Rajani Venkatraman Levis, MS, PPS, CTS
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (MFT 51494)
Early in my life, I began to be fascinated by that which remains unspoken. I watched the interactions around me with great curiosity, noticing that what remained unsaid often seemed to have a greater impact, than the words itself.
Slowly, it dawned upon me, that when two people truly encounter each other, it is like a chemical reaction by which both people are transformed. It is this alchemy, this everyday magic, that brings me alive in the session, and what allows me to truly become present in the moment. What sustains me during the more challenging hours, is the belief, that when we bring our compassionate attention to anything, we are deeply transformed by that process. I help my clients gently bring their awareness to the discomfort in their lives as a necessary pre-condition for change, and I am honored to hold their hands through the process.
Ben Yokoyama, MA
Registered Marriage & Family Therapist Intern (IMF 94415)
Supervised By Rajani Venkatraman Levis (MFT 51494)
I believe in the power of therapy as a collaborative co-created healing encounter. As a somatic psychotherapist, I honor your body’s natural healing ability and will help you build bridges to access this healing, both in and out of session. I also use EMDR Therapy as a comprehensive approach to addressing the psychological, emotional and physical impact of distressing events. EMDR therapy helps you to metabolize the painful residue from the past so that present day triggers are no longer inappropriately distressing and so that you can make meaningful and powerful choices to manifest a different way of being in the world.
My work is informed and enlivened by my own personal and professional experiences of diversity. As a person of color and the first generation in my family to be born in the U.S.A., I draw on personal and professional experience in exploring the impact of social and environmental stressors faced by minorities on an ongoing basis. I would be honored to have a conversation with you about how I may help you access your unique healing process.