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Sari Rose Barron, M.S., LMFT

EMDR CERTIFIED

SoCal IFT Main Line:
949-216-0234

FOUNDER & DIRECTOR

Everyone has the capacity to grow, shift, and change.   As a licensed marriage and family therapist working in the mental health field for over 17 years, I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where we can build a therapeutic alliance built on trust and empathy.  Together we will explore your feelings, experiences, and challenges as part of your journey to finding personal fulfillment in a safe way.  

 

To achieve your goals, I bring creativity and integrated approaches to the therapeutic experience that are catered to your specific needs.  I have extensive training in psychodynamic approaches as well as various trauma modalities like Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing-EMDR (Certified), Attachment-Focused EMDR, Brainspotting, Internal Family Systems with EMDR, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and more. 

 

Additionally, I have a background in music, songwriting, and drama.  When appropriate, I incorporate expressive arts into the therapeutic treatment.  I aim to learn about your uniqueness and work with you on finding approaches that address your unique needs.  This is something that we will do together.

I look forward to learning more about you.

License # MFT 87400
 

EXPERIENCE

  • Private Practice for over 10 years specializing in Trauma/PTSD, Dissociative Disorders, Adolescents & Parents, and Sexual Pain.

  • Consultant for therapists seeking guidance in Trauma/PTSD & Dissociative Disorders.

  • The Center for Individual & Family Counseling - included crisis management training

  • Byrd Middle School

  • Director for Songwriting programming with ASCAP, The Pasadena Playhouse, The Ford Amphitheatre, The Johnny Mercer Foundation

  • Settings have included Juvenile Halls, Probation Camps, low-income communities around the country in schools, community centers, boys and girls' clubs running songwriting and expressive arts programs for ages 6-19.

  • Education Director for various theatre companies.

ADVANCED TRAININGS 

EMDR Trained & Certified with EMDRIA

Attachment Focused EMDR (AF-EMDR) with the Parnell Institute

EMDR Flash Technique

EMDR and Ego State Therapy for complex PTSD with Carol Forgash

Brainspotting

Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Gestalt Therapy with The Pacific Gestalt Institute

Couples Therapy with David Shepard, Ph.D., CSUF

Career Counseling with Mary Read, Ph.D., LMFT, CSUF

Substance Use and Addictions with Dallas Stout, Psy.D., CSUF

Child-Centered Play Therapy with Ph.D., LPCC, CSUF

 

EDUCATION

Master of Science in Counseling-Marriage Family Therapy

       California State University, Fullerton

The Drama Therapy Institute of Los Angeles

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama and Criminology, Tisch School of the Arts

        New York University

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

EMDR International Association

Dissociative Disorders Consultation Group

National Vulvodynia Association

Chi Sigma Iota-Counseling Academic & Professional Honor Society International

SAG-AFTRA

AEA

LINK TO PRESENTATIONS & PUBLICATIONS--coming soon