Lisa Blum, Psy.D. (PSY#19790) is a licensed clinical psychologist and certified EFT therapist who specializes in promoting healthy family relationships. Dr. Blum has worked as a mental health professional since 1987. Currently Dr. Blum is in private practice in Pasadena and West Hollywood, where her work includes individual, couples, and family therapy, and consultation, training, and public speaking on family, marital, and parenting issues. She has worked extensively with parents and children, teachers and staff both in clinical practice and in community settings, and she consults to public and private schools and organizations to develop programs that support families. Dr. Blum utilizes Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) in her work to help couples and families strengthen relationships and build deep and lasting connections.
Dr. Blum’s previous experience includes: Supervising Psychologist at the Institute for Girls’ Development in Pasadena; Supervising Psychologist for Children’s Hospital - Los Angeles; Staff Researcher at the UCLA Center for Adolescent Health Promotion; and Director of Education for the HiTOPS Teen Health Center in Princeton, NJ, where she designed educational programs for teens, parents, and teachers on healthy adolescent development. Dr. Blum holds Masters and Doctoral degrees in Psychology from Rutgers University and a Bachelors degree in Psychology with honors from Cornell University.
Silvina Irwin, Ph.D. (PSY#19710) is a licensed clinical psychologist and certified EFT Trainer, Therapist and Supervisor in private practice in Pasadena, CA. In her clinical practice, Dr. Irwin specializes in working with survivors of childhood and adult trauma, focusing on healing and recovery at the individual level, as well as addressing the impact that traumatic experiences have on intimate relationships in her work with couples. Dr. Irwin also provides treatment for mood and anxiety disorders and relationship and family distress. She works with individuals across the lifespan, including children, teens, and adults. In addition to providing clinical services, Dr. Irwin trains and supervises therapists nationally and internationally in EFT and offers the entire series of prerequisite courses for certification in EFT. Dr. Irwin also conducts workshops for professionals in the community, including the police department, Office of the District Attorney, therapists and psychology trainees at various centers, and medical staff at local hospitals, to name a few.
Dr. Irwin was trained and mentored by Dr. Sue Johnson in her development as an EFT trainer. Dr. Irwin was an intern at Harvard Medical School, completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of San Francisco, California Medical School. She received her Masters and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Prior to her work in private practice, she was a psychologist at the University of San Francisco providing clinical services, supervision, teaching and training, as well as conducted research on best-practices in the treatment of child trauma.
Jen Lum, M.S. (#88460) is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the EFT Resource Center. She specializes in working with couples looking to repair and strengthen their connection. In addition, Jen works with teens and families to strengthen family bonds and help teens thrive. She works extensively with individuals across the lifespan on areas of depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career, and life transitions. Jen holds her M.S. in Marital & Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary and has completed advanced training in EFT. As a certified PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator, Jen offers assessment tools for premarital couples.
Previously, Jen managed corporate communications for entertainment and technology companies in Los Angeles. She has experience and special interest in working with creative professionals. Jen holds her B.A. in Communications from University of California, San Diego.
Alexandra Block, M.A. (#105759) is a Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist with the EFT Resource Center. She applies EFT in her work with couples as well as children, teens, and adult individuals. She has experience in working with the particular difficulties that can occur all across the lifespan and for all members of the family system. In addition, Alexandra has a special interest in working with adoption. She is ASIST certified, competent in assessing and addressing suicidal thoughts, behaviors, and applying interventions.
A native Californian, Alexandra developed her drive and empathetic skills by competing in the equestrian arena from a very young age. During her initial training is when she began to discover her belief that honoring and respecting the humanity in each client is of the utmost importance and integral to her clinical work. Within this includes a strong reverence for a corehuman need—a connection to other human beings.
Alexandra holds her M.A. in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University, she focused her studies in Spiritual and Depth Psychology — an integration of mindfulness, transpersonal, and Jungian modalities, where the therapist’s goal is to help the client unite their conscious with the unconscious in a quest for wholeness and spiritual connectedness. Alexandra formerly worked with clients across the age and gender spectrum at Counseling West where she utilized Sandtray therapy. She has experience and extensive training in crisis management and suicide prevention through Didi Hirsch.
Please feel free to give Alexandra a call if you would like to discuss working together.
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