Marriage & Family Therapist
M.A. Marriage & Family Therapist, Western Seminary
B.S. Psychology, Santa Clara University
CERTIFICATIONS | MEMBERSHIPS:
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
Drug and Alcohol Addictions Studies Certification (in process)
Certified Addiction Specialist, emphasis in Sexual Addiction (in process)
AREAS OF FOCUS:
Partners of Sex Addiction
Grief Loss Issues
Family of Origin Issues
Custody/Divorce Recovery for Family
Seeking help and taking the first steps toward recovery, healing, and self-growth takes courage and strength. It is a privilege to journey with you. I offer compassion, empathy, and guidance to promote your healing, growth, and restoration from painful life experiences such as addictions, traumas, betrayal, anxieties, and relationship difficulties.
I specialize in working with partners who have been affected by individuals who struggle with sex addiction, as well as women who struggle with confusion and shame caused by sexual compulsivity.
I also have a heart and passion for helping couples break through relationship patterns that aren’t working by doing practical and deep work that promotes change. The goal is to create relationships that will not only work, but are also meaningful, intentional, and enjoyable!
As a therapist, I use a variety of research based therapeutic tools that best fit the needs of each client. I am an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) trained therapist and have certifications in Addictions Counseling and Prepare/Enrich Pre-Marriage and Marriage Counseling. There is healing, recovery and hope in store for you!
Muna understands the different dynamics that come with couples counseling. She creates an environment that is safe and allows room for hard conversations and desired healing for couples. Muna’s work moves beyond the counseling room. As she leaves couples with tasks and assignments to try on their own to reach the maximum effect possible from the resources put into attending couples counseling.
Partners of Sex Addicts
Muna works with partners of sex addicts to help them find comfort and healing from the crisis that they are facing. The partner’s experience is traumatizing and leaves the partner confused, anxious, and emotionally distressed. Muna creates an environment for the partner to heal from the relational trauma, and experience personal growth and rebuild trust with their partner (the sex addict).
Young adults are faced with many transitions and new awareness to themselves, family, work, and relationships, which can cause distress and discomfort. Muna guides and helps her clients to reach their desired goals.
Muna also enjoys working with young adult couples in pre-engagement, pre-marital, or marital therapy. Muna’s goal for each couple is to develop healthy communication, boundaries, and trust, which creates spiritual, emotional, and physical health in relationships.
There is hope for full recovery from your addiction! Muna works along side her clients to help them find and maintain recovery.
Treatment is based upon research that is proven to maintain sobriety: individual counseling including trauma recovery therapy, along with support groups (like 12-step meetings).
Sexual addiction and its compulsions create overwhelming shame, especially for women struggling with the addiction. Muna cares about your recovery and her desire is to help you reach your full potential, while redeeming your sexuality and finding freedom from the shame and the addiction.