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Motti Polityko Psychotherapy, LMFT

Motti Polityko is an existentially-minded, trauma-informed therapist. Experienced in working with adolescents and adults, Motti introduces mindfulness into his clinical practice and relies on his diverse background to inform his therapeutic relationships. Motti employs his familiarity with emotionally focused therapy (EFT) when working with couples and families.

Specialties
  • Grief and Loss
  • Chronic Illness, Pain and Sleep Disorders
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • Marriage and Partnerships
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
Licensed in
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  • Arizona
  • California
  • Nevada
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“My experience with overcoming personal adversity, loss, and trauma makes me singularly attuned to the suffering of others.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Psychotherapy for peace of mind is my calling. I have experience working in substance and addiction recovery settings, facilitating support groups for cancer patients and their caregivers, and managing crises and stressful events by offering psychological first aid. Most Westerners experience rushed living, lack of acceptance, and anxious or depressed moods, which all inevitably amounts to suffering. While pain is a universal experience, with practice, suffering can become optional. Lack of skill, low motivation, and general haggardness in life prevent many from consistent self-care, which can alleviate suffering. My competency in mindfulness practice and my trauma-informed outlook make me uniquely qualified to help.
What should someone know about working with you?
I work with adolescents and adults on a variety of issues, always keeping in mind that the client knows best what they need to heal. Sometimes, this innate knowledge just needs help being uncovered or discovered. While my work with couples and families usually has an end in sight (8 to 24 sessions), individual work can go on for a long time, depending on the depth the person is willing to go. Reducing suffering to manageable levels is an achievable goal; all you may need is a skillful guide.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
My experience with overcoming personal adversity, loss, and trauma makes me singularly attuned to the suffering of others. I have lived in many cultures and diverse environments, which enriched my knowledge and broadened my mind. My personal philosophy is informed by Frankl, Yalom, Covey, and others.
“I have lived in many cultures and diverse environments, which enriched my knowledge and broadened my mind.”
Interested in speaking with Motti?