Stacie Cox -  Psychotherapy  • Life and Recovery Coaching • Telephone & Skype Counseling • Hypnotherapy
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In Office Services for Adults and Adolescents

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Mobile Service for Adults and Adolescents

In Office Services

• Therapy
   • Individuals
   • Couples
   • Families
• Life Coaching
• Recovery Coaching
• Clinical Hypnotherapy

Face Time and Skype Services

• Therapy
• Life Coaching
• Recovery Coaching
• Clinical Hypnotherapy

Telephone Services

• Telephone Therapy
• Telephone Life Coaching
• Telephone Recovery Coaching

Mobile Service

• When coming to my office is not an option for you

 

 

Therapy can take place face-to-face in the office, through Face Time, Skype or on the telephone, and lasts for approximately 50 minutes. It usually involves working with individuals on issues that are imbedded in the past. Resolving conflict from the past may be the only way to progress forward. Once individuals are able to move through past- related issues, the focus becomes on the present and future. Therapy is usually centered in finding ways to change thoughts, feelings, and behavior. The treatment goals can involve an increased sense of well-being, relationship building, improving communication levels, and changing behavior patterns.

 
 

Life Coaching and Recovery Coaching can take place face-to-face in the office, through Face Time, Skype or on the telephone.

Life Coaching involves more of an equal partnership between coach and client -- a process of inquiry that empowers clients to reconnect with their own inner wisdom, to find their own answers and to rediscover powerful moments of choice where self- transformation occurs. It creates a bridge from where you are to where you want to be in your life. Coaching is intensely goal-oriented. The coach and client work together on identifying core personal development values which when honored are connecting the client to goals in life. A vision is created, which includes both values and goals. An action plan is developed to make the vision become the client’s reality by removing stumbling blocks that in the past may have impeded the client from moving forward and realizing their vision. There is frequent email contact between sessions to further track progress. Life Coaching involves structured homework assignments that are tailored to the client’s goals. Coaching is not advice, therapy, or counseling, but may address specific personal issues, projects, situations and transitions within the client’s life.

Coaching techniques may be introduced into a therapy session if it is deemed appropriate for a client.

 
 

Recovery Coaching is like Life Coaching in how its modality functions. Recovery Coaching specifically targets clients who have been sober for a minimum of 30 days. With Recovery Coaching, however, the focus is on the client maintaining sobriety while connecting to personal development values, a life purpose and a life vision.

 
 

Clinical Hypnotherapy can take place in the office, through Face Time or through a Skype session for approximately 50 minutes. Hypnosis involves putting the client in a trance-like state to accept positive suggestions supporting the client’s goal(s). This technique taps into the unconscious mind to release emotional blocks and/or limiting beliefs that have, in the past, impeded the client's personal growth. This empowering process allows the client to move through barriers and to reach their goals based on their own definition of success.

Specialty areas include: calming anxiety, smoking cessation, increasing self-confidence and increasing motivation through the use of hypnosis.

 
 

Stacie's Approach

Stacie offers nurturing and nonjudgmental therapy, life coaching, recovery coaching and hypnotherapy services in a confidential setting. She structures the treatment to accommodate her client's schedules and individual needs. When appropriate, she uses a mind-body-spirit approach. By living a more holistic life, she believes a sense of balance can be created that will reduce vulnerability to crises.

Stacie utilizes the following techniques to help facilitate the change phase in sessions with her clients:

Solution Focus Therapy
Solution-focused brief therapy targets what works rather than what’s wrong. It is based on a non-pathology model that emphasizes the strengths and resources of client(s) in a collaborative effort to reach goals and resolve problems rapidly.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, developed by Dr. Francine Shapiro in 1989, works on the premise that when a trauma occurs it seems to get locked in the nervous system with the original picture, sounds, thoughts and feelings. This material can combine fact with fantasy and with images that stand for the actual event feelings about it. The eye movements we use in EMDR seem to unlock the nervous system and allow the brain to process the experience. That may be what is happening in REM or dream sleep – the eye movements help to process the unconscious material. Originally used with Vietnamese war veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, positive results have since been reported on a wide number of the population with a variety of psychological problems, including anxiety and depression, as well as for trauma.

It is important for the client to remember that it is your own brain that is doing the healing - you are the one in control.

Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)

Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy is based on the premise that whenever we become upset, it is not the events taking place in our lives that upset us; it is the beliefs that we hold that cause us to become depressed, anxious, enraged, etc. It is used to make behavioral changes at a cognitive level.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive-behavioral therapy is based on the idea that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors, not external things, like people, situations, and events.  The benefit of this fact is that we can change the way we think to feel / act better even if the situation does not change.

It allows the client to make behavioral changes from a cognitive level.

Positive Psychology
Positive Psychology fosters happiness in humans by focusing not only on what is broken in an individual but what facilitates growth and wellness.
Trauma Resilience Model (TRM)
Trauma Resilience Model is used to stabilize the nervous system by reducing and/or preventing the symptoms of traumatic stress from the past or present and/or life stressors.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

Neuro- Linguistic Programming is a model used to connect to the unconscious mind to eliminate negative emotions and beliefs that in the past have prevented an individual from moving forward with their goals.

Mindfulness Based Techniques

Mindfulness Based Techniques help clients detach from negative thoughts and feelings. This technique allows clients to be an observer of their thoughts and feelings, recognize them for what they are, and realize that they are more than the sum of their thoughts and feelings. This skill implementation permits the client to move into a liberating mental space, which brings about positive change at a rapid rate.

Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is another technique utilized to tap into the unconscious, and puts the client in a trance-like state where they are more likely to accept positive suggestions that support the client’s goal.

Listed below are a few of the many issues that can be helped with hypnosis:
• Calming Anxiety
• Smoking Cessation
• Increasing Self-Confidence
• Increasing Motivation

Cranial Electronic Stimulation

Cranial Electronic Stimulation - Alpha-Stim Aid machine, a clinically proven medical device that relieves symptoms of anxiety, depression, and insomnia safely without depending on medication using electromedical technology. Alpha-Stim generates a unique patented waveform no other device can offer. Unlike medications which are introduced to your body in a chemical form and then broke down to smaller components such as electrons, Alpha-Stim begins at the electron level, allowing your body’s cells to return to their natural functioning state. Alpha-Stim provides long lasting, cumulative relief without the risk of negative effects such as tolerance and addiction to medications.

Alpha-Stim is often administered by this Therapist in conjunction with hypnotherapy and NLP techniques.

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Focus/Specialty/Expertise Areas:

• Connecting to your life purpose by identifying and honoring your personal core values
• Increasing resilience to trauma- either trauma recently experienced or trauma embedded in your past
• Diminishing depression and/or anxiety 
• Reducing self-sabotaging behavior that keeps you stuck in the quick sand
• Setting healthier boundaries
• Addressing challenges in parent and adult children relationships
• Decreasing anger reactions to triggers while increasing a sense of being calm
• Increasing self-esteem/Improving body image
• Applying traditional & alternative approaches to overcome addiction (food, drug, alcohol, tobacco)
• Reducing people pleasing and other perfectionism behavior
• Overcoming emotional eating
• Coping with grief/loss

 
     

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©2017 Stacie Cox, LCSW, LISW, LAADC, ICAADC, ICADC, CADC II, CEC, CHt
Psychotherapy • Life and Recovery Coaching • Telephone, Face Time and Skype Counseling • Hypnotherapy • Santa Monica, CA