Amanda  Estrella

Amanda Estrella

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, MA Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
California Accepting Online
Brentwood Not Accepting In-person

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Substance abuse
  • Trauma
  • Self-esteem
  • Depression
  • Existential issues

Professional statement

Amanda Estrella is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT 105836) who practices in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. Amanda is a dedicated, compassionate, and non-judgmental therapist with experience in working with individuals, couples, adolescents, and families.

Amanda's education and experience have provided her with the skills necessary to be a highly effective therapist. Amanda has a wide range of experience in working with individuals struggling with a variety of issues. Some of these include: anxiety, self-esteem issues, depression, substance abuse problems, grief, trauma, and relationship issues.

Amanda's approach as a clinician is integrative, collaborative, and strength-based. Her goals are to help each client uncover their strengths, values, and abilities in order to facilitate their growth and assist them in overcoming problems. Amanda upholds all legal and ethical standards, including the confidentiality of every client.


Message to clients

If you find that you are struggling right now, I can help you overcome your challenges. As your therapist, I will work as your partner in discovering insight about your problems and what is causing you to feel in distress, discouraged, or stuck. I will always be respectful, understanding, and never judgmental of your current life circumstances.

I will use my knowledge and experience, as well as effective therapeutic techniques to help guide and empower you, so that you can work your way out of your challenges. It is my belief that each and every client is unique, therefore I will tailor the therapeutic experience to meet your needs.

Together, we will find the path and choices that are best for you.If you are hoping to find relief from a problem you are experiencing, or are seeking assistance with your personal growth and development, I am here to help. I’d be happy to work with you in developing meaningful, positive, and long-lasting change to improve the quality of your life.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Existential issues - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Amanda Estrella is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $120 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $200 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Brentwood practice
11633 San Vicente Boulevard, Suite 320, Los Angeles, California 90049
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 3:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-1:00pm
  • Thu 3:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 3:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-1:00pm
  • Thu 3:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2016 - Present
CLARE Foundation, 2013 - 2018

Pepperdine University, MA in Clinical Psychology, 2014
New York University, BA in Social Sciences, 2011


Languages

English

Spanish


Client testimonials

"Amanda is extremely helpful, understanding, and empathetic. She really seems to help me get to the root causes of my symptoms in my personal psyche."
- Zencare client • February 2021