Welcome to “On the Couch” — a series of Q&A sessions where you get to know the human side of our amazing staff at Well Clinic.
We hope this helps you find a therapist you can connect with, so you can work on your wellness together. This week, we chatted with Cirrena Troutt, an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist (AMFT) at Well Clinic in San Francisco.
What is your favorite part about your work?
Seeing people grow over time and seeing myself grow through my work with others.
What is your favorite thing about San Francisco?
The North Beach, it still feels like old San Francisco
What is your favorite place you’ve ever been?
Cape Town, it reminds me a lot of San Francisco but its also a very unique place.
Where did you grow up?
In your free time, what are you most likely doing?
Planning my next trip
What are five albums you’d want with you if you were stuck on a deserted island
The miseducation of lauryn hill
Channel Orange by Frank Ocean
Chistmas by Michael Buble
The Essential Kirk Franklin
The Lion King: The Gift
Where was your last vacation?
What is your favorite food?
What is your favorite movie?
Singing in the rain
Describe one of your first few jobs.
My first fulltime job was front desk at a hostel in San Francisco and It was one of the best times of my life.
What’s one fun thing you wish you could do more of?
Go bowling! For some reason I only go twice a year, one of those times is my birthday.
CIRRENA’S APPROACH TO THERAPY
I often incorporate Narrative Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) into my work with clients. In my three years of studying Counseling Psychology at the University of San Francisco, I was able to learn how to use CBT effectively and work to mold it to meet each individual’s needs.