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Symona Stans

Associate Clinical Social Worker #115251


Very early on in my youth, I found that all I wanted to do in this life was help others. So when the time came, I pursued this professionally by completing my bachelor’s in Psychology at Cornell University, followed by a master’s degree in Social Work from UCLA. Now, as a psychotherapist, nothing brings me more joy than helping clients find healing and feel more at peace in their minds, bodies, relationships, and life circumstances. 

I believe that a majority of healing work in therapy comes through creating a space where clients feel safe to unload all that is heavy, can self-reflect and become aware of unhelpful patterns, and make shifts to help them overcome trauma and move more easily through day-to-day challenges. In my practice, I take an integrative approach, drawing primarily from mindfulness-based therapies, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), in addition to person-centered, psychodynamic, and cognitive-behavioral orientations. I tailor my treatment to each individual’s unique needs, using a collaborative approach, and invite clients to bring all parts of themselves to be seen and heard. 


  • Trauma

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Stress

  • Relationships 

  • Attachment issues

  • Family Conflict

  • Spirituality

  • Parent Issues

  • Behavioral Issues

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