WELCOME. I’M RODRIGO XAVIER CALDERA, LMFT 126915.
I’M A SOMATIC PSYCHOTHERAPIST OFFERING VIRTUAL PSYCHOTHERAPY IN CALIFORNIA.
I specialize in working with adolescents, adults, families, and couples dealing with issues related to:
~ Interpersonal Conflict
~ Healthy Communication Skills and Boundary Setting
~ Family of Origin and Multigenerational Trauma
~ Childhood/Relational PTSD and Single Incident PTSD
~ Anxiety & Depression
~ Chronic Stress and Burnout
~ Grief, Loss, and Anticipatory Grief
~ Issues related to Aging and Life Transitions
~ Self Expression and Creativity
~ Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
~ Sexuality and Sexual Performance
~ Finding Meaning and Purpose in Life
~ Self Love, Self Compassion, and Radical Self Acceptance
~ Spirituality and Religious Trauma
~Addiction and Substance Use
~ Co-Occurring Disorders
Tending to the forgotten, neglected, and cast aside aspects of Self, the ones that have kept you bound with unwanted pain and suffering, frees up energy and allows you to redirect it toward fostering a deep connection with your True Self. This work teaches you how to access and offers you peace of mind, body, and soul through emotional healing grounded in compassion and caring acts of love.
HOW I THINK ABOUT OUR WORK
If curiosity killed the cat, it helped the human grow. Therapy with me is a collaborative effort, working towards crafting and nurturing a space where your curiosity is encouraged to play and lead you to the places that need healing and integration. I act as an enlightened witness, reflecting back to you your own ability to heal, your strengths, your uniqueness, and support you in being with and working through the difficult, the painful, the unwanted places. I follow your lead and offer you prompts that may guide you to knowing yourself more intimately and being able to create the life you dream about.
My work begins with a thorough assessment of who and where you are at this moment in time and place- mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually, examining your priorities thus far, and discovering and naming what you long to accomplish in the near, mid, and long term future. Together we explore and set foundations for you to have the tools to edify a life aligned with your true self.
I enjoy applying my vast expertise working with individuals, couples, and families from diverse communities in finding ways to reduce suffering and increase well-being. I draw from a wide array of techniques and theories, including the arts, the body, family of origin history and attachment style, parts work and the unconscious, dreams, spirituality, psychodynamics, and some Evidence-Based practices like CBT and DBT, Harm Reduction, and Motivational Interviewing addressing thoughts, behaviors, and feeling states. I am also trained in EMDR and work from a trauma-informed lens, providing psychoeducation about the natural bodily responses to stress from real and perceived dangers and the short and long-term effects on our nervous system. Our bodies naturally heal, as do our psyches, when we provide the ideal environment for it to do so safely. Reach out if you are ready to address what needs tending to and feel you will benefit from a non-judgmental, warm, humorous, authentic, welcoming, informed and respectful guide in your journey of discovery.