Gurudarshan  Khalsa
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Gurudarshan Khalsa

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
California Accepting Online
Los Angeles Accepting In-person
Updated September 14, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Couples counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Attachment issues
  • Premarital counseling
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

Gurudarshan Khalsa is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in North East Los Angeles, where she welcomes individuals and couples who are seeking change and transformation.

With an approach rooted in Attachment Theory, and having trained in PACT (psychobiological approach to couples therapy), Gurudarshan is uniquely skilled at working with couples and individuals who find themselves repeating self-destructive and painful relational patterns over and over. Many of her clients find themselves at an impasse, wherein the wounds of their early lives have come to influence them so greatly as adults that they find relationships, connection, or self-fulfillment to feel impossible or continually painful. This experience of emotional gridlock can often lead to or exacerbate already difficult symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Therapy sessions with Gurudarshan integrate both insight oriented interventions and experiential work through the use of meditation, somatic awareness and parts work, to aid in reclaiming a place and space for yourself in your life, and to no longer feel overwhelmed by anxious thoughts and hopelessness. For couples, Gurudarshan will take an active yet supportive role in challenging some of the long standing cycles of conflict, disengagement, betrayal, and disconnection. She is focused on assuring that the couples she works with are given a place and space to truly transform and unravel deep patterns of insecure functioning.

Gurudarshan is commited to honoring and welcoming the diverse identities, backgrounds and lifestyles of all of her clients, and holds a strong belief in the human capacity to not just survive, but thrive in a life created with agency, intention, and joy.


Message to clients

I believe that we are all searching whether we may know it or not for deep and secure connections with others. Healthy human connections and attachments are vital to living a full and happy life. Often times long standing traumas and mental health issues can prevent us from fully connecting with others. Our anxiety can create a wall between our selves and the world, and our depression can eat away at our self-esteem and our motivations to feel joy and fulfillment.

My goal is to help you learn how to lower the walls of your anxiety, and quiet the voices of your depression, by giving you an experience of safety, security and embodied vulnerability. Together we will explore individualized tools that will work for YOUR life and your challenges and explore the strengths that already live inside of you.


Specialties

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

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

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

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Premarital counseling - Providing a safe and neutral environment for couples to explore expectations and prepare for the rewards and challenges of marriage

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating




Clientele

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

Insurance

Gurudarshan Khalsa 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: $175 (50min)
  • Initial session: $175 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $220 (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
  • Check
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

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

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
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Los Angeles practice
3519 Eagle Rock Blvd , Los Angeles , California 90065
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
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Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

Aviva Family & Children's Services , 2013 - 2021

Pacifica Graduate Institute , MA Counseling , 2012


Licensure

California: 97782


Languages

English