Riviera Therapy has expanded. We now have several skilled associates working under supervision with Jenn Kennedy, PhD, LMFT. They are available for counseling or EMDR services at fees ranging from $135-$165.
Contact them directly or ask Jenn for a recommendation.
Registered Associate Marriage Family Therapist #124337
Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor #9212
Using warmth and empathy, I provide a safe environment for you to explore how to strengthen your sense of self and your intimate relationships, enabling you to heal and grow authentically. I offer compassionate support to individuals and couples facing relationship difficulties, adjusting to challenging life transitions, and/or hoping to improve mental well-being.
I specialize in couples and can help you improve communication, reconnect with your partner, and deepen intimacy. My goal is to help you gain personal insight, improve relationships, and explore life’s concerns, conflicts, and contradictions. I use Attachment Theory, existential humanism (the search for meaning and self-realization) and an emotion-focused approach to help identify feelings and behaviors. I believe you are the expert on you and your experience.
I have experience with LGBTQ+ and speak German, French, Swedish and English.
Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist #113221
I provide a warm, safe environment to support clients through life transitions, grief and loss, relationship issues, anxiety and depression. In therapy, we explore your innermost thoughts, feelings, and emotions and together create a plan to help you process your feelings, establish and accomplish goals, and provide tools for life’s successes, changes, and challenges.
My approach to psychotherapy is eclectic, with a basis in person-centered and depth psychology. I believe in meeting you exactly where you are, and in using warmth, compassion, intellect, and good common sense to support you on your personal journey. I use use Gottman Method Couples Therapy in my work.
I am fully trained in EMDR to help in trauma reduction. I have also completed advanced training in Flash Technique.
Erin Kownacki, AMFT
Registered Associate Marriage Family Therapist #129779
Tel: (805) 263-7335
My style is compassionate and straight forward. I draw from psychodynamic, somatic, DBT, and person-centered therapy styles to create an integrated experience that is tailored to each individual or couple. I work with LGBTQIA+ individuals, adults, teens, and couples. I provide a gentle and attentive space for clients presenting with a variety of concerns and can offer essential coping skills and resources specific to each person’s needs. My areas of focus are relationships, sexuality, gender identity, and intimacy/sexual issues.
I believe that every human is their own best healer. Through our work together, I can offer clarity and a new perspective through a holistic lens. I am able to educate clients on the physical and mental expression of symptoms in one’s mind and body by incorporating my knowledge of yoga philosophy and physical anatomy into our therapy sessions. This understanding of our mind & body connection can play a pivotal role in healing and growth.
I hold an RYT200 yoga teacher certification and I have completed Level 1 of the Gottman Method for couples therapy. I am BDSM and kink allied.
Annie Finch, AMFT
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, #130349
Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, #10857
Certified Addictions Counselor, CADC I CiCA01160519
Tel: (805) 724-0915
Together we’ll help you find your best self. I am experienced in assisting clients in getting through challenging times in the areas of relationships, intimacy and sexuality, parenting, communication, mood disorders, or addiction.
I use an integrative approach to psychotherapy. Using attachment theory and neuropsychology, I weave in cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, solution-focused and narrative therapies. I can help you increase your resiliency, regulate emotions and improve coping. I am experienced working with individuals, couples and families. As an ally, both personally and professionally, I have experience working with LGBTQIA+ clients.
I am trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and partially trained in EMDR. I am a certified Nurturing Parenting counselor and a certified Addictions Counselor.
Sophia Willis-Conger, AMFT
I would be honored to be part of your journey of healing and growth by providing a warm and non-judgemental space to process life’s most confusing, joyful, and painful moments. My goal is to help you cultivate greater self love, awareness, and understanding. The insights that I have gained from years of my own therapy have facilitated meaningful transformations in my relationships with others and within myself; I am fueled in this work by a desire to offer that opportunity to others.
I work with youth, couples, and individuals to build on strengths, improve communication skills, and identify areas for growth. I am a member of the queer community and feel passionately about serving LGBTQPIA2S+ people. I have professional experience working with this community at Pacific Pride Foundation, at Noah’s Anchorage (a crisis shelter for youth) and during the two years that I volunteered with the Peace Corps in Nicaragua.
My approach weaves together a few modalities to guide our work: a focus on our connection (relational therapy), childhood environment (psychodynamic therapy), and experiences within the larger context of culture and society (feminist therapy) as the main sources of information. These theoretical orientations build on my training at Pacifica Graduate Institute, a program which emphasizes depth psychology (the unconscious as expressed through image, dream, myth, etc.).
I hold an undergraduate degree from Scripps College in Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies and in Latin American Studies. I offer bilingual therapy sessions in both Spanish and English. I am Reiki level 2 certified.