Ondina N. Hatvany, MFT

Ondina N. Hatvany, MFT
Ondina assists partners to resolve negative cycles, heal betrayals and create more trust and intimacy. She uses modern approaches such as Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)  and PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy) that combine the latest discoveries in neuroscience with powerful and effective developments in couples research. 
As former Director of the Eating Disorders program at the Community Institute of Psychotherapy Ondina advocates a Health at Every Size (HAES) approach that empowers women to befriend their bodies.
Ondina works with trauma/ abuse survivors using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and somatic (body mindfulness) psychotherapy techniques with a high effectiveness rating.
Finally as a somatically trained psychotherapist and former yoga teacher, one of the ways she can assist you to make lasting changes is to foster body mindfulness. She uses somatic psychotherapies such as Hakomi and Somatic Experiencing to facilitate transitions and shifts that last.   
For more about Ondina visit her website ~ www.OndinaWellness.com
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Ondina's confidential office line  (415) 381-1065 or e-mail: [email protected]

Blogs by Ondina N. Hatvany, MFT

How to Navigate Dating Effectively ~ For Mature Women + Baby Boomers

With divorce rates higher than ever before and Baby Boomers hitting their 50s, 60s and up, more and more mature women are finding themselves single and facing the choice whether to go back into the dating pool or not. Social mores and the media do not make it easy for older women. While older men… Read more »

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How Insecure Attachment Creates Fertile Ground for Addictions

Human beings have a longer period of dependency on their caregivers than any other mammal. We depend on our caregivers not just for food and safety but also emotional connection, affection and love. When there is strong emotional connection and love between infant and caregiver we call this “secure attachment.” Baby knows that they can… Read more »

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Celebrating Transitions in this Season of Change

“I hate transitions,” mumbled my client Sally, who had originally come in because she wanted change—lots of change. Work, relationships—none of it was working for her. Now she was whole-heartedly resisting the very change she had so enthusiastically sought! This is not that unusual for me to see in my office. People usually come to… Read more »

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A.R.E. You There?

What is the secret ingredient that makes a relationship thrive? Dr. Sue Johnson, who founded EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy), the most researched couples therapy model (1), has studied this question extensively. She has been able to distill the answer to this key question down to its bare essentials: What truly makes a relationship thrive and provides… Read more »

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Exploring the Underlying Emotions Behind Weight Loss and Weight Gain

In her first session with me, Rose exclaimed emphatically, “No offense to you, but I feel that I should be able to control my food and weight by myself without the help of a therapist!” Over the years, Rose had tried various ways to cure her food and weight obsession. Although she had been able… Read more »

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