Konul  Surofchy
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Konul Surofchy

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
California Accepting Online
Sorrento Valley Not Accepting In-person
Updated October 31, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress management
  • Personality disorders

Professional statement

Konul Surofchy is a licensed marriage and family therapist in San Diego, CA. She prides herself on her authentic, non-judgmental, and open-minded approach to working with clients. Konul deeply respects the uniqueness of each individual and the complexities and personal meanings they bring into the room. She believes that at the core individuals want to be understood, not only by what they say, but also by what they don’t say.

Konul is committed to furthering her professional knowledge and skills. She is currently a psychoanalytic candidate at the San Diego Center for Psychoanalysis and is gaining in-depth training to become a psychoanalyst. Her style is insight-oriented, collaborative, and practical. She utilizes a psychodynamic approach to working with individuals in order to help them see beyond their symptoms and gain a better understanding of themselves and their struggles, so that they can regain their sense of agency to make the necessary changes to thrive in their lives. Konul sees her clients 1x-3x times weekly based on their personal needs.


Message to clients

The therapeutic relationship is one of the leading proponents of change in the work that we do. Yes, concrete tools are necessary, but without the solid relationship foundation, the tools are not as impactful to the therapy process. I view the therapeutic relationship as an opportunity for us to examine a relationship closely in order to associate what happens between us to patterns/tendencies that occur for you elsewhere in other settings. In my approach to treatment, I am authentic, warm, understanding, and non-judgmental. I take a collaborative approach in helping you rediscover yourself and gain a better understanding of your experiences on both a cognitive and emotional level. We will work together to put our insight and curiosity into action by slowly shifting deeply engrained patterns and beliefs that no longer serve you. Doing so will allow us to make space for new shifts to unfold and the reduction of distressing symptoms that are preventing you from thriving in life.

My views are holistic in that I believe a multitude of various factors impact our overall wellbeing and therefore need to be examined. This includes how we nourish ourselves, movement, spiritual beliefs and practices, social connections, biological factors, creative outlets, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Humans are so complex and dynamic that no single approach is going to suit every healing process. This is why I draw from a variety of different modalities including psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, humanistic, and cognitive-based approaches. I pride myself in my curiosity and honoring of various cultural backgrounds and practices. You are the expert in yourself and I am here to learn alongside of you and get curious about what you bring into our sessions.


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

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

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

Personality disorders - Support reducing emotional suffering and addressing relationship challenges




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Konul Surofchy 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)
  • 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
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

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 Closed
  • Tue 2:00pm-6:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Sorrento Valley practice
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 Closed
  • Tue 2:00pm-6:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Private Practice at Therapology, Psychotherapist , 2019 - Present
Club Xcite, Psychotherapist , 2019 - 2018
Richmond Area Multi-Services , Psychotherapist , 2014 - 2016
Crossroads Family Center, Psychotherapist , 2013 - 2014


Languages

English

Russian