I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the states of California and Florida. I work from a trauma focused and attachment oriented perspective, supporting individuals and couples through their healing of past and current distressing events. I’m trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Havening Techniques. Havening Techniques is a psychosensory modality that supports individuals in de-traumatizing stressful memories in the brain. I’m also certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
What do these certifications mean?
These certifications mean that I’m well versed in helping you get through any traumatic experiences you’ve been through whether you experienced sexual assault, physical violence, domestic violence, medical trauma, abandonment or neglect. I feel comfortable sitting in the room with you, holding a safe space for you to share anything that you want with me, while we collaborate together to figure out a plan to support you and provide you with some relief.
What does it mean that you’re an LCSW in California and Florida?
Because I am licensed in two states, that means that I am able to provide both in person and online therapy if you are a California or Florida resident.
More About Me:
I also support individuals who want to improve their relationship and sexual wellness with sex therapy, while also assisting individuals develop healthy boundaries. I also take into consideration cultural background in my work and am mindful of how culture plays a part in one’s journey.
Why is culture important?
My background is Russian Armenian American. Coming from this cultural background, I learned many unspoken rules in my household regarding mental health. It wasn’t talked about in my household, so when I felt emotional, depressed or anxious, I learned that I needed to hold it in and survive my feelings. This can happen in all cultures. In many communities, culture plays a very big role on our core beliefs, on our health, mental health, and overall wellness.
How do I know if I struggle with co-dependency issues?
Co-dependency looks different for everyone. If you’re finding that you have a hard time trusting yourself, and needing your significant other to meet all of your emotional needs, than potentially some co-dependency is going on. Co-dependency is hard to pinpoint. We DO have to rely on our partners. We DO need to have our emotional needs met. Where this can get tricky is if you have a hard time identifying areas where you can meet your own needs, and times when it is appropriate to be vulnerable and request that your needs be met by your partner. Like anything, co-dependency falls on a continuum, and we all can carry some characteristics that appear to be co dependent traits. In therapy, you can learn about the signs of co-dependency and ways in which to work through your emotional needs and develop healthy boundaries.
Janet’s professional associations:
I’m a member of the EMDR international association, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and member of the California Society of Clinical Social Workers. I graduated with my Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California and completed my Bachelor’s level education from California State University Northridge.
EMDR Therapist in California and Florida
LCSW# 88575 and SW# 16210
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