Mindi Pfeifer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of experience working with young adults, individuals and families in the greater Los Angeles area. Mindi has worked in all positions from running programs to clinical therapist to owning a premier drug treatment center for young adults. Through all of this, her passion is working with the individual and helping them make lasting change. Her clinical style is collaborative and interactive, with a side of humor to meet each individual’s unique needs. Mindi currently works Private Practice and mainly though tele-health.
Mindi has dedicated her career to helping others become their best self though solution focused, client centered therapy including CBT, Grief Work, Anxiety, Depression, Dual Diagnosis and Family work. Building relationships is the key to establishing trust between client and therapist; Mindi is open, honest and direct and can assist clients to gain insight into their lives and their patterned behavior they may want to change. Also when appropriate, Mindi provides feedback and homework so clients learn to integrate what happens in therapy back to their lives.
Mindi is a firm believer in finding one's passion and authentic self. Helping someone reframe thoughts and beliefs through cognitive work can help a client start feeling better as early as the first session . Mindi is culturally sensitive to others and the differences that can make when getting and asking for help is truly important. Mindi meets the client where they are at and looks forward to meeting you there.
Natasha Prime, LCSW has worked with youth in the Los Angeles area for over 30 years. She began her career in Hollywood, working with chronic runaway and homeless youth where she managed casework teams and provided individual, family and group counseling.
Natasha has worked in multiple settings including Child Protective Services, outpatient mental health, and most recently as a School Social worker in the South Pasadena School District for the past 15 years. During her tenure there, she held multiple positions, from Intervention Counselor for Elementary school children and their families, to Social Emotional Counselor for Special Education Students K-12, and primarily as the School Social Worker at the secondary level. She also provided staff development, parent and student trainings on depression, suicide prevention, anxiety, and self-harm among other issues. Natasha retired from the school system in 2023.
Natasha is now focusing solely on her private practice and loves working with her clients and watching them grow. Her private practice began in 2018 in partnership with her good friend Mindi and they have enjoyed their collaboration over the years.
Natasha uses a systems based approach, considering all factors that may be impacting a person in crisis - whether that be individual, family, peers, community, work, school, gender, substance use, culture, or social media influences - to help them find a more fulfilling way to live. Her therapy style is eclectic borrowing from many different schools of thought as best fits her clients' needs. She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness techniques for a shorter, solution-focused treatment such as for anxiety or depression. She uses a more psychodynamic approach for lengthier and more complex issues such as trauma. She is client-centered and very relational in her interactions.
Some of her guiding principles include Unconditional Positive Regard, harm reduction, kindness and compassion above all. And of course, always a healthy dose of humor which can be found in even the darkest of times.
Natasha looks forward to joining you on your journey to a healthier and happier self.