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
South Bay: 310-374-0372 / Santa Moncia:
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We Are Committed to Help You Get Lasting Results For Your
Problems In the Fewest Number of Sessions
Fred R. Talisman M.F.T.
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:
Santa Moncia: 310-827-7986
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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
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 master’s degree in counseling and guidance, educational psychology
and education. He is a California State Licensed Marriage, Family and
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
What others have to
say about Fred Talisman MFT
“How do you think of two hours? A long
commute? A quarter of some people's work day? The typical length of a
Fred Talisman, a licensed psychotherapist of over twenty eight years, thinks
of two hour in a totally unique way. It's the time it takes him to save,
repair and revive a dying relationship. That's right. Two hours.
How does he do it? Well he's not the stereotypical therapist who sits back
and says "uh huh" and watches couples get more and more polarized
as they further talk themselves out of relationship by giving their laundry
list of built up hurts and resentments.
If a couple is drowning , he's the lifeguard and he jumps in and does
whatever it takes to save them, to buy them a second chance, a turning point.
I think he's a brilliant strategist. He uses his strategies to turn around
years of pain. He uses them to defuse years of tension. He uses them to get
the couple reconnected to the love and magic that brought them together in
the first place. He demonstrates to them a path, a hope, a vision of the
possibility of actually thriving together, and he does it in less than two
To me, Fred is The Relationship Wizard. His ability to save dying
relationships is his brilliance and magic. He forged it out of the heartbreak
he witnessed countless times in his early years as a traditionally trained
marriage counselor experiencing over and over how that training was grossly
inadequate in assisting him to save couples in crisis. He's a practical man.
He knows from hard experience that by the time most couples go to a
relationship counselor one or both may be ready to end the relationship and
the window of opportunity to save that relationship is now, or never.
When it comes to saving a relationship he's a bulldog. If there is a way to
do it, he won't let go until he finds it. I think his strategies are a gift
Joel Roberts, Former Prime Time Host, KABC Radio, Los Angeles, California
What You Can Expect When You Work With
Many couples 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 couples leave that first session
feeling very hopeful. They realize that with Fred’s help, their relationship
really can be saved. By the end of the second session most leave with skills
they can immediately begin to use to dramatically improve their relationship.
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
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