Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
I work with couples and individuals in various degrees of relationship distress and I help them develop a more secure attachment style. I love helping clients find real ways of connecting more deeply and authentically in order to live a more fulfilling and satisfying life. During times of stress, unmet needs can bring out the worst in a person. I help couples to recognize the root of relational insecurity and to develop security both internally and interpersonally. I also work with couples on the brink of, or in the process of, divorce to create secure coparenting practices.
My style is most influenced by the Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT) and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). I use attachment-based therapies, to get at the root of couple problems, usually based in an insecure attachment style. I work experientially to create lasting, deeper emotional connection.
I am a Level 2 PACT Clinician with Stan Tatkin, author of "Wired for Love" in his Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy. I have trained with Gordon Neufeld, author of "Hold onto your Kids" in his attachment based, developmental model of working with ADHD and anxious kids.
- Years in Practice: 13 Years
- School: Seattle Pacific University
- Year Graduated: 2006
- License No. and State: LMFT98110 California
- Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $180
- Sliding Scale: Yes
- Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
- Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.
- Certificate: PACT Institute / PACT Level 2 (adv)
- Certificate Date: 2014
- Relationship Issues
- Marital and Premarital
- Alcohol Abuse
- Behavioral Issues
- Family Conflict
- Life Transitions
- Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
- Self Esteem
- Sex Therapy
- Women's Issues
- Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Types of Therapy
- Emotionally Focused
- Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)
- Experiential Therapy
- Family / Marital
- Family Systems
- PACT Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy
- Structural Family Therapy
Chaela is a wonderful Couples Therapist and I whole heartedly recommend her to couples looking for support.