Hi, I’m Carmen.
Mom, CBT/DBT/REBT Certified Life Strategist, Best Selling Author, and Advocate for Victims of Narcissistic Abuse.
My mission is to help women undo destructive thought & behavior patterns, so they have the confidence to defend their boundaries, find their voice, and live in alignment with their authentic selves. My personal experiences in overcoming narcissistic abuse and codependency are what fuels my passion for this work.
With over 20 years of education, training, and extensive personal and professional experiences in Mental and Behavioral Transformation, I use a combination of Strategic Intervention, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy to deliver powerful, meaningful, and long-lasting results for my clients.
- Why am I a magnet for bad luck?
- Why do I always attract the most toxic people?
- What more am I supposed to learn from this lesson?
- How am I supposed to dig myself out of this rut?
- Is this really it for my life?
- Why can’t I get motivated or stay positive?
- Why is happiness so effortless for others but not for me?
- How can I succeed when family/friends always discourage me?
- How do I escape all of this pressure?
- What am I supposed to do to completely change my life?
- A partner in life who is also your best friend and biggest fan. Someone who motivates you to take your strengths and talents and do something amazing.
- Be completely present and engaged in your life.
- Eliminate limited mindset and receive a mindset of abundance.
- Effortlessly attract and surround yourself with amazing people and opportunities.
- Living in peace and excitement because good things always come your way naturally.
- Days that are not limited by time – where you get everything done without feeling rushed or overwhelmed
- Feeling truly fulfilled and accomplished when you complete tasks and reach goals.
- Financial security doing what you love and enjoy.
- A thriving business that you truly love and believe in.
- Travel parts of the world you’ve always dreamed of.
- Experience all you want from life without having to choose one over another due to money, time, or energy.
- You read all the popular self help books, found that you deserve to be truly happy, and learned to step into your value.
- You practiced positive affirmations first thing in the morning and right before you fell asleep.
- You listened to mindset podcasts and watched every motivational video you can find to remove the blocks that keep you from being happy or successful.
- You walked away from negative people and eliminated toxic relationships.
- You studied the law of attraction and read about manifesting what you want.
- You identified and focused on the things you can control and practiced acceptance over things you don’t.
- Nope… It’s not that you “did it wrong” or that it’s the “wrong time”
- No… You’re NOT meant for less
- Stop it… There’s nothing wrong with you
- and NO… You’re NOT being punished by the Universe, God, Source Energy, or anything else.
But here’s the deal…
No matter what you read, listen to, watch, or practice, meaningful and lasting transformations cannot happen if you’re still living the SAME patterns and functioning at the SAME level that got you where you are in the first place…. Why? The reason is because…
Regardless of where you are from, your age, childhood experiences & conditioning, level of education, or financial status… there are a number of self-protective, but destructive patterns human beings naturally follow when we reach a particular stage of life. And as much as we’d like to believe that our problems are unique and defend our challenges; there are proven steps you can take to break through the trap and transform your whole life.
Don’t waste any more time, energy, and tears feeling empty, tired, lost, and frustrated. I’ll help you UNDO those negative patterns in your behaviors, emotions and relationships and finally breakthrough.
With a clear path and a solid plan comes more time, energy, and possibly more money to live full out and truly enjoy your life! Not “someday”, not when you’ve saved up a little more money, not when you feel better prepared… RIGHT NOW.
- Identify the pattern you naturally follow, and understand how they keep you spinning in the same circle and block you from functioning at your best
- Learn effective and efficient techniques to break yourself out of that crazy-making thoughts and behaviors… until it finally becomes effortless
- Determine where you currently are and where you want to be
- Get clear with your priorities and how they agree with / contradict the results you want
- Identify the most valuable resources in your life and learn how to lean on those resources for strength and support in a healthy manner.
- Design a clear, step-by-step road map to get you BIG results quickly
- I’ll be here to answer questions, help you crush through obstacles, motivate, support, and keep you on the right track
Education & Certifications
- BSc. Psychology
- Certified Professional Life Coach
- Certified (CBT) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Coach Practitioner
- Certified (DBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy Life Coach
- Certified (REBT) Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Life Coach
- Certified Gestalt Life Coach
- Certified Strategic Intervention Coach
- Stress Management & Burnout Prevention Certification
- Depression & Suicide Prevention Certification
- Certified Digital Coach
Carmen is the Founder of Carmen Sakurai, Int’l, with a BSc in Psychology and certifications in Cognitive Behavioral Life Coaching, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, as well as Mental and Behavioral Health Studies with focus on Stress Management, Burnout Prevention, Depression, and Suicide/Violent Behavior.
She has trained in Strategic Intervention which encompass: human needs psychology, strategic therapy, social action therapy, direct and indirect negotiation, structural family therapy, life-cycle theory of business organization, mediation and conflict resolution techniques, and organizational psychology; and utilize the Triangle of Conflict: a process to help individuals reconnect with core emotions like joy, anger, sadness, fear, and excitement for a more engaged and authentic Self.
As a Certified Digital Coach, she has demonstrated her ability to effectively and successfully serve her clients via digital platform.
You can find her articles on popular websites including Psych Central, Ricky Martin’s Piccolo Universe, SheKnows, Little Things, Today.com, Lifehack, and Thought Catalog.
Carmen currently resides in Las Vegas, NV with her favorite son Joshua. She is an elementary grade Religious Education teacher at her church and a proactive advocate for victims of narcissistic abuse.
Visit Carmen’s Lifestyle Blog: https://ItsCarmenTime.net