Do you identify?
“Everyone thinks I have it together, but I feel messy.”
“I’m ‘too sensitive.’”
“I feel like I’m dating the bread basket
instead of my dinner date!”
“What is good enough?”
“’I want to say no, but I can’t.'”
“I feel alone. A lot. Even around people.”
If you’d like to explore or change any of the above,
Hi, I’m Alli Spotts-De Lazzer. Here’s a little bit of information about which you might be curious.
As a psychotherapist, my goal is to help you – to help yourself – to gain more freedom from your concerns and struggles (AND to help you to recognize and shore up what’s already working for you!). Together, we can work to provide you with more of the quality of life and relationships that you want.
I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #49824) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC #844) who has also received the designation of Certified Eating Disorders Specialist (“CEDS”) from the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals. For those interested, I’ve also received training that allows me to use “EMDR” in this practice.
Sometimes people ask if I work with issues other than eating disorder-related, and YES! I work with: adults; adolescents (older); families; and couples. My private practice is in a cottage-like setting with easy parking and conveniently located in Valley Village (“Studio City-adjacent”). I specialize in or focus on treating the following:
- eating disorders and related issues,
- increasing self-value,
- relationship problems,
- trauma and distressing life events,
- Entertainment Industry issues,
- and transitioning from young adult to “adult.”
Feel free to read through this website, get to know me as a therapist and counselor, and see if you have any questions or are interested in taking the next step: calling or meeting. (The KTLA Health Smart news segment below gives you a bit of a sense of me. Please be aware: the piece contains images that–if you are struggling with eating or body issues–could feel uncomfortable or triggering to watch.)
I know that reaching out can feel challenging. I think it takes courage, and I respect that. “Help can happen, and there is hope.”