Happy Couple on the Beach

Hannah Bonaparte, LCSW

Feel better about yourself.
Feel better about your relationships.
Therapy for the Westside of Los Angeles

About Me

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 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 outpatient treatment centers for drug and alcohol addiction where I worked with hundreds of adults struggling to free themselves from the hurt, loneliness, and longing that pushed them to escape into drugs and alcohol.

 

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

 

My work draws on my years of experience in the addiction field. Building trust always comes first and we go at your speed. We'll use evidence-based techniques from somatic therapies, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness. All of our work will take your past relationships and traumas into account.

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About My Clients

Lesbian Couple
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 chaos.

 

Addiction is about more than staying sober. It's about what you were running from and what you want to run toward. Whether this is your first time in sobriety or your 51st- You can stay stopped and you can find happiness. 

 

Let's talk about what would make you want to stay sober.

Support Group
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. Ever heard of ACOA? You will.

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Outdoor Therapy
Walk & Talk Therapy
Individual outdoor therapy sessions during COVID-19. Let's meet at my favorite park. It feels a lot more private than you might guess. And after COVID..? I continue to offer individual walk & talk therapy sessions for anyone who believes that moving the body frees the soul.
 
 

Rates

50-minute Individual Therapy     $175

75-minute Individual Therapy     $200

 

50-minute Individual Therapy +

Tri-Weekly Accountability Check-ins by text or phone     $225

I do not currently accept any insurance plans. However, I can provide a Superbill for you to submit directly to your insurance for out-of-network benefits.

I also hold a limited number of appointments for clients to pay a reduced fee, based on income (i.e. sliding scale). Please mention your interest when we speak.

Let's Talk

For a free 20-minute consultation:
(310) 622-3241
hannah@westsidelcsw.com
1849 Sawtelle Blvd. Suite 610
Los Angeles, CA 90025
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