Yaffa is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years of clinical experience. She helps remarried couples with children build and strengthen happy stepfamilies. Yaffa is former president of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Stepfamily Association of America, and sat on its board for over 10 years, during which she designed and facilitated
numerous educational programs for stepfamilies.
Yaffa observed that remarried couples with one or more former spouses who experience a high conflict relationship also had an adversarial divorce. She concluded that a peaceful divorce will improve the chances of a more successful stepfamily, and better adjusted children.
Yaffa empowers her clients in their divorce processes and in their lives. She coaches individuals in establishing manageable and achievable goals for their lives and their families. Additionally, she helps her clients gain clarity of their thoughts and feelings, so that they can make the best possible choices during the complex process of divorce.
Yaffa is also a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. Somatic Experiencing is a naturalistic trauma healing method especially effective in recovering from child abuse, car accidents, terrorist attacks, and divorce.
Areas of Practice
- Collaborative divorce
- Co-parenting in Stepfamilies
- Stepfamily educational groups
- Adolescent and adult therapy
- Individual therapy
UWW/International College, BA
UWW/International College, MA
The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MFC25307
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner