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Sound Hearts Individual and Family Therapy

SHIFT

Seeking support through difficult times takes courage. We are glad to support you on your journey. At Sound Hearts Individual and Family Therapy (SHIFT), we utilize an integrative approach to help clients feel safe, heard, and empowered to reach their goals. We aim to help clients SHIFT from a state stuckness to a state growth. We offer the following services:

  • Individual therapy
  • Premarital counseling
  • Couples therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Clinical supervision
  • Psycho-educational workshops/seminars

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Welcome to SHIFT

Welcome to SHIFT

Welcome!

I am Nacera Bendelhoum, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #51835 and founder of SHIFT. I have a Master of Science in clinical psychology. I have worked in community mental health since 2008 providing therapy to individuals, couples, families, and groups. Over the years, it has also been a privilege to supervise associate therapists on their journey to licensure and provide various seminars and workshops to the general community.

Family psychology

Elderly couple issues

Depression treatment

Couple counselling

Stress issues

Anxiety disorders

Family psychology

Elderly couple issues

Depression treatment

Couple counselling

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

Is therapy a place to just vent and talk about feelings? What can I expect?

Therapy is a very unique experience tailored to the needs of each client. Hundreds of models of therapy exist; each presents differently when utilized. At SHIFT, we use an integrative approach which means we pull from several models to best meet needs of our clients. 

You can expect to do some of the following:

 

  • Process emotions and learn healthy ways to regulate discomfort.
  • Understand and grow how you relate to yourself and others. 
  • Identify areas where you feel stuck then change negative thought patterns and unhelpful beliefs that contribute to distress. 

Process traumatic experiences that are causing distress and impacting your ability to function/grow. 
Learn and practice necessary skills related to meeting your goals. 

How long does therapy take? How frequently do I attend?

The length of therapy varies from client to client. We set goals and review them every 3 months. We usually suggest weekly appointments for the first 3 months then revisit thereafter.

I do not live in California, can I still receive therapy?

At this time, SHIFT is only accepting clients who live in California.

Can I become the client of a therapist I know personally?

Ethical guidelines prevent therapists from treating those they know personally.  Having that dual relationship can pose a conflict of interest.

Do you take my insurance?

At this time, we do not bill insurance companies directly. We are happy to provide you with monthly receipts that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

What should I do if I cannot make my scheduled appointment?

Please reach out if something comes up and you are no longer available. 24-hour notice is required for all canceled/rescheduled sessions. Full rate will be charged in cases where 24-hour notice is not given.

about me

Certificates & awards

I am trained and certified in many evidence-based therapy models which I use to enrich the services I provide. I see each stage of life as an opportunity to grow. I am inspired by the Quranic verse: “God does not change the condition of a people unless they change what is in themselves” (Quran 13:11). I am passionate about normalizing the need for mental health education for all. I envision a vibrant community where we treat wounds, difficulties and discord with the same care and attention we treat other physical challenges in our lives. Join us in creating a SHIFT!

FREE Consultation

20 Minutes to allow you to ask questions, introduce my style and explore how I can best meet your needs.

$125

50-minute standard individual session fee.

$150

90-minute couples / family session fee.

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Consultation

FREE
20 Minutes
To allow you to ask questions, introduce my style and explore how I can best meet your needs.
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Standard sessions fee

$ 125
50 minute
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Couples/family session fee

$ 150
90 minute
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