The Talisman Institute provides Therapy and Counseling services for the South Bay and Westside of So. California including: Malibu, Santa Monica, Venice, Marina del Rey, Beverly Hills, West Los Angeles, Westwood, Century City, Culver City, Beverly Glen, Bel Air, Hollywood, Long Beach, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, El Segundo, Westchester, San Pedro, Gardena, Harbor City, Hawthorne, Lawndale, Lomita, Palos Verdes, & more…



Marriage, Relationship, & Couples Therapy / Counseling | Hypnotherapy | Depression | Substance Abuse | Premarital Counseling | Infidelity / Adultery | Anger Therapy | Family Counseling | Stop Smoking | Lose Weight


South Bay: 310-374-0372 / Santa Moncia: 310-827-7986  |  | |


We Are Committed to Help You Get Lasting Results For Your Problems In the Fewest Number of Sessions




Fred R. Talisman M.F.T.



Talisman Institute
Fred R. Talisman M.F.T.
Director #8924
CA State Licensed Psychotherapist for over 31 years
• Insurance/Payment Plans
• All Credit Cards Welcome
• Day & Evening Until 10pm
• Weekend Appointments Available
• On Call  virtually 24/7
Call Fred Now:
South Bay: 310-374-0372
Santa Moncia: 310-827-7986








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Individual Counseling
South Bay: 310-374-0372
Santa Moncia: 310-827-7986

We Are Committed to Help You Get Lasting Results For
Your Problems In the Fewest Number of Sessions

Fred R. Talisman MFT
• Over 31 Years of Experience
• Gentle Help For Tough Problems
• Call Fred Now
   South Bay: 310-374-0372
   Santa Moncia: 310-827-7986

You can usually reach Fred immediately
Same Day and Evening Appointments Are Often Available
• On Call Virtually 24/7


Which of the following would you like to receive help for:

• Stop Smoking
• Lose/Keep off Weight
• Release Past Hurts/Traumas
• Self Image/Esteem/Confidence
• Motivation/Willpower
• Study/Test Taking
• Concentration/Memory
• Fear of Public Speaking/Stage Fright
• Sexual Problems
• Job/Home Stress/Burn-out
• Insomnia/Headaches/Pain Management
• Alcohol/Cocaine/Substance Abuse
• Release Emotion Blocks
• Self Sabotage/Procrastination
• Obsessions/Compulsions
• Anxiety/Depression
• Phobias/Fears
• Panic Attacks
• Nervous Habits
• Age Regression

Call Fred Now:
South Bay: 310-374-0372
Santa Moncia: 310-827-7986

Lasting Relief for Your Personal Problems
Personal problems can have a negative impact on your health and happiness.  They can keep you from meeting your standards and goals in your job, romantic relationships and/or as a parent.

Many of Fred’s clients have found that problems they have had for months or years have been permanently resolved with Fred’s help in as few as a couple of sessions.

Why Should You Trust Your Care to
Fred R. Talisman M.F.T. and the Talisman Institute?

Some therapists are good at giving their clients understanding and insight on why they have their problems.  Others are gentle and caring.  They listen to their clients and respond with compassion. . And some actually teach their clients practical skills.

Yet some therapists like Fred Talisman combine all three.  Fred has been helping people with problems for over 28 years.  Fred has done his homework.  He has a masters degree in counseling and guidance, educational psychology and education.  He is a California State Licensed Marriage, Family and Child Counselor.

He never stops learning so that he can be more effective in helping you.  You receive the full benefit of his commitment to personal growth and professional excellence.

What You Can Expect When You Work With Fred
Many  spend months or years in counseling with little to show for their efforts.  Fred works in a direct practical, result oriented way.  In the first session he looks for the structure of the pattern of problems you are having.  By the end of that session, he can usually give you a clear idea of what help you are going to need from him to get lasting results for your problems. For most, that session is their “turning point.” Most leave that first session feeling  very hopeful. They realize, that with Fred’s help, they really can make the changes they need to make. By the end of the second session most leave with skills they can immediately begin to use to dramatically improve the quality of their life.

Call Fred Now:
South Bay: 310-374-0372
Santa Moncia: 310-827-7986

Simple and Direct
He goes for the most simple and direct way to give you results and only gets more complex if necessary.

Doesn’t Dwell on the Past
Fred’s approach starts with the here and now rather than assuming that all of your problems are related to your childhood.  He first gives you skills and strategies to help you get results in the here and now.  He only explores your past if it is obvious to both of you that the here and now approach is not enough.

On Going Positive Reinforcement of Your Changes
Taping your own sessions is welcomed and encouraged.  Many of Fred’s clients find that each time they play back the solution part of their session on tape they find that:

1. So much is included in a session they catch learnings they may
    have missed during the session

2. It is a wonderful tool for positive reinforcement.

3. They progress more rapidly
At your request, Fred will tape record the sessions for you at no extra charge.

Tools for Lasting Results
Whenever Fred helps you to resolve a problem, he also teaches you the skills to maintain that change.

Help Designed for the Busy Person
Fred tailors his practice for busy people.  He has evening appointments available so people don’t have to take time from work or school to see him.

He teaches his clients skills and strategies in a way that they can incorporate them into their daily life without having to take time out to practice them.

Work/Career:  Releasing Stress, increasing Satisfaction
You spend the majority of your time as adults working.  Problems at work can affect all other aspects of your life.  Fred helps you to release job stress; clarify and meet your career goals and get more satisfaction and fulfillment from your work.  The work related problems Fred assists you with include:

   • Can’t Leave Work At Work/Workaholic
   • Problem In Saying No/Setting Limits
   • Fears Of Failure/Inadequacy/Rejection
   • Job Stress/Burnout
   • Build Self Image Of Success
   • Time Management/Goal Setting
   • Career Counseling/Advancement
   • Transition To Self-Employment

Call Fred Now: 
South Bay: 310-374-0372
Santa Moncia: 310-827-7986

Helping Students of All Ages Get Better Results
Few of you are taught the building blocks that allow you to obtain maximum effectiveness in your efforts on school/career advancement and licensing exams.  Fred teaches you those missing pieces.
Areas Fred works with include:
   • Poor Study Habits
   • Test Taking Anxiety
   • Learning Disabilities
   • Memory Motivation
   • Concentration Problems
   • Speed Reading/Learning Training

Teen Therapy
These are challenging times.  Teens are faced with tough decisions.   A wrong choice can have a devastating effect on their future.  They have to learn to say no to alcohol, drugs, unsafe sex (AIDS) and peer group pressures.

Fred has a unique ability of establishing strong rapport with teens and helping the to make decisions in the best interest of their well being and future. 

   • Behavior Problems/Truancy
   • Adoption/Divorce/Step Families
   • Parent/Child Conflicts
   • Sibling Rivalry
   • Adolescent Rebellion/Confusion

Children:  Reconnecting to the Joys of Being a Child
Behavior problems at home or school are often signs of a deeper turmoil your child is going through.  With child, parenting and/or family counseling Fred helps to eliminate those problems.  Kids love to see Fred; he makes counseling a fun, gentle, positive experience.

Call Fred Now: 
South Bay: 310-374-0372
Santa Moncia: 310-827-7986