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21054 Sherman Way
Suite 205
Canoga Park, CA 91303
Phone:   (818) 716-0188
Fax:        (818) 716-1560
Email:     ab@cadip.comm
THERAPY
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California Diversion Programs, Inc.
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* HOUSE OF LIGHT *

A place for Rediscovery & Rejuvenation
House of Light is an imaginal place. It is a place where one
remembers one’s own strengths and finds one’s own solutions.
At the House of Light, we invite our clients to seek
peace, harmony and a place of better illumination within, guiding them to
journey further into the light.
OM PRAKASH SHARMA PhD.
Dr. Sharma is a licensed marriage and family therapist, and a certified addiction treatment
counselor. He feels he has been on a journey since his childhood in Indian and Nepal, filled
with synchronicity. He feels therapy is alchemical in nature and transformative for both the
client and the therapist. Over the years Dr. Sharma has worked successfully with people of
various backgrounds, belief systems, age and varying socio-economic status.
COUNSELING SERVICES TO ADDRESS THE FOLLOWING
Addiction
can be described as a house
on fire. When a house is on
fire, the first order of
business is to put out the fire.
Once the fire is put out, only
then you can investigate the
cause of the fire.
The cause of the fire needs to
be found and fixed before you
can rebuild,
otherwise the fire would
return again and again.
Anxiety
can be described as fear
about the future and can show
up as panic attacks or
one may have obsessive-
compulsive behaviors
diagnosed as Obsessive
Compulsive Disorder
(OCD). Anxiety is also
diagnosed in children
as Attention Deficit/Hyper
Activity Disorder (ADHD).
Depression
can be defined as having
feelings of sadness,
hopelessness, being
discouraged, and down in the
dumps, losing all desire and
interest in the activities one
once enjoyed. At its worst,
one may even have suicidal
ideation and attempts.
There could be unusual
levels of fatigue, a
diminished ability
to think or concentrate, along
with feelings of
worthlessness and sadness.
Unlike anxiety, depression
seems to be related to past
Trauma
can be explained as an
unbearable pain, though
rooted in one’s past, affecting
one’s present. The traumatic
experience is often a product
of exposure to physical,
emotional or sexual violence.
Marriage, Family, and
Children Counseling
Services
problems seem to emerge in
relationships and are also
resolved in relationships.
Counselor facilitates
communication, appreciation
of boundaries, and
understanding of power
dynamics.
Assessment
is a method of finding out and
verifying what may be
troubling an individual
or a family. House of Light
utilizes various test
instruments to support or
discard a probable
diagnosis. Both Courts and
School Districts utilize
similar test instruments to
make decisions
and to determine the validity
of claims.
COUNSELING FORMATS
Family Therapy explores,
examines and discovers the
family power structures,
communication patterns,
rules, and boundaries, along
with trans-generational
transmission of customs and
traditions to assist one find
and develop one’s personal
potentials. Families introduce
one to human values,
standards, norms, and direct
one as to how to act, and how
not to act. One’s deepest joy
and deepest harm generally
come from one’s families.
Individual Therapy
may assist one to get unstuck
by developing one’s
strengths, communication, and
coping skills at a time when
one feels one’s potential is
unreachable in spite of one’s
best efforts. One becomes
who one is by dealing with
one’s family, school, friends,
work, church and society.
Sometimes relationships
cause great pain and one’s
innate abilities are
compromised or stunted. One
finds oneself stuck and unable
to do things, which would
enhance one’s life, and
happiness.
Group Therapy
is a powerful therapeutic tool.
A group is often composed of
eight to ten individuals and
requires one and half hours to
two hours in time
commitment. The paramount
rule for group work is
commitment to attend and a
willingness to change. Group
work requires listening to
others, and the willingness to
express one’s feelings.
Disagreement in a group is
the fuel, which assists
participants with self-
reflection, awareness, and
growth.