Cornelia Seiffert (she/they)

Not Accepting Clients

With me as your therapist, you will experience the inherent value of the healing power of relationship.

Clinical Social Worker in Pasadena, CA

About My Clients

The alarm goes off Another day… All you want to do is stay in bed and not face another day of being the responsible, high-performing one, while feeling like you are coming apart inside. You get up, suck down coffee, and look at your to-do list. Your heart starts pounding, your palms are clammy, you struggle to catch a breath. There is a reality in which you are at peace. You feel valued and loved, are doing things you used to love, and can care for yourself first. It's a surreal feeling.

My Background and Approach

Finding meaning in life is not always straightforward. My life path has been more like a ball of yarn than a straight line (I’m guessing you find yourself in the same place). As an overly anxious, eager to please youngster, I followed the path that my parents wanted for me (to become an academic), but I never felt like I was in the right place or following my passion. My husband is a successful academic, so I followed him around the world but never focused on what I wanted or being my genuine self. I learned over this time (of denying who I was to please others) that my choices made me miserable – even if they were well-meaning. I now know to put myself first and be my true self, and this is what I teach my clients to do. Finally, I live a genuine, no-bullshit existence, and I am content. My experience and personal growth… …allow me to bring unique training, experience, and grit to my practice with you!

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe in a strengths-based, person-centered approach akin to the work of Carl Rogers. “People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don’t find myself saying, “Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner.” I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.” – Carl R. Rogers, A Way of Being. I also pull in evidence-based treatments that are appropriate to the client. I believe we are all affected by intersectionality (see the work of Kimberlé Crenshaw), and I bring attention to intersectional identities in treatment. I offer Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Medicare
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 7 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $195 - 195/session


3238862417 Email Cornelia
16 S. Oakland Avenue
Ste. 208
Pasadena, CA 91101
4810 Oak Grove Drive
Hahamongna Watershed Park
Pasadena, CA 91101

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