Ingrid Oliansky, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Call for an appointment (310) 551-9013
Do you take Insurance?
Up until recently, I was not affiliated with any insurance companies. However, I have recently become a provider with Aetna. I am able to see PPO and EAP clients only (no HMO clients). If you are insured by Aetna, please contact me at my office phone or by e-mail through this website. I will need to verify eligibility and any deductible before setting up our first appointment.
I may be adding additional insurance companies to my practice. Keep an eye out on this page as I will announce any new additions here.
I do continue to offer sliding scale options for those who cannot afford my full fee.
I do accept several insurance plans (both PPO and HMO) at my Wilshire Valley Therapy Centers locations. Please click on the tab at the top of the page for information about what insurance I accept and how to set up an appointment.
How Long Will Therapy Take?
Each person has different reasons for deciding to seek out a therapist. The process can take anywhere from 2 or 3 sessions to several months and, in some cases people have remained in therapy for years. The important thing to know is that you are in control over how long you stay in therapy.
What is your Theoretical Orientation/Personal Philosophy?
I am an eclectic therapist. This means that, while I am familiar with all theoretical orientations, I have not chosen to work with one in particular with all clients. I tend to lean more towards Solution Focused work than Psychodynamic. My choice on how to work with a client is based on my discussions with that client and what I believe will be of most benefit to them. In the past few years, I have become more interested in the mind/body connection as well as The Power of Positive Attraction and Mindfulness. I see the work of a therapist and client as a collaboration. We will work together to get the desired results which are identified by the client in the first session.
Do You Prescribe Medication?
Marriage and Family Therapists are not physicians and our license does not authorize us to prescribe medication. If it is decided that a client would benefit from medication along with talk therapy, a referral to a Psychiatrist can be arranged.