Corinne is a California Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT 132500) supervised by Dr. Thomas Lucking, LMFT 97696. Corinne holds a Master of Arts in Couples and Family Therapy and a Bachelor of Arts in Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Entrepreneurship.
Corinne’s therapeutic process combines Collaborative and Attachment-Based perspectives to evaluate how childhood relational patterns impact your mental health today. She believes that addressing relational patterns helps to build self-advocacy and resilience. Corinne is a proLGBTQIA+ and gender-affirming therapist. She has extensive experience working with diverse and underserved populations, gang-involved youth and families, pre-probation and probationary individuals, and clients with system-related trauma.
In addition to traditional couple’s therapy, Corinne has a specialty working with Neurodiverse couples. She works under the supervision of Dr. Thomas Lucking, PhD who is a published author, speaker, and expert in the field of Neurodiversity. Corinne supports NT partners who are struggling with OTRS (Ongoing Traumatic Relationship Syndrome). She uses the Island of Shared Meaning model and Emotionally Focused Therapy to help couples establish effective communication, bridge the Neurodiverse divide, and deepen intimacy.
Trauma Therapy & PTSD
In addition to wild spaces, Corinne’s passion is working with individuals and couples who have experienced trauma & PTSD. More specifically, Corinne works with adults who have experienced generational and developmental trauma. Recently, she has invested time into developing more robust care protocols for neurodivergent women and the trauma and grief associated with delayed diagnosis (diagnosis after age 30).
Corinne is an EMDRIA-trained therapist in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing ( EMDR). EMDR’s three-pronged approach addresses trauma responses of the past, the present, and the future. EMDR sessions typically begin with resourcing skills and build upon your brain’s intuitive, healing nature.
Corinne’s approach to treatment rests squarely on the assumption that the therapeutic relationship is the foundation of therapeutic change. A therapist should be authentic, present, and supportive of your goals and hopes for the future. Her greatest desire is that clients leave their time in therapy feeling supported, worthy, and resourced; able to take on life’s ups and downs.
With over 7 years of experience as a backpacking guide and wilderness EMT, Corinne brings her passion for the wilderness to her outdoor therapy sessions. Wild spaces often mirror internal struggles and bring out new perspectives while you practice coping in uncertain environments. These sessions may look like walk-and-talk therapy along the California coast or adventure therapy among the redwoods. Bring water, sun protection, and a sense of adventure to these sessions!
Practice Areas & Specialties
- Anxiety & Depression
- Couple’s Therapy – ISM Island of Shared Meaning and EFT Emotionally Focused Therapy
- ASD & Highly Sensitive People
- Cassandra Syndrome
- Life transitions
- Trauma-related issues
- Generational Trauma
- Developmental Trauma
- Religious Trauma and ExMO Community
- Sexual Abuse
- Unstable relationships/ Relational Issues
- Boundary Work
- Women’s Issues
Clients & Modalities
Clients: Adults, Couples, Families w/ Adult Children, Parents
Modalities: Attachment-based therapy, Collaborative & Client-Centered, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Existential, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Emotion-Focused Individual Therapy
Does Corinne Provide Therapy Near Me?
Corinne’s Locations: Santa Cruz Office, Los Gatos Office, Telehealth & Walk-and-Talk Therapy in Santa Cruz County.