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Katy Behrens, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in CA More info Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, LMFTs, are mental health professionals trained in family systems who can diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

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Hi there, I'm Katy!

I'm Katy (she/her), an LMFT and a somatic therapist working in mental health for more than a decade. Maybe you've been in therapy in the past, but the changes you were looking for never really happened. You haven't been able to think your way out of your past traumatic experiences, and now life seems to be adding new problems to the old ones.

My approach

Somatic Experiencing therapy is a gentle method of working with and resolving chronic stress and trauma that may have resulted in problems with relationships, anxiety, depression, and problematic substance use. During therapy, we pay attention to thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations that arise, work to resolve the distress that comes up, and increase overall resiliency.

My focus

I work with people experiencing PTSD, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, grief and loss, perimenopause/menopause, aging, and other life transitions.

My communication style

In our sessions, I listen with empathy and attunement, creating a safe space for you to share. I ask thoughtful questions to understand your experience on a deeper level. My approach is gentle yet direct, guiding you to tune into your thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations. Together, we'll work at a pace that feels right for you.

My goals for you

My hope is that you will develop more balance in your life and increase your resiliency to stress and your capacity to participate actively in your life.

About Katy

Specialities

  • Aging
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Older Adults
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Methods

  • Attachment-based
  • Client Centered Therapy
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Grief Therapy
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness-Based
  • Person-Centered
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused

Practice

License

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) More info Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, LMFTs, are mental health professionals trained in family systems who can diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

Accepted insurance providers

  • Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA, Blue Shield of CA, Cigna, Kaiser Permanente (Southern Ca), MHN, Optum, Tricare West, and Kaiser Medicare Advantage (Southern Ca)

Languages spoken

  • English

Education

  • Masters of Arts (MA) in Psychology - Antioch University Los Angeles (09/2013)

Session Information

  • Video session
  • 60 minutes

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