Survey Response: Katja Pohl, PsyD
This survey was last updated in November 2013.
Degrees/Licenses Held: Psy.D. in Clinical Health Psychology, PSY25919
Dr. Katja Pohl Psychotherapy
2730 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 600
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Number of years in practice: 4 total, 1 in private practice
Number of years in practice with patients who have TMS: 4
Number of patients you have seen who have had TMS: 6-10
What is your association to the TMS community? Provider
Have you ever suffered from TMS? Yes
Are you able to conduct therapy sessions over the phone? Only once rapport is established in person.
What insurance plans do you currently accept? All PPO insurances. I am an out of network provider.
Do you have a sliding scale of payment for people who are not covered by insurance? Yes. Please call to inquire about fees.
What have you done to educate yourself about TMS, and what plans do you have for further education about TMS?
Master level and doctorate level education in health psychology, additional advanced training in chronic illness, pain, and health-related issues. I am dedicated to continuing to educate myself to offer the best care for my clients.
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It takes a great deal of courage to ask for help. It requires facing one’s problems head on and it can stir up feelings of shame and vulnerability. You may experience difficulty with trusting someone to accompany you on this journey; but also trusting that positive change is possible. It is important to find someone you can connect with to start your healing and growth. In my work with clients, I strive to create a safe and compassionate environment. Through mutual collaboration we will get to know you, your relationships, and how to create lasting and meaningful change in your life. Positive change through therapy can provide you with improved health, greater self-confidence, more compassion for yourself and others, improved relationships, a feeling of satisfaction and ease about life, and the ability to take risks and advance professionally.
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