About savannah schwenning

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Individual and Couples Relationship Therapist
San Diego and Encinitas

savannah schwenning

Becoming a Relationship Therapist

From my youngest years, I knew that my heart belonged in working within the helping profession.

I believe that our relationships and connections with others play a pivotal role in finding our meaning and fulfillment. Relationships can be so rewarding, exciting and love filled and can also be very complex, lonely and overwhelming. I recognize the value in working on our relationships and identifying our needs, wants and fears.

I have been fortunate to observe firsthand the healing experiences that are possible when pursuing couples therapy. Similar to the importance and value of individual therapy, couples therapy can have just as much value. Relationships often ebb and flow, especially when going through life changes which can weigh heavy on us. Having an open line of communication through therapy allows for deeper understanding and connection between partners and loved ones.

Counseling Philosophy

I strive to create a non-judgemental space where you are able to share your feelings freely. It’s my goal to work collaboratively with you to make your therapy experience soothing and comforting. I provide an unbiased stance to support you in navigating challenges and life obstacles, as I am alongside your therapy journey and road to self-discovery. My hope is for our therapy sessions to lead you to feel like you are truly investing in the best version of yourself.

Counseling Style and Strengths

I often bring a combination of client-centered and humanistic therapy in addition to tools based therapy, which includes the evidence-based tools within the Gottman Method. It’s my job to provide tools for each individual and couple specific to their unique needs. I aspire to provide a neutral and compassionate stance towards each individual on my couch. Additionally, I often incorporate positive psychology, hope and open-mindedness into therapy.

Professional Counseling Background

I have extensive experience working in the field of addiction and helping individuals in their journey towards recovery and wholeness. Furthermore, I am knowledgable in creating a therapeutic space to work through the many impacts of addiction and substance abuse.

I also have vast experience in supporting individuals with dual diagnosis and comorbidities in addition to individuals experiencing anxiety, depression and self-esteem issues. As well, I have a lot of experience working with individuals and couples within the LGBTQ community. Additionally, I have ample experience working with couples and utilize the Gottman Method to provide tangible tools to help couples improve their relationship satisfaction. I also have much familiarity working with couples who have experienced betrayals and infidelity in addition to communication, connection and intimacy barriers.

Professional Therapist Credentials and Training

  • Gottman Method Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Substance Abuse Training

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