Sevil Gonen. M.A. is a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern in Davis, California, where she is supervised by Lee Ockenden, LMFT. She has been working with challenged families and individuals for 8 years which led her way into her passion as a therapist.
She finds the value in the staying in the here and now, rather than dwelling on the past events or traumas, in a collaborative manner, she illuminates the specific areas of change each client desires to make. She enjoys working with adolescents, individuals, couples, and issues around aging. Her professional and life experience fills in the gaps where her formal training leaves off. A good part of her training is in the areas of client-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, emotion-focused therapy and dialectical-behavioral therapy. While each individual needs are different, Sevil adjusts the therapeutic modalities as they fit the client’s needs and goals.
When Sevil is not working with her clients, she enjoys and finds tranquility in the outdoors, arts and crafts, gardening, traveling, and time with her friends and family; in addition, she is raising a rambunctious puppy who has hopes of becoming a therapy dog one day.