Sachi Swanberg, AMFT

If you are here, you are looking for something. Something drew you and your partner together initially. Its no accident that you two chose each other. There were things you liked and appreciated, and maybe even way that you felt like you could grow from this person. I imagine that part of you may be feeling stuck in your life or relationship. Maybe you two keep having the same fights over and over again. Or, maybe you two have lost your spark, and it feels like you have been living like roommates. Or, maybe everything seemed perfect, but after having a child together, you discovered such an unexpected shift in your dynamic or lack of time for each other, the relationship doesn’t feel the same anymore. Pause for a moment, and let yourself settle into that question: what am I looking for? When I envision the relationship I want, what does it look like?

How do I feel?

Where you are today, is not the situation your life has to stay in. You have the power to transform and grow. By seeking couples counseling together, you are already beginning the process of looking to see what can transform. By taking a look at your relationships unique blueprint, I can offer you two support to make the change. I have worked with a variety of couples, but some areas have been stuck communication,
conflict avoidance, sex and intimacy, parenting together, and open relationships. My style tends to be caring and understanding, while offering interventions, overview and tools. I also tend to notice nonverbal cues in the mind-body connection in a couple, that helps us understand deeper patterns that may be taking place unconsciously.

Background:

Hi. My name is Teri Sachiko Swanberg, but you can call me “Sachi”. Before becoming a therapist, I worked as a graphic designer and in child care. However, it felt like there was something missing for me. As a natural seeker, I began to look deeper at my life, my relationships, and myself. My own healing journey has helped influence my passion for this work, and the importance of how tender this process can be. It has helped my
come from a place of compassion, empathy, and honesty. I also believe in the power of nurturing and healing both the body and mind in tandem, and our early attachments affects on the relationships we end up in.

Training & Education:

I attended California Institute of Integral Studies where I obtained my Masters in Integral Counseling Psychology in 2017. Prior to that, I received my Bachelors from San Francisco State University in Philosophy and Religion in 2009. Outside of traditional education, I have furthered my work by studying Somatic Experiencing (with Peter Levine), and obtaining certifications in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT): Attachment-Based Interventions for Couples in Crisis, and the Tamura Method: Psycho-energetic Touch. My continued learning helps influence my work on connection, contact, and building secure, trusting interpersonal relationships.

In my free time:

I am a stepmom that loves to learn new things (and kids certainly help you learn more!). I enjoy hiking, getting outside, and doing arts and crafts. I am an animal lover who owns a dog and a cat.