Zamira Pla, Therapist in Los Angeles, California — Zencare
Zamira  Pla
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Zamira Pla

She/Her/Hers

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, MA Masters in Expressive Arts Therapy, MA-EXTH Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
California Accepting Online
South Carthay Waitlist In-person

If you prefer in person services in Los Angeles, I travel to the Los Angeles office every other Friday to see clients in person. The rest of the month, we will meet online.

Updated May 9, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Attachment issues

Professional statement

Zamira Pla is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Expressive Arts Therapist in Los Angeles, CA. She works with children, adolescents, and adults. Zamira is very passionate about being of service to others. She assists her clients in deeply exploring and processing their life through a warm and collaborative relationship. She usually calls it "going down the rabbit hole" and coming out with the knowledge and intuition to live a balanced, connected life. Zamira believes that the stress, anxiety, depression, and/or trauma we have experienced/felt or are currently experiencing can be transformed into experiences that can teach us instead of hinder us. She feels that integrating and loving all parts of the Self is an important aspect of her work with her clients. She assists her clients in balancing treatment by doing deep work while learning skills that they can utilize daily (such as problem solving, interpersonal, distress tolerance, mindfulness, and emotional regulation skills, among others). Zamira challenges her clients to look deeper into themselves while meeting them where they are and acknowledging their journey with compassion and love.

Zamira uses interventions or modalities of treatment such as Expressive Arts therapy (which include visual arts, dance/movement, music/sound, theater, writing, nature, etc), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma CBT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Embodiment Coaching and Embodiment Yoga Coaching, Jungian, Sand-tray, and Play therapy, among others. Zamira also utilizes the senses (smell, sound, kinesthesia, touch, sight) to increase her clients’ awareness of themselves, bodies, space, connection, relationships, feelings, etc.

Outside of private practice, Zamira loves to create music, movement, visual arts, and poetry. She loves to learn, connect with others, and expand as if to bring the universe to her life every day.


Message to clients

Carl Jung said, "Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes." Sometimes we seem to live outside, where the dreams are, where most things seem to occur that distract us, while our inner Self is trying to find a way to be heard. Or maybe your Self is very loud and all you want is to be in peace and quiet. Whichever your exploration is, I am here to support you. Let's journey together in compassion, love, awareness, responsibility, and safety to dive deeper into your world. We will come up for air as often as needed so you can implement all you have learned about yourself in your daily life.

I strive to create a safe space where you can be who you are and who you want to be without ever feeling judged and always feeling accepted and loved. Sometimes there will be tears, others laughter, and peace in many. I bring humor, challenges, creativity, and openness to sessions and invite you to join me when you feel ready so you can begin the life that you want to create in pleasure, love, and purpose.


Specialties

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

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

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

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

Existential crisis & challenges - 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

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Kaiser Permanente HMO
  • Optum

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $110 - $175
  • Initial session: $175 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $200 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $200 (60min)

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
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
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
Therapist's note

I can offer a sliding scale based on client's needs after discussion during consult call.


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 8am - 6pm
  • Tue 8am - 6pm
  • Wed 8am - 6pm
  • Thu 8am - 6pm
  • Fri 8am - 2pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

South Carthay practice
6310 San Vicente Blvd., Ste 410, Los Angeles, California 90048
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait 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 Closed
  • Fri 9am - 4pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 17 years

Exceptional Children's Foundation, Clinical Supervisor/Therapist, 2019 - Present
Penny Lane Centers, Clinical Supervisor/Therapist, 2011 - 2019
Hillsides, Clinical Supervisor/Therapist, 2007 - 2011
Family Resource Center, Mental Health Therapist and Substance Use Counselor, 2006 - 2007
Fellowship House, Residential Program Counselor, 2003 - 2007

Expressive Arts Institute - San Diego, CA, Expressive Arts Therapy Professional Degree/Post Master's degree, 2013
Florida International University - Miami, FL, Master's in Psychology, 2005


Licensure

California: 49858


Languages

English

Spanish