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Dr. Emily Eckstein, LMFT

LGBTQ+ Self esteem, Motivation Career difficulties Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I am licensed in the state of California with over 14 years of professional clinical experience as a therapist. I have expertise in supporting members in the LGBTQIA2S+ community, as well as clients experiencing depression, anxiety, parenting issues, career difficulties, & coping with life transitions. I work from a place in which I believe you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process and am excited to get started!

Professional experience

14yrs in practice
LGBTQ+ Self esteem, Motivation Career difficulties Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, HIV / AIDS, Immigration Issues, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Somatization, Trichotillomania, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

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License information

CA LMFT 95746


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Emily Eckstein. 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.

She truly listens and provides feedback that is helpful. She was there for me and was very timely in our meetings.

Written on Apr 16, 2024 after therapy with Emily for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Very thought provoking and actively listens

Written on Mar 18, 2024 after therapy with Emily for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

I really appreciate how Dr. Eckstein listens, responds, and provides me to areas to work on outside our sessions. I've only done 2 session so far, but am looking forward to the next and what we might work on moving forward.

Written on Jan 16, 2024 after therapy with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Dr. E gives me space to share my thoughts and is very supportive of my goals and ideas to reach them. She’s present during sessions and I don’t feel rushed during the allotted time. She helps me focus in on what my wants and needs are. I mainly came to BetterHelp because I started on a self improvement journey to feel better mentally and physically. With that starting to show some success , I wanted a discreet and unbiased way to sort out what was frustrating me in my core relationships and advocating for myself . She’s a great sounding board and support person. I’m very happy I didn’t wait the 2 months to speak with someone I was given by my insurance company.

Written on Dec 29, 2023 after therapy with Emily for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

So much appreciation for Dr. Eckstein’s support. She really listens.

Written on Dec 06, 2023 after therapy with Emily for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Dr. Eckstein has been very considerate and patient in helping my navigate my gender identity and consider the next steps in my process. I am feeling much more confident about myself and choices as a result of our conversations.

Written on Aug 21, 2023 after therapy with Emily for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and lgbt