Tracy Sondern (She/Her)

Associate #135825
Accepting Clients

I love working with empty nest couples. Alone for the first time in 18 years and now looking at each other like "who are you?"

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
Supervised by Vanessa Spooner PsyD PSY24942

Services
  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

In the blink of an eye your kids are grown up and have moved out of the house. You’re alone with your partner for the first time in 18 years and you’re looking at each other like “who are you?”. I want to help you reconnect and find the joy again. I've been married over 30 years and know firsthand how the ups and downs of a long marriage. We all need support sometimes to rediscover the friendship and intimacy that made it fun to hang out with your partner again.

My Background and Approach

I am trained in the Gottman Method and will create an impartial, safe space for you to have the difficult conversations you avoid the rest of the week. Together we’ll work on learning to communicate in an empathic way without blame and criticism. I'll give you tools for calmin your nervous system, so you aren’t too flooded to hear your partner. I want you to rediscover the friendship and intimacy that made it fun to just hang out together, again. I’m direct but kind, serious but like to laugh and welcome all emotions. I love working with all people, and am gender affirming, body size positive and LGBTQ+ allied.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Couples therapy had a big impact on my own relationship, and I believe it’s a game changer for many relationships. We learned how to effectively communicate, appreciate the little things we did for each other, and, most importantly, to feel like we were a team again and not opponents. That was a long time ago now and those things have stayed with us. I have life experience with many issues facing couple such as infertility, adoption, and cancer. I believe this experience is a great asset for a therapist to have and helps me bring needed empathy to what my clients are going through. When I’m not seeing clients, you will find me with my hands in clay making ceramics, hiking with friends or home with my partner, son, and two cats.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 3 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $175 - 195/session

Info

3233800176 Email Tracy
1555 W. Sunset Blvd. Unit C
Los Angeles, CA 90026

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