I thoroughly enjoy my work and am inspired by connecting with people. Together we can explore how to help you rediscover purpose, happiness and enjoyment in life. My style is personally engaging, warm and sincere, combining clinical expertise with intuition to discover what works specifically for *you* ... I truly look forward to sharing time to co-create and uncover an alchemy that will lend itself to deep healing.
Currently accepting new clients- You’re tired of beating yourself up. Nothing you do ever feels good enough. You are always trying to do everything “right” because you don’t want people to think you are a bad person. But in reality, all that gets you is feeling like you’re living someone else’s life – and an incredible amount of stress, doubt and exhaustion. Wouldn’t it be nice to feel like you aren’t under the constant pressure of your own mind spinning its negative thoughts about yourself? What if you could just relax and be yourself without worrying about living up to other people’s expectations?
I provide a safe, caring place to help you find more satisfying ways of being in relationship with your partner, teen, yourself or your life. I believe we all have the capacity to be healthy and whole. Often, our upbringing or harmful experiences leave us with habits that no longer serve our growth and well-being. I bring a warm, compassionate presence to help you locate and heal the sources of suffering. I have worked with teens and parents for 37 years, and adults for 20 years, assisting people in learning self-nurturance, and skillful communication, to honor their heart's desires.
I have been in the mental health field for over 40 years. During that time, there is very little I haven't been exposed to. I teach in the Counseling Department at Sonoma State University which keeps me current on the latest in the psychotherapy world. I have supervised Trainees and Associates as their Clinical Supervisor. Supervising other clinicians helps me become the best Therapist I can be. Despite all my years of experience, I remain a lifelong student because to be an excellent therapist you need to stay humble and curious.
I believe that our moments of greatest struggle can also hold the most potential for growth and self-discovery. By giving ourselves a supportive space to explore the places that feel painful or stuck, we open ourselves to a wealth of information about our deepest desires, strengths, and wisdom. This makes it possible to live with greater self-compassion, freedom in our actions, and ease in our relationships. Whether you are navigating a significant life transition, suffering from anxiety, depression, or trauma, I am dedicated to providing a safe and respectful space to embark on this journey.
My specialty is in helping support young people with emotional and behavioral dysregulation and learning difficulties. I provide thorough assessment to students in public and private schools as well as individual therapy and family support to children, teens, and young adults and their parents. I also provide education and consultation to parents and educators who want to be more effective in supporting children succeed. I use CBT and mindfulness practice to help children and parents communicate more succesfully, and to promote problem solving while improving relationships.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist located in Sebastopol, CA.
B.A. in Psychology UC Berkeley, M.A. in Counseling Psychology: Professional School of Psychology, Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology: Meridian University.
I was the staff psychologist at the Lomi Psychotherapy Clinic in where I supervised and trained psychologists for many years.
I work with individuals who wish to unfold their full potential and who have current or past material that is blocking them. In my work I, use many different psychotherapeutic modalities and integrate them to fit the unique needs of each individual.
I believe some of our greatest challenges can reveal themselves to be opportunities for growth and change. Within ourselves we all carry innate wisdom and the ability to heal. As a clinician it is my goal to support you in reconnecting with your Authentic Self and rediscover the answers already within you, which may help ease your pain and suffering. When burdened by depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, or substance abuse, a person's ability to connect to their true self becomes blocked. My focus is to create a safe an nurturing environment to guide to back to your Authentic Self.
On parenting: Sometimes a man stands up during supper and walks outdoors, and keeps on walking, because of a church that stands somewhere in the East. And his children say blessings on him as if he were dead. And another man, who remains inside his own house, dies there, inside the dishes and in the glasses, so that his children have to go far out into the world toward that same church, which he forgot. Rilke
I enjoy working with individuals interested and committed to discovering their own inherent capacity to live a more embodied, present, and expressive life. I am passionate about helping those who are struggling with a major life transition or have experienced trauma/loss regain a sense of well-being and ease in their life and personal relationships. My approach to healing is fundamentally relational and holistic, drawing heavily on mindfulness-based, somatic, and creative expression techniques. I interweave neurophysiological, transpersonal, and attachment based frameworks that allow for both solution-focused and depth work.
We all want to feel happy and connected in our lives, but the last two years have been so hard with the pandemic and all the political turmoil that many of us feel a heightened level of anxiety where even the smallest stress can feel overwhelming. My 30 years experience in the treatment of anxiety, depression, life transitions and addiction issues support you in overcoming stuck and repetitive negative thoughts and behaviours and lead you to a thriving life. My focus is on supporting my clients in finding their unique process of self-healing. I am able to help you move into a way of living that is fluid, flexible and creative.
Are you looking for rapid, drug-free relief from depression or anxiety? I help adults and adolescents dealing with stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic health problems, and relationship issues of all kinds--without the use of medications. My clients tend to be creative, philosophical, or intellectual people, and often (like myself) were raised in more than one culture.
Nurturing and guiding our children is one of the most beautiful and challenging experiences. As a parent myself, I have a deep and meaningful connection to the work with children and families. Staying regulated and resourced is wise but a difficult balance to find. Often our children's needs are difficult to understand and manage. Working with a professional through the world of play can unlock meaning making for the entire family. Please reach out to learn more about my approach and share your own needs around tending your family's heart.
Deciding to start seeing a therapist is a big step in anyone's life. It can feel challenging to reach out for help. My goal is to provide a service that puts my clients at ease while allowing them to challenge themselves in order to grow. My background includes providing mental health care to youth, adults, couples and families. I provide an authentic, caring, and transparent therapeutic style to my clients to be their empathetic guide to being more self aware.
I have over twenty years experience and serve a broad spectrum of clients. I see myself as very interactive. I provide support, and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I help clients to confront interpersonal patterns, that were often developed early in life as self-protective, but now get in the way of their connections with self and others. I work with couples to help stop the blaming/shaming cycles that can develop from feeling misunderstood.
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist serving clients in Sonoma County, CA. I work with individuals and couples, and am currently serving children, adolescents, and adults. I am very experienced as a Child Therapist and in providing parenting support. I am also knowledgeable of women's issues, fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum. I focus on such issues as: Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Trauma, life transitions, and am a LGBTQ+ ally. I believe that Therapists and Clients should work as a collaborative team in order to support growth and self-actualization.
I am Marriage and Family therapist licensed in California with over 25 years of experience working as a counselor, social worker and life coach. My approach combines Client Centered, Humanistic, CBT, Narrative, Mindfullness and EMDR techniques. I have worked with a wide range of concerns including life transitions, career challenges, anxiety, depression and trauma recovery. I also have helped many people find their passion and supported them on the path to realizing their dreams
Do you sense a "real" you inside that yearns to be fully known? Are you too often in emotional pain, but not sure what to do? We all have times when we feel stuck and just can't get out alone. I will bring years of experience, the best of my professional training, and a warm, engaged, insightful, presence to our work together. You will feel supported and safe as together we explore and loosen the old patterns that have caught you. I can help you discover the satisfying, vibrant life that you've always sensed is possible.
Pregnancy and the postpartum period can be a joyous, fulfilling time for some women. For many others, it is riddled with feelings of depression, anxiety, and confusion. These stressful emotional experiences can be unexpected and unfamiliar, or they can be a return of past symptoms; whatever the case, they interfere with a woman's ability to function and experience daily fulfillment. As a Psychologist and member of Postpartum Support International, I aim to instill hope in women who are suffering that these symptoms are temporary and treatable.
Are you anxious, depressed, or experiencing marital conflict? Looking for help with parenting, or feeling unsure of yourself? I provide brief therapy for these issues, and longer-term work for those who can benefit from that. I am skilled to help with relationship difficulties, behavior problems, work issues, or grief. We're all part of a family, our family of origin and our nuclear family. The heart of my work is assisting families to benefit all their members. With focus, patience and effort, you can identify and change behavior patterns that cause difficulties. One person makes a difference.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Sebastopol 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 Sebastopol 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 Sebastopol, or Child Psychologists in Sebastopol.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Sebastopol 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 Sebastopol 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.
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Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.