Some would call me “relentless” for my unwavering commitment to help you better understand and thrive in your relationships, and thus, live a bountiful life in a relational rather than an isolated manner.
I am relentless in my training and learning,
my commitment to high impact therapy, and my
dedication to the truth and no-nonsense approach to marriage therapy. And, as my male clients will tell you, I am husband friendly too.
As a West Los Angeles therapist (with a practice in Torrance), I work primarily with couples (and some individuals), offering marriage therapy counseling services (or “Relationship Rehab”), operating under the premise that interdependence is a richer and healthier state than independence.
Relationships are challenging, but they are necessary for personal growth; emotional maturity is not possible in isolation.
We are not islands onto ourselves, we need other people in order to flourish individually. Relationships struggle because of behavior, not chemistry, and you reap what you sow. Marriage should be a celebration
of love, respect, appreciation and passion, and given the right guidance and tools it can be.
My job is to help you discover these tools in yourself and teach you how to use them.
I have earned my Doctorate in Counseling Psychology and a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. I am also a Master Certified Relational Life Therapist, Certified PAIRS Therapist, and a Certified Group Psychotherapist.
Dr. Kennan’s Services:
Relationship Rehab: Bonnie’s unique approach to marriage therapy, Relationship Rehab centers on the tenet that interdependence is a richer and healthier than isolated independence.
By mastering self-esteem and establishing appropriate boundaries, you will achieve effective, fulfilling dependency.
Relational Life Therapy (RLT): Bonnie has trained extensively with distinguished Couples Therapist, Terry Real at Relational Life Institute in Boston. RLT is about bringing honesty, passion and joy to even the most challenging relationships. RLT offers numerous user-friendly strategies to empower you in upgrading your conversational style.
Emotionally Focused Therapy:This short-term psychotherapeutic approach will expand and re-organize your key emotional responses.
You will identify negative cycles of interaction and replace them with new, more effective cycles so that you and your partner will strengthen your relationship.
Supportive Group Therapy: Group therapy facilitates self-awareness and introspection, which results in deep change. The primary purpose of the therapy group is to explore your way of being in relationships, while in the safe and supportive environment of a group of other seekers of relationship mastery.
Dr. Kennan´s Specialities:
- Micro Coaching
- Relationship Education
- Communication Skills