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ABOUT

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Hello.
I'm Ashleigh Sorenson, LMFT #88863
Founder + Psychotherapist

My approach to healing is always based on trust and the therapeutic relationship. I offer genuine compassion, curiosity, and care. I am trained in depth-oriented and trauma-aware approaches to therapy and trauma recovery, such as attachment, inner-child work, Jungian analytic psychology, feminist approaches, dream work, and somatic therapy. My professional and personal experiences have taught me that when the soul demands change, the journey can be both scary and satisfying. I'd be honored to help you learn to listen to your inner knowing!

I graduated from Vanguard University of Southern California with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, have been practicing psychotherapy since 2010, and became a licensed psychotherapist in 2015. I specialize in working with young adults who have survived or are living with various traumas, anxiety, depression, identity struggles, and life transitions. I enjoy working inclusively with people from all walks of life and offer various forms of treatment to best fit each client. Aside from traditional talk therapy, I also utilize Somatic Experiencing therapy and Sandplay therapy for those who are interested.

I am a huge advocate for trauma recovery and healing and am grateful to be able to pair my passion with a career. Aside from being a therapist, I enjoy traveling, camping, cooking, reading, music, photography, spending time with loved ones, and being a life-long learner!

"The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek."
- Joseph Campbell

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Hello.
I'm Jamie Weir, AMFT #94443
Pre-licensed Clinician

Supervised by Ashleigh Sorenson, LMFT #88863

I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. I earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from California State University, Fullerton and have been providing psychotherapy services since 2013. I help teens, adults, and older adults overcome challenges brought on by experiences of trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship and family conflicts, gender and sexual identity, as well as grief and loss.

My clients are individuals, couples, and families. My hope is to form a safe and trusting therapeutic connection to uncover underlying issues and cultivate inner strengths with my clients. I help my clients to become more self-aware and accepting as these are important components in the healing process.

"You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore."
-Andre Gibe

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Hello.
I'm Rikk Cavin, AMFT #112452
Pre-licensed Clinician

Supervised by Ashleigh Sorenson, LMFT #88863

I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. I earned my Master’s degree at Point Loma Nazarene in December of 2018. I have experience working with teens and young adults experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression. My goal is to offer a safe space for my client to trust me with their authentic, and at times vulnerable, selves. I hope to support my clients in becoming more self-aware and compassionate towards themselves.

“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.” –Carl Rogers

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Hello.
I'm Christina Gherman, AMFT #111973
Pre-licensed Clinician

Supervised by Ashleigh Sorenson, LMFT #88863

I am passionate about working with individuals, couples, and families from all different backgrounds. Clients would describe me as extremely caring, authentic, down to earth, and at times humorous (they say laughter is the best medicine right?!). My experience includes, but is not limited to, helping clients work through trauma, depression, anxiety, self-esteem struggles, adolescent bullying, behavior issues, family conflict, relationship conflict, addiction, breaking patterns, life transitions, work-related stress, anger management, and grief and loss.

My approach is client-centered, where you become part of the therapeutic process and provide the input that allows you to both set and work towards achieving your goals. I believe that you are the expert on you and that your story is unique and deserves to be heard. My goal is to create a space in which that story can be told in a safe and trusting environment without fear of judgment, while at the same time fostering desired change and helping you understand yourself at a deeper level.