18075 Ventura Blvd, Suite 226, Encino, California, 91316

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Green Heart

Therapy

Feel safe in your body, live with more energy & build the resilience you need to create lasting change.

Green Heart

Therapy

Feel safe in your body, live with more energy & build the resilience you need to create lasting change.

Therapy for for adults, teens and children In Los angeles CA

Green Heart Therapy provides therapy for adults, teens, and children in Los Angeles

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Virtual & In-Person Therapy

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Daytime, Evening, & Weekends

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Specializing In Anxiety & Eating Disorders

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Am I ok?

It’s a good question to ask.

Work stress, relationship issues, challenges with your kids – life can feel like a lot. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression or a difficult life situation – it’s normal to wonder if you are ok.

We help adults, teens and kids process their experiences, emotions and unresolved trauma so they can better understand themselves and the people in their lives.

We provide the tools, compassion and support you need to live well on your terms.

In person & virtual therapy in Los Angeles for Adults, teens, & children

Our Therapy Services

We help you heal your emotional pain, restore your energy for living more fully and build the resiliency you need to make the changes you want.
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Child Therapy

For children struggling with anxiety, eating issues, or the effects of a traumatic experience.
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Teen Therapy

For teens navigating big life changes, eating and body issues and the challenges of growing up.
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Adult Therapy

For adults struggling with anxiety, eating issues, difficult life transitions and more.

Depression Treatment

Anxiety Treatment

Trauma Treatment

Binge Eating Treatment

Life Transitions

Eating Disorders

About Us

Why Work With Green Heart Therapy

True transformation comes from within – we are merely the guides that help you find the path.

We know how hard it can be to manage the complications that life brings to your door. We are honored to hold space for your experiences while we work with you through the toughest times.

As a therapist with over 15 years experience, I’ve had the good fortune of being able to help kids, parents and adults make the changes that have transformed their lives. As a specialist in eating disorders and family-based treatment, I ensure you are getting the help you need. Our team is qualified in multiple areas and they are here to provide support, tools and compassion on your journey to heal.

Let’s take the first step together.

Elisheva Dorfman, Owner & Founder, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist at Green Heart Therapy in Los Angeles

Elisheva (Ellie) Dorfman MS, LMFT

Owner & Founder,
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

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At Green Heart Therapy, our team embodies three principle beliefs that allow us to bring out the best in you

You have the strength

Whatever 'it' is, we know with the right support and tools you have the internal strength to take the steps needed to make a change in your life.

You deserve to feel safe

Whether it's safe in your body, safe in your space or safe in your mind - we believe it is a basic human right to live authentically as you.

You can create lasting change

We work with you to understand your priorities in order to develop the skills to cope, regain control of your life and start growing forward.

Our APproach

How Our Therapy Works

1

We get to know you

We start by getting clear on your history, experiences and current situation. We create goals based on the future vision you have for yourself or your child.

2

We develop a plan

We set up a plan specific to your situation. We work on the tools and skills you will need to get the results you want to start living on your terms.

3

We help you move forward

We work together through each step and assess what is working and what needs to be adjusted. We help you move towards your goals with each session.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Ellie works with a wide range of eating disorders and disordered eating including binge eating, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID).

She is trained and certified in Family Based Treatment, which is recommended as the first line of treatment for most children and adolescents diagnosed with anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa. When indicated, she will coordinate treatment between your treatment team. She is also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders and can treat adults using this approach. Lastly, she is trained and certified as an Intuitive Eating Counselor, which is a very effective treatment approach for binge eating disorder.

You can learn more about our disordered eating treatment here.

At Green Heart Therapy, we often use Family-Based Treatment (FBT), particularly when working with children and teens who have an eating disorder. FBT is an evidenced based treatment that is proven to be extremely effective at rapidly reversing malnutrition and eating disorder behaviors. FBT does not focus on finding the root cause of an eating disorder. Instead, FBT believes that parents can be their child’s most powerful advocates and best shot at full recovery and we utilize the family unit to help support the child in their recovery journey. Throughout therapy, the therapist will guide the parents/guardians on how to best support their child at mealtimes and beyond, with the hopes of rapidly restoring their child to a complete and full recovery.

We do not accept insurance, but work with many insurance plans as an Out of Network Provider. Upon request, we can provide a superbill, which you can use in order to submit reimbursement from your insurance company. If you qualify, we can also submit superbills on your behalf! If you would like to check your benefits and whether you qualify for reimbursement, please click here or email us for assistance.

We find that not working with insurance panels allows us to provide treatment without confidentiality concerns or the need to share sensitive information with your insurance carrier. This also allows us to offer more flexible and comprehensive treatment options and it enables us to provide individualized treatment without external interference.

We have partnered with Mentaya to help you save money on therapy! You might be able to get reimbursed for out-of-network treatment. You can check here or email us.

Therapy with Ellie is $230 per 50 minute session (Licensed clinician)

Therapy with Hanna is $125 per 50 minute session (Associate)

We require 48 hours notice to cancel a session with no cost. Sessions canceled with less than 48 hours notice will be charged at a full fee. We also charge a full session fee for no-shows. In case of emergency or extenuating circumstances, please speak to your therapist about flexibility around this policy.

The duration of therapy can vary greatly depending on several factors.As a result, it is challenging to provide a specific timeframe for therapy. However, here are some very general guidelines.

  • Treatment goals: The length of therapy can be influenced by the complexity and depth of the issues being addressed. If you have specific, well-defined goals that can be achieved in a relatively short period, therapy may be shorter. On the other hand, if the issues are more deep-seated, complex, or chronic, it may take longer to work through them effectively.
  • Different therapeutic modalities have varying time frames. We do offer some brief therapies, such as solution-focused therapy or cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) which are designed to be more time-limited and focused on specific goals. You can expect to see results in 6-10 sessions with these approaches.
  • Readiness and engagement: Your level of engagement, commitment, and readiness to actively participate in therapy can influence the duration. Being open, honest, and willing to engage in the therapeutic process can help maximize the effectiveness of therapy and potentially lead to more efficient progress. If your therapist gives you homework, being consistent outside of sessions will lead to faster results.

Therapy is a collaborative process and you and your therapist will regularly reassess progress, goals and the need for ongoing treatment.

Have more questions? Contact us.

How To Get Started

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Schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation before booking your first appointment.

New and returning clients can book their virtual appointments here.

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Green Heart

Therapy

Feel empowered to transform your life.