is a researcher, published author, and clinical psychotherapist specializing in spiritual emergence.
Dr. Judah works with couples using EFT and experiential approaches.
She works with children (2-18) using play and art therapy.
Dr. Judah works with clients utilizing transpersonal, somatic, and spiritually based approaches. She is a psychotherapist for clinicians,' clergy, and educators.'
Dr. Judah 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.
Dr. Judah'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. Dr. Judah 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." Judah DMFT
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:
"I specialize in developing positive relationships with clients utilizing mutual respect, trust, and transparency in order to assist you in getting back to the place you desire to be..." Dr. Shakinah S. Judah
Often in midlife, when one’s goals have been fulfilled, one may feel painfully empty. At this time, we may turn to the ultimate question of our existence, our Soul’s purpose. We become aware that our life is moving toward an endpoint. There may be a call for union with all levels of reality. This existential crisis is the call to consciously enter into the ensouling process (Wilber, 1980).
"My job is to help you identify the root cause of current issues, explore negative cycles, and access feelings (both superficial and underlying). Your work in the Soul purpose session will help you to connect with disowned aspects of yourself, allowing you to become all of who you want to be. During your Soul Purpose session, we look at your current energetic body, your soul’s purpose, and paths for your growth; leading to more awareness of who you are. You may share your thoughts and feelings allowing you to discover how to expand your Soul’s sacred purpose through various techniques such as dream analysis, energy work, karmic clearing, and exploration of interpersonal relationships. You will have the chance to discover your motivations and intentions." Dr. Shakinah S. Judah
Carl Jung (transpersonal psychologist) is a famous doctor who worked with Sigmund Freud (psychoanalysis founder). Carl Jung believed in a collective unconscious containing blueprints for archetypal patterns that are universal. Each of us shares archetypal patterns. However, even though we share archetypal patterns, there is a ‘self’ with a soul purpose that is unique to each individual. The Soul’s purpose may be ‘discovered’ when energy is freed up from daily personal concerns. In this way, our Soul’s purpose becomes more accessible.
With the right help and direction, amazing discoveries may be found.
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.