Claire Vines Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, is a licensed and certified traumatic stress therapist for children and for adults. In the treatment of adults the emphasis is on symptoms of acute stress, depression, anxiety and the effects on the family, the couple and relationships.
I focus on the individual emotional regulation, externalization and the other psychological factors related to the traumatic events.
I believe that before a person is able to experience emotional freedom in the present, a person must address internalized, reflected negative emotions from the past.
I adapt a personal approach, best tailored to each individual. I will work with you, one-on-one, or within your relationships. My treatment approach is individually selected. I encourage models related to emotionally focused, attachment theory and a Psychodynamic foundation. I encourage creative expression to reach towards self authenticity.
" When we remember a past event, we are actually remembering the last time we remembered it, not the event itself."
The Initial consultation works at resolving the presenting problem and the most effective resolution. The following sessions focus at a deeper pathway to healing from trauma.
When I work with children, I am aware of family patterns, as the effects in the way a child will act and behave, at home and in school. Many children live with parents who struggle emotionally from a separation, divorce or loss. A child will often model parents symptoms, as a way of identifing with the parent. When a child becomes effected by parents emotional conflicts, initially, I encouraged conjoint sessions with the primary. Therapeutic counseling can become a safe-haven for the child, where the child can better understand and cope his/her family transition and the restructured family patterns.
Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology
Lic. / Cert., Trauma Specialist, T-F CBT, DBT, EFT
Assessing the quality of relationships
Licensed Marriage Family Child Psychotherapist
Professional Licenses/ Certificates/ Memberships:
Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
Trauma Focus-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy TF-CBT
California Institute of Mental Health (CIMH)
Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA)
Evidenced Based Practices (EBP)
Managing Adapting Practices (MAP)