My name is Sylvia Fernandez Chamberlain. I have been a licensed Marriage, Family Therapist for the past 30 years. I have a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Humboldt State University. I graduated in 1982. I majored in dance and Native American Studies. I have a Master’s Degree from Antioch University in Clinical Psychology. I graduated in 1989. I supervised Graduate Trainees to be licensed as Marriage, Family Therapist through Antioch University from October 2020-December 2021
For years I struggled with my own early childhood trauma. After years of movement and studies in Native American Philosophy and Culture that addressed my personal identification, I felt more in control of my personal traumas. I was able to heal myself through movement and years of yoga meditation. All of which led me to believe that I could benefit others in their journey to heal.
I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Somatic Theory, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness, Trauma-Focused Therapy and Attachment Therapy to assist clients in recognizing their challenges and healing their hurt and pain. I am hopeful that I may do the same for you. I check my messages several times a day and will respond to your request within 24 hours.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Jealousy, Multicultural Concerns, Phobias, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LMFT 32279
Sylvia is so great to have in my corner :)
Written on Nov 09, 2023 after therapy with Sylvia for 1 month on issues concerning family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes
Sylvia is always there for me when my family and I need guidance.
Written on Oct 13, 2023 after therapy with Sylvia for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and career difficulties
Sylvia is thoughtful and very caring. Her years of experience working in therapy shows in the way she communicates and I have built a lot of trust with her. I always look forward to our conversations and I appreciate how she keeps me accountable when it comes to my mental health. She always reminds me to be kinder to myself. She is an amazing therapist.
Written on May 25, 2023 after therapy with Sylvia for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Sylvia is an amazing therapist and a wonderful woman. She is so helpful and I am lucky to have found her.
Written on Apr 02, 2023 after therapy with Sylvia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts
Sylvia is amazing! She is so kind and listens to every issue I bring up. She provides insight into my life that I never thought of before.
Written on Jan 30, 2023 after therapy with Sylvia for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts
Sylvia is a wealth of knowledge and is quick to pinpoint what needs changing and offers solutions on how to change them.
Written on Jan 24, 2023 after therapy with Sylvia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties