Our counselors are here to provide comprehensive short and long term counseling services for families and individuals

(925) 449-7925

326 South L. Street
Livermore, CA 94550

LYNN KITAJIMA

Contact:

925-449-7925

Education:

  • Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering from UC Berkeley

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Experience and Specialized Training:

  • Has provided therapy for children, teens, couples, and adults since 2015
  • Completed 80-hour Sensorimotor Therapy Training for working with trauma
  • Taught parenting classes centered around the Active Parenting curriculum
  • Led creative expression and mindfulness groups
  • Completed Pathways Hospice Volunteer Training
  • Volunteered as a visitor with hospice patients
  • Co-facilitated a social skills play group for elementary school children
  • Planned and led weekly art activities for middle school children
  • Designed and taught communication and anger management workshops
  • Completed 65-hour Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Volunteer Advocate Training
  • Ran an expressive arts group for women and children staying at a domestic violence shelter

My Treatment Approach:

Many of us experienced trauma or other life events that caused us to develop unhelpful habits and false beliefs. We learned to avoid certain situations as well as parts of ourselves in order to feel safe. Today, these leftover patterns may have us leading lives that feel empty and limited.

Our work together will focus on exploring and processing unhelpful remnants of the past so you can widen your comfort zone and have a life shaped by your desires rather than your fears. We will begin by creating a space where you can slow things down and listen to yourself with a gentle curiosity. In this accepting place, alienated parts may feel safe enough to surface, be seen and explored. As this happens, you have the opportunity to reintegrate these parts and release the lessons and defenses that are no longer serving you.

I offer interventions that can help you go deeper so you can access your inner wisdom. I rely heavily on mindfulness to facilitate this deeper work. I find that mindfulness, which involves consciously directing awareness to what is happening in the present moment, is helpful in providing the distance necessary to explore internal workings from a curious, less reactive place. From here, new ways of being can be experienced more fully, resulting in real and lasting transformation.

I am an integrative/eclectic therapist, which means that I take into consideration the workings of a particular client and then draw from a number of disciplines and approaches to customize the treatment to meet this client’s unique needs. Some of the methods I draw from are:

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Humanistic
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • Somatic
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused

Who I Work With:

Children, Adolescents, Families, Couples, Adults, Co-Parents

Areas of Focus:

Anxiety
Codependency
Trauma and PTSD
Anger Management
Coping Skills
Depression
Grief/Loss
Life Transitions
Parenting
Relationship Issues
Self Esteem
Sleep or Insomnia
Spirituality
Stress

Contact Us

 

(925) 449-7925

326 South L. Street
Livermore, CA 94550

Counseling Services

Individual Counseling

One of the most common ways people participate in therapy and is a highly effective way to bring about growth and change

Couples Counseling

Provides support to two individuals striving to create a strong intimate relationship & promotes personal growth through mutual growth

Child Counseling

Play therapy helps a child learns to communicate, express feelings, change behavior, develop skills and learn new ways of relating

Adolescent Counseling

The teen years can be difficult for both the adolescent and their caretakers. Adolescents begin to form the identity that will define them for a lifetime

Family Counseling

Designed to identify family dynamics, interactions, and patterns that prevent the collective growth and harmony of the family system

Hours and Rates

The first step in making an appointment for counseling services at Anthropos starts with an email or a phone call letting us know who you are and how to reach you