Almog Shanun, MA
"Sooner or later something seems to call us onto a particular path... this is what I must do, this is what I've got to have. This is who I am." - James Hillman
"Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity." - Carl Jung
I believe therapy is one of the greatest gifts that we can give to ourselves. It is an opportunity to explore and learn about the mysteries of our inner self. When I am working with a client both of us discover a vast new world that waits to unfold.
I studied at Pacifica Graduate Institute, a graduate school dedicated to discovering the inner contents of the self and the secrets of the archetypes of our humanity. I believe in working with my clients face to face, together, by sharing a journey in order to learn about the hardships of today while gaining knowledge about past and present experiences.
I believe in and encourage my client’s strength and ability to solve their own problems and become the healers of their own wounds. I work as a guide and as a fellow traveller in their journey toward self discovery. With every step we take toward discovery, I work hand in hand with my clients, letting them lead in finding the sources of their suffering and their capability to heal them.
I have extensive experience in the helping professions. I have worked for the Israeli Red Cross for eight years as a medic and I have served in the Israeli Defense Forces in a combat unit.
I have traveled the world and learned much about the value of cultural differences and the impact of where we come from has in our lives. I
am very much aware of cultural differences and I am sensitive to each client's cultural beliefs, values, and needs.
I see the mind, the soul, and the body connected when working toward healing and personal growth. I unite these elements in my personal life by practicing martial arts, rock climbing, music, and personal self-discovery.
I am fluent in English and Hebrew and speak some Spanish.
Treatment Areas: individuals, couples, and families
Ethnicities: Culturally Diverse
Language in Therapy: English & Hebrew
Treatment Modalities: Person Centered Therapy, Post Jungian, Family Systems, Trauma Theory, Sex Therapy, and working within the Feminine Principle
Specialties: Adolescence, Adults, Relationships, individuations, Immigration, Life Changes, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Sexual Issues, and Personal Growth and Development
Fees: sliding scale
Payment Option: Cash or Check
Accepting New Clients: Yes
Office Hours: Weekdays (mornings & evenings)
Professional Affiliations: California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT); San Gabriel Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (SGV-CAMFT)
The Place Within
248 E. Foothill Blvd., Monrovia, CA 91016
Phone: (626) 359-4330
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