Dena Schwimmer (she/her)

Are you ready for change? Together we will explore what lies beneath your life story, what keeps you stuck and what will set you free.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Group

About My Clients

I am a trauma informed EMDR therapist specializing in helping you uncover and discover what holds you back from your ideal life. We all experience trauma... some with a big "T" others with a small "t". It can show up in keeping you from moving forward with your goals and dreams or being triggered over and over again. Working together in a safe and non-judgmental space we can explore and heal your wounds so you may reframe your life in a light that best represents your authentic self.

My Background and Approach

EMDR can be a transformative experience in a way that traditional talk therapy is not. Anxiety, deep family wounds, self esteem, trust, creative blocks - these are just a few life issues that have been forever changed by the EMDR experience. Trauma is another layer laid upon all of our foundations and the ability to realign and strengthen our foundation is a powerful experience. When you add Mindful practices to the therapeutic mix you embed a life long tool in maintaining a grounded and present life. If you are interested in the power of healing please reach out so we may explore this journey together.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Our mental health is connected to our entire body! How we understand our triggers in connection with our body and the meaning we make of our life experiences inform how we move in our world. This all became clear to me when I became a caregiver to my mother when she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. The connection became so clear to me that I changed my life direction to be in service of others and in healing myself I was able to help others heal. That is why what I do is so important to me... to be present, authentic, compassionate, and non-judgmental speaks to my purpose. A safe space is something we all deserve and I hope to be the therapist you can call upon when you know that your life can be better aligned with who you know you can be.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Judaism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 9 years of practice
  • Rate: $150 - 200/session

Reach out to Dena