Due to ongoing COVID-19 health and safety concerns, all therapy sessions will be held either outdoors or online for the foreseeable future

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Hannah Bonaparte, LCSW

Feel better about yourself.
Feel better about your relationships.

Therapy for the Westside of Los Angeles

About Me (she/her)

Relationships are challenging. But what many of us don’t realize is that relationships are a skill that can be learned and practiced. If you want to feel happier with yourself and in your relationships- regardless of if those around you want the same thing- making a change is possible.

 

How do I know? Because I’ve done it. Growing up in a home with alcoholism and codependency didn’t prepare me to be in healthy relationships. I struggled in my interactions with my parents, my romantic partners, and- most painful of all- my child. Today, I have a loving and supportive spouse, a deep bond with my daughter, and have found peace in my relationships with my parents. I feel more joy and less anxiety than I ever thought was possible.

 

I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (CA LCSW97977) with a Masters degree from the University of California Los Angeles. My professional experience includes years working in treatment centers for drug and alcohol addiction. I've worked with hundreds of adults struggling to free themselves from the hurt, loneliness, and longing that pushed them to escape into drugs and alcohol. Through this work, and through my own lived experiences, I've come to see relationships as at the center of both suffering and healing.

 

Today, I specialize in working with two groups of people: individuals pursuing recovery from alcohol and drugs and people who feel anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, or emotionally out of control in relationships. 

 

The work I do draws on my years of experience in the addiction field. Building trust always comes first. As with any trauma-informed therapy, we'll go at your speed. We'll explore your life through your attachment relationships. I'll help you uncover where the pain you're feeling now came from. And no matter what we find, we'll make a plan to teach you the skills you need to gain control of your emotions and move forward with your life.

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Services

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Individual Therapy to Improve Relationships

You feel addicted to love, are too eager to trust, or you struggle to trust at all. You’re exhausted from years of walking on eggshells, panicking that you’ll be abandoned when you finally connect with someone. Maybe you come from a family where there was addiction, abuse, or your parents worked too much or were emotionally “checked out”. Today you feel numb and stuck. You want to feel better and you feel like maybe you could do that if you felt better with others.

Sound familiar? Let's talk about healing from relationship traumas.

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Individual Therapy for Addiction & Recovery

You drink or use way more than you used to. You do it when you're feeling overwhelmed, pissed off, or when it seems like the only way to quiet the noise in your head. Maybe you've quit already and aren't sure what comes next. Maybe  you're considering quitting or cutting back.

 

Addiction is about more than sobriety. It's about knowing what you're running from and what you want to run toward. No matter where you are in your journey with alcohol and drugs- You can find happiness. 

 

Let's talk about what a different kind of life could look like.

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Group Therapy

Group therapy is about taking sources of struggle and turning them into vehicles for meaningful connection. It's really not like it looks in the movies. In a group, you'll feel grounded knowing your problem is not yours alone. You'll learn from others' failures and successes. 

 

I offer different groups throughout the year, including:

- Addiction support groups for addicts and families. Similar to a 12-step group or Al-Anon. But with tools and resources.

- Groups for adults who want to learn how to parent after childhood dysfunction. 

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Walk & Talk Therapy
Do you wonder if moving your body could positively affect your mind? Maybe you struggle to calm down or gear up. Whatever your reason for wanting to walk, and whatever your reason for coming to therapy, we can always meet at my favorite park. It feels a lot more private than you might guess. 
 
 
 
 

Rates

50-minute Individual Therapy     $175

I do not currently accept insurance. A Superbill for you to submit directly to your insurance provider is available upon request.  A limited number of reduced fee appointments are sometimes available. Please mention your interest when we speak.

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your mental health care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give clients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for services, including psychotherapy services. 

You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency services, including psychotherapy services. You can ask me, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service.

If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.

 For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.



*More About Therapy Outdoors

During COVID, I started seeing clients outdoors at the park. It was a way for all of us to get much-needed face-to-face contact while managing risk. For a variety of reasons, I've chosen to continue seeing clients outdoors rather than moving back to a traditional office space. While I do intend to return to an office eventually, if you're reading this, all of my therapy sessions are still held either online or inside. So, let me tell you more about Outdoor Therapy.

 

Outdoor Therapy is simply therapy that takes place in person, in a public, outdoor location. Outdoor therapy offers approximately the same quality of care as traditional in-office sessions, but with the added benefits of sunshine, fresh air, the possibility of walking if we choose, and decreased risk of transmitting illness.

 

The public park where we'll meet on the Westside is a far more private setting than many people imagine. There are picnic tables in the sun and shade, bathrooms, plenty of parking, and a water fountain. We even get to see cute dogs and babies. If you have concerns about being spotted by someone you know, we can work together to come up with a script that we'll use to help maintain your privacy.

 

Clients who choose outdoor therapy always have the opportunity to switch to telehealth and vice versa. Many of my clients choose the outdoor option and switch to telehealth if they have a schedule change or are running late to session. If you have additional questions or concerns about outdoor therapy, please contact me.

Let's Talk

Call for a free 20-minute consultation.
PO Box 25807
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 622-3241
hannah@westsidelcsw.com
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