Who you are is not defined by the difficult things you have been through. Together, we can choose the right treatment approach for you and work through a plan for healing.
We provide in person psychotherapy services to children,
teens, adults and couples in Ventura County.
We are currently working with clients
who are California residents via secure video.
If you are looking for more than just someone who will listen to you talk about your situation,
WE offer structured, proven approaches that will create positive changes in your life.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an evidence-based treatment that helps people heal from the effects of traumatic experiences.
Clinical art therapy brings traditional psychotherapy methods together with art-making to help you process difficult feelings through
embodied and nonverbal communication.
Mindful self-compassion can be described as "holding our pain with love" (Kristin Neff). When we learn to treat ourselves with kindness and compassion, it deepens our ability to meet our own needs for love and comfort.
Developmental needs-meeting is a strengths-based, ego-state therapy that helps heal the childhood wounds that result in our current emotional pain and unwanted behaviors.
Brainspotting harnesses and taps into the body’s natural ability to heal. It is a neurophysiological therapy, meaning that it promotes healing in your brain and body, resulting in positive psychological impacts.
“An important distinguishing factor of DBT is its emphasis on learning how to tolerate and accept distress.”
-Marsha M. Linehan, PhD (the founder of DBT)
walk and talk therapy
Walk outside with Sara during your therapy session to reap the benefits of being in the beauty of nature and moving your body.
We work with children of all ages using children's natural language: art and play.
Rachel helps people who have been impacted by sexual violence recover from the trauma and reconnect with your body's capacity for experiencing safety and pleasure. She helps couples deepen their intimacy and revitalize their sex life.
Some ways you can benefit from therapy:
- heal from difficult experiences
- have an accepting, compassionate presence with you as you look inward
-learn how to set boundaries in order to invest your time and energy in the things and relationships that bring you joy, and to be courageous enough to say "no" to things that are draining to you
-identify your triggers, become less reactive and learn to respond to them differently
-learn how to connect with your feelings and your body's innate ability to heal
-learn how to express your feelings and needs in ways that are kind and direct so you can connect deeper with others and get what you need
-experience what it feels like to into your intuition and trust that you know what is best for you, so you can stop second guessing yourself
- learn how to reparent yourself and meet your own emotional needs for love, acceptance, safety and comfort so that you can stop seeking validation from others
-learn how to use mindfulness practices including self-compassion, breath work, and meditation to self-soothe
Want to see if one of our therapists are a good fit?
PTSD & TRAUMA RECOVERY
RELIEF FROM DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY
SELF-COMPASSION & SELF-ACCEPTANCE
WORKING WITH ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS
RECOVERY FROM A NARCISSISTIC PARENT/ PARTNER
CLINICAL ART THERAPY
WORKING WITH CHILDREN
LGBT+ AFFIRMATIVE TREATMENT