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My passion is working with adults who feel stuck in behaviors related to caretaking, people-pleasing, codependency, and perfectionism — those who have wisely learned to attune to the needs, emotional states, and approval of others, but in the process may have lost connection to their own boundaries, identity, and self-worth. Those who want support recognizing their inherent value for who they are, not what they accomplish or have to offer others, so that they are no longer consumed with anxiety, resentment, shame, and exhaustion.
I specialize in self-esteem, anxiety, relationships, and childhood trauma. I can support you in making sense of your relational patterns, improving communication, regulating your emotions, and practicing self-compassion. I hope to empower you to cultivate a life that aligns with your values, as well as relationships that feel secure, authentic, and balanced.
The process of looking within and shifting how you relate with yourself and others can be challenging, but it's also the greatest gift you can give yourself, and you don't have to do it alone. If you'd like an ally in your journey towards healing and growth, please feel free to reach out for a 15-minute consultation.
2019 M.A Counseling Psychology, John F. Kennedy University
2015 B.A. Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz
2020-present: Associate Marriage & Family Therapist under supervision and employment of Alexis Donato, LMFT.
Provide psychotherapy for adults.
2019-2020: Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, Family Therapy Center of Silicon Valley.
Provided psychotherapy for adults, couples, families, adolescents, and children at a private mental health clinic.
2018-2019: Marriage & Family Therapist Trainee, Family Service Agency of the Central Coast.
Provided agency-based psychotherapy for adults, couples, adolescents, and children.
2017-2018: Marriage & Family Therapist Trainee, Youth Services Program, Encompass Community Services.
Provided school-based individual & group psychotherapy for adolescents grades 9-12.
2013-2014: Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of California, Santa Cruz.
Assisted professor in advanced developmental psychology research.
License and Professional Affiliations
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist 113323
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (SCV-CAMFT)
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Katherine Virga, Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist 113323
All services supervised and employed by Alexis Donato, LMFT 44732