Last edited 01/16/2024

Jeff Galens LCSW

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Jeff Galens Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Pacific Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

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Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Loss/Grief

ADHD

Family issues

General Expertise

LGBTQIA related issues

Life transitions

Stress

Substance abuse

Trauma

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

Anthem

Health Net

Fees

First Session$205
Individual Therapy$205
Marriage & Couples Counseling$250
Family Therapy$250

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Psychodynamic Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Licensure

  • California, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 104582

Education

MSW - Social Work, University of Southern California

Work History

If I had to choose three words that encapsulated my therapeutic approach, the words would be authenticity, compassion, and context. The journey to where I am today professionally began in Compton, California where I spent four years as a middle school Special Education Teacher before finishing out my career in education with eight years as a middle school Special Education Teacher in Beverly Hills, CA. During these 12 years not only did I teach, but I also learned. I learned how to deconstruct chaotic complex situations into digestible and palatable pieces. I learned to individualize and tailor interventions to meet students where they were at, not where I wanted them to be. I learned that no student, teacher, or classroom can optimally function in isolation, but rather thrive when choosing to operate interdependently. These learnings informed my professional development as a therapist who employs an eclectic mix of treatment modalities such as Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, Solution-Focused, and Strengths-Based. I have worked with elementary school students to the elderly who encountered various mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, grief, PTSD, bipolar disorder, substance use disorders, and severe mental illness. I will approach gently and lean into the rapport-building process. There will be laughter and learning to accompany the effort needed to facilitate your restoration. As the saying goes, teamwork makes the dream work. I am a therapist at Octave, a behavioral health practice creating a new standard for mental health care that’s both high-quality and accessible.

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Jeff Galens, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Jeff Galens, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Jeff Galens accepting new clients?

Yes, Jeff Galens is accepting new clients for online therapy in California.

Does Jeff Galens accept insurance?

Yes, Jeff Galens accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem and Health Net.

What types of therapy does Jeff Galens offer?

Jeff Galens offers therapy for couples, families and individuals.

Does Jeff Galens offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in California can book Jeff Galens for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Jeff Galens offer online therapy?

Yes, Jeff Galens offers online therapy via video sessions to people in California.

How quickly can I see Jeff Galens?

Jeff Galens typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Jeff Galens speak?

Jeff Galens conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Jeff Galens online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Jeff Galens online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.