Los Angeles couples therapist Celeste believes that each stage of one’s life presents new challenges.
For many, these challenges can be an impetus for change and growth. For others, it can create roadblocks. Often recognizing that you are at an impasse can be the key to opening yourself up to life’s possibilities. Emotional vulnerabilities, self-doubt, circular thinking, and recurring negative and judgmental thoughts can all be overcome when one feels understood and accepted with validation, insight, and guidance. Celeste helps patients explore concerns, develop new skill sets, and implement realistic strategies for positive change in one’s life choices.
With over 10 years of experience and specialized training working with individuals and couples, Celeste understands that with the right support system and therapeutic approach, one can discover patterns and overcome their roadblocks and challenges as individuals, couples, and parents. As a seasoned mental health professional in reproductive health and a survivor of infertility and pregnancy loss, Celeste brings to her work her vast knowledge, understanding, and experience with those seeking to build their families with the help of fertility treatments, egg/sperm/embryo donation, and/or surrogacy. Together, she helps her clients understand their options and seek solutions to their family building plans.
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Trinity College
Master of Social Work, Columbia University School of Social Work
John and Julie Gottman Couples Method Levels I & II Training
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Training Levels I & II
The New York Milton Erickson Society for Psychotherapy and Hypnosis
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Certificate
The American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Mental Health Professional Group
Women’s Mental Health Consortium
The National Association of Social Workers
The LGBTQ Center of NYC
Park Slope Parents
Celeste offers both practical and therapeutic advice to enable people to discover new ways to approach their life concerns.
Celeste’s therapeutic approaches are drawn from training in many different modalities including:
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Gottman Couples Training
Fertility and pregnancy loss education and training
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