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Trauma Therapy


If you’re like most folks I’ve worked with, you’ve likely experienced trauma. What exactly is trauma? I define trauma as anything that overwhelms your capacity to cope. This can be a single incident or it can be a series of events that accumulated over time. These painful experiences affect you emotionally, physically and spiritually. You may be left feeling guilty, ashamed and alone. You may also deal with chronic anxiety and depression that you just can't make sense of. You might find yourself self-medicating with substance use, overeating, compulsive sex or overspending. You may also struggle with relationships. Why? Because trauma often occurs from someone who you cared for deeply. This can lead you to question who you can trust, and if you are truly deserving of love and care at all.

How Therapy Heals

I am a trauma specialist and EMDR expert. My method synthesizes the best of a variety of therapeutic and evidenced-based approaches, including CBT, DBT and attachment theory. I’ll help you set clear goals for treatment and understand exactly how your past is informing your present. It is important that therapy is consistent, strategic and gentle. Through EMDR, we can efficiently re-regulate your nervous system. I’ll help you find your confidence and cultivate meaningful, supportive relationships.

You Don't have to Stay Stuck

If you’re like most clients I work with, you don’t want to just live–you want to thrive. Email or call me to schedule a complementary 15 minute phone consultation today. I’ll listen to your story and dreams for the future. It’s time that you create the life you want to live. Let’s get started.


Michael Pezzullo, MA, LMFT

I am a trauma therapist located in West Hollywood, CA. I'm certified in attachment-focused EMDR and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. I specialize in anxiety, depression, substance use disorders and LGBTQ+ affirmative psychotherapy.


Schedule Your First Session:

8271 Melrose Ave.

Suite 105

Los Angeles, CA 90046


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