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An occupational therapist would be able to offer guidance by:
- Optimizing day-to-day habits and routines
- Creating short-term & long-term goals and maintaining accountability
- Focusing on solutions by using activity analysis to recognize dysfunctional patterns
- Developing pragmatic skills to create balance
- Collecting data — sleep, time use
- Focusing on individual strengths, untapped potential, and then link to action
- Evaluating holistically — focusing on many dimensions of wellness
A counselor, on the other hand, focuses their conversation on ways to:
- Recover from past traumas and cope with distress
- Explore past relationships to improve self-concept and self-esteem
- Work through underlying psychological issues that affect ability to function
- Guiding people towards flexibility and responsiveness
- Emotional integration and regulation
- Awareness of the past in order to promote insight and healing
What we have in common:
- Individualized and client-centered
- Scientifically driven, evidence-based
- Defined goals
Remember, you are not limited to one therapy or the other. You may utilize both services to address the same problem as the different frameworks and methodologies of each profession can complement each other.
In accordance with the recommendations from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Occupational Therapy Services will offer telephone sessions instead of face-to-face meetings until further notice.
Please call (626) 395-8331 to request a telephone appointment during our regular business hours, 8:00am - 5:00pm M-F.
8:00am - 5:00pm
Closed on Institute Holidays
What to Expect:
- To schedule a telephone appointment, call the front desk at (626) 395-8331 during our normal business hours, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, M-F.
- Your clinician will call you at the time of your appointment. It is important that you are available to answer the phone at the agreed-upon time. The call may come from an on-campus number, and in some situations, it may appear as a blocked or unknown number. Please answer the call anyway, even if you do not immediately recognize the number.
- If you do not answer the phone, your clinician will try to call you again in 5 minutes, and then once more 5 minutes after that. If you do not answer any of those calls, you will have missed the appointment and will need to contact the front desk to schedule another one.
- Please ensure that at the time of your phone appointment, you are someplace where you can talk privately.
- If your phone is set up to automatically reject calls from unknown or blocked telephone numbers, please temporarily disable this setting.
- If the call is accidentally disconnected, your therapist will initiate the callback.