Azizeh is an adjunct professor at Sofia University and a Marriage Family Therapist with offices in Burlingame and Los Altos. Having lived and studied in several countries, Azizeh offers a multicultural view in her warm, empathic and interactive approach as a trained body psychotherapist with couples. Azizeh believes a couples relationship is one of the most challenging, inspiring, and enriching relations we can have. When conflict is dealt with constructively, it can enhance awareness, compassion, and gratitude in both partners.
With couples, Azizeh explores the underlying dynamics and then helps participants understand and undo the early injuries that are the structure of their communication difficulties, fights, blame, infidelity, sexual boredom, emotional distances, and even parenting issues. In her inspiring work with couples, Azizeh focuses on their level of communion (bond) and help them set healthy boundaries that will lead to a healthy sense of self in both partners. Having healthy boundaries usually leads to a greater awareness of our own inner life, improves our dynamics with our partners as well as others, enriches our communication, and expands our level of creativity to face life’s challenges. Azizeh’s work with couples is a joyous and fulfilling journey that transforms each partner to achieve greater intimacy, romance, and sexuality in their relationship.
825 San Antonio Rd. #206
Palo Alto, CA 94303
840 Hinckley Rd., Ste. 110
Burlingame, CA 94010
Moments of challenge and conflict in a relationship provide an opportunity for healing and repair. Edia believes that with the help of a gentle hand, feelings of hurt and pain can be transformed into feelings of deep empathy and connection. If you and your partner find yourself stuck in an endless cycle of constant arguing, feelings of mistrust, distancing and despair, then being proactive and courageous to come forth about it is taking the first step in the right direction.
Edia is an experienced licensed psychologist with both a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and an M.A. in developmental psychology. Edia’s education and training has inspired in her a deep understanding of life transitions and couples’ dynamic patterns. Edia is passionate about working with couples and sees her task as improving feelings of safety between partners so they can once again turn to each other for strength and support. Edia collaborates with couples using her warm, accepting, practical and interactive style. Sessions are aimed at helping partners communicate better, have better clarity about their emotional processes, gain deeper empathy for one another, and have greater intimacy as a whole.
2251 Grant Road #F
Los Altos, CA 94306
Valerie, a licensed psychologist and Adjunct Professor at Sofia University and JFK University, has been a longtime practitioner and activist in the development of healthy relationships, sexuality, and embodiment. She uses a nonjudgmental mindfulness-based approach in cultivating self-inquiry and growth and greater mind/body well being. She sees her work as a spiritual practice in her offering and cultivation of presence, courage, and compassion to allow others to more safely explore and change blocks to loving and relating more fully and effectively. She uses difficult life experiences as an opportunity for learning and change and works to help people move past shame and blame, resentment, and other defensive responses in order to restore respect, empathy, and trust. By helping to build on personal strengths while appreciating differences, developing new skills for emotional regulation, communication, assertiveness, and problem solving, Valerie helps people to have more joyful and rewarding relationships.
Valerie earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology at The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (now Sofia University) and has extensive training in childhood attachment, trauma, relationships, love, intimacy, sexuality, and communication. Her work brings together Hakomi, Somatic Experiencing, Mindfulness, Psychoanalytic and Jungian depth work, CBT and DBT, process therapy, movement and drama therapy.
61 Renato Ct., Ste. 18
Redwood City, CA 94061
After years of relationship struggle, Chevalisa’s turning point came when she learned how our wiring impacts the way we show up for our partners. Brains are plastic. By adopting new attitudes and practices, we can literally rewire ourselves, help rewire our partners, and most importantly, create a new way of co-relating that encourages safety, trust, and freedom.
Chevalisa helps couples discover that what’s really driving their distress boils down to a series of profound questions like: “Do you love me? Do you see me? Do I matter to you? If I hurt, do you care? Can I depend on you?” She has studied the mindfulness-based Hakomi method and currently trains with Stan Tatkin (AAMFT-CA Teacher of the Year and author of Wired for Love). She received her degree from CIIS and, in addition to seeing clients, works at Stanford teaching emerging leaders how to cultivate emotional intelligence.
595 Millich Dr., Ste. 102
Campbell, CA 95008
Clodagh understands how much courage it can take a couple to collaborate with a therapist. She has a warm and grounded approach inviting clients to feel more at ease and safe in her presence. Her intention is to support couples explore their differences and their love for each other. In her work, Clodagh is client-centered and focuses her attention on the couple’s specific goals. Whether couples are challenged by communications, intimacy, sexual challenges, cross cultural issues, parenting, or infidelity, Clodagh focuses on the strength of the couple while inviting an exploration of any unconscious stuck patterns that block the flow of love. Her specialized expertise working with anxiety, addiction, depression, and trauma also helps her to further understand deeper emotional struggles.
Clodagh is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a master’s degree in Integral Counseling Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies. She is also a certified clinical hypnotherapist by the national board of hypnotherapists. Her work explores the relationship between the mind, body, and spirit. To this end, she incorporates an array of influences: EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy), Gestalt therapy, mindfulness therapy, hypnotherapy, and Hakomi therapy.
1 Hallidie Plaza #700
San Francisco, CA 94102
361 Kipling St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301