Kalyn Chomko, LMFT
Parenthood, beginning with the effort to conceive, is a life-altering transition that reveals itself to you in layers as you make your way into the new version of yourself and your family. This new identity can be fraught with self-judgements and wonderings. It can make you question your body, your abilities and your choices. It can lead to conflict and hurt between partners. And it can bring upon painful grief. It is so brave to ask for help.
Welcome! I’m glad you are here. My name is Kalyn and I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I hold a BA in Communication, and an MA in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family therapy, both from the University of San Francisco. I have been practicing for seven years, and have worked with mothers and infants, and children of all ages with emotional disturbance. I wholeheartedly believe that the relationship between client and therapist is the most healing aspect of the work. I will strive to meet you where you are, free from judgment and with empathy in an effort to lovingly encourage you forward to the place you wish to be. I am warm, gentle and compassionate.
I have been trained in Infant-Parent Psychotherapy helping to nurture bonds, interpret baby’s communication and cues, and disrupt painful intergenerational patterns of parenting. I have received specialized training in perinatal psychotherapy through Postpartum Support International, and am working toward certification as a perinatal mental health professional. I also have training and experience treating trauma and PTSD, and ameliorating its long-lasting effects on the body and brain. I utilize attachment theory and psychodynamic and relational modalities to inform how I work with clients. I believe that where we have come from affects where we are today. With acknowledgement and acceptance of the past, we can move forward with solutions. I have become deeply passionate about the perinatal population through my own struggles with postpartum anxiety, as well as my experience with the stress and isolation of early parenting during a pandemic. This time in a family’s life is so precious and yet significantly under-resourced. It would be an honor to provide support to you!
When not practicing, I find joy being with my loved ones, most importantly my two-year-old daughter, my husband, and our sweet old dog, Luna. I love being in nature, eating a delicious meal, practicing yoga from my home, spending time with animals, and reading great books. I look forward to meeting you.