Anh Hoang Plasencia
counseling & psychotherapy
"We are hurt in relationship and we heal in relationship." -Diane Poole Heller
Who I Work With
I hold deep gratitude to be in the business of space holding, love, and healing. I work with adults with relationship and boundary issues, anxiety, depression, life transitions and trauma. I help adults heal from their trauma histories, relationship conflicts, and befriend the full range of human emotions (anxiety, depression, grief and, shame). My healing modalities are inclusive and welcome everyone with a desire to heal, improve their relationships, and to reduce pain.
I utilize a range of trauma-informed and evidence-based approaches, rooted in my training in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), which is based on the premise to help undo aloneness and access our innate capacity for healing within a trusted and secure relationship. AEDP is rooted in attachment theory, affective neuroscience, body-focused approaches and transformative studies. I am also trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS), which believes every person makes up a multiplicity of valuable parts (for example: the avoidant, the over-thinker, the empath, the perfectionist). These parts get stuck in extreme roles and can implicitly carry legacy burdens from our ancestors. In therapy, we disentangle our well-intentioned parts to seek harmony and integration. I humbly view my clients from a non-pathologizing lens that welcomes every part of you on your voyage to healing, deeper connection and acceptance.
Qualifications & Advance Trainings in Psychotherapy
Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology, San Francisco, California
Registered Marriage & Family Therapist #99486
Level II in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy AEDP (2 years of training)
AEDP Deepening Transformation Group Supervision (Sept 2022 - May 2023)
Level I in Internal Family Systems IFS (1 year of training)
Externship in Emotion Focused Therapy EFT (28 hours)
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