Stacy Judah, MFT, is a researcher, author, and clinical psychotherapist specializing in spiritual emergence.
Stacy works with couples using EFT and experiential approaches.
She works with children (2-18) using play and art therapy.
Stacy works with clients utilizing transpersonal, somatic, and spiritually based approaches. She is a psychotherapist for clinicians,' clergy, and educators.'
Stacy conducts virtual therapy on Mondays utilizing cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and spiritual approaches; helping clients' to heal the impact of anxiety and depression, trauma, and relationship conflicts.
Stacy's educational background includes degrees in sociology, human development, social service, counseling, and marriage family therapy. She is the founder of Helm Counseling, a mental health clinic serving families of the bay area of California. Stacy is the founding director of the 'Source Blue' program, a mental health program serving the needs of first responders. Stacy has facilitated inpatient and outpatient psychotherapy groups for over 25 years.
"As I reflect on my professional experience for the past twenty years in the clinical field, several insights emerge for me. I have worked with women who were experiencing incarceration, dually diagnosed populations including the developmentally delayed, chemically dependent, and spiritually emergent. Working extensively in both the inpatient and outpatient settings has provided me with a wide range of experience with the elderly, children and their families, and the recovering population. I strive to provide the best practice base for clients in need of holistic answers." Stacy Judah DMFT
Marriage and family therapists (MFT's) are licensed mental health professionals who work with individuals, couples whether married or not, and families of all types. MFT's are required to have 3,000 hours of supervised experience following a Maters degree.
The decision to start therapy with a licensed professional is like setting out on an expedition to both rediscover old territories and to discover new territories. One set of questions therapy asks:
The next time you find yourself in a conflict with your partner, try to avoid Gottman’s four horsemen of the apocalypse. These styles of fighting predict that a couple will break up, rather than stay together. Lute (2015) found that using mindfulness during an escalation by focusing one’s attention on the present moment, in a nonjudgmental way enables individuals to bypass feelings of overwhelmed due to their partner’s attachment activation. Gottman (1999) offers alternatives to the four fighting styles listed below. Instead, a gentle startup, expressing a culture of appreciation, and taking responsibility for one’s behavior are suggested to enhance a couple’s experience and establish a secure attachment style. Psychological self-soothing is a way for partners to reduce the impact of potentially damaging interactions. When partners are able to self soothe and soothe each other, a successful repair following a relationship rupture stabilizes the relationship.