Michael Summerlin, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Not accepting new clients
I suggest that a primary barrier to therapeutic change for the client who has experienced relational trauma in early childhood is the limited ability to use one's associative memory during interpersonal exploration.
Dr. Summerlin is not currently accepting new patients. If you call, please leave a message and one of our associates will contact you.
(949) 485-2770 x101
Verified

Newport Beach, CA 92663
Not accepting new clients
I suggest that a primary barrier to therapeutic change for the client who has experienced relational trauma in early childhood is the limited ability to use one's associative memory during interpersonal exploration.
Dr. Summerlin is not currently accepting new patients. If you call, please leave a message and one of our associates will contact you.
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Heather Burk
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, APCC, AMFT Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Offers online therapy
I made a career change from managing in Corporate America to a therapist after realizing what I enjoyed most was the relational aspects of management - studying topics such as personality typing, conflict management, and communication.
It can be difficult to navigate life's challenges on our own. I find it a privilege to work with adult individuals and adolescents as they navigate through personal growth points and hardships. Each individual is unique which is why my approach to therapy is depth-oriented and collaborative according to your needs. My goal is to ensure you have the tools you need to live a flourishing life.
(949) 541-2950
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Newport Beach, CA 92660
Offers online therapy
I made a career change from managing in Corporate America to a therapist after realizing what I enjoyed most was the relational aspects of management - studying topics such as personality typing, conflict management, and communication.
It can be difficult to navigate life's challenges on our own. I find it a privilege to work with adult individuals and adolescents as they navigate through personal growth points and hardships. Each individual is unique which is why my approach to therapy is depth-oriented and collaborative according to your needs. My goal is to ensure you have the tools you need to live a flourishing life.
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Dr. Natalie Zaragoza
Marriage & Family Therapist, DMFT, MS, LMFT Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Offers online therapy
Welcome! I am a psychotherapist striving to deliver high-quality therapy that is holistic and tailored to you. I specialize in improving emotional health, navigating young adult issues and resolving relationship difficulties. I approach therapy holistically from a relational view, emphasizing fulfilling connections as the foundation for psychological well-being. I am passionately trauma-informed and have been trained in somatic experiencing (SE) through the Somatic Experiencing Institute. I have advanced training in emotionally focused therapy for individuals and couples and am skilled at exploring and improving attachments.
(949) 558-2547
Verified
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Newport Beach, CA 92660
Offers online therapy
Welcome! I am a psychotherapist striving to deliver high-quality therapy that is holistic and tailored to you. I specialize in improving emotional health, navigating young adult issues and resolving relationship difficulties. I approach therapy holistically from a relational view, emphasizing fulfilling connections as the foundation for psychological well-being. I am passionately trauma-informed and have been trained in somatic experiencing (SE) through the Somatic Experiencing Institute. I have advanced training in emotionally focused therapy for individuals and couples and am skilled at exploring and improving attachments.
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Gretchen Hudson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Offers online therapy
Do you want life as you know it to be different? Better somehow? If your answer is yes; that's all that matters. I work with relational struggles; with the self, soul, significant other, and life. I'm not here to judge you for why the better isn't here, I am here to help you get it. Life might be repetitively hard and you want something to change but don't know how or what, and that leaves you feeling stuck and frustrated. Better is possible. Let's find it.
(949) 383-4028
Verified
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Newport Beach, CA 92660
Offers online therapy
Do you want life as you know it to be different? Better somehow? If your answer is yes; that's all that matters. I work with relational struggles; with the self, soul, significant other, and life. I'm not here to judge you for why the better isn't here, I am here to help you get it. Life might be repetitively hard and you want something to change but don't know how or what, and that leaves you feeling stuck and frustrated. Better is possible. Let's find it.
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Regina Walsvig
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with families who have children/adolescents with developmental disorders like Autism, using a relational and developmental approach.
Helping you achieve a balanced sense of well-being is my primary goal as a therapist. No matter what you might be concerned about that brings you to this search, I am interested in helping you gain, not only relief, but also the tools needed for your future beyond therapy. I treat children, adolescents, and adults using individual, couple, family, and/or group psychotherapy.
(949) 649-6066
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Newport Beach, CA 92660
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with families who have children/adolescents with developmental disorders like Autism, using a relational and developmental approach.
Helping you achieve a balanced sense of well-being is my primary goal as a therapist. No matter what you might be concerned about that brings you to this search, I am interested in helping you gain, not only relief, but also the tools needed for your future beyond therapy. I treat children, adolescents, and adults using individual, couple, family, and/or group psychotherapy.
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Carla Rather
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Offers online therapy
I offer a no charge consultation because research shows that therapeutic relationship is the most important factor in successful therapy. I approach each human with profound respect. As a Certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist, I practice EFT - empirically validated therapy informed by cutting-edge neuroscience. New emotional experiences are powerful change agents to stuck ways of being. I facilitate felt change via human relationship - relief. I support individuals experiencing relational distress, anxiety, depression, issues around sexuality and spirituality.
(310) 227-3947
Verified
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Newport Beach, CA 92660
Offers online therapy
I offer a no charge consultation because research shows that therapeutic relationship is the most important factor in successful therapy. I approach each human with profound respect. As a Certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist, I practice EFT - empirically validated therapy informed by cutting-edge neuroscience. New emotional experiences are powerful change agents to stuck ways of being. I facilitate felt change via human relationship - relief. I support individuals experiencing relational distress, anxiety, depression, issues around sexuality and spirituality.
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Emily Kirkbride
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Offers online therapy
Connection and compassion lead my relational work with clients.
If you find yourself overwhelmed, stressed, reactive, burdened or disconnected from yourself and others, you are in the right place. Maybe you are turning toward food, media or substances to numb or help soothe yourself. Or maybe a harsh inner critic is keeping you from feeling comfortable in your body and relationships. If this is you, I can help you move toward healing. I help people navigate the complicated aspects of being human. My hope is that during our work together you will heal from past traumas, disconnection and pain and will leave your work with me feeling more secure, peaceful and clear about who you are.
(949) 519-4817
Verified
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Newport Beach, CA 92660
Offers online therapy
Connection and compassion lead my relational work with clients.
If you find yourself overwhelmed, stressed, reactive, burdened or disconnected from yourself and others, you are in the right place. Maybe you are turning toward food, media or substances to numb or help soothe yourself. Or maybe a harsh inner critic is keeping you from feeling comfortable in your body and relationships. If this is you, I can help you move toward healing. I help people navigate the complicated aspects of being human. My hope is that during our work together you will heal from past traumas, disconnection and pain and will leave your work with me feeling more secure, peaceful and clear about who you are.
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Heather L. Stirnus
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, PMH-C Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Offers online therapy
My warm relational approach offers a safe place of healing and growth where you will gain practical tools, greater connection in your relationships and strength in who you are.
“It’s not supposed to be like this." No matter what stage you are in- wether newly pregnant or months postpartum, becoming a new mom is hard. This can be an unwelcome surprise, especially if you see other new moms who seem to be adjusting so well. You might've imagined yourself enjoying the process, navigating the changes naturally and thriving in your new life. In reality, you might be struggling with things like unexplainable sadness, constant worry, emotional exhaustion, difficulty connecting to your baby, scary thoughts about your baby, doubt about your ability & worth as a mother or wondering if becoming a mother was mistake.
(657) 210-9305
Verified
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Newport Beach, CA 92660
Offers online therapy
My warm relational approach offers a safe place of healing and growth where you will gain practical tools, greater connection in your relationships and strength in who you are.
“It’s not supposed to be like this." No matter what stage you are in- wether newly pregnant or months postpartum, becoming a new mom is hard. This can be an unwelcome surprise, especially if you see other new moms who seem to be adjusting so well. You might've imagined yourself enjoying the process, navigating the changes naturally and thriving in your new life. In reality, you might be struggling with things like unexplainable sadness, constant worry, emotional exhaustion, difficulty connecting to your baby, scary thoughts about your baby, doubt about your ability & worth as a mother or wondering if becoming a mother was mistake.
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1151 Dove Street Suite 230 Newport Beach CA 92660
Psychologist, BA, MA, PhD Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660
My orientation integrates psychodynamic principles, cognitive behavioral tools, and relational/developmental perspectives with a strong emphasis on positive psychology.
Psychotherapy provides people with awareness, skills and avenues to understanding which enable them to lead more rewarding and productive lives. Whether you have been struggling for a life time or current circumstances have lead you into a corner, I can offer you a safe place to explore your options and choices in reaching your fullest potentials in life. I honestly believe most of us hold our own answers but feel stuck behind old patterns or beliefs. Motherhood is a challenging time for most of us and with openness and awareness these obstacles can become moments of growth.
(949) 558-2041
Verified
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Newport Beach, CA 92660
My orientation integrates psychodynamic principles, cognitive behavioral tools, and relational/developmental perspectives with a strong emphasis on positive psychology.
Psychotherapy provides people with awareness, skills and avenues to understanding which enable them to lead more rewarding and productive lives. Whether you have been struggling for a life time or current circumstances have lead you into a corner, I can offer you a safe place to explore your options and choices in reaching your fullest potentials in life. I honestly believe most of us hold our own answers but feel stuck behind old patterns or beliefs. Motherhood is a challenging time for most of us and with openness and awareness these obstacles can become moments of growth.
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Rachel M Charman
Registered Psychological Assistant, PsyD, MA Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Not accepting new clients
Do you find yourself in a constant tangle of emotions and thoughts? Causing you to think, react and behave in ways that seem unaligned with your real or idealized self? Talking with someone can help you untangle those emotions and thoughts, allowing you to reach your full potential! I will provide a relaxed, collaborative atmosphere where you can work through stress, trauma, relational issues, anxiety, depression or any issue that serves as a barrier to becoming a healthier version of you. You will be able to define happiness, success, peace and stability in your own personal way, where I will then assist you to reach those areas!
(949) 331-1793 x113
Verified
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Newport Beach, CA 92660
Not accepting new clients
Do you find yourself in a constant tangle of emotions and thoughts? Causing you to think, react and behave in ways that seem unaligned with your real or idealized self? Talking with someone can help you untangle those emotions and thoughts, allowing you to reach your full potential! I will provide a relaxed, collaborative atmosphere where you can work through stress, trauma, relational issues, anxiety, depression or any issue that serves as a barrier to becoming a healthier version of you. You will be able to define happiness, success, peace and stability in your own personal way, where I will then assist you to reach those areas!
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Morgan Stewart
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Offers online therapy
Life can be messy. Relationships can be messy. The narratives we tell ourselves can be messy. Sometimes we can navigate what life throws at us alone, other times, we simply cannot. Sometimes it is just too much to hold on our own—the memories of the past, the weight of the depression, the relational stress, the crippling anxiety. It can all feel like too much to bear. We weren’t made to hold these things by ourselves. We were made to share the load. Therapy is a safe space to start learning how to share the load. It can be intimidating to welcome someone into our mess, but goodness is it worth it.
(714) 886-3804
Verified
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Newport Beach, CA 92660
Offers online therapy
Life can be messy. Relationships can be messy. The narratives we tell ourselves can be messy. Sometimes we can navigate what life throws at us alone, other times, we simply cannot. Sometimes it is just too much to hold on our own—the memories of the past, the weight of the depression, the relational stress, the crippling anxiety. It can all feel like too much to bear. We weren’t made to hold these things by ourselves. We were made to share the load. Therapy is a safe space to start learning how to share the load. It can be intimidating to welcome someone into our mess, but goodness is it worth it.
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Cindy Bollman
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Offers online therapy
My continuing education is through the Center for Group Studies in New York and Relational Life Institute in Boston.
If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, marital or relationship issues, it is important to find a therapist with whom you feel safe and comfortable....a good fit for you. I have been in practice for over 20 years and my approach is to get to the problem, find the solution, and work collaboratively toward these goals. I welcome feedback, positive and negative!
(949) 520-7958
Verified
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Newport Beach, CA 92660
Offers online therapy
My continuing education is through the Center for Group Studies in New York and Relational Life Institute in Boston.
If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, marital or relationship issues, it is important to find a therapist with whom you feel safe and comfortable....a good fit for you. I have been in practice for over 20 years and my approach is to get to the problem, find the solution, and work collaboratively toward these goals. I welcome feedback, positive and negative!
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Andie Hollowell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660
With my extensive trauma training & personal history, I most often work with eating disorders, relational issues involving codependency/addiction, and trauma.
Pretending everything is fine is exhausting. Coping with everything life throws at you, juggling different roles, and trying to be all things to all people. You feel guilty and inadequate and worry that someday all those plates you're spinning will come crashing down. Maybe you're an amazing "somebody" who often feels like an invisible and overwhelmed "nobody." Or maybe if they see you, they will know that you're not enough. Your body is not enough. Your relationship is not enough. You're incapable of fixing everything yourself. You feel lost and alone, living in silent despair.
(626) 465-7708
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Newport Beach, CA 92660
With my extensive trauma training & personal history, I most often work with eating disorders, relational issues involving codependency/addiction, and trauma.
Pretending everything is fine is exhausting. Coping with everything life throws at you, juggling different roles, and trying to be all things to all people. You feel guilty and inadequate and worry that someday all those plates you're spinning will come crashing down. Maybe you're an amazing "somebody" who often feels like an invisible and overwhelmed "nobody." Or maybe if they see you, they will know that you're not enough. Your body is not enough. Your relationship is not enough. You're incapable of fixing everything yourself. You feel lost and alone, living in silent despair.
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Lisa Grajewski
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660
With children I use play and relational therapy techniques to help them express themselves with more than words; with adults I strive to help clients develop methods of healthy coping and better understanding of self by providing a safe environment to facilitate transition.
With a background in forensic psychology I provide assessment and evaluation services to attorneys, parents, and individuals. Whether you are preparing for a court trial or need special services for your child, psychological evaluations are sometimes necessary to bring about the results you need. As a psychotherapist I work with adults and children in a safe, empathic, compassionate, and non-judgmental environment. I have a Level 1 eCertification in Trauma in addition to a doctorate in Clinical and Forensic Psychology. I am a licensed psychologist with the state of California and have experience in forensic and clinical settings.
(949) 347-5133
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Newport Beach, CA 92660
With children I use play and relational therapy techniques to help them express themselves with more than words; with adults I strive to help clients develop methods of healthy coping and better understanding of self by providing a safe environment to facilitate transition.
With a background in forensic psychology I provide assessment and evaluation services to attorneys, parents, and individuals. Whether you are preparing for a court trial or need special services for your child, psychological evaluations are sometimes necessary to bring about the results you need. As a psychotherapist I work with adults and children in a safe, empathic, compassionate, and non-judgmental environment. I have a Level 1 eCertification in Trauma in addition to a doctorate in Clinical and Forensic Psychology. I am a licensed psychologist with the state of California and have experience in forensic and clinical settings.
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Kaytie Allah
Psychologist, PsyD, MS Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed Psychologist and professor of graduate clinical psychology, specializing in attachment and relationships. I focus on how our attachment and past/current relationships affect and contribute to our mental health, joy, and overall success. I have over ten years of experience specializing in Eating Disorders, Relational Conflicts, Depression/Anxiety, ADHD, Parenting and Woman's Health.
(949) 771-7810
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Newport Beach, CA 92660
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed Psychologist and professor of graduate clinical psychology, specializing in attachment and relationships. I focus on how our attachment and past/current relationships affect and contribute to our mental health, joy, and overall success. I have over ten years of experience specializing in Eating Disorders, Relational Conflicts, Depression/Anxiety, ADHD, Parenting and Woman's Health.
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Janae Borrego
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Offers online therapy
My approach is client-centered, empowering, motivational, relational, and holistic.
I specialize in treating adolescents and adults with trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions and addiction. I enjoy providing support to the LGBTQI+ community and practice an open-minded sex-positive approach to individuals and couples as they explore their sexuality. I understand the importance of working to establish a trusting relationship within the therapeutic process to promote openness and change. I work to empower individuals to embrace struggle and overcome future challenges.
(949) 334-5665
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Newport Beach, CA 92660
Offers online therapy
My approach is client-centered, empowering, motivational, relational, and holistic.
I specialize in treating adolescents and adults with trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions and addiction. I enjoy providing support to the LGBTQI+ community and practice an open-minded sex-positive approach to individuals and couples as they explore their sexuality. I understand the importance of working to establish a trusting relationship within the therapeutic process to promote openness and change. I work to empower individuals to embrace struggle and overcome future challenges.
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Lisa Rowley
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Offers online therapy
I find it a privilege to work with adult individuals, couples, and adolescents during periods of growth, transition, or challenge in their lives. I work primarily with the diagnoses of depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating issues, adjustment disorders, and relationship difficulties. My approach to psychotherapy is primarily psychodynamic and depth-oriented, with aspects of cognitive-behavioral theory integrated as well. I also have a strong interest in contemporary and relational psychoanalysis. I believe in the therapeutic process for symptom relief, for personal insight, for experiencing new ways of being, and for the deepening of human relationships.
(949) 430-7197
Verified
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Newport Beach, CA 92660
Offers online therapy
I find it a privilege to work with adult individuals, couples, and adolescents during periods of growth, transition, or challenge in their lives. I work primarily with the diagnoses of depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating issues, adjustment disorders, and relationship difficulties. My approach to psychotherapy is primarily psychodynamic and depth-oriented, with aspects of cognitive-behavioral theory integrated as well. I also have a strong interest in contemporary and relational psychoanalysis. I believe in the therapeutic process for symptom relief, for personal insight, for experiencing new ways of being, and for the deepening of human relationships.
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Gene Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Offers online therapy
Together, we can turn your relational insecurity into one of love and safety.
"You look at me but you don't see me. What happened to us? Where are you when I need you?". Let's be honest: maintaining an intimate relationship is really difficult. Maybe things aren't going the way they used to and you wonder if things can get better or if your best days are already behind you. Perhaps you find your partner pulling away and it scares you. Despite your efforts to reach out and close the gap...nothing works. It's like bending over backwards just to feel a spark of intimacy and you start thinking "What's the point of staying in a relationship like this?". And it makes sense. But it doesn't have to stay that way.
(949) 229-4910
Verified
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Newport Beach, CA 92660
Offers online therapy
Together, we can turn your relational insecurity into one of love and safety.
"You look at me but you don't see me. What happened to us? Where are you when I need you?". Let's be honest: maintaining an intimate relationship is really difficult. Maybe things aren't going the way they used to and you wonder if things can get better or if your best days are already behind you. Perhaps you find your partner pulling away and it scares you. Despite your efforts to reach out and close the gap...nothing works. It's like bending over backwards just to feel a spark of intimacy and you start thinking "What's the point of staying in a relationship like this?". And it makes sense. But it doesn't have to stay that way.
Patti Shambrook
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Offers online therapy
It's an honor to be let into the hiddenness that keep people from experiencing freedom. Working from an attachment perspective, I help my clients heal from past wounds & experiences that affect their current relationships. I enjoy working with individuals through challenging life & faith issues, relationship difficulties, attachment wounds, trauma, and anxiety. I help clients stuck in old paradigms learn new thought patterns that radically change their lives. I am relational & want this to be a place of hope & safety. I enjoy integrating faith into our sessions, being sensitive to their goals & belief system.
(714) 706-3916
Verified
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Newport Beach, CA 92660
Offers online therapy
It's an honor to be let into the hiddenness that keep people from experiencing freedom. Working from an attachment perspective, I help my clients heal from past wounds & experiences that affect their current relationships. I enjoy working with individuals through challenging life & faith issues, relationship difficulties, attachment wounds, trauma, and anxiety. I help clients stuck in old paradigms learn new thought patterns that radically change their lives. I am relational & want this to be a place of hope & safety. I enjoy integrating faith into our sessions, being sensitive to their goals & belief system.
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Erick Santos
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW, EMDR, MA Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Offers online therapy
I specialize in trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, addiction, and relational and will use trauma focused CBT, SFT and EMDR therapy to help.
Has trauma, anxiety, or depression interfered with the potential to become the best version of yourself? We often feel defined by traumatic or emotionally difficult experiences that leave us feeling stuck in place rather than moving forward towards our goals. I’m here to provide a safe, affirming space for you to develop an understanding of yourself to overcome experiences or fears that define you. Our work together will be met with unconditional acceptance, creative approaches, and the utmost compassion.
(714) 735-0357
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Newport Beach, CA 92660
Offers online therapy
I specialize in trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, addiction, and relational and will use trauma focused CBT, SFT and EMDR therapy to help.
Has trauma, anxiety, or depression interfered with the potential to become the best version of yourself? We often feel defined by traumatic or emotionally difficult experiences that leave us feeling stuck in place rather than moving forward towards our goals. I’m here to provide a safe, affirming space for you to develop an understanding of yourself to overcome experiences or fears that define you. Our work together will be met with unconditional acceptance, creative approaches, and the utmost compassion.

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Relational Therapists
If you're looking for Relational Therapy in Newport Beach or for a Newport Beach Relational therapist these professionals provide relational therapy and relational psychotherapy. They include Relational therapists, Relational psychologists, Relational psychotherapists and Relational counselors.

Relational life therapy in Newport Beach offers strategies to combat marital dysfunction and restore harmony in relationships. Couples--those recovering from affairs, traumatic events, or a lull in passion--can find RLT helpful. To repair discord, the therapist identifies the main conflict upsetting the couples' emotional intimacy. Once the partners see how they both contribute to the problem, the therapist teaches them skills to improve the ways they relate to each other. Couples may see a change in their relationship within three to six months.