Anna  Kosoff
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Anna Kosoff

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Registered Play Therapist, RPT Registered Art Therapist, ATR
California Accepting Online
Santa Monica Not Accepting In-person

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Child mental health
  • Stress management
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Anna is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Art Therapist and Certified Play Therapist based on the Westside of Los Angeles. Anna works with a variety of clients including adults, children, teenagers and families. Clients come to see Anna to feel a level of support that allows them to express themselves through whatever language suits them best, whether this be verbal or through art and play. Oftentimes parents seek out Anna’s training in art and play therapies in order to support their child to connect with an understanding adult. Anna works to support the whole family when possible, knowing that a child client is not coming to the therapy office in a vacuum but rather is impacted by the needs of his/her surroundings. Anna’s clients have struggles through life transitions, stress management, behavioral concerns, trauma, and relationship issues.

Anna’s approach is dependent on the needs of the client. Anna specializes in art and play therapies, but knows to take the cues from the client to explore what approach will be more supportive. Art and play serve as a supportive tools for adults, even if it’s just the understanding of the appreciation of the meaning of art and play rather than the practice in a therapy session. Grounding techniques are taught and cultivated in sessions. Anna encourages clients to explore and trust their emotional needs to gain needed insight. The gut is a very telling tool. Anna utilizes an eclectic approach, gleaning from attachment therapies and family systems work in order to try to address the bigger needs that the client may be expressing.

Anna hopes to build relationships with clients that offer them the space to feel heard and seen. Anna is hopeful that her clients are able to get their needs met in sessions, even when this seems like an intangible idea. Anna also understands that therapy is about fit and appropriate support and likes to make sure that the client feels that Anna is the best fit for the level of understanding needed in therapy.

Anna received her Bachelors in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2005 and her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy & Clinical Art Therapy from Loyola Marymount University in 2009. She received a certification in Play Therapy from the University of California San Diego Extension program in 2018.


Message to clients

Therapy serves as the space to explore your inner workings, process experiences that have impacted your being, and work towards a more complete understanding of your needs and functioning within relationships. And it’s also necessary at times to use the space to laugh and discuss what you’ve been snacking on. My job is to be the therapist who offers this space and balance for my clients.

I enjoy being the human in a room with another human, working to support the engagement process and encourage insight and growth. I work with children, adolescents and adults. My background in art therapy and play therapy can be used if desired as a means of expression for clients of all ages. I look forward to being a support to my clients and to build relationships based on health and communication.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional dysregulation

Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Anna Kosoff is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $110 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Santa Monica practice
12304 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90025
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12:00pm-6:00pm
  • Tue 12:00pm-6:00pm
  • Wed 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu 12:00pm-6:00pm
  • Fri 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 10:00am-4:00pm

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12:00pm-6:00pm
  • Tue 12:00pm-6:00pm
  • Wed 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu 12:00pm-6:00pm
  • Fri 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 10:00am-4:00pm

Work and Education

Therapist in Private Practice, 2014 - Present
Star View Community Services, 2009 - Present
University of California San Diego Extension, Certification in Play Therapy, 2018
Loyola Marymount University, MFT Specializing in Clinical Art Therapy, 2009

University of California Berkeley, BA, 2005


Languages

English