About Violet Sarosi, LCSW
Pasadena Trauma Therapist
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, at Pasadena Trauma Therapy, Inc. I help adults and teenagers navigate through times of transition and trauma. I specialize in working with Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorders, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). During your time in therapy, we will work together using creative problem-solving to untangle the thoughts and feelings that are keeping you from living your best life. I fully believe in meeting my clients where they're at and tailoring their therapeutic experience accordingly.
Signs of anxiety, stress or sadness can strike anytime, anywhere. Perhaps anxiety, depression, and trauma have already interfered in your relationships, at work or other aspects of your daily life and you're seeking to get out of your head and better handle the painful thoughts and feelings that are getting in the way. Whether you're struggling with self-sabotaging beliefs, past regrets or other problematic lessons you've learned throughout your life, I can help you uncover the causes of your difficult experiences and create meaningful solutions to your challenges.
I help people gain a closer look into what's causing their distress, relearn new ways of responding to challenges and cultivate a deeper self-awareness that leads to conscious action. I've been fortunate to work with clients who've struggled with a wide range of life and emotional challenges such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and trauma.
I am also an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing(EMDR) practitioner. 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 am a Los Angeles native and received my master's degree from the University of Southern California. Aside from private practice, I have served as a clinician for the Department of Mental Health at two of their outpatient adult clinics, working mostly with adults diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illnesses. My experiences working in community mental health have greatly shaped my clinical orientation, which is trauma-informed, emotion-focused, and strengths-based. In addition to trauma work, I am passionate about working to solve the homelessness crisis and broadening access to quality mental health care. When I'm not working, I enjoy ceramics, photography, swimming in the ocean, and going on road trips.
I look forward to working with you!
University of Southern California- Master's in Social Work 2017
Boston's University- Bachelor's in Mass Communication and Advertising 2014