Stephanie Book Koehler MA LMFT
I became a cutting edge trauma therapist because I had a lot of trauma in my early life. After years as a talk therapist, I became frustrated with its limitations and began looking into additional therapies, for healing both myself and my clients.
Fortunately, in the last 20 years or so there has been a confluence of information coming from neuroscience, positive psychology, somatic therapies and mindfulness practices that give us greater insight into how to leave traumatic memories in the past and live in the fullness of the present moment.
I began using EMDR over 20 years ago and found it to be an amazingly effective and fast way to move through traumatic events, but in time I came to its limitations as well.
Stephanie Book Koehler
I also became a mindfulness meditator and experienced firsthand how I could quiet my mind, not get lost in depressed or anxious thoughts, and find some inner peace.
I was still looking for more and set out to learn an even deeper healing therapy, and for
A few more things about me: I believe that when you have big trauma, you need big fun. Healing from trauma brings back fun, ease and silliness.
I’m direct, interactive, and real and you get to be those things too. I’m interested in social justice, and the breakdown of racism, classism, misogyny, homophobia, all the isms.
I believe we can grow in every decade of our lives. I’m interested in spirituality and meaning. And I remain vitally interested in the cultivation of happiness, of learning how to make wise choices and have intimate connections to ourselves and others.
If you are looking for greater self-acceptance, compassion
Stephanie Book Koehler, MA, MFT is a licensed clinical psychotherapist with a focus in trauma therapy practicing at Cutting Edge Counseling in Los Angeles, CA. Stephanie earned her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. Throughout her career, Stephanie has provided pro bono trauma resolution therapy to veterans, served as faculty at Antioch University teaching courses on Couples Counseling, Diversity Education, and Human Sexuality and worked as a therapist and family therapist in both inpatient and outpatient chemical dependency programs.
Committed to staying on the cutting edge of trauma research and healing, Stephanie actively engages in advanced