Get to Know Me
and My Philosophy
Inna Zavadsky, LMFT, SEP
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
People decide to seek therapy for many reasons. You might feel sad, stressed, worried or overwhelmed. You just experienced a traumatic event or a great loss. You are trying to change maladaptive patterns in your life. You want a healthier, more fulfilling relationship. The next step is finding the right therapist, and that can seem daunting.
I believe the connection you have with your therapist is the essential component needed in order to have a positive and productive experience in therapy.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, I am empathic, collaborative, and provide support in an inclusive, safe and respectful environment. I look forward to helping guide you in your journey toward growth and healing.
Exploring the Process
I utilize an integrative approach, where I draw from various treatment modalities and principles including Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Somatic, Mindfulness-based, Experiential, Emotionally Focused and Psychodynamic therapies in order to identify your goals and create an effective treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. My practice primarily encompasses individual and couples counseling.
Treatment may take a few sessions for brief, solution-focused therapy, or longer if issues stemming from family of origin will be explored. I work with different cultures, ages, backgrounds and professions, and enjoy learning from my clients.
When working with couples, I draw from an Emotionally Focused Therapy perspective. I help with healing ruptured connections by discovering negative patterns of interaction, identifying unmet needs, building empathy, and most significantly, instilling hope.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #51957), with a private practice based in Los Angeles. I works with individuals, couples and families.
I held the position of Program Therapist for an Outpatient Psychiatric Program with a community hospital located in the San Fernando Valley, where I conducted individual and group therapy for the adult and geriatric populations.
I strengthened my knowledge and understanding of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, as well as gained expertise in individual, child, couple and family therapy, in private practice settings. This included receiving education from UCLA's Anxiety Disorders Clinic. I specialized in psychodynamic therapy working with Airport Marina Counseling Service. I began my career at Los Angeles Free Clinic, focused on crisis intervention and triage.
I earned my M.A. in Counseling Psychology, with an emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, CA, and my B.A. in Modern Literature from University of California, Santa Cruz. Trained as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner from the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, I specialize in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / Trauma Resolution.
In addition, I completed training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) from the EMDR Institute.
I am a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.