Lee Ann Teaney MA LMFT
I really love my work. I’ve been a therapist for over 25 years and I’m so grateful to have work that lets me focus on what I consider to be most important. And what could be better than sitting with good people and being connected and engaged in the deep exploration of our true self, happiness, love, how to have a good life and be a quality human being?
Like all of us, mine has been a long journey to the me of now. I remember being in first or second grade,standing on the playground during recess. The other kids were running around and playing and I had
In junior high I was exposed to existentialism and rather than finding Camus depressing I felt a light go on.Others felt the existential angst I felt and they were ahead of me in thinking and talking about it, so maybe there was hope. My search for meaning, purpose, and happiness began.
Lee Ann Teaney
When I got to college I still felt so lost and miserable. Coming out to myself and to others didn’t change that. It was 1980, way before Will & Grace or Ellen, and the only other lesbian I met at school was a woman a few years older than me. I was a nervous freshman and she was a depressed alcoholic who attempted suicide and left school within 2 months of my arrival.
I kept on searching. I really, really wanted to know: 1) What is the meaning of life, 2) How to be happy, and 3) How to be a quality human being, oh yeah AND 4) Could I figure all that out and make it happen before I was dead. I was reading and talking about it all the time and I couldn’t believe that everyone wasn’t. I felt and still feel like this is THE most interesting and important stuff to be thinking about, talking about, exploring
Connecting with people, being a “good listener,” goes way back. I enjoyed it from the start. What could be more fascinating, more touching, more inspiring than people? As a
So what does make for a good therapist, and how to effect change and facilitate healing? There’s some interesting research that says a lot about that. What the current thinking reflects, and definitely what I’ve seen in working with people all these years, is that a combination of Somatic processing and integration (the Body), Mindfulness and Meditation training (the Mind), and a Relational process, most especially one’s relationship to oneself, of acceptance, kindness, love, and compassion (the Heart) is profoundly healing.
Body, Mind, and Heart with a dash of Soul, maybe some practical life skills, and as much humor as possible
Our lives are so busy, but making room for and giving priority to our healing, our wellness, our happiness, our essential being-ness, can make life so very fulfilling and even ridiculously fun. If you are interested in talking more please call me at 310-980-8988. I’m happy to talk and see in what ways I might be of help.
Lee Ann Teaney, MA, LFMT is a licensed clinical psychotherapist with a focus on trauma therapy practicing in Los Angeles, CA. Lee Ann earned her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. In addition to her private practice at Cutting Edge Counseling, Lee Ann is an adjunct teacher for NeuroAffective Touch™ Life Force
Committed to staying current and on the cutting edge of trauma research and healing, Lee Ann actively engages in advanced