Robyn Sheiniuk

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About Me

As a therapist, I believe it’s a privilege to be invited into the inner-most lives of my clients. Building a trusting relationship with my clients, where they feel comfortable sharing their lives with me, is the basis of my practice. I have over 20 years of experience built on a combination of psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral therapeutic approaches. These approaches are used to reveal and understand both what drives a behavior, and practical ways to change and improve behaviors and patterns of relationships that are not working well. I believe that people are resilient and can learn to cope with the most difficult problems in life with the right tools and someone who understands their struggles and supports them through the changes.

 

Trauma: Our interpretations and definitions of trauma are particular to our personal experience. This work is highly individualized. Together, we will approach how to best recover from past occurrences and move forward.


Spirituality: Faith can play a significant role in healing. For those who wish to include spirituality as part of healing, I am familiar with many faith traditions and can incorporate these into your therapy.


Grief and Loss: Grief is a normal response to loss and a universal experience. Death of a loved one is one of the most common ways we experience loss. Other significant life situations, such as change of job, relocation, or divorce, can also leave us feeling bereft. We will patiently work through the various stages of the bereavement process and transform grief into growth



Qualifications

Experience

I have over 20 years of experience working with Adults, Families, Couples, Children and Adolescents. I've worked with a wide clients who have undergone serious trauma, over many years to people coping with everyday life stressors. I have also worked with a wide variety of ethnicities and ages.

Education

I have a Master's degree in Social Work from USC in Los Angeles, CA, and a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from UC Santa Barbara, in Santa Barbara, CA. I also have a certificate of psychoanalytic psychotherapy from an analytic institute in Los Angeles.

Specialties

  • Trauma and Abuse
  • Depression
  • Marriage and Relationship Counseling
  • Grief Counseling