Dr. Phillip Fokas

(LMFT, DMFT)
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About Me

I have been practicing since 1999. I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist in California I have masters in counseling psychology and a doctorate in Marriage and Family therapy I believe childhood experience informs individuals on how to think and behave in adulthood. Gaining insight of how those experiences affected an individual, permits an individual to make changes in their belief system about self and others that is no longer adaptive.
Once issues have been identified it's important to process through past experiences. I use EMDR, letter writing, psychodynamic intervention to name a few to help my clients resolve past traumatic experiences.
I have a relatable approach to therapy in that I don't see therapy as a clinical interaction I see it more as a relational interaction.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 21

Services Offered


  • Messaging

Languages

English

Greek


Licensing

LMFT #46021 (Expires: 2023-11-30)


Reviews

Written by V.I. on Nov 05, 2020 after therapy with Phillip for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

I appreciate Dr. Fokas’ personable approach to counseling, which makes the therapy less like a treatment but more like a normal process of recalibrating myself with his support and guidance.

Written by A.I. on Jul 23, 2020 after therapy with Phillip for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

Dr, Fokas has been an incredible resource for me in my healing process and understanding how my past affects my current relationship with my husband. He is a great listener and is personable, allowing me to be myself when I speak and open up. His sessions has helped me make better decisions for myself and my husband.

Thank you for your expertise Dr. Fokas!