Anger Management

Grief, Loss, and Terminal Illness

Grief is often associated with death, but we experience similar feelings when we lose anything close to us. It is important to allow ourselves a moment of vulnerability to help build us back up again. Not grieving only ensures that the pain we carry will be stored away only to manifest in some harmful way that affects our self and our relationship to the world and others. The pain we carry does not have to impact or even dictate our lives. Therapy can help us learn how to grieve our losses with greater comfort and help restore a balance in us. 

Addiction & Substance Abuse Issues

Whether it began when you were younger or started as a distraction from other things, addiction & substance abuse and dependence has impacted your functioning and has affected your relationships. I work with people to helping them gain a better understanding of how addiction impacts their lives and provide treatment options to best suit each individual.

Life Transition Issues

Depression

Sadness is just one element of depression. Feeling sad over a loss and being down is just a part of life. However, depression is something that affects one’s daily functioning. Depression is all encompassing and affects our body, our mind, our behavior, and our spirit. It impacts how someone sees themselves, others, and the world. Symptoms can last for weeks, months or years. However, with treatment depression can be managed successfully with treatment.

Anxiety and Stress

Can’t live with it, can’t live without it. It’s one of those things we try to avoid like traffic, but inevitably there it is. The good news is that managing anxiety and stress is treatable.

One of the best strategies to beating anxiety is learning to manage it by accepting that we do not have control over many of the things we wished we did. Knowing how to pick your battles and being aware of the symptoms or triggers to anxiety can be of great benefit. Therapy helps people gain confidence in being better prepared for those unknowns that lay ahead for which we often only have so much control.

Compassion Fatigue and Burnout

Self-Esteem

Doubt can be an terrible thing, but it can also be an opportunity for us to regroup. We sometimes isolate because of doubt or our fear of criticism from others. We draw from our life experiences and often only focus on the negative aspects of ourselves. This provides an inaccurate overall view of who we are.

Therapy in this area is designed to help you gain a more accurate perception of strengths. Helping you see how your actions impact your self-esteem can help you reframe your thoughts and feelings, and inspire the change you wish to see.

Personal Growth and Development

We are social by nature and often have more than one interest, and these interests reflect our innermost desires and goals. Life itself can get in the way of achieving our goals, but finding out how to maneuver such obstacles can often reveal to us our true character Therapy is a place to explore your dreams and to be who you want to be without judgement. I look forward to being a supportive and motivating guide on such an exciting and uncertain journey.

Trauma and Abuse

Trauma and trauma-related experiences can take away our sense of safety and trust. The very nature of these experiences can impact our relationships and intimacy. More importantly, therapy can help you regain a sense of control over your life. I can help you develop coping skills surrounding the symptoms of the trauma and further help you develop a new story to help you process the associated thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that have potentially sheltered you from living the life you wish to lead. By exploring your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors in a caring and supportive environment, you can look at your life through a new lens that facilitates long-term growth and understanding of the trauma to help you maintain positive relationships in the present and future.

 

Relationship Issues / Couples Counseling

Effective couples therapy and marriage/couples counseling emphasizes what already works in the relationship, while pointing out areas that perpetuate acute or ongoing problems. It takes compromise, but not at the expense of one’s true self. In an effort to meet the unique challenges that couples inevitably face, therapy is tailor-made for everyone in order to better manage the issues and work with the communication styles distinctive to each couple. Learning how to create healthy boundaries and find solutions that are both satisfying and rewarding, without sacrificing our own identity, is possible. Learn how to find balance within your relationship through increased empathy, authentic communication, and better listening to reduce the hurt and blame. Nobody is perfect, and we forget that. Rediscover what brought you together in the first place.

 

  Contact  

DAIN KLONER

Dain Kloner

OFFICE LOCATION

14011 Ventura Blvd. Suite 203A
Sherman Oaks, CA  91423
213.479.8730

RESOURCES

Suicide Hotline:
1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
Domestic Abuse:
1-800-799-7233
Child Abuse:
1-800-540-4000
Elder Abuse:
1-800-992-1660