Pasadena Trauma Therapy, Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91106
You can heal from TRAUMA. If you are living with traumatic events from your past, ranging from sexual abuse, incest, rape, humiliation, violence, and attachment wounds, therapy could be a safe space to address these injuries. Through a collaborative approach and taking into account the mind & body, I join my clients on a journey of exploration, growth, and healing. I can assist you in reconnecting with yourself and your body, feel grounded, and helping you manage your life more smoothly.
Psychodynamic
(818) 275-0776
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Pasadena, CA 91106
Psychodynamic
You can heal from TRAUMA. If you are living with traumatic events from your past, ranging from sexual abuse, incest, rape, humiliation, violence, and attachment wounds, therapy could be a safe space to address these injuries. Through a collaborative approach and taking into account the mind & body, I join my clients on a journey of exploration, growth, and healing. I can assist you in reconnecting with yourself and your body, feel grounded, and helping you manage your life more smoothly.
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Helen L Nedelman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW Verified
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91101
I believe it takes courage to contact someone for help. Trusting and confiding in a stranger, as well as facing why we are unhappy, takes a leap of faith. I understand the difficulties in taking this leap and will create a safe and respectful space in which we can mutually collaborate to help you explore the obstacles which prevent you from reaching your potential and living a more satisfying life. I will listen carefully to your thoughts, memories and feelings to help identify how the past is alive in the present. Understanding this can make change possible.
Psychodynamic
(626) 658-3095
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Pasadena, CA 91101
Psychodynamic
I believe it takes courage to contact someone for help. Trusting and confiding in a stranger, as well as facing why we are unhappy, takes a leap of faith. I understand the difficulties in taking this leap and will create a safe and respectful space in which we can mutually collaborate to help you explore the obstacles which prevent you from reaching your potential and living a more satisfying life. I will listen carefully to your thoughts, memories and feelings to help identify how the past is alive in the present. Understanding this can make change possible.
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Lydia Bangtson
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Pasadena, CA 91101
I like helping people find contentment and happiness in their lives. I believe it is important to understand one's self and one's personal values and to make choices that are positive and life-affirming. I have had extensive experience working with people having experienced trauma and loss, relationship problems, and who have substance abuse problems. Creative people are also one of my specializations. My training is primarily psycho-dynamic along with cognitive-behavioral orientation. I believe mindfulness, spirituality and forgiveness are ways of helping alter patterns of behavior that can keep us stuck in our lives.
Psychodynamic
(818) 643-3940
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Office is near:
Pasadena, CA 91101
Psychodynamic
I like helping people find contentment and happiness in their lives. I believe it is important to understand one's self and one's personal values and to make choices that are positive and life-affirming. I have had extensive experience working with people having experienced trauma and loss, relationship problems, and who have substance abuse problems. Creative people are also one of my specializations. My training is primarily psycho-dynamic along with cognitive-behavioral orientation. I believe mindfulness, spirituality and forgiveness are ways of helping alter patterns of behavior that can keep us stuck in our lives.
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Chalon Barnett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91107
Addressing difficulties in relationships, transitions, change and trauma as well as depression, anxiety, stress and chronic/acute illness are my areas of expertise. Change is difficult and transitions can be challenging. Sometimes life can feel overwhelming or out of control, and asking for help can be really difficult, even scary. It's common to feel overwhelmed, confused, or lost in an emotional place that feels endless with no escape. I am here to provide a safe space where we can work together to help you find a way out and build a path forward toward healing, balance, happiness and meaning.
Psychodynamic
(626) 498-8970
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Pasadena, CA 91107
Psychodynamic
Addressing difficulties in relationships, transitions, change and trauma as well as depression, anxiety, stress and chronic/acute illness are my areas of expertise. Change is difficult and transitions can be challenging. Sometimes life can feel overwhelming or out of control, and asking for help can be really difficult, even scary. It's common to feel overwhelmed, confused, or lost in an emotional place that feels endless with no escape. I am here to provide a safe space where we can work together to help you find a way out and build a path forward toward healing, balance, happiness and meaning.
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Ebony Marie Ann Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91104
The lotus flower is the only flower that seeds and blooms simultaneously. The lotus is rooted in muddy water, developing in the midst of thick struggle and obstacles. When the lotus emerges, it cleans the water, transforming its environment. This is where it blooms seeking the light of the sun while sending out seeds of possibility into the world. The lotus symbolizes cause and effect teaching us that each action we take will produce a result and that we contain all the material needed to mend/heal unresolved wounds and traumas.
Psychodynamic
(626) 714-2635
Verified
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Pasadena, CA 91104
Psychodynamic
The lotus flower is the only flower that seeds and blooms simultaneously. The lotus is rooted in muddy water, developing in the midst of thick struggle and obstacles. When the lotus emerges, it cleans the water, transforming its environment. This is where it blooms seeking the light of the sun while sending out seeds of possibility into the world. The lotus symbolizes cause and effect teaching us that each action we take will produce a result and that we contain all the material needed to mend/heal unresolved wounds and traumas.
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Afton Blake
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Office is near:
Pasadena, CA 91101
Through talk therapy, guided imagery, and dreamwork, we will use the rich resources of your unconscious to support you in creating meaningful changes in your life. I have over thirty years of experience helping clients develop relationships, heal traumas, and let go of toxic patterns. I conduct individual & couples therapy in my office, your home, or via phone/Skype and group sessions in individuation and dreamwork in my office. Benefits of this work include greater understanding of self, comfort with challenging feelings, greater satisfaction in relationships, and a stronger sense of connection to others and the natural world.
Psychodynamic
(323) 366-8269
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Office is near:
Pasadena, CA 91101
Psychodynamic
Through talk therapy, guided imagery, and dreamwork, we will use the rich resources of your unconscious to support you in creating meaningful changes in your life. I have over thirty years of experience helping clients develop relationships, heal traumas, and let go of toxic patterns. I conduct individual & couples therapy in my office, your home, or via phone/Skype and group sessions in individuation and dreamwork in my office. Benefits of this work include greater understanding of self, comfort with challenging feelings, greater satisfaction in relationships, and a stronger sense of connection to others and the natural world.
Dr. Tracy Ballardo
Psychologist, PsyD, MA, MS Verified
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91105
Making the decision to start therapy can come with apprehension. I believe your best judgement guided you to search for the right therapist. I have a direct and compassionate style of working with children, adolescents, college students, and adults. I assist clients in reducing anxiety and depression in order to feel confident, achieve a healthier sense of self, and live in accordance to their values. I believe honoring one's intuition is the key to healing- whether that be through play therapy, creative art interventions, or talk therapy. I enjoy helping others explore their identity and to accept various parts of themselves.
Psychodynamic
(323) 716-1322
Verified
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Pasadena, CA 91105
Psychodynamic
Making the decision to start therapy can come with apprehension. I believe your best judgement guided you to search for the right therapist. I have a direct and compassionate style of working with children, adolescents, college students, and adults. I assist clients in reducing anxiety and depression in order to feel confident, achieve a healthier sense of self, and live in accordance to their values. I believe honoring one's intuition is the key to healing- whether that be through play therapy, creative art interventions, or talk therapy. I enjoy helping others explore their identity and to accept various parts of themselves.
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Keith Valone
Psychologist, PhD, PsyD, MSCP Verified
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91105
I am the Clinical Director of The Arroyos Treatment Centers, where we offer integrated psychological and psychiatric care within the same practice. Our psychologists offer therapy at a range of fees, specializing in the treatment of depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, OCD spectrum disorders, psychosis, and chemical dependency. Our psychiatrists offer medication management in coordination with your psychological care. We offer individual therapy, medication management, couples and family therapy, group therapy, and psychological testing. For more information please visit www.thearroyos.org.
Psychodynamic
(877) 884-8272
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Pasadena, CA 91105
Psychodynamic
I am the Clinical Director of The Arroyos Treatment Centers, where we offer integrated psychological and psychiatric care within the same practice. Our psychologists offer therapy at a range of fees, specializing in the treatment of depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, OCD spectrum disorders, psychosis, and chemical dependency. Our psychiatrists offer medication management in coordination with your psychological care. We offer individual therapy, medication management, couples and family therapy, group therapy, and psychological testing. For more information please visit www.thearroyos.org.
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Rebecca Rouse
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91101
Life often presents difficult obstacles that can stand between who you are and who you want to be. Some obstacles may be unhealthy patterns in your relationships, overwhelming sadness or worry, not feeling good enough, or a loss of direction or purpose in your life.
Psychodynamic
(626) 603-8052 x20
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Pasadena, CA 91101
Psychodynamic
Life often presents difficult obstacles that can stand between who you are and who you want to be. Some obstacles may be unhealthy patterns in your relationships, overwhelming sadness or worry, not feeling good enough, or a loss of direction or purpose in your life.
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Kelly Daly
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91101
I believe that growth is a balance of tackling our short-term challenges while uncovering their long-term patterns and origins. I consider it a privilege to work alongside my clients and find out what is possible when we make the decision to explore and evolve. My approach is tailored to each individual and their goals, but I center my work around a psychodynamic approach that incorporates mindfulness-based stress reduction, somatic therapy, attachment theory, and family systems.
Psychodynamic
(626) 415-3592
Verified
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Pasadena, CA 91101
Psychodynamic
I believe that growth is a balance of tackling our short-term challenges while uncovering their long-term patterns and origins. I consider it a privilege to work alongside my clients and find out what is possible when we make the decision to explore and evolve. My approach is tailored to each individual and their goals, but I center my work around a psychodynamic approach that incorporates mindfulness-based stress reduction, somatic therapy, attachment theory, and family systems.
Karri Backer
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MDiv, MFTA, PhD Verified
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91101
Psychodynamic
(626) 628-9107
Verified
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Pasadena, CA 91101
Psychodynamic
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Angela Youngs
PayD Verified
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91101
Psychodynamic
(323) 370-0769
Verified
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Pasadena, CA 91101
Psychodynamic
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Julie Mikashus Psy.D.
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91101
I specialize in helping people who are going through difficult life phases and major transitions that are causing anxiety, depression, general dissatisfaction, or relationship conflict. Are you having difficulty adjusting to the end of a relationship or working through problems in your partnership? Have you suffered a loss from which you are struggling to recover? Feeling anxious about job changes, starting school, or a new role? I am here to help you cope with challenges and facilitate the change you wish to make. I can also help you to increase self-knowledge, improve your overall functioning, and increase life satisfaction.
Psychodynamic
(626) 436-3299
Verified
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Pasadena, CA 91101
Psychodynamic
I specialize in helping people who are going through difficult life phases and major transitions that are causing anxiety, depression, general dissatisfaction, or relationship conflict. Are you having difficulty adjusting to the end of a relationship or working through problems in your partnership? Have you suffered a loss from which you are struggling to recover? Feeling anxious about job changes, starting school, or a new role? I am here to help you cope with challenges and facilitate the change you wish to make. I can also help you to increase self-knowledge, improve your overall functioning, and increase life satisfaction.
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Silvina Irwin
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91101
People come to therapy for many different reasons. A common thread among people's unique circumstance is the feeling of being "lost" or "stuck". Also, you may feel emotional pain and discomfort. Together we can identify and address the obvious and not-so-obvious patterns in life, such as engaging in unsatisfying relationships, or having difficulty following through with life or career projects. Therapy can provide you with the tools and insight to make meaningful changes in your life and in your most important relationships, and develop a deeper sense of self-knowledge and awareness.
Psychodynamic
(626) 344-9913
Verified
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Pasadena, CA 91101
Psychodynamic
People come to therapy for many different reasons. A common thread among people's unique circumstance is the feeling of being "lost" or "stuck". Also, you may feel emotional pain and discomfort. Together we can identify and address the obvious and not-so-obvious patterns in life, such as engaging in unsatisfying relationships, or having difficulty following through with life or career projects. Therapy can provide you with the tools and insight to make meaningful changes in your life and in your most important relationships, and develop a deeper sense of self-knowledge and awareness.
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Lauren Maher
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, C-IAYT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Pasadena, CA 91103
I work with individuals and couples who are experiencing anxiety, overwhelm, grief, trauma/PTSD, and relationship issues, as well as those who are simply seeking greater self-awareness and insight. My clients tend to be curious, creative, out-of-the-box thinkers who are highly motivated to create change in their lives. I believe in drawing upon my clients' inherent strengths and sense of resiliency. I am particularly interested in the link between the body and mind, and enjoy teaching my clients practical tools to help improve their daily lives. I am trained in both EMDR and Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM).
Psychodynamic
(818) 351-2934
Verified
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Office is near:
Pasadena, CA 91103
Psychodynamic
I work with individuals and couples who are experiencing anxiety, overwhelm, grief, trauma/PTSD, and relationship issues, as well as those who are simply seeking greater self-awareness and insight. My clients tend to be curious, creative, out-of-the-box thinkers who are highly motivated to create change in their lives. I believe in drawing upon my clients' inherent strengths and sense of resiliency. I am particularly interested in the link between the body and mind, and enjoy teaching my clients practical tools to help improve their daily lives. I am trained in both EMDR and Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM).
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Amanda Guthrie
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Pasadena, CA 91101
The process of healing in therapy is a journey - one that opens doors to see ourselves differently and accept ourselves more fully. It allows for there to be space to sit with our innermost thoughts and feelings as we bear witness to the courageous process towards renewal and growth. Through a safe, genuine, and empathetic therapeutic experience, my goal as a psychotherapist is to provide an opportunity for my clients to express their pain and hardships as we explore ways to move towards fulfillment, wellness, and achieving their goals in life.
Psychodynamic
(626) 790-5962
Verified
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Office is near:
Pasadena, CA 91101
Psychodynamic
The process of healing in therapy is a journey - one that opens doors to see ourselves differently and accept ourselves more fully. It allows for there to be space to sit with our innermost thoughts and feelings as we bear witness to the courageous process towards renewal and growth. Through a safe, genuine, and empathetic therapeutic experience, my goal as a psychotherapist is to provide an opportunity for my clients to express their pain and hardships as we explore ways to move towards fulfillment, wellness, and achieving their goals in life.
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Andres Chou
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91101
When you feel stuck or overwhelmed, you don't want to settle for generic solutions. I provide therapy that addresses your unique struggles so that you can move toward greater confidence and deeper connection. Maybe you're suffering from an unbearable loss or a painful past experience. Perhaps you feel disconnected and lonely. Maybe you feel lost at work because the pressure is too immense. Anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, relationship issues... whatever the label may be, this isn't how you imagined your life. You feel better for a moment, but it doesn't last. It's so frustrating. You don't have to keep struggling like this.
Psychodynamic
(626) 243-2883
Verified
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Pasadena, CA 91101
Psychodynamic
When you feel stuck or overwhelmed, you don't want to settle for generic solutions. I provide therapy that addresses your unique struggles so that you can move toward greater confidence and deeper connection. Maybe you're suffering from an unbearable loss or a painful past experience. Perhaps you feel disconnected and lonely. Maybe you feel lost at work because the pressure is too immense. Anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, relationship issues... whatever the label may be, this isn't how you imagined your life. You feel better for a moment, but it doesn't last. It's so frustrating. You don't have to keep struggling like this.
Stephanie Adams Mendez
Psychologist, PhD, NCSP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Pasadena, CA 91050
Through telehealth-, home-, and school-based services, I meet my clients where they are. Usually families come to me because they feel stuck. Their child has difficult emotions, acts out, and cannot seem to listen. Teachers and parents struggle to feel effective and worry about the child’s future. Everything feels complicated and out of control.
Psychodynamic
(562) 352-2356
Verified
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Office is near:
Pasadena, CA 91050
Psychodynamic
Through telehealth-, home-, and school-based services, I meet my clients where they are. Usually families come to me because they feel stuck. Their child has difficult emotions, acts out, and cannot seem to listen. Teachers and parents struggle to feel effective and worry about the child’s future. Everything feels complicated and out of control.
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Megan A. Gray
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Pasadena, CA 91107
If you are finding yourself struggling, stuck, or feeling uncertain with life's challenges, therapy can be a powerful way to work through these difficulties. Whether you or your teen are adjusting to a life transition, experiencing relationship distress, managing an acute or chronic health condition, or wanting to better understand yourself and your patterns of relating to yourself and others, therapy helps to both identify the source of these struggles and provide ways to navigate them successfully. If you want to find ways to break unhelpful patterns that are limiting you and move towards fulfillment, I can help.
Psychodynamic
(442) 239-1883
Verified
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Pasadena, CA 91107
Psychodynamic
If you are finding yourself struggling, stuck, or feeling uncertain with life's challenges, therapy can be a powerful way to work through these difficulties. Whether you or your teen are adjusting to a life transition, experiencing relationship distress, managing an acute or chronic health condition, or wanting to better understand yourself and your patterns of relating to yourself and others, therapy helps to both identify the source of these struggles and provide ways to navigate them successfully. If you want to find ways to break unhelpful patterns that are limiting you and move towards fulfillment, I can help.
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Mark Santarelli
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Pasadena, CA 91101
Sometimes feel on the outside? Difficulty connecting? Isolated? Have difficulties that keep repeating? Longing for meaningful work? Lets create a safe space - an emotional laboratory - to discover something new. Behind anger is unprocessed sadness waiting to be heard, spoken and thought about. We can hear, feel, express, understand and move through some of those rough patches. If it happened outside in the world it can happen in our therapy laboratory, the place where we can work. Take risks and take new growth on the road! Make a space for your creative potential waiting to be realized!
Psychodynamic
(323) 405-7983
Verified
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Office is near:
Pasadena, CA 91101
Psychodynamic
Sometimes feel on the outside? Difficulty connecting? Isolated? Have difficulties that keep repeating? Longing for meaningful work? Lets create a safe space - an emotional laboratory - to discover something new. Behind anger is unprocessed sadness waiting to be heard, spoken and thought about. We can hear, feel, express, understand and move through some of those rough patches. If it happened outside in the world it can happen in our therapy laboratory, the place where we can work. Take risks and take new growth on the road! Make a space for your creative potential waiting to be realized!

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Psychodynamic Therapists
Psychodynamic therapy in Pasadena, also known as insight-oriented therapy, evolved from Freudian psychoanalysis. Like adherents of psychoanalysis, psychodynamic therapists believe that bringing the unconscious into conscious awareness promotes insight and resolves conflict. But psychodynamic therapy is briefer and less intensive than psychoanalysis and also focuses on the relationship between the therapist and the client, as a way to learn about how the client relates to everyone in their life.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Pasadena are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in Pasadena. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Pasadena

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Pasadena you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Pasadena and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Pasadena or family therapy in Pasadena.