MIRANDI BABITZ, MA:
Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in counseling.
Marriage and Family Counseling Licensed since 1993 (#MFC 31156)
Certificate in Cognitive Therapy - Center for Cognitive Therapy - 1991
Certificate in Alcohol/Drug Abuse Studies - UCLA, 1995
As a therapist, I am committed to helping people realize their full potential by overcoming self-limiting beliefs. We all have core beliefs about ourselves and about the world. Some of them have a powerful positive influence, helping us to move effectively through life's challenges. Other beliefs may be negative, harmful and even damaging.
I've walked an unusual path to bring me to where I am today. In my first career, I worked as a clothing designer for the music and movie industries. I designed clothes for my own boutique on the Sunset Strip, for rock and roll musicians in Los Angeles and London, and for French cinema. I changed careers and went on to produce rock concerts to raise money for causes, and later owned my own concert promotion company. Both of these professions gave me an opportunity to really learn about life, but they also immersed me in a highly stressful, and unstable lifestyle. "Experience is not what happens to you, it is what you do with what happens to you." I like that statement, because it points out that we always have a choice about where we are going, no matter where we've been.
I underwent a major personal change when I stopped using drugs and alcohol with the help of Twelve Step programs. I also overcame a life long problem with anxiety. I returned to school to pursue a new goal of becoming a therapist. I bring with me to my profession a love of people, a love of music and art, as well as an understanding of the 'real world' of business, and a first hand knowledge of the true nature of individual change. I believe in the healing power of the therapeutic relationship, personal responsibility and spiritual growth. Change is not easy, but with self- honesty, open-mindedness and willingness, it is always possible.
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Lucinda Basset's Attacking Anxiety and Depression Program
EXPERIENCE AND AFFILIATIONS:
I have been in private practice in the South Bay area at the same location for
Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies, Clinical Member, AAMFT, CAMFT, and EAPA. Community Service Award- CLARE Foundation, Santa Monica, CA.