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Sarah E. Nunnink, PhD
Center for Emotional Change

I'm a licensed psychologist (PSY 21661) who strives to make a real transformative change in the lives of the people I work with
I offer a pathway to self-awareness, transparency & genuinenss through experiential and emotion guided therapy

Center for Emotional Change
I am a licensed psychologist specializing in interpersonal trauma, couples therapy & sexual/reproductive health
I am uniquely certified in multiple research-supported therapies including Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT),  Prolonged Exposure (and other trauma-therapies), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
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Do you find yourself struggling with your emotions?  Either frequently emotionally overwhelmed, or conversely, emotionally numbed out?  Does it seem like you are controlled by your feelings, or that you have to keep a tight lid on your emotions so as not to do damage to your relationships, career and family life?  Do you find yourself disconnected in life, career and relationships?   I work well with people who are struggling with feelings of being "stuck" in their lives and with their emotions, and with clients who wonder if there's more to life in terms of vitality and aliveness.  

I believe firmly that the key change agent in psychotherapy is the activation and "working through" or processing of emotion in the therapy room.  It is not enough to simply talk about or label emotion from an intellectual perspective.  I will work hard to help you access and expand your emotions in order to increase your emotional intelligence so that your emotions start  working for rather than against you.
I'm a passionate and wholehearted psychologist who has been working in the field since 2000.   My nearly decade long career in the VA and UCSD School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry has helped me fine tune my practice, my professional identity, and makes me an ideal therapist to help you with a wide range of life transitions, crises, emotional difficulties and functioning problems. 

 I'm a nationally recognized subject matter expert in sexuality, couples, trauma/PTSD and the military.  I've written book chapters, professional journal articles and lectured widely  on these topics.