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Founder - Director - Clinician of

SoCal Individual, Family, & Trauma Therapy 

EMDR Certified Psychotherapist

EMDRIA Consultant in Training

Sari Rose Barron is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist  with 15 years of clinical experience specializing in Trauma/PTSD, Dissociative Disorders, Sexual Pain, Adolescents & Parenting.  Sari is also the Founder and Director of SoCal Individual, Family, & Trauma Therapy, a psychotherapy group practice in Irvine, which offers services by experienced trauma-informed therapists with a variety of subspecialties. Typical treatments include anxiety & depression management, EMDR, Brainspotting, Somatic Experiencing, Internal Family Systems, CBT, DBT, and all other major treatment modalities.  


For the last 20 years, Sari has also served as Program Director for two arts outreach programs in partnership with ASCAP, each serving low-income and vulnerable communities: the Johnny Mercer Foundation and the Lyric Project.  With the Johnny Mercer foundation, Sari has worked extensively around the country creating and implementing expressive arts programs through songwriting, drama, movement, and spoken word for at-risk youth and foster youth.  


As Founder and Program Director for the Lyric Project, Sari developed her company Voices Unheard and partners with ASCAP and local theater companies to bring a yearly lyric writing program to high school students in underserved communities and juvenile detention camps.  


Sari also previously helped to create expressive arts programs for schools as Education Director for Reprise Theatre Company and Musical Theatre West, and as a volunteer with other arts organizations like All the Arts for All the Kids, Peace4Kids, The Unusual Suspects, and Inner-City Arts.


Sari is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, holds an M.S. in Counseling from CSUF and B.F.A. in Theatre and Criminology from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. 


Master of Science in Counseling-Marriage Family Therapy

          California State University, Fullerton

The Drama Therapy Institute of Los Angeles

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama and Criminology, Tisch School of the Arts

          New York University


EMDR Trained & Certified with EMDRIA

EMDRIA Approved Consultant in Training

Attachment Focused EMDR (AF-EMDR) with the Parnell Institute

EMDR Flash Technique

EMDR and Ego State Therapy for Complex PTSD with Carol Forgash

EMDR with Internal Family Systems (IFS)


Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors with Janina Fisher

Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Gestalt Therapy with The Pacific Gestalt Institute

Couples Therapy with David Shepard, Ph.D., CSUF

Career Counseling with Mary Read, Ph.D., LMFT, CSUF

Substance Use and Addictions with Dallas Stout, Psy.D., CSUF

Child-Centered Play Therapy with Ph.D., LPCC, CSUF


California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)

EMDR International Association

Dissociative Disorders Consultation Group

National Vulvodynia Association

Chi Sigma Iota-Counseling Academic & Professional Honor Society International

Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA)

Actor's Equity Association (AEA)


Association for Women in Psychology

California State University, Fullerton

Florida State University

Georgia State University

Orange Coast College

Public & Private Schools across California

Camp Broadway


All the Arts for All the Kids


Johnny Mercer Foundation

     California, New Orleans, Detroit, Philadelphia, Atlanta, & New York

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