Janet (Bayramyan) Generales, LCSW
Welcome to my website! I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with licenses in multiple states, including California (LCSW# 88575), Florida (SW# 16210), South Carolina (LCSW# 15094), Texas (LCSW# 108071), Connecticut (LCSW# 12457) and North Carolina (LCSW#15765). My cultural background is a blend of Russian, Armenian, and American influences, and I strongly believe that culture plays a significant role in our core beliefs, overall wellness, and mental health.
With over eight years of experience in the field of psychological support, I have had the privilege of working with diverse clients across various age groups and backgrounds. My expertise extends to individuals struggling with psychiatric conditions, substance and process addictions, couples facing relational challenges, and individuals seeking to heal from past trauma, among others. I approach therapy from a supportive and trauma-informed perspective, always considering the cultural context and the intricate layers of one’s identity, including gender, race, and sexuality.
Understanding the complex impact of trauma, regardless of its magnitude, on individuals and relationships, I integrate this knowledge into every aspect of your treatment. While I provide clients with coping skills using a range of therapeutic modalities, my ultimate goal is to delve into the core issues. I firmly believe that everyone possesses a powerful story and inner resiliency, and I see myself as a guide, supporting you on your journey towards inner acceptance and harmony. I do not view moments of pain as indicators of brokenness but as opportunities to slow down, gain a deeper understanding, find meaning, and develop more effective coping strategies.
As a certified EMDR and Brainspotting psychotherapist, I specialize in trauma resolution. I am also trained in Attachment Focused EMDR, the Havening Techniques, Internal Family Systems (IFS) level 1, also known as parts work, and other trauma modalities. Through the lens of EMDR, I assist clients in understanding and processing the impact of trauma to understand their nervous system needs in order to establish an embodied sense of safety. Furthermore, I provide clinical supervision to therapists on their path to licensure.
My approach to working with clients is collaborative and flexible. I want to assure you that no emotion is too overwhelming, no anger is too intimidating, and no pain is too uncomfortable for me. I am committed to honoring and holding space for your experiences, including any traumatic encounters. Together, we will work towards finding relief and creating the life you desire.
In addition to my clinical practice, I am an active member of the EMDR International Association, the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and the California Society of Clinical Social Workers. I hold a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California and completed my Bachelor’s degree at California State University Northridge.
My private practice caters to working with individuals and couples in person in Encino, CA or virtually online. Thank you for visiting my website, and I look forward to accompanying you on your path towards healing and growth.
EMDR Therapist in California, Florida, and South Carolina
LCSW# 88575, SW# 16210, LCSW# 15094, Texas LCSW#108071
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