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Erin Haentjens, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma and abuse Parenting issues Self esteem
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About me

I believe in working with the whole person- mind, body and spirit through body-centered and movement-oriented psychotherapy. This means I support my clients to develop a deep trust in their own intuition and a positive relationship with their bodies and themselves. The awareness that comes with this work brings authentic self-acceptance, feelings of connection, and confidence.
I provide a supportive and safe experience, giving my clients space to navigate through their lives in their own way while assisting them with recognizing and building on their strengths as well as their internal resources.

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in California. In addition to a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology, I have a Graduate Certificate in Exercise and Sport Performance. I provide psychotherapy services to individuals and families who suffer from depression, stress and anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties, eating disorders, addiction, and life changes. I have over 8 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in clinical and community settings. These settings include facilitating life skills camps for incarcerated and at-risk youth; counseling services to children, adolescents, and families in school, home, group home, and foster care settings; co-facilitating a women’s therapy group; individual psychotherapy to adults, and working with athletes and individuals with injuries.

Additionally, I have experience supporting and coaching athletes of various abilities, age groups and persuasions. I understand from my own experience as a collegiate and semi-professional athlete how our identities become linked to our roles as players and team members as well as how our life-traumas, athletic training, and injuries impact our experience of ourselves and our bodies. Building on personal experience, I have a particular calling to work with individuals and athletes suffering from physical injuries supporting their rebuilding and resilience from the inside out.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), California
MA Counseling Psychology Somatic Specialization, John F. Kennedy University
Graduate Certificate Exercise and Sport Performance, John F. Kennedy University

Professional experience

8yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Body Image, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

CA LMFT 115872


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I like her so far

Written on Oct 05, 2022 after therapy with Erin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

She's amazing

Written on Jun 17, 2022 after therapy with Erin for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, anger management, and adhd

Erin is awesome!

Written on Dec 05, 2021 after therapy with Erin for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and grief

I've spent quite a bit of time looking for the right therapist, and Erin is wonderful. She listens attentively, is easy to talk to, is very supportive, and establishes an authentic relationship.

Written on May 03, 2021 after therapy with Erin for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

Erin helped me to open up and get to my issues without feeling guilty or ashamed about myself. I feel comfortable talking to her and would recommend her to others for services.

Written on Feb 23, 2021 after therapy with Erin for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management