"In therapy I address the connections between the body, thoughts, emotions, spirit and behavior. All are equally important to approach in therapy because all are simultaneously present every second of our lives and suffer with each negative experience. When therapy fails to be comprehensive and contend with all these parts of ourselves patients can leave treatment saying things like “I know and understand it in my head, but not in my heart -or- to think about it still makes me sick to my stomach.”
Carolyn Wheeler LMFT
Carolyn Wheeler is a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in trauma and addiction. She is a sought after speaker frequently lecturing on trauma, dissociation, EMDR, family systems, addiction, and mind body therapies. Ms. Wheeler graduated at the top of her class from Phillips Graduate Institute in Los Angeles, California with dual concentrations in marriage and family therapy and chemical dependency. She holds additional certifications as a certified EMDR therapist and trained in the Trauma Resiliency Model.
Ms. Wheeler is the recipient of many awards in recognition for her collaboration with Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services and the Anne E. Casey Foundation. Ms. Wheeler began working with people 15 years ago and currently has a private practice in Beverly Hills, California where she uses the mind, body, and spirit approach to treatment.
Every individual, situation, and therapy session is unique in and of itself. One patient may respond to cognitive behavioral therapy and another does best with a mind body focus that includes EMDR and SOLUTION focused therapy. In different phases of therapy other approaches may work better than previous used ones. Therefore, to meet patients needs I draw from a number of different therapeutic models including cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR therapy, solution focused therapy, family systems therapy, transpersonal psychology, 12-step recovery, addiction models, mind body therapies, trauma therapy, the trauma resiliency model, behavioral therapy, creative arts therapy, guided imagery and mindfulness. Together we will find what works best for you.