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DR. KATIE ARFA

Evidence-based therapy specializing in health conditions and lifestyle medicine

 
DROWNING?

If you've found your way here, chances are that you or someone you love is feeling:

overwhelmed

hopeless

sick

exhausted

frustrated

numb

fearful

worthless

frantic

useless

lost

confused

powerless

stuck

It's not your fault.

Our schools don’t teach us how to have healthy bodies, minds, or relationships.
 

Our reactive healthcare system typically treats symptoms instead of looking for root causes.
 

Our government permits the use of foods and substances that are known to disrupt brain functioning and other aspects of health.   
 


It’s like being thrown into rough water without any swimming lessons.

HOW THERAPY CAN HELP

trauma, stress,

relational & lifestyle toxicity

chronic

physical & mental "illness"

unhelpful coping & lifestyle habits

increased

inflammation, stress &

dysregulation

Traditional therapy works by identifying and adjusting the cognitive, behavioral, and emotional ways we react to uncomfortable experiences in our lives.

Unfortunately, most treatments ignore lifestyle factors like sleep, nutrition, and exercise that heavily influence our physical and mental health...even though chronic inflammation is now known to be a major factor in many mental health conditions.

My approach incorporates psychological and lifestyle functioning that helps reduce inflammation, re-tune the nervous system, balance the microbiome, and improve mind and body health in a comprehensive way.

Call for a consult

424-363-6639

 
 

WHAT TO EXPECT

We don’t always have the benefit of knowing what to expect in life.

However, when it's possible to set expectations it can make things a lot easier. Here's what you can expect if you choose to work with me.

WE'LL FOLLOW 4 SIMPLE STEPS:

Phone consult

It's important to me to hear what you're looking for and make sure I am the right person to help.

First Session

We have a conversation that introduces me to who you are and what has caused you to feel stuck.

Goal Setting

Collaboratively, we identify goals that will help you exit the feedback loop and start moving forward.

New Perspective

Start implementing changes that have the power to modify how you think and feel.

Call for a consult

424-363-6639

Areas of Specialty

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Binge Eating & Weight Management

  • Chronic & Complex illness (including POTS, EDS, MCAS, dysautonomia, etc.)

  • Gastrointestinal/Microbiome Health

  • Diabetes

  • Sugar Addiction & Nutrition Habits

  • Gut/Brain Disorders

  • Dementia & Caregiver Burnout

  • Exercise & Cognitive Performance

  • Chronic Pain

  • Insomnia & Sleep Issues

  • Smoking Cessation

  • Post/Peripartum Depression & Anxiety

  • Trauma-related Conditions

Treatment Modalities

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi)

  • EMDR

  • Family Systems

  • Lifestyle Medicine

  • Mindfulness

 
Succulents

Humans are built to be resilient...

but our biology doesn't thrive unless we have support from others.


If you’re tired of feeling overwhelmed, being at war with your body, or questioning which direction to go, I can help you develop tools and a new plan that will put you back in charge.

CHANGE YOUR PATH


Through therapy, I will help you:


--  recognize how your brain and body are designed to protect you  --

--  identify the patterns and influences that are keeping you stuck  --


--  gain a better understanding of how your body and mind influence each other  --


--  develop tools that can make a difference in how your mind and body feel  --


--  learn how your personal programming shapes your biological health and personal relationships  --

 

--  experience relief by shifting patterns and implementing new ways of responding to stressors  --
 

Call for a consult

424-363-6639

"Your body is your most priceless possession.

Take care of it."

Jack LaLanne

CONTACT ME

I encourage you to give me a call to schedule a complementary consult. I would love to provide you with some clarity about where to go from here.

11500 W Olympic Blvd, Suite 460
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Parking is available via meters on the nearest streets, for free in

adjacent neighborhoods, and for a fee underneath the building.

The parking entrance is located off Colby Ave.

Succulent

If I'm not the right person to help you out, I will connect you with someone who can.