Ari Labowitz, LMFT

I believe that, while it can be difficult to make the decision to begin psychotherapy, starting does not mean you have failed.  The courage to seek assistance and acknowledge you need support is a sign of strength rather than weakness. 

I use a strengths-based approach, while using a humanistic practice to allow you to feel safe and grow.  I have an extensive background working with individuals, couples, and families. I treat each person as an individual, assessing his or her difficulties, and focusing on his or her positives. 

A focus of my profession surrounds the drug and alcohol treatment field.  I have extensive experience and knowledge surrounding recovery, and have brought that knowledge to many treatment centers I have worked with and consulted with.

A major focus of my practice is couples and relationships.  I have worked for a number of years with many individuals and couples experiencing difficulties in relationships.

As a former music producer, I have unique insight into the various demands and pressures of the entertainment industry.  As most musicians, actors, and others in the entertainment field know, mental toughness is half the battle, and I like to consider myself somewhat of an expert on the psychological side.  My clients, who devote their lives to the industry, find therapy to be an invaluable tool for keeping them focused and energetic. 

I have a master's degree in Clinical Psychology (MA).  I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California and a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.  In addition to private practice, I have worked in high schools, counseling centers, and corporate settings, and have treated clients diverse in ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, gender, and life circumstances.