Kay Nahm, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, recently joined our team at Relationships For Better! Today, we have the privilege of getting to know this gifted and skilled therapist even better. Enjoy!
-Megan Lundgren, LMFT, Director of Relationships For Better
Kay received her Master of Science in Marital and Family Therapy at Fuller Theological Seminary. She currently lives in the San Gabriel Valley, where she has lived for most of her life.
Kay, why is psychotherapy important to you?
Often, we forget how eye-opening it can be to engage in conversation with another person. Psychotherapy is this special place where it is understood that the conversation itself can be illuminating: informing and determining one’s entire outlook on life. Psychotherapy is a choice to make room for yourself, and in return for others that you love and care for. Asking what we truly want is the start of transforming, lasting change within yourself and your relationships with others.
What kinds of people do you feel are an especially good fit for therapy with you?
I find that whoever walks into my door is someone who is here for a reason. I really enjoy treating motivated individuals who want to understand their emotions and learn new ways to cope.
How would you describe therapy with you?
I am a firm believer that to be yourself is the only way to practice therapy. It is a real, authentic relationship that I share with my clients. We will laugh, we might cry together; we will be real human beings coming together to work toward a common goal. We will experiment with new approaches to old problems, and clients will be challenged at times as well. At the end of the day, clients walk away knowing that I am rooting for them. I often draw from a therapeutic modality called “Restoration Therapy” which helps people work through painful feelings and ground themselves in truth.
There’s an authenticity to your approach. A human-ness. Kay, what’s one thing that you think is important for readers to know before they come to therapy?
I want them to know that they are not supposed to know everything, or have everything together before they come in to therapy. Be open-minded about the process, and remember that massive life change takes time. For therapy to be effective, it requires trust. We will work together for you to thrive!
Thanks, Kay! To schedule a session with Kay Nahm or to speak with this wonderful therapist, you can call her at (213) 700-0057.
-Megan Lundgren, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Supervisor