I am a licensed psychotherapist working with adult men and women, children, and families facing a variety of conditions, including mood and anxiety disorders, developmental issues, trauma, loss, relationship concerns, problems with identity or the sense of self, and difficulties with separation and life transitions.

I also specialize in early development, helping children and their parents navigate through the normal challenges of the formative years, and helping those who have experienced trauma in childhood or infancy.

My doctoral research centered on questions of perinatal development and mental life at birth; and my masters research centered on imagination and imaginary phenomena. My therapy work with people of all ages is animated by questions inspired by those studies: In what ways do you imagine, or fail to imagine, your life? What is it that you want to give birth to? What stops you from fulfilling that potential?

Contact Me For More Information

  • Phone: 310-953-8103
  • Email: info@patriciasaphier.com
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • CA Lic. #MFC40798
  • Offices in Calabasas and Santa Monica 


“One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began…”

– Mary Oliver