Daryl Synowiec, LMFT
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
License #: LMFT53046
$180 for individual 50-minute session
$200 for couples 50-minute session
$200 for EMDR
Are you or your child feeling anxious, angry or sad?
Have you been going through a life transition and finding it hard to cope?
I will work collaboratively with you, so that you feel better, make connections with others, and replace sadness, anxiety and anger with peace and hopefulness for the future. I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of California, specializing in the treatment of children, adolescents, young adults, couples and families.
With an individualized approach to therapy, I incorporate a range of treatment methods based on your needs, including mindfulness, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), emotion-coaching for parents, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
I graduated with a Bachelor’s in Music Therapy, with a Psychology minor, from the University of Miami, and then earned a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University.
When working with children, I utilize play-based and creative modalities to support the parent-child relationship and focus on the “whole” child through accessing their strengths and abilities to build confidence and develop a healthy sense of self. Sessions are often collaborative and may include parent coaching, learning positive coping strategies, improving communication and developing problem-solving skills. Child therapy can help decrease undesired behaviors, and improve mood, sleep, academics and social functioning. Therapy can have an added benefit of improving communication between a parent and child, and help children develop problem-solving skills.
I have over a decade of experience working with children and adolescents with special needs, such as autism and developmental delays. With a distinct and different set of needs, I recognize the specific challenges that parents, siblings and extended family may be experiencing on a daily basis. I have been involved with both Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and Regional Center services.
With Teen Therapy, I use creative modalities to help them manage anxiety and depression, and improve mood regulation. Having worked in a high school, I have experience in supporting teens dealing with social media, pressure and bullying, developing positive social skills, improving anger management and frustration tolerance, improving judgment and positive choice making, improving communication and developing a positive sense of self.
I enjoy working with young adults as they transition into adulthood. Whether it is a transition into college or the workforce, therapy can help reduce the feeling of being overwhelmed. Learning how to navigate major life transitions and the abundance of new opportunities, responsibilities, challenges and expectations can improve overall satisfaction. Many young adults also struggle with depression, anxiety and low self-esteem as they attempt to navigate this new stage of life. With guidance and support, young adults can develop their own path with confidence.
I use both The Gottman Method and Prepare Enrich when working with couples that are looking to repair, nurture or enhance their relationships. I have completed Level 3 Practicum Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
The goals of Couples Therapy may include learning strategies to listen attentively and communicate effectively, rebuild trust and intimacy after an affair, solve problems and create shared meaning.
When working with individuals who have experienced trauma, I use an approach called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to reduce the intensity of disturbing thoughts. I am trained in EMDR and follow a set of protocols that incorporates elements from many different methods. EMDR can treat a range of conditions including: