Clara Tedjakesuma, M.A.
REGISTERED ASSOCIATE MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST
Supervised by Jeenie Gordon, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist #MFT21436.
CLARA IS NO LONGER TAKING NEW CLIENTS
Light & Life Christian Fellowship - Long Beach
Arbor Road Church - Long Beach
If you would like to make a first time appointment with Clara, please contact the call center at 1-800-998-6329 and specify that you would like to schedule an intake with Clara Tedjakesuma.
Clara Tedjakesuma's extension is 331.
Hourly Rate $110 - $60
Sliding Scale Available - Based on Household Gross Income
Insurance Reimbursement Assistance Available
AREAS OF SPECIAL FOCUS
Clara is passionate, friendly, confident, caring and empathic. Therapy offers clients the unique opportunity to have someone come along side them in their struggle. Clara believes in validating emotional experience and creative emotional expression through a variety of tools and theories.
Clara has experience working with patients suffering with intense anxiety and depression. She also has special interest in working with couples and individuals through a relational lens.
M.A. Degree - Marriage and Family Therapy from Hope International University
B.A. Degree - Psychology, with a minor in theology from Azusa Pacific University
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist # IMF96958
Member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
A SEASONED COUNSELOR
During her school practicum and traineeship, Clara worked as an individual and group therapist for children to older adults. Clara gained experience working with anxiety, depression, attachment issues, parenting, anger management, bereavement, issues related to aging, and identity issues.
After Graduation, Clara began working at an Eating Disorder Residential Facility. Here, Clara gained further experience running groups and was trained to facilitate individual therapy sessions. Clara has developed an understanding of the underlying issues, comorbidity, and research-based treatment of Eating Disorders.
Clara has experience using a large range of treatment modalities from Cognitive Behavior Therapy to Narrative therapy to Natural Systems Theory. Clara believes in finding the modality that best fits the patient and will use both her knowledge and that of her supervisor to utilize the theory that best addresses the concerns of the patient.
COMMITTED TO MINISTRY
Clara grew up in the church and is currently attending a small church near her. Clara served in churches since high school including helping to run children ministries, participating in 7 Vacation Bible Schools, operating audio-visual equipment, singing with the worship band, and serving as a greeter. Clara understands that service is only one aspect of commitment to ministry and continues to seek a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Clara believes it is when we are filled with the love and joy of Christ that we become a light to the world.
A PROFESSIONAL SPEAKER
Through her education and training, Clara is available to provide training, in the form of weekly groups, brief presentations, and/or weekend workshops, on the following topics:
COMMITTED TO FAMILY
Clara values marriage as a covenant with God between two people who choose to honor, love, and care for one another. Family is an extension of this promise. Clara grew up in a military family and understands the struggle of frequent moves, changing schools, and family entanglement. Thanks to personal therapy and the grace of God, Clara and her family have grown closer than she ever thought possible. Clara feels called by God to continue this work in assisting couples and families to change their patterns of interaction and increase love and connection in their homes.
Pay for Your Session ONLINE
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