Katina Goshtasby is a Marriage and Family Therapist devoted to the pursuit of greater well-being. She holds a Master’s Degree from Pepperdine University and a Bachelors from Smith College, both in Psychology. Her passion for this field led her to become an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at her alma mater, Pepperdine University.
Katina’s specialties focus in the areas of trauma, anxiety, narcissistic abuse recovery, sex and body positivity, imposter syndrome, relationship enhancement, and more. Ultimately, she believes that people are not the problem; problems are, and through creating a safe space with warmth and compassion aims to help clients reclaim control of their lives. She is continually gratified by the progress that her clients make each day as they navigate the world with fresh perspectives, shedding off outmoded adaptations that are no longer serving them.
She is trained in a variety of treatment options, including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Attachment, Narrative Therapy, and the Gottman Method. She also believes in the practice of mindfulness (MBSR) and Solution-Focused (SFBT) strategies to alleviate the distress that the complex elements of a client’s life may cause.
When she is not consulting clients or teaching at Pepperdine University, Katina enjoys meditating, practicing yoga and exploring the world with her family. She also enjoys spending time with her dog, who is a very good boy.