Anika D.

LMFT

Los Gatos, CA & San Francisco, CA


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ABOUT

My approach to couples work is deeply compassionate and comes from the belief that when given the right support, change is possible. I respect the courage it takes to enter couples therapy. It often occurs at a time when a couple feels stuck or when parts of the relationship feel painful.

I offer a way of working with the psychological development of the couple that can support clearer communication with each other, and a greater ability to navigate conflict. I also work with the understanding that partners in a couple are influenced by their own attachment needs. I seek to bring awareness to these underlying dynamics, so that needs can be expressed to each other more effectively. Additionally, I am well versed in trauma informed modalities and I consider influences of past trauma and how it affects the ability to relate and feel safe in current relationships.

SPECIALITIES

  • Anger management or verbal abuse
  • Betrayal
  • Commitment
  • Co-Parenting
  • Drifting apart
  • Empty nest syndrome
  • Falling out of love
  • Family system or in-law challenges
  • Feeling defeated or unhappy
  • Hopelessness or desperation
  • Improving your communication skills
  • Intimacy or sexual issues
  • Jealousy
  • Lack of trust
  • Money conflicts
  • Motivation/Priorities/Roles & Responsibility
  • Negotiation and decision making skills
  • Parenting conflicts
  • Physical or emotional affair
  • Pre-marital issues
  • Role of power/controlling behavior
  • Trauma
Los Gatos, CA & San Francisco, CA

Clinical Approach

Developmental Model

7+

  • California
  • Telehealth (virtual)

  • LMFT (Licensed Marriage Family Therapist) Marriage and Family Therapist/Counselor (LMFT)
    All well-trained relationship specialists seek to offer advice, feedback, observations, and homework to help your relationship evolve.

    Therapists and counselors have mandatory educational and licensing requirements that are determined by the state or country in which they practice. Obtaining this license requires a Masters degree which takes approximately two years of post graduate study. The license also requires 3000 hours of supervised work and passing written exams.

    Counselors and therapists may make situational determinations about how deep to go into the personal history of each partner. They may seek to help you see where certain unhelpful patterns of behavior originated.
  • LMFT CA #105540

  • Developmental Model of Couples Therapy
  • Haomi Level 1
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level 1
  • Brain-spotting Level 1
  • Healing The Fragmented Parts of The Trauma Survivor-Trauma Stabilization Treatment

  • English

SPECIALITIES

  • Anger management or verbal abuse
  • Betrayal
  • Commitment
  • Co-Parenting
  • Drifting apart
  • Empty nest syndrome
  • Falling out of love
  • Family system or in-law challenges
  • Feeling defeated or unhappy
  • Hopelessness or desperation
  • Improving your communication skills
  • Intimacy or sexual issues
  • Jealousy
  • Lack of trust
  • Money conflicts
  • Motivation/Priorities/Roles & Responsibility
  • Negotiation and decision making skills
  • Parenting conflicts
  • Physical or emotional affair
  • Pre-marital issues
  • Role of power/controlling behavior
  • Trauma

Clinical Approach: Developmental Model

7+

  • LMFT (Licensed Marriage Family Therapist) Marriage and Family Therapist/Counselor (LMFT)
    All well-trained relationship specialists seek to offer advice, feedback, observations, and homework to help your relationship evolve.

    Therapists and counselors have mandatory educational and licensing requirements that are determined by the state or country in which they practice. Obtaining this license requires a Masters degree which takes approximately two years of post graduate study. The license also requires 3000 hours of supervised work and passing written exams.

    Counselors and therapists may make situational determinations about how deep to go into the personal history of each partner. They may seek to help you see where certain unhelpful patterns of behavior originated.
  • LMFT CA #105540

ADVANCED TRAINING

  • Developmental Model of Couples Therapy
  • Haomi Level 1
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level 1
  • Brain-spotting Level 1
  • Healing The Fragmented Parts of The Trauma Survivor-Trauma Stabilization Treatment

LANGUAGES

  • English
  • California
  • Telehealth (virtual)

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Virtual
  • In-Office

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