About Dacia Fusaro, LCSW
Pasadena Trauma Therapist
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Pasadena Trauma Therapy, Inc. I have provided individual and family therapy throughout New York City and Los Angeles to children, adolescents and adults. I have experience treating trauma/Complex PTSD (sexual abuse including incest, physical and emotional abuse or neglect, dissociative disorders, etc.), mood disorders, anxiety, eating disorders, depression, life transitions, addiction, and grief & loss. I currently work predominantly with adolescent and adult trauma survivors.
I am trained in the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM-Level 1), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS), The Gottman Method (Level 1) and EMDR.
The Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) is a somatic approach that helps clients with traumatic stress reactions by learning skills to help stabilize the mind and body. Clients will learn to track body sensations and bring balance back to the nervous system.
Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a form of psychotherapy that is effective at treating trauma, depression, anxiety and a variety of other conditions. The ultimate goal of IFS is to unburden or restore extreme and wounded parts and establish a trusted, healthy, harmonious internal system.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive behavioral psychotherapy focused on problem-solving, coping skills and acceptance-based strategies. Its main goals are to teach people how to live in the moment, cope healthily with stress, regulate emotions, and improve relationships with others.
The Gottman Method Level 1 uses research-based strategies and interventions to help distressed couples improve the quality of their relationship and enhance their levels of connectedness and intimacy.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of psychotherapy that has been successful in helping people who suffer from trauma, anxiety, panic, disturbing memories, nightmares, etc. EMDR uses bilateral stimulation (such as eye movements or tapping) while the client attends to past memories and triggers, in efforts to decrease or eliminate emotional distress connected to the memory.
I utilize a relational approach with a compassionate, curious and collaborative style, tailoring my therapy to the unique needs of each client. I provide a safe space to explore past traumatic wounds, distressing emotions, intrusive thoughts and destructive habits. I believe we all possess the ability to heal and grow no matter the adversity we’ve had to overcome. Within the safety of the therapeutic space, I help my clients find greater happiness and meaning in their lives.
Fordham University/ Master of Social Services-2014
Pace University/ Master of Science Education: General & Special-2010
Hunter College/ Bachelor of Arts-2007