STACY PINEDA, M.A., LAMFT
*Stacy offers online therapy & in-office therapy in Meridian, Idaho*
Education & Training
I received my Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Arizona State University in 2017. In 2021, I received my Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy with a trauma specialization from Pacific Oaks College. During my Master’s program I completed my internship at a non-profit agency where I worked with individuals and couples experiencing a wide range of relational and emotional issues. During this time, I completed the Level 1 Gottman Method Couples Certification and am in process of my level 2 certification.
I am currently a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in Idaho. I am working under the supervision of John Szudera to obtain the next level of licensure.
Theoretical Orientation & Approach
I believe that there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to therapy and that you are the expert on your own life. I am here to support you and guide you through whatever challenges you are experiencing and will do so in a compassionate, non-judgmental way.
Trained in Psychodynamic Theory, I want to help you discover how early childhood relationships and your subconscious may be having an impact on your current relationships. I will also pull from other theoretical orientations such as Solution Focused, Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT), Strengths-Based, and Gottman to empower you and instill hope that things can and will get better. Together we will determine your goals and work collaboratively to achieve them. I am trained to provide EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy, and currently working toward my certification.
I have experience working with trauma, anxiety, depression, PTSD, personality disorders, relational conflict, grief, women’s issues, self-esteem, and mood disorders.