Jon Rizk, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He received his master’s in social work in 2010 from Azusa Pacific University. He is a certified practitioner of Dynamic Emotion Focused Therapy (DEFT) and has been an active contributor to the DEFT Institute training group in Los Angeles since its inception. He has offered presentations on the fundamentals of the model throughout Los Angeles County.
Jon is fully trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and is currently working towards full certification through the Institute for Creative Mindfulness. He is deeply passionate about addressing trauma and psychological distress in a way that is collaborative, flexible, compassion oriented, strength-based, and shame sensitive. Jon believes, without reservation, that everything a person might need to feel better is already inside of them. He also has an unyielding appreciation for how difficult it can sometimes be to access those internal healing forces, especially in light of frozen past adversity and trauma. Jon does not believe that any of us need to be fixed but does believe that we may need to heal from something in order to find relief from what might currently be paralyzing us. Jon works primarily with individual adults and groups. He specializes in treating depression, anxiety, codependency, addiction, and trauma.