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BREN M. CHASSE, LMFT

Therapist Pasadena, California

Bren 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). Bren places great value on the neurophysiology of trauma. Specifically, Bren believes that effective trauma work requires a concrete understanding for the bidirectional impact of trauma on the brain-body connection, particularly through the vagus nerve. Learn More

THOMAS BLAKE, AMFT

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist Pasadena, California

Thomas is an associate marriage and family therapist in Pasadena, California, specializing in LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapy.  Thomas has worked for The LGBTQ Center and The Trevor Project.  During his time there, he developed the curriculum and successfully launched a Trans Ally Support Group, that continues to grow today.  Thomas believes providing a safe and affirming environment is critical to providing clients with the space necessary for them to begin to process past trauma and address the challenges preventing them from building the life and affirming relationships they seek.

In addition to providing LGBTQ+ affirmative care, Thomas integrates narrative therapy, and trauma-informed somatic based therapies into his work.  Having provided services for a national suicide prevention hotline, Thomas is comfortable working with a variety of challenges, including clients struggling with complex trauma, self-harm, and suicidal ideation. Learn More