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Ellen Zuravel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW #13753
(661) 475-5031


OVERWHELMED? In this Post-pandemic world it is the "new normal" to feel anxious, depressed, fearful and at times, hopeless. Are depression, anxiety, worry, fear getting in your way of being the best that you know you can be? Have you tried everything you can think of and still distressed! I CAN HELP!! My 25+ years of professional experience, enhanced by my personal life experiences including multiple losses, as well as recent significant loss During the pandemic, I worked successfully with numerous families, couples and individuals to help stabilize and cope ; I continue to help with current life transitions.

While I am trained in traditional, evidence based methods, I believe that counseling is not a "one size fits all" approach. . You will find creative positive and unique ways to reach your goals. I AM A CERTIFIED GRIEF EDUCATOR, STUDIED UNDER DAVID KESSLER, renowned grief expert.

I not only bring over 25 years professional experience in the mental health/counseling field, but deep and profound life experiences . My background and personal experience serve to enhance my compassion, empathy and healing abilities . I work intuitively with each unique client. My clients learn to use awareness, insight and action to make changes.

Call or Email Ellen Zuravel for a free 15 minute consultation now - (661) 475-5031


  • Cost per Session: $100+

  • Sliding Scale: Yes

Pay By: Cash, Check, Venmo, Zelle

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Medicare

  • Out of Network

I offer a special low-fee for teletherapy session, cash pay clients.

Email me or call (661) 475-5031 with questions.


  • License: California / LCS13753

  • School: USC

  • Year Graduated: 1985

My role as your therapist is to share this experience called "life" and to help you to discover clarity, self-compassion and hope.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: David Kessler

  • Certificate Date: 2022

Ellen Zuravel's Groups

The Widows Connection

"Grief cannot be experienced alone." Come to this very special widows group and find support, learning, laughing, help with stress management strategies, friendship and caring We spend time with our emotions and learn how to live and cope with the pain . Ellen has over 30 years experience as a psychotherapist, and a lifetime of experience recovering from loss, past and recent. "My passion is to help widows to process, heal while also planning their next chapter of life. Group support accelerates re-discovering your new identity, while embracing and honoring the strengths you bring with you as you create a fulfilling life going forward.

More about this group


  • Grief

  • Depression

  • Relationship Issues


  • ADHD

  • Adoption

  • Anger Management

  • Anxiety

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Chronic Illness

  • Chronic Pain

  • Codependency

  • Coping Skills

  • Divorce

  • Eating Disorders

  • Emotional Disturbance

  • I am a Grief Educator, Certified by David Kessler;

  • Infidelity

  • Life Transitions

  • Marital and Premarital

  • Obesity

  • Parenting

  • Peer Relationships

  • Self Esteem

  • Stress

  • Weight Loss

  • Women's Issues

  • life transition/aging/retirement/divorce

Mental Health

  • Elderly Persons Disorders

  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus


  • Elders (65+)

  • Adults


  • Cancer

  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)

  • Attachment-based

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)

  • Compassion Focused

  • Emotionally Focused

  • Family Systems

  • Gottman Method

  • Interpersonal

  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Positive Psychology

  • Psychodynamic

  • Psychodynamic; crisis intervention

  • Relational

  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

  • Somatic

  • Strength-Based

  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals

  • Couples

  • Group

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