Amy Allerheiligen

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT

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Amy Allerheiligen

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 612-6290
Offers online therapy

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About

I help clients of all ages process and heal from traumatic experiences; these are things that happened earlier in life that may have been overwhelming and created false, negative core beliefs about oneself, others, and the world. Beliefs such as “I’m not good enough, I can’t trust people; I'm not safe” can significantly impact how a person feels, thinks and reacts to the world, and lead to issues such as depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. I help clients process those experiences, transforming the negative beliefs into positive, helpful ones. This allows clients to experience more joy and ease in their life and relationships.
I use CBT and mindfulness to help clients learn how to notice their thoughts and feelings, challenge distortions and shift perspective; EMDR therapy gets to the root by processing disturbing memories that have lead to negative beliefs. I weave in play-based therapies in my work with children, and use Theraplay to help strengthen parent-child attachment bond.
If you are feeling depressed or anxious, are having relationship issues, need parenting support, OR are concerned about your child or teen, I am here to support you. I have over a decade of experience working with adults, children and teens, including six years as a school counselor. Please schedule a free 20-minute phone consultation.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $180 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Venmo

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • License: California / CA 45442
  • School: Dominican Univeristy
  • Year Graduated: 2003
I have additional training in Trauma, EMDR for Adults Children and Teens, Theraplay, Traumaplay, CBT, Mindfulness, Sand Tray and Art Therapy

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: EMDRIA
  • Member Since: 2020

Location

San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 612-6290
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Child
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Parenting
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler
Communities
  • Cancer

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • EMDR
  • Expressive Arts
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Sandplay
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Amy Allerheiligen

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT