Louise Sturm, AMFT, APCC
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist 123259
Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor 8935
Children, Teens, Adults, Couples, Families, Groups
Louise is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and is supervised by Dr. Thomas Lucking. She is a holistic psychotherapist with a humanistic, experiential, client-centered approach to therapy. Counseling is individualized to meet your unique needs and goals. Louise has experience working in community clinical settings that serve a diverse population of individuals, including outpatient and school based settings.
In addition, Louise holds a BA in visual and public art, which gave her the opportunity to lead projects that included intergenerational and multi-cultural bridging. She has over 30 years of experience working as an art teacher and preschool teacher, serving individuals, children and families of diverse socio economic and cultural backgrounds. Her expressive arts work allows her to offer extra dimensions of therapy that foster experiential growth. Her accumulated skills and background equip Louise with even greater opportunities to offer her clients a truly multi faceted approach to therapy.
Louise specializes in working with family systems to promote interconnectedness and with individuals to recognize their goal towards healthy behavioral patterns. Her specialties include anxiety, trauma, attachment and relational issues. She supports clients to experience emotions as they arise in the safety of a therapy session. Here, they can discover for themselves the value of awareness and more flexible management of emotions. Louise has also worked with couples to foster the development of emotional intelligence and the importance of secure relationships.
Louise is currently training to obtain certification as an eco therapy guide. She has a deep passion for the healing qualities of nature and what it can bring to a client’s therapeutic experience. She continues to exercise and develop the use of experiential therapy as an approach to organize feelings and form a narrative around an overwhelming experience.
Clients: Children, adolescents, adults, older adults, couples and families.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Art Therapy
- Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
- Play Therapy
- Experiential Therapy
- Family issues
- Child development
- Life Transitions
- Trauma related issues
Locations: Telehealth and Santa Cruz office
Louise is a member of Therapy InMotion
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