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The way you feel is not your fault.

Individual therapy with Ulumma Joseph, LCSW

Accepting adults only.  Sessions are all virtual.

Holding Hands

Individual Therapy

At some point, we all will live through a difficult life situation.  Everyone's reaction to life's struggles is unique and deserves compassion and validation. General reactions can include sadness, depression, anxiety, trouble sleeping, feelings of hopelessness, poor concentration, memory impairment, feeling detached from others, and/or thoughts of death.  Seeking help can be challenging. That’s why, as a therapist, I provide a strengths-based, calming, caring, supportive atmosphere that allows clients to feel seen, heard and validated in an authentic relationship. 

I specialize in helping clients find solutions to problems related to depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, and traumatic experiences. I focus on providing EMDR Therapy but offer a full spectrum of individual therapy treatment modalities that also includes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), solution-focused therapy, and conventional psychotherapy/psychoanalysis. 
 

 

Therapy is a place that is not just about being seen and heard, but it’s a place where you can see and hear yourself. ~ 

Ulumma Joseph, LCSW

How EMDR Can Help You

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.  

It is a therapy proven to help reduce the symptoms of trauma and PTSD,  depression, anxiety, sexual and physical abuse, emotional distress, complicated grief, panic attacks, and phobias.

  • EMDR has a direct effect on the way the brain processes information, releasing emotional experiences that are trapped in the nervous system.  

  • As an EMDR trained therapist, I work with the individual to recall a disturbing thought, feeling, or memory.  

  • Through Bilateral Stimulation, similar to watching a ping pong move back and forth, the individual's eyes are able to move back and forth.  

  • Through this exercise, the disturbing memories are reprocessed helping to repair and restore normal brain processing so that the individual is no longer distressed by the images, sounds, and intense feelings associated with the traumatic memory.

  • Individuals report making more progress in less time with EMDR therapy than with traditional talk therapy.

If you want more information or think this therapy could benefit you please feel free to contact me or send an email.

 
 

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Get to know me

Exceeding Expectations One Patient at a Time

I’m Ulumma Joseph, LCSW, a licensed Therapist based in Los Angeles - here to accompany you through life’s most complex and difficult matters. I truly care about my clients’ well-being and guarantee top of the line therapy and psychological services catered to their needs. 

 

I grew up in the Los Angeles area as the youngest of four children to a single mother.  I attended UCLA for undergraduate where I received my BA in Psychology and minor in Public Policy. I took some time off and worked as a career manager for Los Angeles, Job Corps providing educational and career guidance to transitional age youth between the ages of 16-24.  I then decided to extend my education out of state.  I attended NYU where I received my Master's degree in Social Work in 2005.  While in New York, I had the privilege of working at Brooklyn's Domestic Violence homeless women's shelter. This experience and the woman I met continues to frame who I am as a social worker.  

 

I retured to Los Angeles, afterwards where I spent several years working for various mental health agencies and medical centers. Most recently I worked at Kaiser Permanente Psychiatry Department for nine years before I decided to open my own private practice in 2018.  Since the beginning of my career, I have provided a number of specialized therapeutic services to those dealing with challenging life experiences. I believe in providing a safe space for individuals to heal. Get in touch with me today for more information.

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