Michael Paul Wikler, MA, LMFT

Michael WiklerTop Four Areas of Specialty

  • Couples Counseling
  • Relationship and Marital issues
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Parent-Child Issues
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT 32293)
  • Masters in Counseling Psychology, Pepperdine University 1989
  • Bachelors in Psychology, California State University Northridge, 1985
  • Associate of Arts Degree, Los Angeles Pierce College, 1983
  • 24 years working with Child Welfarefor  Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, the last 20 years as a Supervising Children’s Social Worker

Finding a therapist can be a daunting task. So let’s make it easy.  I provide Consultations, Brief or Long term therapy on a variety of issues including but not limited to Relationship issues, Depression, Self-Esteem, Anxiety and Child Custody matters. I have an empathic, positive, non-judgmental approach. Whether you’re dealing with something long term, or some kind of immediate crisis, I promise you that I will provide a comfortable environment for us to work together. I have experience working with adolescents, children, couples and families, and I’m very comfortable providing individual therapy sessions. Seeking therapy is a very brave, yet very personal endeavor. Together, we will make positive changes by ending unhealthy patterns of thoughts and behaviors, and with those changes, you’ll live a happier and healthier life.

My interest in becoming a therapist dates back to High School.  It seemed like I was always the one others sought out when they had “a problem.”  In their words, “I like talking to you; you’re easy to talk to.”  So when it came time to start college and pick a major, I knew psychology was the major for me.  I obtain my Associated of Arts degree, Bachelors’ degree, and finally my Master’s degree.  Once I had my Master’s I had an opportunity to work as an intern in a private practice setting.  Private practice allowed me the opportunity to provide my clients with the best personal service possible.  During that time, I also co-facilitated psychodrama groups at several hospitals as well as lead weekly men’s, women’s and children’s support groups.  After working as an intern for several years, I had the opportunity to work for Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, (DCFS.)

One of my strengths is my ability to connect with people.  I take pride in providing my clients with a safe, nurturing environment free from judgment.  I am solution based and come from a position of understanding and empathy.  I truly believe that we all have the capacity to change behaviors or circumstances that are getting in the way of our ability to live happy lives.  I look forward to taking the journey of change along with you.