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.
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: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
CA LMFT 110406
Katina is a great therapist, she listens with an open heart and open mind. She truly cares for her clients and want the best for them. She is very understanding and easy to talk to. I would recommend her to anyone. Thank you for being there with me in the tough time. Thank you for everything
Written on Jul 12, 2023 after therapy with Katina for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Katina has been very helpful and patient in understanding my experiences. She has allowed me to understand my experiences better.
Written on Jun 06, 2023 after therapy with Katina for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts
Katina has been amazing! When I started therapy I didn’t think I would make much progress but she has been so helpful and has helped me work through so many feelings and emotions. She’s kind, patient, understanding, and genuinely cares about her patients. I’m grateful that I was paired with her.
Written on May 20, 2023 after therapy with Katina for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd
I'm brand new to therapy and I feel like Katina follows what I'm saying exceptionally well and i feel comfortable opening up. Thumbs up, I could imagine she's a credit to your business for sure.
Written on Mar 09, 2023 after therapy with Katina for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adh
So glad to have finally made the decision to enroll! Even more happy that I was paired with Katina. In the short time I’ve been with her I can say that I definitely can see a change in myself in the best way. We’ve been able to work through a lot and she’s been able to help me grow as a person. I couldn’t be happier with the service I’ve gotten!
Written on Jan 26, 2021 after therapy with Katina for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Katina is amazing. She has been a strong positive force in my life, and helped me find my way through a difficult chapter. She is patient, thoughtful and understanding, and is great at creating a safe, comfortable space for openly sharing ideas. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a counselor.
Written on May 26, 2020 after therapy with Katina for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues