Biofeedback & Family Therapy Center

Steven C. Kassel, MFT in West Los Angeles and Santa Clarita

Biofeedback & Family Therapy Center

Steven C. Kassel, MFT in West Los Angeles and Santa Clarita

Biofeedback & Family Therapy Center

Steven C. Kassel, MFT in West Los Angeles and Santa Clarita

Biofeedback & Family Therapy Center

Steven C. Kassel, MFT in West Los Angeles and Santa Clarita

About Steven C. Kassel, MFT

Welcome!

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#28511/CA) serving individuals, couples, children, and families in Southern California since 1991.  I am board certified in Biofeedback (since 1985) and Neurofeedback (since 1992).

I have a passion for helping people overcome emotional and psycho-physiological issues using both traditional talk therapy combined with cutting-edge, technology-assisted therapies like Biofeedback and Neurofeedback.

I have extensive experience working with conditions like stress-related medical disorders, pain management issues, anxiety & depression, relational problems, high-functioning Autism, and Attention Deficit Disorder. I am oriented towards a bio-psycho-social systems perspective in both counseling and treating psychophysiological disorders.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, I am currently only working with patients via Teletherapy. Click here to learn more and to schedule an appointment.

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PDF Downloads

Winter, 2016 – “Interpersonal Biofeedback: Biofeedback in a Relational Context”. Written with colleague John LeMay, MFT and published in Biofeedback, a publication of the Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. This article describes the pioneering work we have done merging biofeedback and couples counseling.

Winter, 2016Video of teaching Interpersonal Biofeedback at the Mid-Atlantic Biofeedback Society. This mock couple talks while the instrument records and then there is a short review.

Summer, 2015 – “Stress Management and Peak Performance Crash Course for Ninth Graders in a Charter School Setting”. This article describes how biofeedback was used in the classroom and shows some amazing results! Published in Biofeedback, a publication of the Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback.

The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists published this article in The California Therapist. It is co-authored by Steve Kassel, MFT and John LeMay, MFT in preparation of the workshop that will be presented at CAMFT’s May, 2012 conference, a shorter article appears in the San Fernando Valley CAMFT Connections Newsletter.

 The American Academy of Pediatrics shows that Biofeedback is LEVEL I -Best Evidence for ADHD.

Neurofeedback article in the NY Times is a positive for those of us helping persons with ADD and other disorders.

The Biofeedback and Family Therapy Centers

We are located at 26266 Prima Way, Santa Clarita, CA, 91350 and 1545 Sawtelle Blvd., Suite 25, Los Angeles, CA 90025. Please call (661) 259-3704 for information or to set an appointment for offices in Newhall and for West Los Angeles call (323) 935-1034. Email Mr. Kassel at s@kassel.us. Once you are an established patient or have permission from your health plan for therapy, you can automatically make an appointment by clicking on “MAKE AN APPOINTMENT”. Make sure to “DOWNLOAD FORMS” for your first visit. I will be changing the address on the pdf forms ASAP, so do not go to the old Newhall office!

“The way that Mr. Kassel taught me deep breathing and the science behind it was a game changer for me. For the first time I was able to naturally relieve my anxiety. His biofeedback therapy and unique approach are unmatched anywhere in LA county.” K.L. Northridge, CA

Mapping the Brain

Quantitative EEG (qEEG) also known as Brain Mapping, is a procedure that records electrical activity within the brain from 19 channels. This tool gives us the ability to view the dynamic changes taking place throughout the brain during processing tasks or at rest and assists in determining which areas of the brain are fully engaged and processing efficiently or inefficiently.
Brain Maps provide information about the functional organization and disorganization of the brain and its normal development. It serves as a basis for identifying… Read More

Biofeedback & Neurofeedback Therapy in Your Home

With the dawn of COVID and having to move to Teletherapy, we had to find creative ways to help our patients who want to be treated with Biofeedback and Neurofeedback.

“Biofeedback is a process that enables an individual to learn how to change physiological activity for the purposes of improving health and performance. Precise instruments measure physiological activity such as brainwaves, heart function, breathing, muscle activity, and skin temperature… Read More

  Marriage, Individual & Family Therapy

I help children, adults and families to realize their goals. Psychotherapy can help you explore new possibilities for yourself, overcome internal obstacles and make the most of your strengths, and fulfill your potential in life. I work in a number of marital and relationship issues, including the following:

  • Divorce, separation and infidelity
  • Relationship enhancement
  • Intimacy and communication  
  • Anxiety, Depression, Attention Deficit Disorder Read More

NEWS, LECTURES AND EVENTS:

July, 2017 – Presented a webinar on Interpersonal Biofeedback; a Hybrid of Biofeedback and Couples Counseling for the Biofeedback Federation of Europe. This can be purchased by professionals for Continuing Education Units by clicking here. There have been several other professional and community workshops since.

For my 30th Anniversary in this profession, this article was published about my passionate work in the field of Biofeedback in June, 2016. (For visitors thinking of making an appointment for counseling, don’t worry, counseling is what I mostly do)!

Attend Teletherapy Sessions

Corona Virus children’s book easily explains what is happening. Written by a therapist it gives meaning for young minds. CLICK HERE

Corona Virus Anxiety Workbook for Adults will be helpful! CLICK HERE

Psychotherapy and Biofeedback Therapies are Evidenced Based Practices which help individuals, couples and families feel and think better. Steven C. Kassel, MFT, a Marriage and Family Therapist, who is Board Certified in Biofeedback since 1985 and Board Certified in Neurofeedback, practices in Southern California’s Santa Clarita Valley and West Los Angeles.

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Interpersonal Biofeedback  Video

This short video explains Interpersonal Biofeedback and shows a mock couple resolving a dispute while using using biofeedback instrumentation to help them control and calm nervous system with feedback of heart rate, sweat gland activity, heart rate variability, hand temperature and respiration. Arousal or stress response is typically a much bigger influence on couple happiness and connectivity than the issue about which is being spoken!

Please Note!

This webpage and sub-pages are for informational and educational purposes only. No therapist-client relationship arises. The information provided and any comments or opinions expressed are intended for general discussion and education only, even when based on a hypothetical. They should not be relied upon for ultimate decision-making in any specific case. There is no substitute for consultation with a qualified mental health specialist, or even a physician, who could best evaluate and advise based on a careful, considered evaluation of all pertinent facts. Likewise, it is understood that no guarantee or warranty arises from the information provided or discussed on these pages or from any product or book sold from here.

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REMINDER: During COVID, all sessions are by teletherapy.

Santa Clarita

26266 Prima Way

Santa Clarita, CA 91350

(661) 259-3704        fax 661-254-8574

West Los Angeles

1545 Sawtelle Blvd., Ste 25

Los Angeles, CA 90025

(661) 259-3704        fax 661-254-8574