Dain Kloner, PsyD., LMFT (#100681)
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Specializing in: Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety and Stress, Depression, Compassion Fatigue, and Burnout
All of us experience pain, sadness, hurt, and anxiety. It’s simply part of the human condition, our condition. Sometimes, having a safe place to discuss our feelings is all we need, along with somebody there for support who also has the means to help us change through action when we’re ready.
Moving through our personal trauma can be a challenge. Sometimes it’s not about solving problems; rather, it’s about being flexible and adaptable to the anxiety we face on a daily basis.
My style and approach are about connection, humor, gratitude, and mindfulness. These are just some of the ways to feel better and have more fulfilling relationships to ourselves and others. When combined with other proven interventions and a little context, therapy can help reduce the impact of pain, sadness, anxiety, hurt, or fear we’ve experienced in our lives.
Through support, understanding, and compassion, we get to focus on being present as we move toward our goals and spend less time worrying about the goal itself. Whatever challenges we face, we learn better how to gain and maintain coping skills that improve relationships when we are not alone and also feel supported. It takes some courage, but it’s only therapy.
My Approach / Style
Therapy is about connection. This is why I believe that humor and compassion are just some of the ingredients that help bring awareness and a healthier mindset to anyone seeking to make even subtle change. My style or approach is about connection, about understanding the uniqueness of every individual that comes into therapy. This is the essence of what it means to feel heard, understood, and valued. My style of therapy has been regarded as real, honest, caring, helpful, funny, understanding, and compassionate.
I began my career at Pepperdine University’s Community Counseling Center, where I gained experience in educational, clinical, and private practice settings. My treatment experience includes at-risk youth, adolescents, teens, adults, and young adults. I have helped individuals deal with everything from life transition, addiction, and anger and stress management issues to family and interpersonal relationship issues.
I earned my Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Human Biology from the University of Kansas (Go Jayhawks!) and Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. After working in the field of psychology in community-based programs working with at-risk youth for several years, I obtained my Doctorate in Marital and Family Therapy from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology with expertise in trauma, anxiety, compassion fatigue, and burnout.
During this time, I moved to a clinical setting where I worked with the homeless population and provided group therapy in anger management, motivation, and self-care. My doctorate gave me the ability to further my reach in helping those with trauma history, anxiety issues, and subsequent depression.