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About Dr. Roberts



Carolyn Roberts, Ph.D.  is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT 33668) experienced in treating individuals, couples, and groups.   With over twenty years experience as a therapist, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise is the treatment of trauma with EMDR and the treatment of issues associated with chronic illness.  To her work as a psychotherapist, she brings an additional twelve years work as a music educator and therapist with disabled children and over twenty years as a peer counselor for people with chronic illness.  She currently assists the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Marilyn Hilton M.S. Achievement Center at UCLA in developing the spirituality and emotional health components of the M.S. Wellness Program.  She speaks frequently to organizations such as the Spondolytis Society, the National Association of Social Workers, the First International Congress on the Church and the Disabled, and to numerous churches, schools and health support organizations.

Dr. Roberts is also certified in Mind Body Medicine and runs educational groups to train individuals in mindfulness based skills to manage stress and to maintain optimum wellness.  She was recently appointed to the faculty for the Center for Mind Body Medicine in Washington, D.C., which is directed by Dr. Jim Gordon who directed research in complimentary medicine at the NIH and served as the President's Adivsor for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine.

Dr. Roberts has a service dog, Hershey, who is present for sessions and serves as her co-therapist.

License, Certifications & Awards 
      
     
Marriage and Family Therapy #33668
     EMDR Certification
     Object-Relations Therapy Certification
     Spiritual Director Certification
     Mind Body Medicine Certification

Additional Training

      Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
     Family Violence
     Sexual Issues of Adults Molested as Children
     Object-Relations Therapy
     Spiritual Direction
     Medical Hypnosis
     Mind Body Skills for Integrative Wellness

Professional Activities an Memberships

    California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
    L.A. -CAMFT
    Spiritual Directors International
    EMDR International