Therapist Profile

Name:
Ms. Tracey Cleantis, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
Pasadena, CA 91105
Phone:
(661) 803-3061
License Number
LMFT47978
Practicing Since:
2009
Additional Licenses:
LMFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Looking for the "right" therapist can be a daunting task. It might be helpful to know, that for me, I felt it was necessary to first earn the right to accompany others on their personal psychological journeys. Earning that right came not only from my formal education, but also from having the courage to embark on the same psychological journey, on which, I would be inviting and accompanying my clients. It is now, having done so, that affords me a deep comfort level, degree of understanding and respect of this process, regardless of what in particular finds you seeking support. I have experience with an extremely wide range of clients and concerns. I have had extensive experience in working with adults, adolescents, and children. I have experience dealing with all kinds of life issues and feelings. While I welcome you to call me to discuss your specific concerns, there are a few areas in which I specialize: anxiety and depression; low self-esteem; eating disorders; chronic illness; meaning of life issues; grief/loss; infertility issues; creativity; issues of personal growth and development; relationship issues; recovery from difficult childhood; life transitions; trauma and victims of violent crime. I work primarily from a psychodynamic approach, which means I work to help create insight about long-standing interpersonal patterns and conflicts and discover the roots of emotional suffering. I help clients discover unconscious thoughts, feelings and beliefs which are impacting and impinging their thoughts, feelings, choices and relationships. In my work I come from a basic premise of respecting and understanding the uniqueness of the individual. I see my role of therapist not as "expert" but as companion on the journey to self-discovery. I am extremely honored and privileged to be able to create a space in which my clients are able to share themselves in a safe and supported way, helping to make conscious what was previously unconscious. I specialize in eating disorders and weight loss. I have worked as a staff therapist at an adult fitness camp, in which I help patients become the "Biggest Loser". I help patients achieve their goals and develop tools to conquer overeating and other self-destructive behaviors.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Services
Individual and Group Psychotherapy
Insurance
No Insurance Accepted
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.A., Counseling Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2004

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Adolescents
Anxiety
Career Stress and Changes
Communication Skills
Creativity
Creative Solutions
Depression/Clinical Depression
Eating Disorders
Infertility/Adoption/Pregnancy
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Psychoanalysis
Relationships
Stress
Sand Tray Therapy
Telephone/Online Therapy
Trauma
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Developmental/Depth
Jungian
Object Relations
Psychoanalytic
Psychodynamic
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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