Essence, Individual And Marraige Therapist, Inc.

Essence, Individual And Marraige Therapist, Inc.

3 employees
31 years in business

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Greta is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice for over 25 years. She works with couples and individuals in the areas of depression, anxiety, addiction, stress and loss. Her passion is to shift patterns, cultivate self-mastery and to support the creation of the fulfilling life one deserves.

Greta is passionate about restoring intimacy to the “silent epidemic of the sexless marriage” through strengthening communication, healing of trauma and the power of education.  Her training and practice encompass a strong developmental foundation combined with the latest breakthroughs in transformational technologies.  The adage, “Where you stumble, there lies your treasure” (coined by Joseph Campbell) reflects Greta’s approach to symptoms as messengers to be honored and integrated for optimal quality of life and joie de vivre. Clients report, "Greta has a special ability to help people 'say and hear the things that need to be said' that really helps [couples] who are in crisis move from breakdown to breakthrough". 

Her Masters Degrees in Psychology and Divinity from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena has evolved to an education that includes the lifelong study of Modern Psychology, Ancient Wisdom and Sacred Sexuality.  She has specialized training in the effects of early childhood development on adult functioning with Dr. Althea Horner, Dr. Connie Lillas and Dr. Mark Baker in Pasadena, Ca.   Additional training includes Clinical Sexology with Dr. Patti Britton in Culver City, Integrative Body Psychotherapy with Dr. Marjorie Rand in Manhattan Beach, The Art of Conscious Loving with Charles and Caroline Muir in Esalen, and Tantric Kriya Yoga with Bodhi Avinasha in Los Angeles.

Greta was the Director of Clinical Training at The La Vie Center in Pasadena.  In addition to her private practice, she served as Staff Therapist at Passages Addiction Cure Center in Malibu, and well as The Center for Healthy Sex in Los Angeles.  She is the creator and facilitator of “The Fire and the Fragrance” and “Love, God and Sex”, and “Red Tent Los Angeles” for women.  She is the co-creator of “The Essence of Love Game”, and “Night of Love” for couples.  She leads workshops on “Compassionate Communication”, based on “Non-Violent Communication.  Professional affiliations include California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT). MFC 28466.


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