Where is my office located?
My office is located in Beverly Hills, 160 S. Lasky Drive.
I found this location ideal for Creatives and Performers, living in different areas in Los Angeles: West Los Angeles, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Bel-Air, Carthay neighborhood, Fairfax District, Beverlywood neighborhood, Hollywood Hills, and Studio City.
What will be my investment in psychotherapy?
You will invest your time (1 hour/week), your financial resources, and your emotional resources.
That one hour a week is yours, your time devoted exclusively for your transformation. You own it!
If you have any concerns, confusions, or doubts about what you experience please address these with me. We can openly discuss and together find a solution. In this way, you will work with me toward identifying what works best for you.
Do I take insurance?
I do not take Insurance.
However, I will provide a SuperBill if you are considering using your Insurance. In this case, I will discuss with you the benefits and the limitations of using Insurance, so you can make an informed decision.
In my work, I do not diagnose. I see “symptoms” as a result of something that needs to be healed and transformed into life energy, love, connections, creativity, a sense of agency, and accomplishments.
I am qualified to diagnose and if you meet the criteria of a diagnose, I will provide a diagnose to your Insurance.
How do you pay for sessions?
I take personal checks or credit cards.
I like to take the payment at the beginning of the session, as The End Of The Session is an important time of internal changes. I would like to keep that time and emotional space for your healing and transformation.
What to expect in the first session?
In the first session, we will talk about what brings you to therapy, what you have tried to help yourself, what you would like to accomplish, and about your hopes and dreams.
The first session will also be an opportunity for you to ask any questions about psychotherapy, my work, my experience.
If we decide we are a good fit, we will discuss and agree on a fair fee.
My fee is $250-300 for the individual session and $100 for the group.
How often will I come in for psychotherapy?
Most of the times, I will meet weekly. If there is a need for more intensive work, I will recommend twice a week (i.e. if you are in a crisis, if you would like to see results faster, if are interested in a more in-depth emotional healing and transformation).
What is your cancellation policy?
I have a 24-hour cancellation policy. I will charge for the missed sessions unless cancelled 24 hours in advance.
This rule, like any rule, will be applied with some flexibility. Which means, on a rare occasion and for a good reason (i.e. sickness, family crisis) I will not charge. You and I will discuss and decide what is fair.
Will I know if my psychotherapist is helping me?
Yes, you will know!
You will know because you will feel safe, seen, and understood.
You will know because you will start felling some internal shifts.
You will know because you will feel on the right path.
You will know because you will feel something is working, even if you have no idea what.
You will know because you will start feeling the changes and the impact on your life.
You will know because your relationship with your psychotherapist will become a meaningful, intimate, and purposeful connection.
You will know, because you will feel the impact of your transformation in all areas of your life.
Psychotherapy is very effective for healing and moving beyond any emotional issues like: not functioning to one’s capabilities and potential, anxieties, depression, addictions, difficulties with intimacy and relationships, feeling stuck and unproductive, controlled by difficult feelings (i.e. rejections, shame, abandonment, jealousy, judgement, criticism, “feeling less than”), trapped in abusive cycles in personal and/or professional life, going in circles without accomplishing anything, creativity block, performance anxiety.
Some links about the effectiveness of psychotherapy:
Why Mihaela Ivan Holtz?
I’ve designed my practice to help creative people. I have worked with creatives and performers for more than 15 years, before developing this practice. I have come to understand the unique challenges of the fascinating, but also rough, world of arts and entertainment. I have also, come to understand the unique emotional and relationships issues interfering with creativity or performing abilities. I therefore developed effective strategies to help creatives and performers be in touch with their Creative or Performing Core Self – therefore to become the creative or performer that they can become.
What changes should I expect with therapy?
I’ve developed therapeutic methods to help creatives and performers with their personal and professional life. Here are some changes you can expect:
- discover your unhealthy responses to cope with emotional conflicts or trauma and replace them with healthy coping strategies that will help you heal and grow
- develop emotional resilience to deal with challenging feelings (i.e. rejection, abandonment, fears, insecurities)
- increased genuine connections; therefore, more satisfying personal and professional relationships
- stop perpetuation of unhealthy, unproductive, and abusive cycles and engage in new cycles that generate growth and fulfillment
- decreased depression, anxieties, and addictive and behaviors ability to get in touch and generate flow states to create your art or to perform
- increased resilience in stressful situation and ability to reposed to life circumstance from an emotional space that generates growth, connection, creativity, and productivity
These changes help creatives and performers to navigate their personal and professional lives from a place of emotional freedom, resilience and authentic connections.
Are psychotherapists crazy?
Psychotherapists are human beings, like any other human beings… this means that, yes, psychotherapists have human struggles and challenges, just like any other human being.
However, a good psychotherapist has a great insight into these challenges and knows how to face them to continue to grow and become a better person every challenge at a time.
A good therapist is committed to self-improvement and helping other do the same.
A good therapist has gone through their own psychotherapy and personal transformation.
A good psychotherapist knows how to help others despite personal challenges