Charna Cassell, LMFT

Center for Passionate Living

Body-Centered Psychotherapy
and Sex Therapy for
Passionate Living 

“There is a vitality, a life force an energy a quickening that is translated through you into action. And because there is only one you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium.”

– Martha Graham

Unwind your trauma. Your whole life is waiting.

I offer body-centered psychotherapy and sex therapy that thaws out traumatic experiences and frees you to choose how you relate to people.

Could you benefit? Answer these 5 questions and find out.

  • Do you want to feel more ease, aliveness, pleasure  and confidence in your body?
  • Do you want to learn to trust yourself, and respond to what feels right?
  • Have you tried talk therapy and gained insights, but don’t know how to act differently?
  • Have you had some form of trauma that’s left you believing that your body is unsafe and uncomfortable?
  • Do you want to be less reactive in stressful situations?
  • You can overcome:

  • Lack of fulfillment
  • Unhealthy relationships
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Anger and irritability
  • Depression and grief
  • Negative body image
  • Insomnia
  • Post traumatic stress
  • Emotional, physical or sexual trauma
  • Indecision
  • Loneliness
  • My Approach

    My Specialties


    What is trauma?


    Trauma is a word without a clear definition.


    What one person sees as a traumatic live event may not be categorized as traumatic to the next, but needless to say we all experience trauma at sometime in our life. Trauma can broadly be broken down into incidental and developmental trauma, while social trauma can intersect both.


    Why do two kids that grow up in the same chaotic home cope so differently?

    While part of it is how we came into this world, part of our in-born nature, there have been studies done that illuminate consistent qualities in people that tend towards resilience.


    During the many years I spent as a sex educator at Good Vibrations, I received not only extensive sex education, but attained a high comfort level of speaking with clients about the mechanics of sexual acts as well as unspoken/unconscious desires. I’ve also developed a understanding that many times sex is a microcosm and what is showing up in the bedroom, many times runs over into other aspects of my clients lives.  

    Pathways to Peace


    Mindful Practices for Transformative and Vibrant Living

    Pathways to Peace is a 5-week online video course designed to empower you with tools to manage your emotional states effectively and live more vibrant, fulfilling lives. Through video sessions, daily actionable practices, and a supportive community, the course helps individuals identify emotional triggers, enhance their relationships, and develop resilience against life’s stresses.
    Contact Me

    Charna Cassell, LMFT

    Center for Passionate Living

    7214 Sunkist Dr

    Oakland, CA 94605

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    © 2020 By Charna Cassell, LMFT. 

    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. MFC 51238.