About Dr. Ava Pommerenk, PhD

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DR. AVA,

WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT COACH

I CAN HELP IF:

Because a small voice inside keeps telling you something big needs to change.

You are tired of your internal experience of self, not matching with the person you live as, day in and day out.

You are tired of apologizing for being who you are.

You are tired of the yearning to live the way you see others live, yet making excuses for why this is not possible for you.

I CAN WORK WITH YOU FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME THROUGH ONLINE COACHING SESSIONS

DR. AVA POMMERENK, PHD

San Francisco Bay Area Sex Therapist, Couples Counselor and Humanistic Guide

Internationally Acclaimed Women's Empowerment Coach & Transformational Advisor & Leader of Mexican Retreats for Women

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EMPOWER YOURSELF.

"My experience with having sat in the patient's chair brings me to a short description of myself. I join my community in experiencing the pains of existence and the processes of learning to work with and transform these pains, rather than be consumed by them. I am above all things, pragmatic. I practice this pragmatism through doing my own on-going training, healing, self-discovery, and growth work and this shows in the work that I do. Visit this recent podcast with AboutMeditation.com where I share about my experience discovering meditation and mindfulness, and their use in the work that I do!"

-Dr. Ava

I am a former clinical psychologist, turned coach and counselor, providing online sessions to individuals and couples, through California Relationships Centers.

Many people find that working online with me allows them flexibility to travel for business, as well as be on extended vacations or trips, or for people who live outside of California and still be able to continue to consistently work on their self. Or, there are some people who prefer to meet from the comfort of their own home, and this further motivates them to stay in treatment, given how easy it is to hop online.

I work with individuals and partners.

Below is list of my five main specialties & areas of expertise:

1. I specialize in being an Attachment, Sexuality and Relationship coach.

What this means is I help couples/ alternative relationship configurations, and individuals, learn how to form the types of intimate relationships they want, in practical, action-oriented ways. In other words, I am an intimacy coach. I work with people looking for health relationships, healing from trauma such as break ups, infidelity & betrayal, negative cycles, people in partnership who want to deepen their emotional, intimate and sexual connections.

2. I coach individuals and couples on how to have what they define as healthy sexual boundaries, and have the kind of sexual experiences they want. I have a lot of experience working with Kink/BDSM and alternative relationship arrangements. I also help people find practical ways to heal from sexual traumas and dysfunctions, and begin to experience greater enjoyment and pleasure. I work with a large range of sexuality and gender needs.

3. I coach many people in the emotional sobriety process from addictive patterns they have already had sobriety from. I help people learn how to restructure their lives around how to truly be sober, to begin to trust themselves again, and not be dependent on the 12-step model, forever, if they don’t want to be.

4. I am a Narcissistic Recovery Coach.

This means I work with people devastated by the loss and trauma of their divorce/break-up with a Narcissist, to rebuild their lives and their sense of self-worth. I end up working with people who identify as Empaths and Co-Dependent, as these are the types I see who are so commonly traumatized from relationships with Narcissists/Sociopaths. I help people of all genders and sexual orientations in this recovery process, as sadly, Narcissistic Abuse occurs in all types of relationship configurations.

5. I also work as an empowerment coach to women working to achieve their goals.

Even though my profile speaks largely to working with women, I also work with men, non-binary folks and both individuals, as well as couples. In addition to my PhD in clinical psychology, I also have trained extensively in various relationship and individual psychotherapy modalities, even though I now works as a relationship and mental health coach.

I work with LGBTQ issues and am poly, kink, diversity and trauma informed and aware.

I join my community in experiencing the pains of existence and the processes of learning to work with and transform these pains, rather than be consumed by them. I am above all things, pragmatic. I practice this pragmatism through doing my own on-going training, healing, self-discovery, and growth work and this shows in the work that I do.
— Dr. Ava Pommerenk, PhD

MY INTERESTS & AREAS OF EXPERTISE INCLUDE:

  • Empowering Women to live to their fullest potential

  • Big Life Transitions

  • Self-esteem and Empowerment Issues

  • Trauma

  • Attachment Trauma

  • Relationship/ Intimacy/ Sexuality Issues

  • Anxiety and Stress

  • Relationship/ Intimacy/ Co-Dependence Issues

  • Identity Development and Boundary Issues

  • Family of Origin Issues

  • Grief and Loss

  • Addictions, Co-occurring Problematic Issues, and Recovery

  • Communication, Intimacy, and Trust

  • Sexuality & Sexual Empowerment

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1 ON 1 WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT COACHING

WITH MINDFULNESS & COMPASSION ...

IF YOU FEEL STUCK, AND UNABLE TO FIND A MORE SATISFYING WAY OF LIFE, YET ARE UNCLEAR HOW YOU MIGHT EVEN BEGIN TO MAKE THE CHANGES THAT ARE NECESSARY, EMPOWERMENT COACHING IS FOR YOU!

I offer focused time with you, where we:

1.) Identify the problem

2.) Clarify your dream of what you want

3.) Get brutally honest about what is getting in the way of getting what you want

4.) We take measured, clear action-steps to help you finally overcome these internal and external obstacles

I combine my solidly pragmatic and authentic coaching practice, with my ten years of experience and training as a psychotherapist, to work in an existentially, emotionally and psychologically intelligent way with you. I also pull from my experience with regular spiritual practice, to provide a loving, safe, patient, and compassionate container for us to do this work together.

 Have Questions?

No problem. I offer a one-time, complimentary, 30-minute discovery call, to help guide you to what package or option might be best suited for you, at this time. 

I CAN WORK WITH YOU FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME THROUGH ONLINE COACHING SESSIONS

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  • I AM HERE TO HELP YOU DISCOVER WHAT, DEEP DOWN, YOU ALREADY KNOW.

  • I AM HERE TO HELP YOU LIVE AND BE ACCORDING TO YOUR DEEPEST YEARNINGS.

  • I AM HERE TO HELP YOU BRING THESE DEEPEST KNOWING AND YEARNINGS TO THE SURFACE.

  • I AM HERE TO FIERCELY PROTECT AND NURTURE YOUR LIFE, AND HELP YOU LEARN TO PROTECT AND NURTURE YOURSELF TOO.

  • I AM HERE TO NOT JUST HELP YOU MAKE CHANGES,  BUT TO HELP YOU TRULY TRANSFORM.

 

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I AM HERE TO HELP YOU LIVE IN THE PROCESS & COMPLETION OF:

INTEGRITY AND ACTION.

Your Authentic and Intrinsic Value & Beauty can be Realized! As Your Women's Empowerment Coach, I will support you in reconnecting to your true self.

For over a decade, I received extensive training in individual psychotherapy, couples counseling, intimacy & sex therapy and group therapy, and I participate in on-going consultation in these  disciplines. I have clinical training in AEDP for Couples Therapy as well as many other modalities, philosophies and approaches. 
   
I am committed to my personal and professional growth and therefore am actively engaged in ongoing consultation and training in support of my professional growth and competence, as well as my own personal therapy work. 

 

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  “Disempowerment means we have given our power away, and are not embodied, awake and alive to the moment. When we are disempowered we are not centered inside of our own experience of life, and the important fact that we are the only ones who are capable of living this life!” - Dr. Ava

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Education

Sofia University (formerly Institute of Transpersonal Psychology)
Palo Alto, CA
M.A. In Clinical Psychology 2012
 PhD in Clinical Psychology in 2017

Naropa University
Boulder, CO
B.A. in Contemplative Psychology (minor in Comparative Religion)

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