Seher Y. Bajwa, AMFT, APCC

Sex/Gender: Female, Cisgender
Pronouns: She / Her
Ethnicity: Pakistani, Other
Bio

Do you feel like you’re performing a role that you didn’t sign up for? Do you have trouble falling asleep or focusing on tasks because the mind chatter is too loud? Are you constantly on the go because slowing down feels too scary? Reaching out for support can be tough, especially if you come from an environment that stigmatizes mental health. I work with clients to identify their personal values and to create a balance between their cultural traditions and daily life in the West. Together, we can cultivate a space where you can feel seen and heard and bring in the parts of you that were silenced and rejected.

 

My approach to working with clients is to create a safe space for them to integrate their own spiritual and/or cultural practices, alongside compassion and humour. I take a trauma-informed, integrative approach drawing on psychodynamic theories, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Somatic Experiencing (SE), and mindfulness, and I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).

 

As a second-generation South Asian of mixed heritage, I have a keen interest in intergenerational trauma and how the cycles show up in our daily lives. I work with clients to discover and integrate the parts of themselves that may be neglected to enhance their relationships. Strengthening your relationship with yourself is necessary to connect with others. Together, we can slowly explore and uncover the layers that make up your identity, and start to gain a sense of empowerment in your purpose and your relationship with yourself and others.

 

Reach out to schedule your free 15-minute consultation.

Qualifications
License Number: Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT 137834), Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC 13365), Supervised by Dr. Jeshana Avent-Johnson (PSY 30170).
License State: California
Practice Information
Types of Insurance Accepted: Private Pay
Location
Rancho Cucamonga, California, United States
Languages
English
Modalities
Individuals, Families
Therapy Offered
Telehealth/Teletherapy
Types of Therapy
Trauma-Focused, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Attachment-based/Relational Therapy, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Somatic Experiencing, Eclectic / Generalist, Narrative Therapy, LGBTQ+ Affirming, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Compassion Focused
Issues
Trauma and PTSD, Anxiety, Racial Identity, Self Esteem, Depression, Women's Issues, Domestic Abuse, Personal Growth, Traumatic Grief, Stress, Spirituality, Sexual Abuse, Codependency, Emotion Regulation, Life Transitions, Marital Concerns, LGBTQ+ Related Issues, Divorce, Relational Concerns, Infidelity
Last modified: June 9, 2024

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