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Helene Van Sant-Klein is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clincal Counselor specializing in individual, couples, child, adolescent, and family therapy , EMDR , hypnotherapy, brainspotting, somatic archeology, heart centered therapy and maintains a private practice in Fair Oaks, CA. As a wonderful and positive addition to her practice, Helene brings her dog, Lucy with her to work .

With over 20 years experience as a marriage and family therapist, and as a graduate of California State University Sacramento, specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients.  She is also a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Registered Nurse. Among her areas of expertise are: individual, couples,  children and adolescents, EMDR, hypnotherapy, brainspotting, PTSD, trauma, somatic archeology, heart centered therapy, anxiety, depression, positive discipline parenting, personality assessment, and play therapy. Helene's medical background as a registered nurse contributes to her extensive knowledge base.

In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Helene has presented to general audiences speaking on the topics of relationships and parenting. She has conducted parenting workshops and therapy groups as well as groups for anger management , domestic violence, social skills, divorce, and groups for children of all ages.  She has been the Relationship Expert  seen as a regular guest on "Truth Fairy TV" and "Sacramento and Company", for ABC (Channel 10), Sacramento, CA. She has recently appeared in an episode of the PBS series "Healing Quest",  highlighting trauma healing approaches and EMDR. 

Helene is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges and past traumas. She integrates complementary methodologies,  techniques and therapies to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion, empathy, and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Education :

Master of Science in Marriage and Family Counseling - California State University Sacramento


License, Certifications & Awards:

Registered Nurse- License # 349881
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist -License # 37131
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor- License # 91
Board Certified Psychotherapist (American Psychotherapy Association)
Diplomate of the American Psychotherapy Association
Fellow of the American Psychotherapy Association

Board Cerified PTSD Clinician (American Psychotherapy Association)
Certified in EMDR

Consultant in EMDR
Certified in Hypnotherapy
Master Hypnotherapist
Certified Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence Therapist
Certified in Personality Assessment
Certified in Somatic Archaeology

Additional Training:

EMDR
Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy-emotional healing, medical uses and pain management
Hypnotherapy-Past Life/Life Between Lives
Hypnotherapy-Transpersonal approaches
Past Life Regression training by Brian Weiss, MD
Life between Life training by both The Newton Institute and NATH
Brainspotting
Trauma and Abuse
Psychodynamic Therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy
Couples Therapy
Imago Therapy
Child and Adolescent Therapy
Positive Discipline Parenting
Play Therapy and Sand Tray Therapy for Children
Attachment issues
Domestic Violence
Sexual Assault
Depression - Adults, Adolescents, and Children
Anxiety, Phobias, and OCD - Adults,  Adolescents, and Children
ADD/ADHD
Asberger's syndrome
Grief and Loss- Adults, Adolescents, and Children
Pet Loss
Divorce and Separation - Adults, Adolescents, and Children
Life and Family Transitions
Performance Enhancement
Social Skills for children
Anger Management - Adults, Adolescents , and Children
Psychopharmacology
Somatic Archaeology
Heart Centered Therapy

 

Professional Activities and Memberships

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapists
EMDR International Association
American Psychotherapy Association- Fellow, Diplomate and Board Certified
The Newton Institute
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society- Lifetime Member

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