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BREN M. CHASSE, LMFT | Anchor Psychotherapy, Inc. | Therapist Pasadena, CA

About Bren M. Chasse, LMFT

Therapist in Pasadena, CA

Bren M. Chasse, LMFT is a leading therapist in Pasadena, California, who specializes in working with clients that have experienced trauma. In conjunction to her psychodynamic approach, Bren is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), which allows clients to rapidly process the trauma of their past and regain a feeling of control over intrusive traumatic memories, feelings of dissociation or disconnection with their body, and re-establish a feeling of being fully embodied.  In addition to being EMDR certified, Bren has trained at the master level in Attachment-Focused EMDR (AF-EMDR), and is an Approved Consultant by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA).



Traumatic experiences can make you feel powerless and “stuck.” EMDR helps the brain process the situation to better heal trauma. Working with a therapist in Pasadena, CA can be helpful for people struggling with trauma.


Effectively working with families requires an appreciation and understanding for the fact that each of us bring with us to every interaction all our past experiences and the fundamental belief system that is born from those experiences.


Group therapy in Pasadena offers a powerful dynamic that can be helpful to participants alone or as an adjunct to individual therapy. One of the most important benefits of group therapy is that it allows participants to experience that they are not alone and that others experience similar challenges and life struggles.



Bren believes the most important predictor in effective therapy is the relationship shared between the client and the therapist. In other words, feeling heard, supported, and understood are essential to our journey toward healing. We all have parts of our lives we are afraid to look at and, at times, try to run from. But if we can find a way to feel, we can find a way to heal. 

“I listen to my clients and I follow their lead.

We work collaboratively together so I can provide you with the best possible care.”

– Bren Michelle Chasse, LMFT

Contact Bren for a consultation or with any questions you may have.