Lois Zsarnay

Family Therapy Ventura

Lois Zsarnay

Lois Zsarnay, LMFT, CEDS, BCPC, RD is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, Board Certified Professional Counselor and Registered Dietitian. She specializes in Eating Disorder & Addiction treatment in Ventura, CA. She enjoys helping people to find balance in their life and in their relationship with food. We all come to a point in our lives where we might feel out of balance and the pieces of our lives just don't seem to fit together. Lois will come alongside you and help you develop a plan of how to put the pieces back together to form a balanced and harmonious picture. She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Family Systems Theory, Internal Family Systems and Motivational Interviewing with her clients. Lois also offers HIPAA compliant telemedicine counseling through a secure on-line server for California clients who may not be able to drive in to her office in Ventura.

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At Family Therapy Ventura we use dog assisted therapy

Some people feel less threatened, vulnerable or on the spot when there's a dog in the room, which then increases the building of rapport between client and therapist. The theory is based on the premise that our attachment to and interest in animals stems from the strong possibility that human survival was partly dependent on signals from animals in the environment indicating safety or threat. The biophilia hypothesis suggests that now, if we see animals at rest or in a peaceful state, this may signal to us safety, security and feelings of well-being which in turn may trigger a state where personal change and healing are possible.