Dahlia Bagnis

Dahlia Bagnis is a licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years of experience serving children, adolescents, and adults. Guided by the belief that change happens within the context of relationships, Dahlia’s practice is grounded in an attachment perspective. She has witnessed the power of secure attachments and enjoys helping individuals and families strengthen bonds and problem solve. A partner in the therapy room, Dahlia works alongside her clients, respecting each as the expert of his or her own experiences. She utilizes an eclectic approach to therapy based on individual needs, drawing from cognitive behavioral and insight-oriented therapies.

 

Dahlia loves the generalist nature of social work practice, which has allowed her to work with a diverse group of clients including those who have experienced domestic violence, childhood trauma, homelessness, depression, anxiety, struggles with life transitions, and severe and persistent mental illness. Her expertise is in the area of complex trauma, which encompasses repeated traumatic events over a period of time and within particular relationships. She has facilitated trainings on trauma informed practices and served as a clinical supervisor. Dahlia has specialized training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Child Centered Play Therapy.

 

A Southern California native, Dahlia completed her Masters of Social Work from the University of Southern California. She is a proponent of self-care who enjoys fitness, healthy living, and exploring the
outdoors.