Eugenie Boiadjieva, L.C.S.W.
San Pedro Licensed Psychotherapist
“Mental health Professional for over 15 years with specialty training as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT) & Dialectical Behavior Therapist (DBT) ”
Eugenie Boiadjieva is Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over fifteen years of experience working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, serious mental illness, impulse control issues, trauma, parenting anxieties and underperformance. Her training is diverse and extensive and includes a strong foundation in humanistic and psychodynamic therapy, DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), Mindfulness Based therapies and certification as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist from the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. As a result, she is able to blend different approaches and customize her work to fit the client’s needs and comfort level. She works with clients at all stages of recovery so that they can tap into their strengths, creativity and resources to bring about growth and change that goes beyond relieving distress and leads to fulfilment and well-being. Eugenie also designs and delivers trainings for other professionals in the mental health field, college and university students.
I help individuals experiencing a wide-range of anxiety issues that interfere with their ability to enjoy life and inhibit their ability to realize their full potential. These include parenting and performance anxiety as well as overwhelming anxiety disorders that disrupt one’s life and could be debilitating when untreated. Most of my clients make significant gains after ten to twelve sessions.
Experiencing trauma can lead to deep suffering and the perception of inescapable threat. When I work with clients who experienced trauma I provide a safe environment, take time to understand their unique experience and their current circumstances. I give my clients treatment options to choose from and guide them as they reclaim their lives.
Every depression has its own footprint and generally involves sense of loss, disappointment and diminished sense of self-worth. When treating depression I often blend Cognitive Behavioral and Mindfulness Based Therapy. I guide my clients as they start with small changes that over time will result in greater self-acceptance and well-being.
Serious Mental Illness:
Symptoms of serious mental illness often develop in individuals in their late teens or early twenties and can be devastating. Comprehensive treatment usually includes medications and psychotherapy. I have worked with clients diagnosed with serious mental illness for over fifteen years. Each individual path to recovery is different but with the right help people with serious mental illness can significantly improve the quality of their lives.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:
I have been utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for more than ten years. CBT is the most researched therapy, proven to be effective with many disorders and concerns. The CBT approach examines interactions between life experiences, emotional reactions, behaviors, physiology and beliefs which are key factors. CBT is effective and efficient. It teaches clients tools and skills to become their own therapist.
Substance use often exacerbates and complicates other problems leaving family members in distress. I work with clients struggling with substance use or co-occurring disorders individually and with their families. I assist clients reducing harm related to substance use and achieving sobriety by offering a flexible, integrative approach that addresses the underlined issues.
Mental Health America of Los Angeles
Wellness Center Therapist
Delivers individual and group psychotherapy blending cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavioral, acceptance commitment therapy, motivational interviewing and humanistic models and techniques. Provides supervision and consultation to other therapists and interns.
Mental Health America of Los Angeles
Village Integrated Service Agency Social Worker, Team Leader & Program Associate Director
Assessed clients and provided supportive counseling and individual therapy for individuals with serious and persistent mental illness and/or dual diagnosis with drug and alcohol issues. Assisted individuals with achieving sobriety or reducing harm around substances by utilizing a variety of approaches including Motivational Interviewing and Harm Reduction. Conducted DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) skills training groups. Collaborated with family members and significant others to provide support and education about mental illness treatment options and pathways to recovery.
California State University, Dominguez Hills and Mental Health America
Team Leader and Instructor
Jump Start Fellowship
Oversees a twelve-week, full time post-bachelors fellowship program. Teaches group facilitation, principles of human behavior, active listening, treatment planning, documentation and core mindfulness skills.
California State University, Long Beach, California
Master of Social Work
Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria
Master of Arts in Psychology
Teacher’s College, Sofia, Bulgaria
BA Early Education
License and Certification:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCS #21744)
Certified Cognitive Therapist, Diplomat of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy
Seeking Safety Certification
Certified Clinical Supervisor
“I create a safe, nurturing and comfortable space that allows my clients to access deeper understanding of their problems and to identify the obstacles that prevent them from fulfilling their potential. I guide my clients to access untapped inner strengths and resources to remove these obstacles and to live life to the fullest.”