Zena Rice-Sarantis, AMFT
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
Zena (she/her/hers) uses an eclectic approach in exploring issues such as anxiety, identity questions, life transitions, shame, and the effects of not feeling seen or heard. She uses attachment theory, Gestalt, and Narrative approaches as well as tenants from CBT and DBT. She focuses on the mind-body-soul connection and works with clients to explore and integrate their spiritual beliefs. Ultimately Zena believes the most important part of the therapy is the relationship between her and her client.
Her hope for all clients is that they can begin to
release themselves from chronic not-enoughness, the weight and pressure of “what should be” and the blocks in life that limit them from living their most aligned and authentic lives.
Zena graduated from Antioch University with a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology. She also holds a B.A. in Psychology from The University of Kentucky. Zena has experience working in a community mental health setting seeing individuals of all ages as well as working in Eating Disorder treatment centers. She has a special interest in working with those struggling with eating disorders, disordered eating and navigating the effects of diet-culture and fat-phobia.
Zena provides a non-judgmental, affirming, empathetic, and open space to facilitate healing. In her spare time, you can find her hiking, hanging out with her dog, or drinking coffee regardless of the time of day.
Reach out at email@example.com or call 626-765-4538