Gali  Barak
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Gali Barak

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Barrington Avenue, West Los Angeles Accepting In-person
Updated January 30, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Eating disorders & disordered eating
  • Substance abuse
  • Transition to new parenthood
  • Women's issues

Professional statement

Gali Barak is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, in practice for 12 years.

As a lifelong dancer with specialized training in ballet, Gali has experienced both the exhilarating joy and intense scrutiny of coming of age in the dance community.

Her personal struggles with food and body image inform her work as a therapist, where she has worked with numerous individuals to rewrite their stories around relationships, substances, and societal expectations. The scope of her clinical experience includes work with adolescents, adults, families, and couples.

Gali has worked in the addiction treatment industry for 11 years, both as a therapist and as a Clinical Director of an outpatient treatment center. She has worked with many clients struggling with addiction in ways that land them outside of the mainstream rehab industry.

Gali has collaborated with other healthcare professionals on providing alternative approaches to addiction. She holds firm beliefs about how problems with drugs and alcohol come to be, and how people can find freedom from these problems.

Gali holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, where she specialized in postmodern and narrative therapies. She holds a Bachelors in Communications from the University of California, Berkeley.

Gali is available for clients both online and in person in her West Los Angeles office.

She looks forward to supporting you along your journey to a more fulfilling life!


Message to clients

When it comes to your life, I believe that you are the expert. I say this because I honestly do not know more about you than you do. If you are looking for someone to tell you who you are, why you have been engaging in certain behaviors, or whether you are leading a “healthy” or “unhealthy” lifestyle, then I am not the one for you.

People who have worked with me often say that our sessions feel like conversations. My therapeutic style is collaborative, conversational, and solution-focused. My goal is to ask you questions that will bring to light what matters to you, what’s getting in the way of your preferred life, and what resources you have that can help you with today’s life projects.

I respect where you are in your life and firmly believe that you are capable of deciding where you want it to go.


Specialties

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

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

Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

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

Transition to new parenthood - Working with parents as they adjust to new parenthood

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman




Clientele

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

Insurance

Gali Barak is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $265 (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
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly

Location(s)

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 9am - 4pm
  • Tue 9am - 4pm
  • Wed 9am - 4pm
  • Thu 9am - 4pm
  • Fri 9am - 4pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Barrington Avenue, West Los Angeles practice
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 9am - 3pm
  • Fri 9am - 3pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 13 years


Antioch University , MA, Clinical Psychology , 2011
UC Berkeley , BA , 2004


Licensure

California: 87279


Languages

English

Hebrew