- Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology
Each of us have complicated ways of protecting ourselves from being vulnerable, and those self-protective tendencies are often outside of our awareness. I will help bring these habits into your awareness and teach you to remain kind and open-hearted toward yourself and your loved ones, even in the face of painful emotions. Becoming aware of your habits of disconnection and choosing to do things another way is an unfolding process. I am here to walk with you on that journey with compassion, presence, and perspective.
I am a mother, a healer, an ally, a CrossFitter, Jewish-American, cisgendered, heterosexual woman. I am exposed to both privilege and marginalization and although I do not have shared experiences with all intersectionalities, I offer an unconditional curiosity that allows for a safe and transformative space.
I have a BA in psychology from UC San Diego, an MBA from the University of San Francisco, and a Masters in Clinical Psychology from the Pepperdine University. I worked in "Corporate America" for fifteen years and when I finally became a therapist it was clear I was living in my truest form of authentic self. My life shifted from one of heaviness and stress to one of lightness and fulfillment. Living with intent allows me to help others find their own serenity.
My lived experience is as a mother, a partner, a career-pivoter, and a trauma survivor. This has connected me to a deep sense of healing and growth through yoga, a mindfulness and meditation practice, psychotherapy, and other non-traditional healing modalities. My personal healing journey has equated to a lifetime of introspection, learning, and unique growth experiences.
As a mother to neurodivergent children, I have a unique perspective and skillset around supporting parents of both neuro-atypical and neurotypical kids. Additionally, my interest in wellness and fitness led me to become a Certified CrossFit Trainer and an Access Bars Practitioner.
Before going into private practice at Grateful Heart and The Couples Center, I worked with adolescents, younger children, adult individuals, couples and families at The Liberation Institute in San Francisco.
I approach the therapeutic process from a lens of authenticity that begins by building a trusting relationship with the client. I am informed by how we view ourselves in relationship to others and how early experiences in love and attachment shape who we are today. I am also heavily influenced by Internal Family Systems. IFS is an evidence-based psychotherapy model that empowers the inner wisdom of “Self” to bring compassion and healing to the other parts that may create pain and suffering. I also integrate a mind-body connection, believing that the body is often a compass to our inner sense of self.
In my work with couples I integrate experiential techniques with Emotionally Focused Therapy to gain a deeper understanding of what is beneath the relationship challenges. I work together with couples to interrupt and prevent cycles of conflict and to strengthen the underlying emotional bond.
- Young Adult: 18-25
- Adults: 25-65
- Seniors: 65+
- Premarital Couples
- Interfaith Couples
- LGBTQIAA+ persons
- Persons Experiencing Grief and Loss
- Persons Recovering from Domestic Violence
- Persons Recovering from Traumatic Events/Experiences
- Persons Struggling with/Recovering from Addiction
- Persons with Histories of Childhood Sexual Abuse
- Persons with Histories of Physical or Emotional Abuse
- Persons with Disabilities
Spiritual Seekers/ Practitioners, Parents & Families
- Emotionally Focused Therapy
- Experiential Therapy
- Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- Relational Psychotherapy
- Somatic Psychotherapy
- Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy
Internal Family Systems
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$150 for individuals and $160 for couples (50-minute sessions)
$75-135 for individuals and $110-150 for couples (50-minute session)
Currently offering tele-therapy online or over the phone, or “walk-and-talk” therapy in Alameda.
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Please call (510) 269-7460 and leave a message or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rawna Romero, LMFT #41466