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Judith Dagley Flaherty, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Grief Intimacy Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Hello, I'm Judith!
I’m a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California, and I’ve been helping people create happier lives for themselves in my own private practice for the last 29 years. I believe in my clients, and I listen to them deeply. As I listen, I begin to understand them. I hear their unique resources and inner strengths. Almost always, however, I also hear repetitive negative patterns that trap them in negative stories about themselves, instead! I empathize with their pain. Together, we carefully unpack the negative patterns and stories that have been running their lives on auto-pilot—and we discover that most of them weren’t even theirs to begin with. Our collaboration becomes a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. As they begin to trust their intuition, they develop the confidence to honor who they are. Often, they discover gifts they never knew they had. Old wounds heal, new stories are discovered, and we co-create a whole new set choices and possibilities to begin the future with, starting in that very moment! As you may already sense, I love my work. I love my clients, every uniquely different one of them, and I’m passionate about assisting them in discovering how wonderful they are.

It takes courage to reach out for help. That’s a big step! And I am here to support and empower you into an expanded awareness of your potential to enjoy yourSELF and thrive. Welcome to the adventure.

Relationship dynamics
Life transitions
Low self esteem
Energy Sensitives
Highly creative and/or gifted individuals
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
End of life transition
Career & work-related challenges
Grief and Loss

Also experienced in:
Working with adolescents, families, couples, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, addictions, and facilitating groups

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered, Solution-Focused, Narrative, Transpersonal, Mindfulness, Voice Dialogue, Psychodynamic, Jungian, Depth Psychology, and Transformational Psychotherapy

Professional experience

31yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Grief Intimacy Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Judith Dagley Flaherty. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

She helped me to finally let in other people, to see the world's beauty again, and to love myself.

Written on Jul 27, 2022 after therapy with Judith for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

I was initially very hesitant about therapy (especially tele-therapy), but some friends encouraged me to give it a try and I am so glad they did. Judith has been incredible at giving me tools and insights to navigate my changing family dynamic. I highly recommend Judith!

Written on Nov 04, 2021 after therapy with Judith for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes