Resources for Therapists and ProfessionalsWE HAVE CONNECTIONS
At Connected, Seen & Heard, we didn’t want to complicate things. It’s in our name, we want to connect with you and if we can’t help, we want to help connect you with someone who can.
In addition to the print and web resources for therapists and other healing professionals we’ve collected and the providers we have available through Connected, we also have connections with other resources and therapists in the community. Our expertise over many different levels of care (inpatient, residential rehab, outpatient, medication management, transitional living, mental health and substance abuse support groups) has helped us to build relationships with different sources of support in the area.
We take great pride in the connections we have cultivated and relationships we have built. We have an abundance of professional resources who align with our values. We have found these resources by putting in the work ourselves, by developing and nurturing authentic relationships within our community. If we cannot directly provide you with the support you need as a professional through education, training, or networking, we feel confident that we can connect you with the right fit or information source. We are adamant about connecting to and with other professionals. We feel it in our bones: connection is powerful. We believe that through connection we can elevate our professional niche, and support other professionals in finding unique resources for their clients.
We are more effective and better able to help when we work together. More things are accomplished with WE rather than ME. Check out our Community and Professional Resources pages for some of our Connected Professionals. If you are interested in being a part of our Connected community, please reach out. We would love to get to know you!
Referral Resources for Therapists and Other Healing Professionals
The following list is comprised of mental health and holistic providers we know and trust.
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I provide individual, couples, and family therapy to adolescents and adults in my private practice setting in Clairemont. My background is in Expressive Arts Therapy, and I enjoy using a variety of artistic means to both drive the therapeutic process and help clients tap into their creative potential to fuel authentic personal growth. The focus of my work is often around helping others find symptom relief and conflict resolution through the creation and deepening of one’s connection to self and others. Please visit my website to learn more, and don’t hesitate to reach out: caitlinchapmancounseling.com
Lara works as a Body Mind Psychotherapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and Sacred Sexuality Coach for women and girls. She assists females in restoring their feminine soul, body-mind-spirit connection and sacred sexual expression. You can learn more about her by visiting her website here or her youtube channel HERE
Nicole Kahn, M.A., Ed.M.
Owner, Mindful Guides, A MFT Corp.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
Certified Imago Therapist
“Mindful Guides Therapy Center – A somatic-based mindfulness psychotherapy practice specializing in healing the root causes of trauma, chronic depression and anxiety, addictions, and co-dependency.”
Dr. Naomi Midura, PsyD
I believe that therapy is a sacred experience. I work collaboratively with youth, adults, and families to engage in transformative work of healing, and growth within ourselves and in relationship with each other. Together we explore how the intersection of early familial relationships and our attachments in those relationships, spirituality, connection with our bodies, and issues related to power and social influence, affect our development and experiences in this life. As we develop greater understandings, I believe we can begin to increase our capacities to create the lives we want for ourselves.
You can find my contact information and blog at:
Lonika believes in forming a strong personal connection with her patients and empowerment is at the core of every treatment plan she puts together with her patients. She is an advocate for using integrative approaches to healing, and works to incorporate this into her practice. Focusing on acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, in addition to diet and lifestyle modifications and functional medicine has led to significant results for her patients who are struggling with various health issues. Including infertility, autoimmune conditions, migraines, thyroid conditions, hormonal imbalances, chronic pain, stress and anxiety, and digestive disorders.
NSNV is a non-profit organization committed to providing education, training, resources, and community development that will eliminate stigma surrounding relationship abuse and sexual assault, while creating awareness, shifting perspectives, and creating change in the way we talk about domestic violence, as well as addressing the needs of those affected by this epidemic.
NSNV is committed to raising funds in order to stand alongside women and their children as they prepare to safely leave an abusive relationship, while providing them with the means necessary to rebuild their lives. Donations are tax-deductible and go directly towards assisting survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault by providing rental assistance, childcare, educational development, food, clothing, legal resources, and other items as requested and needed.
“Since beginning my private practice in 2013, I have worked with a variety of clients who are all longing for a new home: from couples entering into marriage or contemplating divorce, families with children ages 2 to 22, individuals struggling with loved ones to wanting a loved one, and helping professionals who are carrying the burden of supporting others. With each and every client who walks into my office, my desire is to remind them that they are not alone and that I can create a space that creates more restoration, wholeness and hope. My mission is to be with parents and partners, kids and adults, and those who help others, as we discover a new “home” together: creating a safe place where we can deconstruct the patterns that have left us stuck and hopeless, rebuild and restore what has been broken and lost, and experience wholeness in all areas of life, from which we can welcome and care for others.”
Licensed Marriage + Family Therapist (MFC#86504)
Jessica Yaffa, CPC
Jessica Yaffa is a Certified Professional Coach specializing in relationship violence and the co-occurring issues, as well as a 2-time published author. She is the president of both NoSilence, NoViolence, and the San Diego Domestic Violence Council. Jessica has been featured in several publications including The New York Post, Darling Magazine, The Washington Post and Outreach Magazine as well as KPBS, NBC, CBS, KUSI and most recently The Doctors. Additionally, Ms. Yaffa’s expertise and training programs have been sought out by several organizations including the United States Military, Starbuck’s Corporate Headquarters, the NFL, MIT and the San Diego District Attorney’s Office. As a survivor of extreme abuse and one of the nation’s leading experts on domestic violence, Ms. Yaffa continues to inspire a movement to end abuse globally.
Research – The Importance of Human Connection
We believe resources for therapists and other healing professionals should include academic research. If you are interested in the research that supports the importance of human connection, the following list of citations is for you. These books and research articles are academically focused. The research spans over five decades with consistent findings that humans thrive in the context of authentic, safe relationships.
Ainsworth, M. S. (1989). Attachments beyond infancy. American Psychologist, 44(4), 709-716. doi:10.1037/0003-066X.44.4.709
Ainsworth, M., Blehar, M. C., Waters, E., & Wall, S. (1978). Patterns of attachment: A psychological study of the strange situation. Oxford, England: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Bartholomew, K. (1990). Avoidance of intimacy: An attachment perspective. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 7(2), 147-178. doi:10.1177/0265407590072001
Bartholomew, K., & Horowitz, L. M. (1991). Attachment styles among young adults: A test of a four-category model. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 61(2), 226-244. doi:10.1037/0022-35188.8.131.52
Benoit, D., & Parker, K. H. (1994). Stability and transmission of attachment across three generations. Child Development, 65(5), 1444-1456. doi:10.2307/1131510
Bernier, A., & Dozier, M. (2002). The client-counselor match and the corrective emotional experience: Evidence from interpersonal and attachment research. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 39(1), 32-43. doi:10.1037/0033-3184.108.40.206
Bowlby, J. (1969). Attachment and loss: Vol. 1 Attachment. New York, NY: Basic Books.
Bowlby, J. (1973). Attachment and loss: Vol. 2 Separation. New York, NY: Basic Books.
Bowlby, J. (1979). The making & breaking of affectional bonds. London: Tavistock.
Bowlby, J. (1980). Attachment and loss: Vol. 3 Loss, sadness and depression. New York, NY: Basic Books.
Bowlby, J. (1988). A secure base. New York, NY: Basic Books.
Caspers, K. M., Cadoret, R. J., Langbehn, D., Yucuis, R., & Troutman, B. (2005). Contributions of attachment style and perceived social support to lifetime use of illicit substances. Addictive Behaviors, 30(5), 1007-1011. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2004.09.001
Cobb, R., & Davila, J. (2009). Internal working models and change. In J. H. Obegi & E. Berant, (Eds.), Attachment theory and research in clinical work with adults (pp. 209-233). New York, NY: Guilford Press.
Collins, N. L., Ford, M. B., Guichard, A. C., & Allard, L. M. (2006). Working models of attachment and attribution processes in intimate relationships. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32(2), 201-219. doi:10.1177/0146167205280907
Davila, J., Burge, D., & Hammen, C. (1997). Why does attachment style change?. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 73(4), 826-838. doi:10.1037/0022-3514.73.4826
Davila, J., & Cobb, R. J. (2004). Predictors of change in attachment security during adulthood. In W. Rholes, J. A. Simpson, W. Rholes, J. A. Simpson (Eds.) , Adult attachment: Theory, research, and clinical implications (pp. 133-156). New York, NY: Guilford Publications.
Diener, M. J., & Monroe, J. M. (2011). The relationship between adult attachment style and therapeutic alliance in individual psychotherapy: A meta-analytic review. Psychotherapy, 48(3), 237-248. doi:10.1037/a0022425
Elliot, A. J., & Reis, H. T. (2003). Attachment and exploration in adulthood. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 85(2), 317-331. doi:10.1037/0022-35220.127.116.117
Fiori, K. L., Consedine, N. S., & Merz, E. (2011). Attachment, social network size, and patterns of social exchange in later life. Research on Aging, 33(4), 465-493. doi:10.1177/0164027511401038
Grabill, C. M., & Kerns, K. A. (2000). Attachment style and intimacy in friendship. Personal Relationships, 7(4), 363-378. doi:10.1111/j.1475-6811.2000.tb00022.x
Hazan, C., & Shaver, P. R. (1994). Attachment as an organizational framework for research on close relationships. Psychological Inquiry, 5(1), 1-22. doi:10.1207/s15327965pli0501_1
Kirkpatrick, L. A., & Davis, K. E. (1994). Attachment style, gender, and relationship stability: A longitudinal analysis. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 66(3), 502-512. doi:10.1037/0022-3518.104.22.1682
Mallinckrodt, B. (2010). The psychotherapy relationship as attachment: Evidence and implications. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 27(2), 262-270. doi:10.1177/0265407509360905
Mallinckrodt, B., Porter, M., & Kivlighan, D. R. (2005). Client attachment to therapist, depth of in-session exploration, and object relations in brief psychotherapy. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 42(1), 85-100. doi:10.1037/0033-322.214.171.124
Mallinckrodt, B., & Wei, M. (2005). Attachment, social competencies, social support, and psychological distress. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 52(3), 358-367. doi:10.1037/0022-0126.96.36.1998
Mikulincer, M., & Shaver, P. R. (2005). Attachment theory and emotions in close relationships: Exploring the attachment-related dynamics of emotional reactions to relational events. Personal Relationships, 12(2), 149-168. doi:10.1111/j.1350-4126.2005.00108.x
Mikulincer, M., & Shaver, P. R. (2007). Boosting attachment security to promote mental health, prosocial values, and inter-group tolerance. Psychological Inquiry, 18(3), 139-156. Retrieved from http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=08c3fccc-328c-43fe-bfcd-8761f6564fdc%40sessionmgr11&vid=47&hid=14
Ognibene, T. C., & Collins, N. L. (1998). Adult attachment styles, perceived social support and coping strategies. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 15(3), 323-345. doi:10.1177/0265407598153002
Sadikaj, G., Moskowitz, D. S., & Zuroff, D. C. (2011). Attachment-related affective dynamics: Differential reactivity to others’ interpersonal behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100(5), 905-917. doi:10.1037/a0022875
Saunders, R., Jacobvitz, D., Zaccagnino, M., Beverung, L. M., & Hazan, N. (2011). Pathways to earned-security: The role of alternative support figures. Attachment & Human Development, 13(4), 403-420. doi:10.1080/14616734.2011.584405
Shaver, P. R., Schachner, D. A., & Mikulincer, M. (2005). Attachment style, excessive reassurance seeking, relationship processes, and depression. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31(3), 343-359. doi:10.1177/0146167204271709
Simpson, J. A., & Rholes, W. (2010). Attachment and relationships: Milestones and future directions. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 27(2), 173-180. doi:10.1177/0265407509360909
Skolnick, A. (1986). Early attachment and personal relationships across the life course. Life Span Development and Behavior, 7, 173-206.