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Katina Boulai, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Depression
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About me

My name is Katina Boulai and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I know that seeking help can be a difficult choice but you are not alone. I have many years experience working with families, couples, and individuals using a relational, cognitive behavioral therapy and family systems approach.
I have experience with diverse populations with issues relating to depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, parenting, divorce, grief, life transitions, and relationship issues. I also worked with the adult homeless community and teens experiencing issues with addiction.
My approach is respectful and empathetic working in the here and now based on my client's need. Taking this step is not always easy but very helpful in order to develop better ways of dealing with day-to-day struggles.
Having someone with whom you can safely and privately discuss your concerns creates an opportunity to achieve a better quality of life. I use a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client. What we discuss is confidential except if there are any concerns that you may be a danger to yourself or others.
My office hours are Monday-Thursday 6:00-8:00 P.M and I typically respond to messages within 24 hours or sooner if possible.

Professional experience

15yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Depression

Additional areas of focus: Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment issues, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Immigration Issues, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Multicultural Concerns, Post-traumatic stress, Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

CA LMFT 110406

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Katina Boulai. 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.

I find Katina to be calm, compassionate, a critical listener and responsive. I’m actually surprised and thankful that I was paired with someone who has expertise, good energy and seems to genuinely want to help me with my perspectives and “stuck” places. The sessions I’ve had so far have been a gift

Written on Jun 22, 2024 after therapy with Katina for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Katina has a methodical and precise way of breaking down problems.
She is great at listening, thoughtful, and considerate. I appreciate that she asks me questions about the ‘why’ and ‘how’ in certain situations. This always leads to constructive feedback and implementing new strategies that I find very helpful.
She is very good at making me feel heard and validated.
Highly recommend if you need someone who is great at listening that can help you problem-solve.

Written on May 31, 2024 after therapy with Katina for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Katina is so kind and respectful. Prompts great questions to help me dig deeper into my thoughts and feelings.

Written on May 30, 2024 after therapy with Katina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Katina has been helpful and pushed me to do the actual work.

Written on May 13, 2024 after therapy with Katina for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

I can appreciate Katina expertise and would highly recommend her to anyone seeking help. She is caring, patient and encouraging.

Written on May 06, 2024 after therapy with Katina for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

I truly love my therapist Katina. I really wanted a therapist that not only listens to what I am going through, but also provides solutions and activities to assist in my healing journey and that is what she provides. I would recommend her to anyone

Written on Mar 28, 2024 after therapy with Katina for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd