Ellen Hersam Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

408-963-6694 ext. 470
Supervised by Svetlana Kreimer, LMFT
MFT 53525

Ellen Hersam

It is difficult to find a place of safety to explore your innermost thoughts and experiences. I believe your therapist can be an important guide. It takes great courage to dive deep, to get in close to your vulnerabilities – address fears, go into the darkness of the unknown and to walk around. That is not a journey you need to take alone.

Awareness brings freedom; a chance of choice. Often we do not know what we want and feel overwhelmed considering talking to someone about the confusion of experiences we’re having. There are times of loneliness and isolation, especially now with the unsettling and ongoing news of spreading illness. Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Grief/Loss, are very real and normal emotions and so are Shame, Guilt, and Fear. Sexual health is often, unnecessarily, surrounded by these emotions. Even the strongest and most healthy need a trusted mentor, healer, and guide in their life at some point. It takes great courage to recognize when you need help.

As a client-centered therapist, I consider each individual, couple, family and their insights and life experiences unique. Working together, I use a variety of therapeutic techniques that invite solution-focused results and incorporate the strengths of my clients. This is a team effort to self-exploration, discovery, and finding hope and optimism in life.