Beverly Engel, LMFT

Beverly Engel LMFT

Licensing & Certifications:

  • Licensed as a Marriage, Family Therapist, CA License # 8252

Professional Background

Beverly has been a practicing psychotherapist for 35 years. She specializes in recovery from childhood and adult abuse (emotional, physical and sexual) as well as relationship issues and sexual healing. Her clinical work has been informed by extensive training in trauma recovery and the principles and techniques of psychodynamic therapy, developmental therapy, somatic therapy, and trauma-sensitive and trauma informed therapy.

Beverly has written over 20 self-help books, many of which have been bestsellers. Her books have been translated into many different languages, including, Spanish, Chinese, Greek, Korean, Turkish, Japanese, and Vietnamese. She is an internationally recognized advocate for victims of emotional, physical and sexual abuse.

In addition to writing for, Beverly Engel’s expertise has been featured in Psychology Today,, Huffington Post, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Denver Post, Oprah Magazine, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Shape and Ladies Home Journal.

She has appeared as a guest on Oprah, CNN and Starting Over to name a few and has been interviews on numerous radio programs and podcasts.


M.A. in Psychology, Antioch University

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Areas of Focus

Beverly Engel offers trauma-informed counseling specializing in recovery from childhood abuse and neglect, healing shame, and empowering individuals to overcome emotional abuse and dysfunction. Through her compassionate approach and extensive expertise, Beverly guides clients towards self-compassion, healing, and reclaiming personal power.

Beverly Engel utilizes a number of therapeutic approaches, including:

  • Recovery from childhood abuse and neglect (emotional, physical, and sexual)
  • Healing shame from childhood abuse
  • Trauma-informed individual counseling for abuse recovery and relationship concerns
  • Recovery from childhood sexual abuse and sexual assault in adulthood
  • Working with sexual dysfunction and issues related to childhood sexual abuse
  • Helping adult victims identify and end emotional abuse in their relationships
  • Assisting individuals who have repeated childhood abuse experiences
  • Empowering individuals to confront and address sexual pressure, harassment, and assault
  • Teaching self-compassion as a healing tool

Books & Journals

Emotional Intimacy in Marriage

Emotional Intimacy in Marriage: 15 Tips for Building and Repairing It

Emotional intimacy is a feeling of closeness and connection with someone, a sense of being known and knowing another person deeply. It is a sense of being deeply seen, known, understood and accepted by someone. Whether you are rebuilding the emotional intimacy you once experienced in your relationship or are looking to increase emotional intimacy, there are many strategies that will help build trust and deepen your connection.

January 1, 2023
How to Leave a Cheating Husband You Love

How to Leave a Cheating Husband You Love: 6 Tips from a Therapist

January 1, 2023
Romantic Orientation

Romantic Orientation: Definitions, Types & Why It Matters

Romantic orientation is different and separate from sexual orientation, but for many, it is equally important. Romantic orientation is about who you want to be affectionate or fall in love with. Romantic attraction can exist without the need for sexual attraction as a person can feel romantically attracted to someone without necessarily feeling sexually drawn to them.

January 1, 2023
Sexual Intimacy Definition Benefits Ways to Improve

Sexual Intimacy: Definition, Benefits, & How to Improve It

Sexual intimacy is the combination of a physical act of sex and the associated emotional closeness between partners. In any form, intimacy involves mutual feelings of trust and vulnerability. Some couples may lose this connection, grow apart, and stop having sex altogether. However, partners can work together to grow their sexual intimacy on their own or with the help of a therapist.

January 1, 2023