Dr. Michael Kaufman, Executive Director

Name:Michael Kaufman
Specialty:Marriage & Family Therapist—substance abuse
Review:1 client review
Location:3625 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Suite 225
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Phone: 818-730-2960
Michael Kaufman, M.F.T., Psy.D. is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in Individual, Couple and Family Therapy, Anger Management, Substance Abuse, and Parenting. Dr. Kaufman maintains a private practice in Westlake Village, California.

With over fourteen years experience working with families, and as a graduate of Phillips Graduate Institute specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy and Ryokan College specializing in Clinical Psychology, Dr. Kaufman is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among his areas of expertise are Anger Management/Domestic Violence, Substance Abuse, Premarital and Couple's Counseling and teaching parents to effectively Parent "Challenging" Teens.

In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Dr. Kaufman has lectured to the Ventura County Department of Probation, various residential programs, therapists and other general audiences speaking on the topics of Anger Management , Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse. Dr. Kaufman has also appeared on several talk shows as an expert on the aforementioned areas. Under the direction of Dr. Kaufman, Westlake Village Familiy Services, is a nationally accredited Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and is recognized by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Agency).

Dr. Kaufman is an interactive, Solution Focused Therapist who utilizes both Cognitive-Behavioral and Family System approaches. His therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. He integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, he works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Treatment specialization includes:

Therapy for Depression and Anxiety
Domestic Violence/Anger Management  (15 years experience, approved by Los Angeles and Ventura County Court System)
Couple and Premarital Counseling
Substance Abuse/Chemical Dependency, Addiction & Recovery (15 years experience)
Family Counseling
Parenting Classes/Groups  (13 years experience, certified Parent Project facilitator, approved by Los Angeles and Ventura Department of Probation)
Child Abuse Groups (15 years experience, approved by Los Angeles and Ventura County Court System)
Grief Counseling
Work and Career issues
Stress Management
Conflict Resolution
Theft Deterrent Program
Internet (Facebook) Addiction
Phillips Graduate InstituteMaster of ArtsMarriage and Family Therapy1997
Ryokan CollegeDoctor of PsychologyClinical Psychology1999
NameIssued ByDuration
Marriage and Family Therapist number: MFC 37804California Board of Behavioral Science6/6/2001-present
Clinical MemberCalifornia Association of Marriage and Family Therapists1995-present
Program ProviderVentura and Los Angeles County Approved Batterers' Intervention Program Provider1995-present
Program ProviderParent Project Certified Provider1997-present
Program ProviderVentura and Los Angeles County Approved Child Abuse Program Provider1995-present
Clinical MemberAssociation of Batterers' Intervention Programs1995-present
Clinical MemberAddiction Recovery Professionals Group2007-present
Clinical MemberAnger Coach Tips and Resources Group2007-present
Clinical MemberUnited States Mental Health Professionals Group2007-present
Clinical MemberTherapists Linked Group2007-present
Clinical MemberThe Friends of SAMHSA Group2007-present
Clinical MemberMental Health Networking Group2007-present
Insurance:Insurance Aetna Network Provider Other Insurance services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. A super-bill will be provided for all out of network insurance providers. Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:
$ 60.00  - $150.00 per 60-minute session
$ 30.00 for 2 hour Group Session including Anger Management, Substance Abuse, Child Abuse & Parenting "Challenging" Teens

Aetna Network Provider

Other Insurance services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. A super-bill will be provided for all out of network insurance providers. Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:

Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
What is my deductible and has it been met?
How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
Is approval required from my primary care physician?

Reduced Fee
Reduced fee (sliding scale) available according to eligibility.

Cash, check and insurance accepted for payment. We are an Aetna Network Provider. For other insurance companies please inquire.

Cancellation Policy
If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not notified us at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.
Monday        9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday        9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday        9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday        9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday        9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday        8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Client Review:

1 client review of Michael Kaufman scored 5 out of 5.

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by rlkjs, Nov. 09, 2014

In my opinion, Dr. Kaufman is the greatest therapist ever. I have been in his court ordered groups as have probably 10,000 people over his career. I have seen so many people graduate successfully and they are all changed for the better. He is caring, kind, empathetic, insightful and brilliant!

* this reviewer has be with this therapist for 3 - 10 years
* this reviewer had 1 - 2 therapists before.
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