Anh Hoang Plasencia, LMFT

Sex/Gender: Female
Pronouns: She / Her
Ethnicity: Vietnamese
Bio

Hi, I’m Anh. Let’s celebrate the effort it takes to seek help. Finding the “right fit”in selecting a therapist involves a great deal of strength and a risk to step beyond your familiar ways of managing your life. I understand it is not a desirable process, and I am privileged to be considered as someone to stand with you on your healing journey.

 

Therapy has been a vehicle for me to access my own self-compassion, compassion for my loved ones, and for the greater community. I believe we are all interconnected through our shared human experiences.  As a first generation immigrant and a daughter of a single mother and war veteran, therapy has helped me shift perspectives in my family system to heal and strengthen relationships that are very personal to me. I have been a consumer and a provider of counseling services and believe wholeheartedly in the value and practice of it.

 

I provide in-person and online therapy for individual adults with developmental and attachment trauma, relationship and boundaries issues, and support in befriending the full range of human emotions (anxiety, depression, grief and shame). My healing modalities are inclusive and welcome everyone with a desire to heal, improve their relationships, and to reduce pain.

 

I hold deep gratitude to be in the business of space holding, love, and healing. I utilize a range of trauma-informed approaches, rooted in my training in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), which is based on the premise to help undo aloneness and access our innate capacity for healing within a trusted and secure relationship. I am also trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS), an evidence based practice believing every person makes up a multiplicity of valuable parts (for example: the avoidant, the judger, the empath, the perfectionist). These parts get stuck in extreme roles and can implicitly carry legacy burdens from our ancestors. In therapy, we disentangle our well-intentioned parts to seek harmony and integration. I humbly view my clients from a non-pathologizing lens that welcomes every part of you on your voyage to healing, deeper connection and acceptance. 

 

If there’s even a tiny part of you that’s curious, please feel free to call or email me. You don’t have to do this alone. We can do this together.

Qualifications
License Number: 99486
License State: California
Practice Information
Sliding Scale / Reduced Fee Accepted: Yes
Types of Insurance Accepted: Out of Network
Location
1399 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek, CA, USA
Modalities
Individuals
Therapy Offered
In Person Therapy, Telehealth/Teletherapy
Types of Therapy
Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Attachment-based/Relational Therapy, Trauma-Focused, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Experiential Therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Somatic Experiencing
Issues
Anxiety, Burnout, Codependency, Depression, Personal Growth, Self Esteem, Trauma and PTSD, Women's Issues, Emotion Regulation, Marital Concerns, Relationship Issues, Life Transitions
Last modified: September 20, 2022

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