What's stopping you? What's holding you back? Perhaps worries are keeping you from having the life you want. Maybe others seem to have what they want while you feel like a bystander in your own life.
If you're finding that you're avoiding the life you want because of self doubt, fears, or the pain of your past, improving your relationship with yourself and your emotions could change your life.
Therapy is a journey in which you have the opportunity to discover your values, understand your past, and take meaningful steps toward the future. Therapy can help you discover the strengths and abilities that lie within, while learning new strategies for a more fulfilling life.
MEET THE TEAM
SANDRA POWERS, PSY.D.
Sandra Powers, Psy.D. is a California licensed psychologist and DBT-LBC Certified Clinician™. She was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree from MIT in Brain & Cognitive Sciences and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hartford.
Dr. Powers completed her clinical internship at Yale University, where her intensive training focused on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Psychodynamic psychotherapy. She has received postgraduate training in ACT, CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy), and Mindful Self Compassion.
Dr. Powers provides CBT, CPT, mindfulness, self-compassion-, and DBT-informed therapy. She specializes in helping individuals cope with anxiety, depression, emotion dysregulation, and trauma.
VALERIYA BAUER, AMFT, APCC
Valeriya specializes in trauma, postpartum, and attachment-focused therapy. An experienced business owner, Valeriya understands the challenges of navigating a healthy work/life balance in the corporate world. Valeriya is passionate about new parenthood and the difficulties of the postpartum experience. Valeriya has a background in family therapy and working with children ages 0-3 using a relationship-based model.
Valeriya graduated with honors at the top of her class, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from UCLA (Cum Laude) and a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University (Psi Chi). She is certified in Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM)® Levels 1 & 2, and is trained in mindfulness, EMDR, and ILF Neurofeedback. She also holds a certification as an ACE Personal Trainer and uses a holistic approach that incorporates mind and body wellness. Beginning her therapy career in mediation and conflict resolution, Valeriya also has experience and training in crisis management, family therapy, and child development. She was intensively trained in DBT by Shari Manning, Ph.D.
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“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way...It is this spiritual freedom – which cannot be taken away – that makes life meaningful and purposeful."