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I offer a safe & collaborative space for women feeling stuck in behaviors related to perfectionism, codependency, people-pleasing, & fear of abandonment — those who have wisely learned to attune to the needs, emotional states, & approval of others, but in the process may have lost connection to their own boundaries, priorities, emotions, & self-worth. This external focus can lead to anxiety, shame, lack of direction, resentment, & exhaustion.
I specialize in self-esteem, relationship issues, anxiety, & childhood trauma (particularly emotional abuse/neglect). As an attachment-based therapist, I can support you in examining the unmet needs underlying the behaviors you feel stuck in, honor those behaviors, & feel empowered to try more adaptive ways of relating to yourself & others.
The process of becoming more self-aware, secure, & connected can be challenging, but it's also the greatest gift you can give yourself, & you don't have to do it alone. If you would like an ally in your journey towards healing & personal growth, please feel free to reach out for a 15-minute phone or video consultation.
Adult children of alcoholic & dysfunctional families
Anxiety & stress management
Dating & breakups
Disconnection from self
Disordered eating & eating disorders
Emotional abuse & neglect
Family of origin issues
Fear of conflict
Fear of intimacy
Feelings of unworthiness or inadequacy
Grief & loss
Identity & life purpose
Lack of direction
Marital & premarital concerns
Sensitivity to rejection & criticism
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 and couples.
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