Survey Response: Gillian Marcus, LMFT

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This survey was last updated in December 2013.

Degrees/Licenses Held: Marriage & Family Therapist – License #42651

Contact Information:
2001 South Barrington Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Tel: 310-288-3536

Number of years in practice: 8

Number of years in practice with patients who have TMS: 1

Number of patients you have seen who have had TMS: 5-6 per month

What is your association to the TMS community? Met with Dr. Schechter to confirm my diagnosis and networking

Have you ever suffered from TMS? Yes

Are you able to conduct therapy sessions over the phone? Yes

What insurance plans do you currently accept? See Client’s Out of Plan

Do you have a sliding scale of payment for people who are not covered by insurance? Yes

What have you done to educate yourself about TMS, and what plans do you have for further education about TMS?
Attendance at the PPD Conference “When Stress Causes Pain” and continuous reading of all three of Dr. Sarno’s books. I also try to read the various books that are helpful such as Dr. Schubiner’s Unlearn Your Pain, David Clarke’s They Can’t Find Anything Wrong, Steven Ray Ozanich’s Great Pain Deception.

As we are going to post your answers on the TMS Wiki, feel free to write some text to introduce yourself:
Gillian Marcus is a clinical professional with a personal history of Mind Body Syndrome. She also has extensive experience working with Clients suffering from anxiety, depression as well those with severe and chronic mental illness. Gillian is a Recovery International Method group leader, which is a system of cognitive behavioral self-help techniques for controlling behavior and changing attitudes. People who practice the living skills detailed in the Recovery International Method learn to change your thoughts and behaviors; changes in attitudes and beliefs follow. She has also practiced Zen Buddhism since 2002, practices zazen (zen meditation) daily and does many extensive retreats throughout the year. It was though a combination of psycho-education, therapy, meditation and self-help techniques that her Mind Body Syndrome symptoms improved. She received her Masters Degree from Antioch University in 1999. She is now in private practice in West Los Angeles specialized in Mind Body Syndromes.

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