WARM & AUTHENTIC
Sherman Oaks Therapy and Wellness is a boutique private practice dedicated to holistic mind and body wellness. We are located in Los Angeles, California and provide care in-office and virtually. Our services include Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Life Coaching, Nutrition Counseling, and Physical Training. Our goal is to provide a safe, supportive space in addition to the tools needed to move clients beyond insight. We aim to assist clients in making lasting, positive changes so they can live to their fullest potential while weathering life’s challenges.
TRUSTED & EXPERIENCED
Areas of Specialty
Narcissistic Abuse may be emotional, mental, physical, financial, sexual, and/or verbal abuse from an individual with Narcissistic Personality Disorder traits.
Couples therapy incorporates The Gottman Method, which includes a thorough assessment of the couple relationship and integrates research-based interventions.
Divorce/High conflict divorces can have many difficult emotions to work through as each stage of grief is visited. We can provide support through amicable or high-conflict divorce.
SAFE & SUPPORTIVE
A Little Bit About Us
Our experts are trained and highly skilled in their areas of specialization. As licensed mental health providers, personal & relational improvement is our expertise. Warmth, authenticity, and attunement are core qualities in our team members. However, we bring our own unique style to the therapeutic relationship. We honor each client’s differing path to healing and growth, tailoring treatment to meet their individual needs. We are advocates of living intuitively, consciously and mindfully.
Shirin Peykar, LMFT
Narcissistic Abuse Recovery, Couples Therapy, Divorce, & Mindful Parenting
Dr. Amber Baig, PSYD
Addiction, Mood Disorders, Anxiety, Dual Diagnosis
Cindy Linares, LCSW
Adolescents, Mood Disorders, Adoption, Anxiety
Arlet Karapetian, LMFT
Mood & Anxiety Disorders, Couples Therapy, Older Adults, Adolescents, Family Therapy
Chanel Peykar, NASM CPT & CNC
Pilates Instructor, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Nutritional Coach
Modalities of Treatment
Gottman Method interventions help clients develop positive dynamics with their partners.
MBCT, is a form of counseling that combines mindfulness, cognitive therapy, meditation, and other mental health techniques.
RIE® Educaring can help you develop a stronger, more authentic bond with your child.
Schema Therapy incorporates techniques from 4 areas: interpersonal, cognitive, behavioral, and experiential.
Frequently Asked Questions
We have answered some of the most frequently asked questions. If you don’t see an answer to your question please don’t hesitate to reach out to us directly.
When working with a therapist, it is imperative that you have a professional, but intimate connection, trust, and a sense of being heard, seen, and understood. The call is an opportunity for us to find out if it feels like a good fit for us both. It is also a way for you to get to how we work and explore how we can help you achieve your goal(s). By the end of our call, you will have a good idea of whether or not you feel comfortable working together. If we feel that we are not the best fit for you & your needs, we will likely refer you to another professional who may be more appropriate.
Fees vary depending on the clinician and duration of the session. Some of our clinicians offer sliding scale fees on a case by case basis. This can be discussed on the consultation call.
We are in-network with Kaiser, Blue Cross Medi-Cal, and HMC Healthworks. In addition, we accept all PPO Insurance plans as an out-of-network provider. We will provide patients with a “superbill” at the end of every month, which can be submitted to the insurance company for reimbursement depending on the subscriber’s plan.
To find out about out-of-network benefits, please contact your insurance carrier and ask:
What percentage is covered for “out-of network” or “non-participating providers”
What is the “maximum allowed amount” per session? (This is sometimes referred to as “reasonable and customary fees”) for zip code 91403 for Masters Level and PSYD (LMFT/LCSW/Psychologist) clinicians. The CPT/procedure code is 90791 & 90837.
If you have a deductible for out-of-network providers and how much it is.
California law protects the confidential nature of therapeutic relationships by recognizing that those relationships are privileged. Any information that a therapist maintains, whether electronically or in some other form, that documents or describes his or her assessment and/or treatment of a patient, including information that contains any personal identifying information that would be sufficient to identify a patient, is confidential. Therefore, your sessions and all information you disclose are confidential. Except for the instances stated below, which are required by law, we will not share information or respond to inquiries of any kind from any source without your written consent. All mental health providers are required to abide by these guidelines.
• If in our clinical judgment, you pose a threat to harm yourself or another person, our licensed therapists are ethically bound to notify the appropriate parties (those who can intervene to protect you).
• If you indicate a serious imminent threat to harm another person, our licensed therapists are legally required to warn the intended victim(s) and the police.
• We have a suspicion of a child or elder being abused (or neglected).
• If state or federal courts subpoena our clinical records or require our testimony.