Supporting women, girls and teens

Counseling & Psychotherapy For Women

My Practice

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LA Women's Therapy has been empowering and supporting women for over 10 years. I am a therapist who gives feedback, shares insight and engages with the women I work with.  I care deeply about the work I do.

 I am originally from the east coast and have worked in different fields before becoming a therapist in 2010. I provide in office therapy and tele therapy, which is a confidential, HIPPA compliant, www.doxyme.com

Using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic and mind body techniques along with attachment theories., I help clients understand how thoughts affect feelings, how our past programming sets the foundation for much of our belief systems and how our bodies store trauma. 

Through personal exploration, challenging negative self-talk and developing new perspectives, you can navigate life with greater self-awareness and hope. I'm a believer in the power of journaling to release and explore thoughts and feelings and recommend clients keep journals.


Fees

I do not take insurance, but, I can provide you with a SuperBill that you can submit to your insurance. I take cash, checks and paypal.

My regular 50 minute session is $125-$150. Ask me about any sliding scale fee I might be able to provide for you.

Why Work With Me

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You might want to work with me if:

  • You are a women 18 and over 
  • Going through transitions 
  • Experiencing creative blocks
  • Would like to develop tools to better manage  depression, anxiety & chronic illness.  
  • Struggle with self-doubt
  • Would like to improve your communication skills, 
  • Interested in navigating life with greater confidence and to develop your voice. 
  • Going through career dilemmas
  • Not sure "what's next?
  • You are interested in using creativity

Art Therapy

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Along with traditional "talk therapy," I am an art therapist. If you are interested in using art to access thoughts and feelings quicker and easier than words alone, 


What is art therapy: 

Art therapy is a mental health profession that requires a master's level  training. We are especially trained to use art with clients with various issues, including young and old. It is a here and now process so feelings can arise during the art making process, which the therapist and client can then explore.


I can introduce art directives to help you explore feelings, relationships, grief and techniques to self-soothe.. Art therapy is about the process rather than the product. Various art mediums are used including, paint, mixed-media collage and clay. You do not have to be an artist!


Art therapy helps:

  • Decrease anxiety symptoms
  • Manage depression
  • Promote relaxation
  • Is fun
  • Gets you out of your head
  • Better understanding of your relationships


DEPRESSION

Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncom that we can experience at some point in our lives. Depression is a REAL medical condition just like diabetes or other health conditions. 


YOU CAN'T JUST "SNAP OUT" OF IT!

IT'S OK TO ASK FOR HELP and most times treatment is needed.

DEPRESSION SYMPTOMS TO KNOW:


  • Sudden mood swings
  • Irritability, anger, or increased conflict with others
  • Depressed mood or feelings of hopelessness
  • Anxiety or tension
  • Decreased interest in usual activities
  • Difficulty staying focused in attention or thinking
  • Fatigue
  • Change in appetite, or food cravings
  • Trouble sleeping or sleeping too much
  • Feeling overwhelmed or out of control
  • Physical symptoms, such as breast tenderness, joint or muscle pain, weight gain, and bloating


HELP

Dial "211" 24 hours bilingual

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
24 Hours
1800-273-8255

Teen Hotline
800-852-8336

Tips to Promote Self-Care

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There is nothing worse than emotional pain. Even physical pain, we can take medication. Whether it is depression, chronic worry, grief, loss and or relational issues, you do not have to suffer. I will help you develop tools and methods to manage emotional pain. 

Here are some helpful tips to get you started with self-care.


TIP 1. Learn to journal. Let the page hold what pains you.

TIP 2. Learn how negative self-talk affects how you feel and how you feel about yourself.

TIP 3. It takes practice to make change. Just like going to the gym, learning to have emotional resilience requires the same type of attention.


Self-care is not just taking care of yourself physically, though that is extremely important, it is learning to:


  • Setting healthy boundaries
  • learning it is OK to say NO
  • Knowing what is physical and emotional abuse.
  • Having a voice and using it.
  • Not being a doormat

 

Chronic Illness

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  Living with a chronic health condition (s) is stressful. Managing medications, insurance, doctor's appointments, symptoms of the disease, asking for help, and, on and on. It is even more stressful if you live alone and have to manage all of this by yourself. If you are not one that likes to ask for help, the stressors are unlimited. Thank goodness for Uber! I will help you explore strategies and choices that can help ease the struggle and methods to manage the ups and downs of moods illness can create.


Chronic illness has no cure. It is an illness like diabetes, addiction, kidney disease, that can have a treatment, but not a cure. I Chronic illness can happen in any stage of life; it can come on suddenly or over time.. It not only affects the physical body, but it plays a role in our emotional, spiritual and relational aspects of our lives. Chronic illness is a big contributor to depression, anxiety, self-esteem, thinking and our overall outlook on life.

Helpful Information

Stress Management

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Stress is a reaction to a change or a challenge in our lives.

Do you worry all the time? Take on other's problems? Just can't say "NO." And the list goes on.


Here are just a few of the main stressors for women today:

  1. Family
  2. Finances
  3. Health
  4. Not enough time
  5. Lack of Support
  6. Chronic Illness
  7. Seasonal Changes
  8. Caregiving


Stress Management Tips

  1. Listen to your body!:
  2. Be aware of symptoms in your body, i.e., aches, pains, tension, heartburn
  3. Breath
  4. Practice mindfulness
  5. Create balance in your life
  6. Stay in the here & now
  7. What how you spend your time
  8. Awareness of how thoughts are affecting your stress & worry levels
  9. Journal out your stress
  10. Coloring


Women, Wisdom & Aging

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What is it that gets in the way of you feeling good about your life and yourself? Depression can stop us in our tracks as can grief and anxiety. It causes lack of motivation, isolation and loneliness. The good news is there is hope and tools to move forward.


Here are a few things to keep in mind when you are experiencing the dark side of life:

  • Make a list of what makes your life rich.
  • Keep in touch with friends
  • Write about your life...it's richer than you think
  • Walk
  • If you can't walk, play music
  • Get support
  • Don't let yourself sink to low before asking for support
  • Call a hotline (which I will list)
  • Call Me!
  • Try not to beat yourself up if you are having a bad day
  • Take slow breaths in and out
  • Make a cup of tea




Single, Thriving or Ambivalent

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You are probably wondering what this topic is all about. Single and thriving is about living in a coupled world as a single woman.. Maybe you are a woman who is craving a relationship, maybe being alone is not your cup of tea, or perhaps you are ambivalent about relationships, and/or maybe our society has convinced you, you just can not be happy until you find a partner. OR, maybe you adore your single life and the freedom it allows you.  Either way, I can help support you in learning to adore the life you do have and not experiencing it as incomplete. begin seeing your life as WHOLE with or without a partner. If you are single and wanting to have a better understanding of what that means and/or discovering the value of your life, we can do that together. Life does not have to be less than if you are single!

Childhood Emotional Neglect

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Childhood Emotional Neglect simply means: your emotions did not get the attention they needed as a child.Do you experience any of the following: 

  • Not able to say "NO"?
  • Concerned with how others experience you?
  • Do you know what your emotional needs are?

Beginning to Heal:

  • Recognize & know your emotional needs
  • Practice saying "NO"
  • Be aware of what your are experiencing
  • What negative self-talk
  • Journal thoughts & feelings

More information at:www.jonicewebb.com

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