Greetings. My name is Therese Noel Allen. I am a California Board of Behavioral Sciences licensed psychotherapist, and an Expressive Arts Therapist (CA MFC #46690). I have worked with adults, children, and youth in the fields of psychotherapy, healing, and personal development both locally and internationally for thirteen years.
, Expressive Arts Therapy
, mindfulness, and somatic awareness are highly effective means for growth and healing. My work blends current research in psychology, expressive arts therapies, somatics, neuropsychology and human development with the art of psychotherapy. Having multiple approaches allows me to offer a wider variety of interventions than a therapist relying on “talk therapy” alone.
I believe you have all the resources you need within you. Psychotherapy is designed to awaken and mobilize them. My clients report experiencing deep satisfaction from our work. In addition to resolving the challenges that brought them to therapy, they feel more alive, connected to themselves and capable of achieving their vision of what they want their lives to be.
I have extensive experience working with:
- Adults, Children & Adolescents
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer & Questioning clients
- Transgender clients
I have successfully treated/worked with:
- Body image issues
- Child abuse (present and past)
- Eating disorders
- Gender exploration and transitions
- Grief & loss
- Life transitions
- Psychosomatic issues (psychologically related physical issues)
- Relationship difficulties
- Self-esteem issues
- Sexual abuse/trauma
- Trauma, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder