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Charles Rosasco, MFT

Office: 6310 San Vicente Blvd, #410
Los Angeles, CA 90048
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Profession: Marriage and Family Therapist
Services: Psychotherapy/Counseling
Practice Description: Who am I?

My name is Charles Rosasco. I’ve been practicing psychotherapy in private practice as a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (MFC36226) for over fifteen years. I love what I do. I work with individuals, groups, and couples. I did my undergraduate work at Michigan State University and completed a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles.

How can I help you?

Are you struggling with anger, depression, or anxiety?
Feeling lonely and unfulfilled?
Think you need couples therapy?
Unhappy in your career?
Suffering from an addiction?
Confused about your sexuality?

These are just some of the issues I’ve helped people through in my work as a psychotherapist. You too can get out of depression or anxiety and learn to live from a place of feeling safe, hopeful, and assertive. You can have the loving relationships you need and deserve. You can find the right, prosperous career. With professional help you can recover from an addiction. In psychotherapy we will work together to reach the goals you have for your life.

We all need help. You don’t have to be alone in your problems. In fact, many problems can seem insurmountable if we are alone in them. My practice is geared toward breaking through the blocks that are preventing you from achieving the goals you want — and living the life you deserve.

As a psychotherapist I’m trained to help you heal unconscious beliefs and behaviors that keep you stuck in negative life patterns. These patterns can delay or prevent your ability to achieve what you want. Every attempt is made to provide you with a safe and productive therapeutic experience where you can achieve your goals and break out of stagnation.

Some of my specialties are: depression, anxiety, rage, relationship issues (codependence, isolation, love addiction, etc.), Imago Couples Therapy, addictions, adolescents, group therapy, entertainment professionals, and LGBT issues.

Are you looking for help with depression or anxiety?

Depression is so common that many people accept it as a normal way to live. It is not! The quality of your life as a depressed person is much lower than what can be available to you with the right help. Being depressed is often linked to an inability to deal with unexpressed anger. Many people who are depressed are so cut off from their anger they are not aware of it. The repressed anger is taken out on yourself through subtle or not so subtle self negating beliefs. Those beliefs are then commonly acted out in self sabotaging ways. Depression is an epidemic in our world. It is quickly becoming the second leading cause of work disability according to the World Health Organization.

Don’t despair. Depression treatment is something we can do together to bring you back to hopeful, energized, and focused living.

The kinds of fears that result in anxiety usually have their roots in your early development. All families and communities are dysfunctional to some degree. Their failure to provide a consistently safe environment can result in anxiety issues for children in later life. When this is the case, a child learns to be “on guard” much of the time. As an adult you unconsciously transfer your early experiences onto the world and continue to be “on guard”— or worried about your safety in the world. The good news is that anxiety treatment can be very successful. Once you learn to manage the feelings as they arise—to self soothe and feel safe in life, anxiety will lessen over time. There are very specific tools to use to dismantle anxiety and live a more peaceful, happy life.

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is also a tool you will learn that has been shown to be a powerful tool in learning to manage and decrease anxiety and depression. EFT lowers cortisol levels in the blood—the hormone most related to stress. As you move through the underlying distorted beliefs that are trapping fear in your mind, you will likely experience an immediate release from fears that create mood disturbance. Emotional Freedom Technique has even been shown to be effective in treating post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)—one of the most severe forms of anxiety.

You will also learn how to practice self-compassion as part of your anxiety and depression treatment. When you are troubled, you are usually ruminating on fearful thoughts that are debilitating you from being clear about your innate value as a person, the direction you want to move in, or the next right action to take. Self-compassion techniques teach you to break the over identification with the anxiety or depression and hold it with neutrality. That is, you come to see the feelings as passing through and not a calamity or a roadblock that can’t be overcome. Second, you come to recognize your common humanity with others going through the same fear as opposed to feeling isolated and alone. Third, when you’re anxious or depressed, you learn to treat yourself with loving kindness as opposed to the all too common habit we have of being self critical (which elevates the negative feelings). Self-compassion can also increase the oxytocin in your bloodstream—the hormone most related to soothing.

Do you struggle in your relationship?

I am a certified IMAGO Relationship Therapist (originated by Harville Hendrix and detailed in his book, Getting The Love That You Want.)

You are not alone or different because of your struggles with a relationship. Seeking couples counseling is a sign of mental health—not weakness. Being in a healthy romantic relationship is challenging for everyone. As is often said, “relationships are work.” Relationship problems are some of the most common problems people seek couples counseling for. In romantic relationships all of our deepest wounds and fears around intimacy are triggered— often in ways that are much more intense than in friendships or even family relationships. Anywhere we felt abandoned, smothered, neglected or attacked in our childhood will usually come to the surface most painfully in a romantic relationship. This is not a bad thing. That is, the hurt is being triggered and brought to the surface to be worked through and healed. All too often however, we are re-injuring the childhood wounds through attack and defend power struggles inside our coupled relationship instead of healing the wounds. Imago Couples Therapy has been shown to be one of the most successful therapies in training couples to move past dysfunctional patterns that lead to further pain and discord, and learn healthy patterns of communication and loving each other that lead into healing, growth, intimacy and fulfillment within your relationship.

IMAGO Couples counseling is a way for both people to feel safe and open, to break through attack and defend patterns of communicating, and achieve the closeness they crave.

Are you suffering from an addiction?

There’s no need to feel ashamed about the possibility of having an addiction. Tens of millions of people suffer from addictions in the United States. Addictions are ways we act out our unresolved trauma—attempting to medicate the emotional pain associated with past hurt. Addictions can even be passed down in our families—sometimes having a genetic component.

I have worked for many years with people suffering from a number of different addictions: food, sex, alcohol, drugs, work, and even addictions to other people (i.e. love addiction). My addiction work includes working extensively in hospital settings, partial treatment centers, and even a sober living home.

Rest assured, if you have an addiction, you are not alone. Addictions are very treatable with the right help but can lead to much bigger, even life-threatening problems, if left untreated. Addictions affect people from all walks of life: lawyers, doctors, business people, construction workers, mothers, fathers, etc. Addictions have been well documented among the famous who have come out publicly about their struggles: Betty Ford (famous for starting the Betty Ford Clinic for substance dependency after a prescription drug addiction), James Taylor (heroin), Oprah Winfrey (cocaine, men, food), Bill Clinton (sex), Robin Williams (cocaine), Danielle Radcliff (i.e. Harry Potter - alcohol), Johnny Depp (alcohol), Jimmie Hendrix (heroin)—the list goes on.

Like anyone else, you can heal from an addiction if you are willing to take full responsibility for it.

Having a hard time as a member of the LGBT community?

The gay bisexual lesbian transgender community has come a long way in their struggle for equal rights and equal dignity. I work with many from the LGBT community on issues that are both common to the general population (relationships, career, mood, addictions, etc.) and those issues that are specific to the GBLT community (coming out issues, family conflict with regards to sexual orientation / lifestyle, the psychological wounding that happens when a person is not accepted for their sexuality, etc.)

Struggling with life goals?

I am also a Certified Strategic Intervention Life Coach. Tony Robbins and Cloe Madanes developed this form of life coaching. The coaching is based off Mr. Robbins’ research and seminars as well as Ms. Madanes’ experience as a psychotherapist and author. Together they coined the theory of “Human Needs Psychology”. This theory states that all of our behaviors and beliefs are driven by six basic needs. When these needs are made conscious we are better equipped at fulfilling them in ways that provide optimal growth and happiness.

Life coaching might best be thought of as behavioral therapy. That is, when you stop ruminating on the reasons things are not working out, and start changing your behavior to act in accord with what you say you want, your goals can be achieved.

Whatever you need help with, give me a call and we can discuss your needs and whether I'd be the right fit for you as a therapist. No one should suffer alone. You can call me at 310 854 2043 or e-mail through my website:
Practice Specialties or Interests:

(Strengths are
in bold text)
IMAGO Relationship Therapy (Couples Therapy)
Gay/Lesbian Issues
Adjustment Disorder
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Anger Management
Anxiety Disorders/Phobias
HIV/AIDS-related Issues
Men's Issues
Relationship Issues
Stress Management
Substance Abuse
Age Specialties: Children
Session Formats: Individual
Treatment Approaches: Behavioral
IMAGO Relationship Therapy (Couples)
Additional Demographic Expertise: Buddhist
Education: Masters Clinical Psychology
Antioch University, 1993
License #: MFC36226
License State: California
Additional Licenses/ Certifications: Certified Imago Relationship Therapist
Certified Strategic Intervention Life Coach
Fee Schedule: Please call for fees depending on your needs: individual, couples, group.
Accepted Insurance: I can provide an invoice for your insurance company to reimburse you.
Insurance and Billing Instructions: I can provide you with an invoice so your insurance company can reimburse you directly.
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 9 to 9, Friday 9 to 5
Driving Directions: 6310 San Vicente #410, Los Angeles, CA 90048

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Years in Practice:  11-15
Gender:  Male
Accepting New Clients:  Yes
Prescribe Medication:  No
Wheelchair Accessible:  Yes
Public Transportation:  Yes

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