By healing the past, we clear our way to experiencing joy in the present moment and hope for our future.

Our Team

Janis Forgetta, LMFT

Location

Licensed In

CA

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Solution-focused

Therapy Style

It is rare that a person can get through life without experiencing trauma. It could be a more obvious kind of trauma, such as a physical assault, an accident, or a natural disaster. Or it can be more subtle, one of betrayals, childhood fears, or painful relationships. This pain can affect us throughout the entirety of our lives. If left unhealed, these distresses of the past inhibit insight, feelings of worth, resilience, and self-expression. They appear again and again every time we feel stuck, anxious, triggered, or overwhelmed. By healing the past, we clear our way to experiencing joy in the present moment and hope for our future. My method of treatment is client-centered and collaborative, with an emphasis on EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and other complementary approaches. I consider myself privileged to accompany you on your journey toward healing, well-being, and self-confidence.

Education

MA - Marriage and Family Therapy, Pacific Oaks College

Certificate in EMDR Therapy

Certificate in The Gottman Method

License Number and State

CA 126040

Pronouns

she/her

What are your interests outside of work?

Raising my adopted daughter, yoga, fine dining, films, acting, horseback riding.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your mental and emotional well-being?

Walking, yoga, watching films and listening to podcasts.

How do you recharge?

Yoga, sushi, ice cream and chocolate.

What book have you read more than once?

The Power and The Glory by Graham Greene. A former Catholic, I am intrigued by the frailty and strength of the lead character.

Favorite non-profit?

Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia: I am amazed at the dedication of the doctors, nurses and patients.