Gina Polesetsky (she/her)

#133468 CA
Accepting Clients

I step into the therapeutic space with a warm heart and an open mind and am passionate about the resiliency of the human spirit.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Culver City, CA
Supervised by Dr. Zari Hedayat, LMFT

  • Free Initial Consultation
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Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

Areas of focus include: narcissistic abuse recovery, healing from trauma (specifically child abuse, sexual abuse, & incest), utilizing mindfulness and ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) with anxiety & stress, personal growth & life transitions, and working with individuals and couples on relationship and intimacy work--including high-conflict divorce and separation, co-parenting, blended families, and stepfamilies. I work with teens, adults of all ages, couples, and families.

My Background and Approach

I am a Registered Associate Marriage and Family therapist working under the clinical supervision of Dr. Zari Hedayat, PhD, LMFT #22248. I earned my M.A. in clinical psychology with an MFT emphasis at Pepperdine University. My background includes work as an educator, running an entertainment agency, and serving as a Humanist Chaplain. I also draw from my experience as a Latina woman in a multicultural marriage, a person who has lived through childhood trauma, who has experienced divorce and single motherhood raising a neurodivergent child, as well as remarriage and the beautiful complications of being a stepparent and co-creating a blended family. I operate through an all-inclusive lens, utilizing evidenced-based practices from a Humanistic, feminist, anti-racist, person-centered, strength-based, LGBTQIA+ affirmative and trauma-informed perspective.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

In addition to my MFT and clinical experience, I have completed Level 1 and Level 2 training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy — to enhance my work with couples, and EMDR Basic Training — to offer an additional evidence-based tool when working with trauma. I also have extensive experience with teens through teaching, raising my own, and working as a school-based counselor, and enjoy the opportunity to work with children 12 and up. In my spare time, I volunteer as a reading tutor for young people with Reading Partners of LA, serve on the board of my local school district's PTA, and work as a pro bono therapist for Immigrants Rising. I am passionate about doing my part to strive toward a safer, more equitable, and more supportive community.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Rate: $220 - 240/session

Info

323-362-6468 Email Gina
9696 Culver Blvd, #303
Culver City, CA 90232

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