Support for healthy life patterns, relationships, and accomplishing your goals...healing from loss and trauma...finding relief from painful feelings...disconfirming inaccurate, self-limiting beliefs...gaining trust in self and one's own inner authority...finding solutions...gaining insight... enjoying a fulfilling, meaningful life...
I have over 20 years of experience in Marin County, San Francisco Bay Area providing general psychotherapy, counseling and consultations to individuals, couples, and families. Additionally, I facilitate supportive, exploratory groups and workshops, present to organizations, and write on topics in which I specialize, including professional journal articles. I am nationally recognized by the American Group Psychotherapy Association (since 2008) for my experience, expertise, and training in facilitating psychotherapy groups.
My focus is always that you deserve the utmost respect for your process of healing, gaining professional help with challenging situations, and reaching personal goals in a genuinely safe, respectful therapeutic environment. I’m an advocate for personal rights, self-empowerment, healthy relationships and groups that support commonalities, differences, autonomy, connection and individual growth.
As a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC29249) I am trained to assess, diagnose and treat individuals, couples, families and groups to achieve more adequate, satisfying and productive marriage, family and social adjustment. Requirements for licensure include a related doctoral or two-year master's degree, passage of two comprehensive written examinations and at least 3,000 hours of supervised experience.
I am also a Certified Group Psychotherapist (41715) with the American Group Psychotherapy Association (since 2008). A Certified Group Psychotherapist is a clinical mental health professional who meets nationally accepted criteria of education, training and experience in group psychotherapy. A CGP is an expert in group psychotherapy and an ethical practitioner who is committed to group psychotherapy as an autonomous treatment modality.
I have extensive training and experience for my specialties that include: trauma; loss and grief; depression; anxiety; motherless daughters, women who have lost their mothers through death, illness, separation, estrangement in childhood, adolescence, or adulthood; high demand group education and recovery including spiritually abusive groups and clergy abuse; post-traumatic stress; complex post-traumatic stress; early parent loss; couple counseling; relationship and family system issues; adults traumatized as children; adoption; parenting issues (including shared parenting); dissociation; transitions; addictions; co-dependency; challenging transitions; adult development and growth, meaning of life concerns.
In addition to individual, couple, and family therapy and consultations, I developed and facilitate two specialized, unique groups in Mill Valley, CA, and currently in my new offices in San Francisco, San Anselmo, and West Marin, CA: Groups for Motherless Daughters (since 1997) and Groups For Those Affected By High-Demand Groups and Relationships, including Spiritually-Abusive Groups and Clergy Abuse (since 2003).
If you're seeking help for your process of healing and growth, if you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
You can call or email me for a free 15-20 minute initial introductory session today.
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