young adult come up against a situation that you think may be leading to depression, anxiety or other mental health challenges? Are you a college student having a hard time navigating a new world of independence and responsibility? Are you experiencing emotions related to Covid 19- job loss, grief loss family member, financial issues, Please allow me to assist in determining what I can do to help
I am an empathic, serious listener when my role calls for it, and a simpatico companion in life’s journeys. My style is direct, positive, and warm with a focus on supporting clients but holding them accountable to their goals for treatment. I don’t look on my role as a “fixer” or “solver”, I believe I am here to help YOU find those solutions and fixes.
You are coming here to gain the tools and understanding to deal with something in your life and I would love to be your partner in the journey. As we all know, it is frequently difficult to see the forest for the trees. I’m here to help you do a little hedge trimming so your vision is less obscured.
If you have been in therapy before and are facing new challenges you think could be helped by therapy, then you know the drill. If you are new to therapy and feeling anxious or awkward about seeking help, you are not alone. Looking for a therapist you connect with can be an arduous process for some. For others it is easy; they connect with the first person they meet. Either way, I am skilled at making this part of the journey as smooth as possible, while allowing you the space to come to your own decisions.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
CA LMFT 21561
Dr Klass-Christopher is the best therapist I’ve had on here. She’s consistent and goes out of her way to personalize/individualize my sessions. Thank you
Written on Sep 21, 2022 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd