- Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
- Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor
AMFT 96934, APCC 3528
Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology
Life can be very confusing sometimes! My understanding is that each of us is different and there are no easy answers for most of life's questions. I am happy to be engaged in the mystery of life with you. Using my humanistic and transpersonal approach, my goal is to help you create meaning out of life and develop coping skills. I acknowledge all spiritual and religious traditions, including atheism. At the end of the day, I don't know the "right" answer. All I know is that being kind and brave is important. I want to honor the things that are important to you too.
I completed my undergraduate degree in psychology with a minor in religion and philosophy at Rowan University in New Jersey. While earning my degree, I worked at an animal shelter and a low-income day care center located in the basement of a Presbyterian church. After graduation I worked in different types of group homes. I moved to California in 2012 and began my counseling master’s degree program. My role has changed a lot between different types of professions, but the main thing I have truly learned is that deep down we all just want to be cared about and loved by the people around us. And I think that is what is especially beautiful about being human, the ways we get to love and to be loved.
I have experience with individual, couples, and family therapy in many environments including private practice settings and counseling centers. I have worked with children in the foster care system in both group homes and an elementary school. I have worked with developmentally disabled children and non-verbal, developmentally disabled senior citizens. I provided group and individual therapy as well as case management at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center with clients who had recently attempted suicide, were recently released from prison, or were homeless.
The heart of my approach is very strengths-based. The things people live through continuously amaze me. I have a strong personal trauma background, which I deal with in therapy through different somatic, transpersonal, and artistic means. As human beings, we store trauma deeply in the body, and there can’t be complete healing until those memories are released and processed through the nervous system. I also work very relationally, given that we are all a part of this world, this “human thing,” together.
Being a person is tough sometimes. For everyone! That’s why I value kindness above all else. We are all just doing our best to find our way in the world, and it takes a lot of bravery. We have all been hurt, and we all make mistakes. I really value people who can admit when they make a mistake and who look for ways to make improvements.
- Children: 7-12
- Youth: 12-18
- Young Adult: 18-25
- Adults: 25-65
- Seniors: 65+
- Premarital Couples
- Formerly Incarcerated Individuals
- Foster Youth
- Interfaith Couples
- LGBTQIAA+ persons
- 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
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
- Emotionally Focused Therapy
- Experiential Therapy
- Expressive Arts Therapy
- Humanistic Therapy
- Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
- Somatic Experiencing
- Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy
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2401 Stanwell Dr, Concord, California, 94520
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I have immediate openings for tele-therapy (video or phone sessions) and would be honored to support you during this time of uncertainty. Start with a free-15-minute intake! To schedule an appointment please call me at 925-338-1442 or email me at email@example.com.
Rawna Romero, LMFT 41466