Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
About Damien Gonsalves
Damien is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California State University Northridge and a Master of Arts in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Phillips Graduate University. After a brief time as a Research Assistant in his undergraduate studies, he realized that his true passion lies in clinical work. Damien knows that the obstacles that lead someone to search for a therapist are an opportunity for intentional change and growth in one’s life.
Damien builds compassion and constructive rapport with clients to provide exceptional care as a solutions-oriented therapist. Damien brings to the Dr. Kate Truitt & Associates team extensive experience working with substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders (previously known as dual diagnosis). Additionally, Damien’s extensive training working with individuals who struggle with bipolar disorder and other thought disorders extends the supportive reach of the Dr. Kate Truitt & Associates team to individuals transitioning out of treatment and seeking to build their new empowered lives without dependency on substances or other addictive behaviors.
Damien supports clients to learn to regulate their psychological states and release trauma stored in the body with a combination of modalities including Havening Techniques®, Trauma Resolution Therapy, EMDR, and Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM), a neuroscience-informed somatic approach to treating treatment. As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), he also practices Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to enhance recovery outcomes and support his clients in building their healthy and balanced lives.