Author: Yaji Category: Published: August 16, 2015
I believe that therapy is a unique opportunity to develop a loving relationship with oneself. Therapeutic work is a worthy investment of time and energy that has the potential to provide benefits throughout a person’s life span. Human beings are always in a process of striving to be their best selves, although there are sometimes walls that keep people from reaching their fullest potential as individuals, friends, significant others, family members, and as professionals. One of the most exhilarating experiences in life is to know and love oneself, to know and love another, and to have that experience reciprocated. At The Love Therapy Center, I strive to help people know and love themselves and give and receive that love.
Using clinically researched and evidenced-based interventions, I have had the privilege of working with clients in a diverse range of settings for the past 7 years. I have worked collaboratively with clients utilizing a theoretically integrative approach to treatment, which is centered on strengthening the mind/body/spirit connection. I have experience using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Informed Care, Buddhist Psychology, and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). I am EMDRIA trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy techniques. I am experienced in working with problems related with childhood and parenthood, marital difficulties, disturbances of family relationships, life difficulties of adulthood, including separation, single-parenting, spiritual growth, addictions, grief and loss, trauma-related issues, and mood disorders among others.
I have a Master’s Degree from John F. Kennedy University in San Jose, California and am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (98182) with the Board of Behavioral Sciences. At The Love Therapy Center, I offer couples and individual therapy for clients who are seeking to work through personal struggles to live more vibrant lives. I consider personal, developmental, and environmental aspects of a person’s life tremendously important in how they affect a person’s psychological, relational and spiritual experiences. It is a privilege to work with people during some of their most challenging times, helping to support them on their journey to greater health and love. I work hard to shine light on a person’s strengths and dreams, while helping them face their fears at a pace that feels safe to them.
I was born and raised in California and graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara with a major in Sociology in 2009. I began my graduate studies in 2010 at John F. Kennedy University and graduated in 2013. When I’m not working I enjoy exploring nature, hearing live music, dancing, traveling, sharing genuine connection with family and friends, and continuing to learn about myself and the world around us. I have personally experienced the healing power of therapy and am motivated to bring the sense of healing and restorative energy to those who are searching for this.
Education And Credentials:
- CA Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 98182
- M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy –John F. Kennedy University- 2013
- B.A. Sociology- University of California Santa Barbara- 2009
- CAMFT member since 2011
- EMDR Trained 2017
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