Nothing is more rewarding to me than to support my clients as they move from struggling to thriving. I am personally invested in helping you to reach your goals, whether you're struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma/PTSD, low self-esteem, or Communication/Relationship challenges. I have over 10 years of helping my clients with a broad range of issues and life circumstances.
I am Certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy by the EMDR International Association, which means I participate in ongoing training and consultation. EMDR is an evidence-based treatment which has been extensively studied and is recommended by the World Health Organization and the American Psychological Association for the treatment of PTSD and trauma. It can be used to resolve negative beliefs about yourself or disturbing memories which still cause you pain, often faster than talk therapy alone.
I also practice Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy to help my clients improve their relationships. In my work with couples, we build awareness about the negative interaction cycle that keeps them stuck, and then we create new ways to communicate and express emotions and attachment needs.
By working together we can create new opportunities for change by unleashing your natural potential for healthy connections with yourself and others. Maybe you're experiencing worry and depression, continuing to relive past, painful experiences, feeling empty or dissatisfied with life? Therapy, with the right therapist, can be life and relationship changing.
In our work together, it's important to me that you feel truly listened to and understood. I think you will find therapy with me to be a safe, supportive, non-judgmental, and compassionate place where you can share your concerns, thoughts, feelings, and fears.
Once we understand your conscious and unconscious thoughts, feelings, and relationship patterns, we can work together to find ways to make the changes you would like. I may utilize parts work, EMDR, Mindfulness, and other approaches that you and I will decide on together. It's very important to me to provide that safe space for healing to occur. Then, together, we'll identify and build upon your strengths, wisdom, and resiliency as your life becomes more satisfying and enjoyable.
Background and Experience
I have a Degree in Psychology and a Masters level degree in Counseling with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have specialized training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and I am an EMDRIA (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association) Certified EMDR Therapist. With almost 10 years of experience with individuals, adolescents, and couples, I have extensive experience with a broad range of issues, including:
- Low Self-Esteem
- Marriage/Relationship Issues
- Difficult Childhood
- Trauma/Adverse Life Experiences or Post-traumatic Stress
- Life Transitions, and Divorce
- Sensitive/Creative Clients
In addition to talk therapy, I offer EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy which is recommended by the World Health Organization for the treatment of Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Complex P.T.S.D., and other adverse life experiences. EMDR is an extensively researched method to reduce symptoms effectively, and often requires less sessions before you feel relief.
I provide a free phone consultation and I'm happy to answer any questions you have about working together toward your goals. I understand that it's difficult to reach out for help, or that you have questions about the therapeutic process, and I look forward to hearing from you to assuage concerns or provide whatever information you are seeking regarding the therapeutic process with me.
Wendy Davis ReachesValencia CA