Do you suffer from depression, anxiety, low self-esteem or codependency? Did you grow up in a dysfunctional family? Perhaps you experience somatic symptoms or relationship difficulties. We can carry childhood wounds into adulthood, as our childhoods affect who we are as adults. Let me help you heal past trauma and reclaim your essential self. Let's begin your healing journey and navigate a new path of truth, empowerment and freedom. I work with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, stress, codependency, and the psychological repercussions of growing up in a dysfunctional family.
Welcome. Thank you for your interest in my private practice. I believe we all have the ability to live our lives to the fullest. Sometimes we develop patterns of thinking or behaviors that keep us stuck and unhappy in our life. My goal is to help my clients overcome whatever is holding them back from feeling satisfied and moving forward in life. Clients come with different difficulties in mood, fears, past-trauma, self esteem, behavioral issues, difficulties with having healthier life style, or other issues. We work together to help you move forward which might mean feeling uncomfortable, making changes, and facing fears.
It’s my belief that each person possesses unique strengths, qualities and all the internal resources they need to overcome challenges they face in life. Unfortunately, sometimes along the way, we lose connection with what those strengths and resources are and my goal as a therapist is to help you discover and utilize those strengths to develop natural capacity to live a deeper, happier and more fulfilling life. I create a safe and nurturing environment for you, free from judgment and harmful messages, where you can explore yourself and find your way back to a sense of wholeness.
My name is Elaine Mills, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I earned my Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from National University in 2012. I have been working in the field for ten years, licensed for four. My work history is in a variety of settings with individuals, couples, and families, including an eating disorders program, an intensive respite program for at risk adolescents, and on base for military members and their families. My focus is working with a trauma-informed lens to help individuals understand how trauma impacts our bodies, minds and our relationships with others.
I believe that all people have innate skills and strengths and have the potential to live rich and meaningful lives but sometimes get stuck in patterns and behaviors that interfere with their ability to grow. I believe psychotherapy is an important tool to help people discover their natural ability to heal, to love and to live healthy and fulfilling lives. Our fast-paced and demanding lives can create uncomfortable stressors in individuals and families. My time with each client provides an opportunity for calm and reflection in challenging and stressful lives.
My practice primarily consist of working with children, adolescents and adult women with a variety of issues such as: grief & loss, tramua, relationships, anger, bullying & aggressive behaviors, oppositional and conduct disorder, depression and anxiety, post-partum depression, divorce/blended families and issues of abuse.
I offer Children/Teen/Adult Groups such as: "A Woman's Journey", "Raising Safe Kids", "Girl Talk" and Grief, Anger and Life Skills groups for children and teens.(See groups for more details) New groups are contionusly being formed.My therapeutic style is one of flexibility and creativity.
As a psychotherapist, I work with individuals and couples addressing issues such as relationship stressors, self-esteem, stress management and self-awareness. Often, people think that being referred to or seeking MFT services means that there is something "wrong" with them, but this is not what marriage and family therapy is about. My approach looks at problems within a relational context, not as problems that lie within the person. I will explore risks and challenges, as well as strengths and resources, to assist individuals and families in managing the particular issues they are facing.
People with Depression
People struggling with Poor relationships
Substance abuse (for anyone enrolled in a treatment for drug abuse center)
Feelings of panic
Eating disorders (helpful to anyone seeking bulimia help, anorexia treatment or assistance for binge eating)
We all want to experience calm, well-being and joy. In a supportive therapeutic atmosphere, I inspire clients to practice tools and learn new habits that will help them reach these goals, while building the resilience necessary to cope with daily life. In our sessions, l introduce the Practices of Mindfulness and Self-Compassion and the Therapeutic practices of DBT and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as part of the tool kit to help you build the inner resources to overcome: reactivity, emotional distress, and self-criticism that accompany emotional patterns such as depression, anxiety and trauma.
Making the decision to see a therapist is not an easy one, and it often takes a fair amount of courage to do so. For those who decide that therapy is appropriate, the outcome can be positive, bringing them more intimacy and fulfillment. Therapy provides the opportunity to improve communication, reduce stress, anxiety and anger, and improve the most important relationship we have....the one we have with ourselves.
I work with families, couples and individuals wanting to improve their lives and relationships through better communication, deeper insight and creative problem solving. My approach to therapy is to provide a safe, supportive environment that allows individuals to cope with the stressful situations of live, to resolve difficult relational issues and to work toward personal growth and inner peace. I believe that spirituality and culture are important dimensions of people's lives and need to be respected in the context of therapy.
As a licensed therapist in San Francisco Bay Area, I have 9+ years of experience helping professional women with chronic anxiety heal and transform their relationships with significant others & themselves. Helping females in modern society heal from the past, boost self-confidence & achieve healthy relationships is what I do best. If any of the following ever happened to you, chances are you might have suffered from troubled relationship(s): Confused about what healthy relationships look like; feeling insecure; losing sense of self; putting others before yourself and your self-care sucks; worried sick about what others think of you
My training is based in a combination of psychodynamic and experiential psychotherapy. My emphasis is to facilitate a therapeutic relationship where vulnerable feelings can be safely expressed.
Symptoms of anxiety, depression, addiction... can be seen as invitations from the psyche to explore our internal world with understanding and compassion. Psychotherapy provides a safe place for this internal exploration within a caring relationship of respect.
I enjoy working with children, teens, individual adults, and couples! Are you stressed out because your child or teen is dealing with anxiety, depression, academic, or behavioral problems? Are you yourself feeling anxious, depressed? Perhaps you are experiencing numbness and a sense of disconnect from a recent illness, trauma, or life transition such as divorce? Are you struggling in your marriage to feel that emotional and physical connection you once felt? I believe you are unique and special, and I look forward to working together to create growth and change in your life!
I have been doing individual and couples therapy for over 25 years. I help clients reduce anxiety and depression through cognitive behavioral therapy. I work with substance abuse and addiction issues and teach coping skills. Helping couples improve communication and teach problem solving skills is one of my primary objectives. My ability to connect with people is very strong and I am often told that I am very easy to talk to and confide in and trust.
Does it seem that your life is falling apart, and you're struggling to put the pieces back together? I'm Judy Garvey, a licensed therapist (#83807) with over 15 years of counseling experience. I've helped many individuals who are moving through the challenging, yet potentially inspiring, process of rebuilding their lives.
Your healing journey can begin today. Do you want to make positive changes in your life? It is my goal to empower you to live a more joyful, meaningful and loving life. I have been a licensed psychologist for over 20 years. You can view my video by clicking on the website button under my picture.
We are in a crazy time right now and I know you are dealing with fear and anxiety on so many levels. You are worried about getting sick, and having your family being sick. You are terrified about your own financial situation and our economy overall. The unknown is what is causing all of this anxiety. Please don't handle this alone. Myself and all the therapists at Primrose Healing and Wellness are here for you. Your wellness is a journey and that journey is holistic and unique. That’s why our tailored therapy programs are comprehensive and collaborative. You help us create what works for you. There is no one-size-fits-all.
I work with children and teens struggling with problems around school, mood and behavior while providing developmental guidance and effective parenting skills for parents. I work extensively with adults struggling with relationship and mood problems. Through providing a safe and relaxed environment, I guide them through a process of self-examination of their own patterns of thoughts, feelings, and relationship styles that kept them from getting what they want.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Millbrae are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Millbrae then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
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What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Millbrae specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.