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About Mixed Emotions

Mixed Emotions is a Sherman Oaks based psychotherapy practice that specializes in couples therapy and trauma recovery from a systemic lens - meaning we take into account how family systems and social systems impact our clients. Our team is derived of deeply empathetic, intelligent clinicians who have specialized training in trauma recovery and relational approaches. We are dedicated to providing safe spaces of healing without judgment. We seek to help you find inward attunement, authentic expression, and effective relational tools. Additionally, our team views trauma recovery and relational work as a lifelong ebb and flow. We help you ride the waves of these ebbs and flows with more ease. This encourages a reduction of bothersome symptoms and relational conflict while promoting an increase of flexibility, inner peace, and relational satisfaction. 

At Mixed Emotions, we envision a world that embraces equity and works to decolonize therapeutic spaces. We strive to educate ourselves on marginalized life experience with cultural humility and embrace a highly individualized approach that takes into account the unique experience of every client we see. We see clients as experts in themselves. We understand that healing is best done in community and from a holistic approach. We believe that change needs to occur in our society's larger systems in order to provide grander healing for marginalized communities and vow to empower this change via advocacy and community action.

Our services include: Couples therapy - Trauma therapy - Depression and anxiety - Relationship difficulties - Life transitions - Perfectionism and self-compassion - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Stress management - Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Sexual assault/abuse - Transgender therapy & gender identity support - LGBTQ+ therapy - Intimate partner violence & Domestic violence recovery - Grief, loss, or bereavement

Our Team

​Alexa Brand, LMFT (she/her)

Practice Owner

  • Specialties: acute and complex trauma recovery, couple's therapy, queer and trans affirming therapy, women's challenges, perfectionism & self-compassion

  • Modalities: Internal Family Systems, Multicultural Feminist Therapy, Family Systems, Mindful Self-Compassion, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, Existential Therapy

  • Trainings & certifications: Internal Family Systems, Brainspotting, 40-Hour Sexual Assault Training, TransYouth Care, Somatic Embodiment, Mindfulness Meditation

  • Fun facts: I am an avid tea latte drinker, enneagram 4, and INFJ. My obsessions include: surrealism, animation, makeup, and tattoos. My two cats and dog are all named after food (Strudel, Dill, & Lemon)!

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist #124695

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​Olivia Clark, AMFT (she/her)

Team Therapist 

  • Specialities: Trauma recovery, couple's therapy, grief & loss, anxiety, depression, identity development, life transitions, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+

  • Modalities: Depth Psychology, Psychodynamic, Person-Centered, Humanistic, Mindful Self-Compassion

  • Trainings & certifications: Trauma Focused-CBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

  • Fun facts: I am a singer, songwriter, and performer. I love practicing yoga, traveling, and watching movies. Thai food is everything. Most days you can find me spending time with my beloved dog.

Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist #139740 - Supervised by Alexa Brand, LMFT #124695

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