Caring for your mental health is essential for living a balanced and fulfilling life, however it is not always easy to do, especially in today's ever-changing world. You might be feeling overwhelmed, mentally exhausted, or consistently sad. Or perhaps you are worried about your teen's anxiety, low self-esteem, academic pressures, or social isolation. If you are looking for someone to help you or your child navigate these challenging times, I can help. I believe very strongly in each person's capacity for growth and change and strive to help you find ways to live with greater meaning, satisfaction, and choice.
Are you looking for help for yourself, your teenage son or daughter, or parent coaching? Therapy can help, whether the struggle is depression, anxiety, anger, low self-esteem, or any other struggles you may have. Family therapy is also an important part of the therapy process and can be beneficial for any family. I offer in person therapy, video therapy, and telehealth.
We all have the potential to lead a fulfilling life. Difficult challenges may keep us from reaching that potential though, and we can find ourselves stuck in repetitive cycles of suffering. I offer individual psychotherapy and neurofeedback with a focus on the alleviation of symptoms through inner transformation. With close attention to the unresolved emotional pain and nervous system dysregulation that drive symptoms, I help clients find resilience within the difficulties they face. I draw from time-tested and evidence-based approaches suited to each client's unique needs, and offer weekly sessions or longer trauma intensives.
I believe how we perceive and response to daily interactions effects the relationship with ourselves and others. These moments, whether you are experiencing joy or discomfort are opportunities for personal growth; practicing kindness and compassion to all. I assist clients with learning and practicing mindfulness; paying attention to the present moment, enabling them to see clearly what is needed in the moment to make wise choices. These choices and actions will help them overcome the obstacles keeping them from the life they seek.
I bring 30 years of psychological and spiritual experience to therapy. My style is present, heart-felt, relational, direct and effective. Currently I am only accepting referrals for men interested in group and couples who wants guidance toward creating an exceptional and conscious relationship grounded in a psycho-spiritual understanding of life. I work in longer blocks of time (such as three hour or whole day sessions) instead of a weekly therapy model. I am also a consultant for psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and work as a ketamine-facilitated therapist and trainer.
Covid-19: During this unprecedented time, anxiety and stress are at an all time high for many people. Grief, sadness, anger and irritablity are just a few of the symptoms you might be experiencing. Whether you are single or partnered, research shows that feeling heard and understood are key to coping and accessing strengths to weather emotional and traumatic situations. I would be glad to talk and work with you to get through these difficult times. Currently, I am seeing patients through telephone/on line services only.
Therapy is a special opportunity to understand yourself more deeply and make any changes that are meaningful and important to you. I will support you in creating the life, work and relationships that you most deeply want in a warm and compassionate setting. My practice includes individual adults, couples, families and adolescents. I welcome people of all backgrounds who are working with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, life transitions, and healing from loss, among other areas. I am committed to providing the highest quality therapy services in support of your own unique growth and development.
I have 20 years experience working with children, adolescents & families in a variety of settings. I work with trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD & parenting issues. I engage with clients through play & art therapy as well as cognitive & behavioral approaches while providing a safe environment to talk. I also help clients learn appropriate coping skills and communication strategies. I believe compassion, understanding & humor are key to working with youth & families. I am trained in Trauma Focused Treatment & work collaboratively with children, adolescents & their families. Please check out my website & blog at www.jennifermorehousemft.com. I blog about parenting tips and will post articles I find helpful.
Do you feel stuck? Would you like to make changes in your life, but aren't sure how? My practice is devoted to helping you get unstuck, find answers, gain personal insight and increase satisfaction in your life. I will help you make important shifts in your life and find increased happiness with yourself and your relationships. My objective is to connect with you, understand what happened to you, and your needs and goals. I am from Palo Alto where I lived most of my live and now residing in Petaluma. I offer virtual sessions by Zoom, FaceTime, or phone.
Specializing in: RELATIONSHIPS -- improving a current one or finding a new one. If you're in a relationship, come in alone or with your partner. Reclaim feelings of connectedness and aliveness in relationship. I also treat ADDICTION and TRAUMA. Recovering from substance or behavioral addictions -- yours or someone else's. Together, we will identify ways that you can get your needs met that don't hurt you or those you love. I will help you work through the pain you're trying to avoid by numbing out. There really is a better way!
If you are looking for a therapist who is highly experienced, professional, knowledgeable, warm and has a sense of humor, then I believe you will find those qualities in working with me. If you are experiencing depression or anxiety.. if you feel a sense of emptiness or are caught in negative patterns in your life or in your relationships, psychotherapy is an effective way to help you create the change you are seeking. I have been in practice for over 25 years and have helped many people feel happier, break out of old patterns and discover a sense of contentment.
Facing your past trauma can be nerve-wracking. You had hoped your pain would go away with time. You know that therapy would be helpful, but what kind of therapy and by whom? Living with trauma is already difficult and you are worried that you may be in more pain if you face it or chose the wrong therapist. You are not alone. Many people have been there, then reclaimed their life through trauma-focused therapy. I'd like you to reclaim yours too.
Many of us experience enough stressful events in our family, personal, and work lives that we can easily get lost in how best to understand them, feel about them, and respond to them. Clients who are wanting to feel better by thinking more clearly, finding a more positive focus, and noticing a change in how they think about the stressors in their lives find they, then, can feel calmer, and breathe easily. And clients who want to experience their personal and work relationships improve and become more cooperative are the ones who notice how more resilient they can become .
Healing involves the whole person, not just the problems that person is struggling with. I believe that depression and anxiety are not random occurrences but have meaning. It is our task to discover the message contained within the pain. The sense of separateness that comes from this pain is often a separation from the self. As a trained homeopath, as well as a psychodynamic therapist, I have tools to treat both psychological and physical symptoms. I am faculty emeritus at the Women's Therapy Center and am a supervisor and instructor at The Psychotherapy Institute in Berkeley. I have also taught at Sonoma State University.
As an integrative therapist, I draw from different psychotherapy orientations. This allows me to tailor therapy to your needs and allows for a truly collaborative process in deciding where we go and how. Since successful therapy depends on a strong relationship between client and therapist, my first priority is nurturing that bond by creating a safe and supportive environment. I believe therapy is most effective when it is flexible, demystified, and client-centered, so you can expect me to be transparent about my ideas and approaches. My style is at times infused with humor and is always warm and direct.
Our family-of-origin experiences teach us how to be with others when we are adolescents and adults. As we grow, we develop our coping and communication styles. However, later we may find that some of those early strategies no longer serve us, or that we were misguided, or we find that our choices backfired - which can make navigating the world at times scary and overwhelming. Whether you survived a childhood or other trauma, or were thrown off balance when life took you in unexpected, painful directions, it can be useful to examine your current coping skills and relationships, and determine whether any of your tools need updating.
We all get stuck sometimes, or find ourselves in places that push our limits. Perhaps you are grieving a loss, dealing with depression or anxiety, or navigating a life transition. Maybe you're feeling challenged in a relationship or looking for more meaning and purpose. Therapy can help us see our patterns and create more choice and flexibility for new ways of being. I work with couples and individuals and also have specialty experience in grief, loss, chronic illness, and end of life. Regardless of what is bringing you here, I would be honored to support you in finding your way to more joy and aliveness.
Hello! Is your child or teen struggling? Are you looking for someone who can help them through? I specialize in helping children and teens get through tough times. Kids often have a harder time knowing when they need help. They may act out with eccentric behavior, or keep it all in, seeming suddenly sad and reserved. Issues such as depression, anxiety, divorce or bullying are overwhelming for kids and their parents. In therapy, we develop tools to communicate what's hard and develop confidence and a strong sense of self along the way.
I work with children, adolescents, and adults, providing individual, couples, and family therapy, play therapy, and parenting consultation. If you're looking for a safe and supportive place in which to explore your concerns, I offer careful listening and collaborative engagement in the service of working toward your goals. People seek psychotherapy for many reasons. Some want help with specific problems such as depression, relationship conflict, or concern about a child. Others feel stuck in problematic patterns that cause emotional distress, interfere with their ability to connect with others, or hinder their ability to find fulfillment in life.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Petaluma 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 Petaluma 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.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Petaluma, or Child Psychologists in Petaluma.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Petaluma psychologists specializing in EMDR.
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 Petaluma 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.