Areas of Specialization

Psychotherapist in Pacific Palisades, CA–Areas of Specialization

Feelings of inadequacy and loneliness can make our day-to-day existence a painful struggle. These emotions are usually the result of either a singular traumatic event or a lifetime of hurtful occurrences.

As a result, a “not good enough” sense of self evolves over time and may lead to dysfunctional behaviors that are often used as coping mechanisms to deal with difficult life challenges.

Eating disorders, self-harm, and perfectionism are simply a few on a long list of behaviors that are used to control, distract, or numb one’s self in order to get through the day.

As we know too well, these dysfunctional coping mechanisms only provide temporary ease. Before we know it, our demons are back as unwanted guests, cluttering our minds and hearts with negative thoughts and feelings.

Unresolved life experiences that range from single traumatic events (natural disaster, rape, untimely death, accidents, etc.) to traumatic events that repeat over and over again (sexual abuse, bullying, peer rejection, emotional abuse, neglect, divorce, adoption, medical conditions or injuries, and other types of losses) all wreak havoc on a person’s quality of life.

Overcome the Effects of Trauma

The effects of trauma manifest in different ways. You could suffer from any of these symptoms:

  • Vivid nightmares
  • Panic attacks
  • Flashbacks
  • Disturbing thoughts
  • I’m “not good enough” feelings
  • Shame
  • Fear
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

My job as a psychotherapist is to assist my clients in accessing their natural healing abilities. Treatment will help reduce anxiety and depression, repair negative core self-beliefs, and ultimately restore clients to balance, a more stable and calm state of being. Through a non-judgmental, authentic, collaborative approach, we will work together to release traumatic thoughts and memories that you have carried with you for way too long.

Find a Therapeutic Approach That Works for You

I offer several therapeutic approaches:

  • EMDR
  • TRM (somatic work)
  • Sand tray
  • Energy work (mindfulness, grounding)
  • Equine-assisted psychotherapy

If you are ready to seek treatment, call me, Deborah Kaminsky, licensed marriage and family therapist, at 310-278-3027. I will be happy to discuss with you the different therapy approaches I offer in my private practice, located in Pacific Palisades, CA. Fees and setting future appointments will be discussed at that time as well. I look forward to meeting you.


Sand Tray
Energy Work
Equine Therapy

Psychotherapy  License LMFT

34570 California

001074 New York