Interview with Isabel (

Isabel is a psychotherapist who works in the Rockridge area of Oakland, CA. In this interview, Isabel discusses her work with individual adults and couples with the use of Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). She first highlights the importance of building safe relationships with her clients. She then talks about the importance of providing clients with new emotional experiences, which actually rewires the neural networks in their brains. This creates more effective relationship patterns, as well as more choice in how to respond to life's challenges.

Interviewer: Tim Holtzman, APCC ( as part of Ethosynthesis: A video blog integrating diverse perspectives from SF Bay Area psychotherapists and mindfulness teachers. Topics of discussion include psychology, personal growth, mindfulness, neuroscience, eastern philosophy, healing trauma, and much more.

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This interview is part of a seven part video series featuring psychotherapists in the SF bay area. Each therapist will have an opportunity to express their unique perspectives on one of the most important questions in psychology: how does psychotherapy effectively heal people and change them into better versions of themselves? And what does each of the therapists do during sessions to bring about optimal effects for people?