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Sarah E. Nunnink, PhD
Center for Emotional Change

I'm a licensed psychologist (PSY 21661) who strives to make a real transformative change in the lives of the people I work with
I offer a pathway to self-awareness, transparency & genuinenss through experiential and emotion guided therapy

Connection and Revitalization from the Inside Out
I received my PhD in Clinical Psychology in 2006 from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), having received scholarships and funding for the majority of my degree.

I have been licensed since 2007 and a fulltime staff psychologist at the VA San Diego as well as a clinical professor for UCSD School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry from 2008 to 2016.  I launched my private practice in 2015.

I'm an authentic and emotionally warm therapist with what I have been told is an innate gift for psychotherapy.
My approach to therapy is informed by the following theories:
  • Experiential Psychotherapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Attachment Based Science
I am certified in the following   research-supported therapy approaches:
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy (For trauma
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (For trauma)

I have had extensive clinical training and supervision in the following therapy approaches: 
  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
I've had 10+ years of experience in working with the following populations/areas of interest:
  • PTSD
  • Interpersonal Trauma 
  • Adult survivors of childhood maltreatment (abuse/neglect)
  • Family of origin problems
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Sexual Health/Sexuality/Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Addiction /  Hypersexuality
  • LGBTQ Populations and their family members
  • Reproductive Medicine (postpartum depression, infertility, miscarriage)
  • Couples
  • Affairs/Infidelity
  • Intimacy and difficulties with closeness/bonding
  • Interpersonal/Relational Difficulties
  • Grief & Loss
  • Personality Disorders and "Disorders of Self"