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About me...

 

Over the years, my clients have come to me from all walks of life.  They originally

contact me because of a sudden traumatic event or because it was time for something

to change.  We work together to tackle the tough topics and come up with a

comfortable approach. 

 

Whether you have been traumatized by an event such as a sexually assault, or you are

confronted by a decline in your performance at school or in competition, negative feelings

about yourself often trap your healing and growth.  Together, we eliminate these driving negative

beliefs and the accompanying fears and paralyzing blocks.  I approach my work from a Relational Psychotherapy and BioEnergetics model. I combine these two approaches to psychotherapy in a way that emphasizes the importance of the relationship while valuing the connection of your body/mind experience. 

 

Specializing in:

  • Trauma/Post Traumatic Stress

  • Sexual Assault Survivors

  • Stress & Anxiety

  • Eating Behavior

  • Depression

  • Athletic Performance

  • Caring For Aging Parents

 

My desire to pursue a therapeutic approach that embraces the role of the body in the treatment and healing of emotional and traumatic woundings comes from my extensive backgound in competitive athletics.  As an intercollegiate athlete I was on two National Championship teams and I competed in national competition for 15 years.  I coached intercollegiate athletics for 12 years and was an athletics administrator for another 12 years.  I understand the challenges that developing teens and young adults experience as they pursue athletic excellence and a college scholarship.  They often experience confusing feelings as they face burnout, and anxiety over staying academically eligible.  We examine your internal messages and potenially sabotoging behaviours and create a ritual for improvement and success. 

 

 

Treatment Approaches:

  • Certified Bioenergetic Therapist

  • Biofeedback

  • EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing

 

 

 

I have been in practice for over 10 years as a body mind psychotherapist in Northridge, California.  I completed my undergraduate work at the University of California, Los Angeles and my graduate work at California State University, Northridge. I spent over five years at Valley Trauma Center (Strength United) working with sexual assault survivors ranging from the age of 3-70.  In addition to being a certified Bioenergetic Therapist, I utilize my EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) training to relieve intense traumatic experiences.


Professional Associations:

  • Southern California Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis

  • North American and New Zealand Institutes for Bioenergetic Analysis

  • International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis

  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

  • San Fernando Valley California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists


Accepting New Clients: Yes

 

Janet Elizabeth Pinneau is listed at AllTherapist.com