Dena Schwimmer (she/her)

How often do the feelings of being stuck or paralyzed by life's traumas keep you from moving forward towards your dreams and goals?

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Group

About My Clients

I am a trauma focused EMDR therapist specializing in working with you to uncover and discover what holds you back from your ideal life. We all experience trauma... some with a big "T" others with a small "t". Whether big or small it is part of the human condition that we call life. Working together in a safe and non-judgmental space we can explore and heal your wounds and reframe your life experiences in a light that best represents your authentic self.

My Background and Approach

I have found that EMDR has been a transformative experience in my own life and have seen it change clients lives in very significant ways. Anxiety, deep family wounds, self esteem, trust, creative blocks-these are just a few life issues that have been forever changed by the EMDR experience. As a member of the queer community I have known what being the other feels like. When you add trauma experiences, another layer is laid upon your foundation yet we have the power to realign our foundation and that is the work that I find so inspiring. If you are interested in the power of healing please reach out so we may explore this journey together.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Our mental health is connected to our entire body and understanding our triggers along with your somatic responses, and the meaning we make of our life experiences, they all inform how we move in our world. This all became clear to me when I became a caregiver to my mother when she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. The connection became so clear to me that I changed my life direction to be in service of others and in healing myself I was able to help others heal. That is why what I do is so important to me... to be present, authentic, compassionate, and non-judgmental speaks to my purpose. A safe space is something we all need and I hope to be the therapist you can call on when you know that your life needs to be better aligned with who you know you can be.

At A Glance

  • Experience: 6 years of practice
  • Rate: $125 - 175/session

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