Daylyn Musante, LCSW
Therapist in Sacramento & Online
pronouns: she, her, hers
Available Tuesdays – Thursdays (including mornings)
Couples Therapy: emotional connection, infertility, rebuilding trust after betrayal, premarital counseling
Adult survivors of childhood trauma
Sex Therapy: female sexuality, supporting women and their partners in finding a deeper sexual connection
Parents & Career Professionals: anxiety, stress and type-A personalities
Grief & Loss Counseling
I help couples & individuals move away from the stress and pressure to be perfect, in order to connect deeply to themselves and their most important relationships.
You can experience more fulfillment in your life and relationships! I’m here to support you.
I’m the type of therapist who uses warmth, humor, and down to earth discussion to help you break free of painful patterns so that you can have more peace, connection and joy.
Come as you are. Let’s join together to grow in your relationship with yourself and others.
Life can be difficult and scary at times.
I am committed to seeing you as you, and traveling alongside you to seek purpose and clarity. With support, care and using evidence-based practices we can move in a path toward healing and healthy connection.
I’ve been committed to helping individuals, couples, and families in our community for over 15 years.
I take the responsibility of entering into the lives of others at vulnerable times seriously, and consider the work I do a privilege.
I believe that humans heal, love, and learn—all in the context of relationships.
I use a person-centered, attachment focused, and trauma informed approach in helping individuals to process their histories and connect with others in loving and healthy ways.
Our past affects us (you know that), but we don’t need to be defined by it.
Life is stressful. Managing our families, children, careers, and all the day to day demands is a lot–let’s slow down (even if just for a minute in therapy) so that you can feel more grounded and happy.
In working with me, expect an open and safe environment where you are welcome to feel uncertainty, fear, pain, joy and healing (maybe with some laughter sprinkled in there too).
On a personal note, I am a mother, wife, and lifelong learner. I love to be outdoors, to run (slowly), to listen to podcasts (while running slowly), and to go on imaginative journeys with my kids.
My areas of expertise are:
Couples Therapy for Better Communication & Intimacy
I help couples work through challenges that impact their connection and happiness. I love supporting couples with the many stressors that life throws our way: loss of emotional or sexual connection, challenges with infertility, parenting struggles, post-partum adjustment, planning for wedding & marriage, and healing after affairs or betrayal. When we’re working through a tough time in our life, we need our relationship the most. But sometimes it can feel hard to trust or connect with our person–and that’s where couples therapy comes in.
People with Type-A Personalities Healing from Trauma or Unhealthy Relationships
If you have been hurt by family members in your childhood, abused in a past relationship, or you just feel a little too familiar with dysfunctional relationship patterns, therapy can help. I particularly enjoy supporting people who cope by putting pressure on themselves to be perfect while the stress and hurt builds inside. You may seem like super-parent/employee/family member/neighbor–but inside you are overwhelmed and never feel like enough. Let’s work through your trauma and negative beliefs about yourself so that you can connect to more joy and calm.
Sex Therapy for Women & Their Partners
I love supporting women to build their confidence in their sexual identity; awareness of what gives them pleasure; and how physical intimacy is rewarding and enjoyable for them. I also truly enjoy helping couples build better communication about sex including their needs, expectations, what gives them pleasure and enhancing emotional connection through physical intimacy.
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Licensed Clinical Social Worker #27212: Licensed to practice psychotherapy in California
M.S.W.,: California State University, Chico
B.A., Social Work: California State University, Chico
Love Heal Grow Residency Trainings in Progress
Gottman Method Couples Therapy: Level I
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (Hold Me Tight Program)
Gottman Couples Therapy: Level 2
Gottman Couples Therapy: Trauma and Infidelity
Modern Sex Therapy Institute: Addressing Common Sexual Concerns in Individuals and Couples
Modern Sex Therapy Institute: LGBTQIA Affirmative Therapy
Modern Sex Therapy Institute: Alternative Sexualities/Non-Traditional Relationships
Anti-Racism & Culturally Affirmative Care, Diversity & Resiliency Institute of El Paso
- Children’s Success Foundation: Certified Nurtured Heart Approach® Advanced Trainer
- UCLA Workforce Development: Dr. Bryant Marks Implicit Bias and Cultural Competency for Caregivers
- Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research, Cornell University: Therapeutic Crisis Intervention
- Uniformed Services University, Center for Deployment Psychology: Cognitive Processing Therapy
- C.A.S.E. Training for Adoption Competency
- National Association of Social Workers: Trauma-Informed Care/Intro to Trauma Informed Care for Children
- Jon Daily, LCSW Recovery Happens Counseling Services: Substance Abuse Training
- Jayne Schooler and Dr. David Schooler: Wounded Children Healing Homes