Caryn Bickel

(LMFT)

About Me

It's time to focus on YOU! I believe that betterhelp starts the moment a person reaches out and asks for help! I can give betterhelp by listening, understanding what's being communicated and reflecting that back with caring and concern. My approach to therapy is holistic; addressing the connection between body, mind, heart and soul.

I am LMFT with over 18 years of experience working with adults (older and younger), adolescents, youth and families in the greater Los Angeles area on issues related to trauma, abuse, severe behavioral and emotional difficulties and more. I obtained my MA in Spiritual Psychology and understand the need for a safe, comfortable and confidential space that promotes healing and change. I specialize in the treatment of symptoms related to Mood (Depression, Anxiety), Trauma, Grief/Loss, Behavior, Addiction, and more. I offer evidenced based strategies that reduce personal stress and/or relationship conflict while simultaneously increasing communication and coping skills. With willingness, practice, patience and new strategies in hand, one can dramatically improve their overall quality of life. Take another step forward NOW into participating more actively in your life . . . learn to love yourself, others and your life more! I am here to help guide you!

For more information about my work, please visit my webpage at Esteemcounseling.com. You may also read articles that I have published on stress and other mental health topics on Hubpages.com. Be well!

A word about online therapy: please be patient & evaluate what your expectations are before beginning. Online counseling takes time just as face to face counseling for results to be achieved. It also takes time to build mutual rapport & trust within the working relationship. I try my very best to be attentive and responsive here, participate actively, and help my clients receive the benefits from both the anachronistic and live communication options available on this platform. Please do not hesitate to express any specific needs you may have; or have a particular direction you'd like to work in. You as the consumer/client should also ask; am I doing everything within my ability to help ensure I am getting the most value from this service? Am I active and forthcoming in my sharing? Will I persevere if my counselor says/does/or doesn't do something I don't like? Bottom line; I want you to be successful and gain the full value of the service and what your paying for!
In Wellness,
Caryn


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship, Family, Grief, Intimacy-related, Eating, Sleeping, Parenting, Anger, Career, Bipolar

Years of Experience: 17

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #48461 (Expires: 2019-05-31)


Reviews

Written by J.E. on Jul 11, 2018 after counseling with Caryn for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping, self esteem, and career

I’ve been using this platform for several months and it’s great! It’s easy and convenient. I feel I’ve come a good ways along. I appreciate Caryn’s ability to hear past what I’m saying and really bring healing to the surface.

Written by C.R. on Jun 25, 2018 after counseling with Caryn for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

All had been great so far. I am hopeful that we can continue to work together and work through my anxiety issues.

Written by J.E. on Mar 26, 2018 after counseling with Caryn for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, and self esteem

Caryn totally speaks my language and has been nothing but helpful and insightful during my journey of healing. Grateful for her guidance!

Written by A.M. on Feb 27, 2018 after counseling with Caryn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and intimacy-related

I LOVE CARYN!!! I was so unsure about online counseling after years of going to therapists but I was desperate so I thought why not! My few sessions with Caryn have been more beneficial then a month I just had with a very expensive therapist whom I went to to get help with what I’m currently going through. She’s a ray of sunshine and listens so well. I love the advice she gives and connections she helps me make. :)

Written by S.A. on Jan 19, 2018 after counseling with Caryn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, parenting, self esteem, career, and bipolar

I have only been counseling with Caryn for a couple weeks but she is so amazing! She always gets back to me on time and has been super helpful whenever I message her and during our sessions.

Written by D.E. on Dec 18, 2017 after counseling with Caryn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping, and career

Miss Bickel was helpful from the very beginning, and continued to be gently encouraging despite my lack of responses.

Written by J.U. on Dec 14, 2017 after counseling with Caryn for 2 weeks

Caryn has been awesome to talk to! She really understands what I am saying and is very supportive in her responses. I really enjoy working with her!

Written by J.A. on Aug 05, 2017 after counseling with Caryn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

Caryn is amazing and very helpful navigating difficult times and integrating it with meditation practice. She is wonderful to talk to and I highly recommend.

Written by M.A. on Jul 29, 2017 after counseling with Caryn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and parenting

Caryn has been fabulous so far! I really feel like she is active in understanding the situations I’m going through. She offers respectful and insightful feedback that is positive and caring.

Written by S.H. on Jul 08, 2017 after counseling with Caryn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family, self esteem, and career

Caryn is awesome. After going on a rant amount the multitude of things that seem to be wrong, she very warmly sympathized, and provided a clear plan of steps to take. She follows up frequently, and is always very kind, relatable, and polite.

Written by B.I. on Jun 27, 2017 after counseling with Caryn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, parenting, and career

Thank you! I feel I'm making progress with Caryn.

Written by B.R. on May 17, 2017 after counseling with Caryn for 3 weeks

Caryn is very professional and very caring. She has a style which makes you open up in order for her to help you.

Written by P.R. on Mar 29, 2017 after counseling with Caryn for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship

Mostly people who seek counseling are the ones who need clear directions for mental well being. And Caryn does it well. She is encouraging. Am a sort of person who feels good when encouraged and I try to progress once encouraged. So, it is good to be that..!

Written by J.E on Feb 17, 2017 after counseling with Caryn for 4 days

I have been working with Caryn for a few weeks and she has really been a big help. I have problems trusting people but she has made it easier. For the first time in my life I feel that things can get better.

Written by J.A on Nov 17, 2016 after counseling with Caryn for 3 days

In the one session I've had with my counselor Caryn, she listened to my problems with tremendous empathy and clearly wanted to see me in a better state of mind.