Chris Bongardt, Marriage & Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
My therapy style is Client-Centered with an emphasis on Self-Esteem, Communication, Motivation, Coping Skills and Goal Work.
Greetings! My name is Chris Bongardt and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I know that it takes courage to seek counseling, especially when it comes to challenges in your personal life and relationships. I provide a collaborative process with clients who are hoping to explore challenges and make positive changes in their lives. I offer a safe, empathetic and non-judgmental environment to explore feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. My therapeutic style is engaged and interactive and incorporates theory, experience, compassion, teaching, resourcing, intuition, strength-building, skill and humor. I seek motivated clients interested in making positive changes.
(707) 419-3314
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Santa Rosa, CA 95404
My therapy style is Client-Centered with an emphasis on Self-Esteem, Communication, Motivation, Coping Skills and Goal Work.
Greetings! My name is Chris Bongardt and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I know that it takes courage to seek counseling, especially when it comes to challenges in your personal life and relationships. I provide a collaborative process with clients who are hoping to explore challenges and make positive changes in their lives. I offer a safe, empathetic and non-judgmental environment to explore feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. My therapeutic style is engaged and interactive and incorporates theory, experience, compassion, teaching, resourcing, intuition, strength-building, skill and humor. I seek motivated clients interested in making positive changes.
Lorin Tierney, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Offers online therapy
I also have attended mindfulness based, yoga therapy workshops, to increase coping skills for clients.
You are doing ALL THE THINGS, but you’re emotionally and physically exhausted all the time. You're on autopilot, going through the daily motions, but not living your best life. You put your needs last, with caring for others first. It’s hard for you to ask for support. People come to you for support. You don’t want to burden or worry your friends or family, with your problems. So you self sacrifice only to stay stressed and unfulilled. You want to find a work-life balance, but you don’t know where to start.
(916) 678-0992
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Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Offers online therapy
I also have attended mindfulness based, yoga therapy workshops, to increase coping skills for clients.
You are doing ALL THE THINGS, but you’re emotionally and physically exhausted all the time. You're on autopilot, going through the daily motions, but not living your best life. You put your needs last, with caring for others first. It’s hard for you to ask for support. People come to you for support. You don’t want to burden or worry your friends or family, with your problems. So you self sacrifice only to stay stressed and unfulilled. You want to find a work-life balance, but you don’t know where to start.
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Caitlin S. Butler
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, APCC , AMFT Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Offers online therapy
I tend to be more conversational in my approach to therapy, integrating humor and coping skills.
If you are here today then you have taken the first step! You are searching and ready for a change. You are seeking support and understanding. You need guidance with the overwhelming feelings from a variety of situations, whether it's a loss (of self, of a loved one, of a relationship), transitional phase, journey of self-discovery or any obstacle in between. It's difficult, it's painful, it's uncomfortable, and honestly, it sucks. I get it. Are you ready to begin the healing process? I view all of life's many challenges as opportunities for growth.
(707) 309-6371
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Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Offers online therapy
I tend to be more conversational in my approach to therapy, integrating humor and coping skills.
If you are here today then you have taken the first step! You are searching and ready for a change. You are seeking support and understanding. You need guidance with the overwhelming feelings from a variety of situations, whether it's a loss (of self, of a loved one, of a relationship), transitional phase, journey of self-discovery or any obstacle in between. It's difficult, it's painful, it's uncomfortable, and honestly, it sucks. I get it. Are you ready to begin the healing process? I view all of life's many challenges as opportunities for growth.
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Bryan H Altaker
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
Offers online therapy
Welcome! I believe in reducing emotional pain, resolving relationship struggles, and improving coping skills. I offer both long-term modalities as well as brief, solution-oriented approaches - and am confident that all therapy can be pleasurable, precise, and quickly effective. I use straight-talk, playfulness, curiosity, and I am non-judgmental and compassionate with a strong background in both body-centered and transpersonal modalities. I am highly effective in connecting with clients who recognize their desire for personal benefit but dislike and/or mistrust therapists or the traditional talk therapy models.
(510) 756-3522
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Santa Rosa, CA 95407
Offers online therapy
Welcome! I believe in reducing emotional pain, resolving relationship struggles, and improving coping skills. I offer both long-term modalities as well as brief, solution-oriented approaches - and am confident that all therapy can be pleasurable, precise, and quickly effective. I use straight-talk, playfulness, curiosity, and I am non-judgmental and compassionate with a strong background in both body-centered and transpersonal modalities. I am highly effective in connecting with clients who recognize their desire for personal benefit but dislike and/or mistrust therapists or the traditional talk therapy models.
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Karin Glans
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Offers online therapy
I work successfully with anxiety and mood disorders, trauma/abuse, life skills building, ADHD , coping skills acquisition, Mindfulness , self-harm , LGBTQ issues, conflict resolution, self-identity and self -esteem building.
Hello. My name is Karin Glans, and I offer a strength based, compassionate, and non- judgmental therapy environment for my clients to create the satisfying life and relationships they desire. My focus is on empowering individuals, couples, and families to develop their unique potential, explore emotions,unmet needs, and learn life skills that can increase personal and interpersonal growth. Making the decision to invest in change is a difficult and courageous choice. I look forward to helping you move forward to develop a deeper and more positive connection with yourself, your family and friends, and your life goals.
(760) 412-5094
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Office is near:
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Offers online therapy
I work successfully with anxiety and mood disorders, trauma/abuse, life skills building, ADHD , coping skills acquisition, Mindfulness , self-harm , LGBTQ issues, conflict resolution, self-identity and self -esteem building.
Hello. My name is Karin Glans, and I offer a strength based, compassionate, and non- judgmental therapy environment for my clients to create the satisfying life and relationships they desire. My focus is on empowering individuals, couples, and families to develop their unique potential, explore emotions,unmet needs, and learn life skills that can increase personal and interpersonal growth. Making the decision to invest in change is a difficult and courageous choice. I look forward to helping you move forward to develop a deeper and more positive connection with yourself, your family and friends, and your life goals.
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James Badiner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
I work with older adolescents and adults who are facing difficulties in their life; are in a transition; and/or are having relationship problems. An overarching goal in my work with clients is to help them strengthen their coping skills and create a more meaningful life.
(707) 998-5421
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Santa Rosa, CA 95401
I work with older adolescents and adults who are facing difficulties in their life; are in a transition; and/or are having relationship problems. An overarching goal in my work with clients is to help them strengthen their coping skills and create a more meaningful life.
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Maryellen Curran
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Offers online therapy
Are you curious about your own moods and patterns? Have you always wanted to understand yourself better? Do you feel that you could feel so much happier if you had new or better coping skills? My approach to psychotherapy is to use my years of experience working with people who are open, eager to learn and who are craving a life that is more fulfilling with less worry, self-disparagement and suffering. I have a practical, down to earth style that will let you feel safe and open to growth and change.
(707) 309-0619
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Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Offers online therapy
Are you curious about your own moods and patterns? Have you always wanted to understand yourself better? Do you feel that you could feel so much happier if you had new or better coping skills? My approach to psychotherapy is to use my years of experience working with people who are open, eager to learn and who are craving a life that is more fulfilling with less worry, self-disparagement and suffering. I have a practical, down to earth style that will let you feel safe and open to growth and change.
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Elisa Villafana
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Offers online therapy
You will learn new coping skills to manage your stress, anxiety and/or depression.
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed with work or life transitions and need support to manage the stress? Are you struggling with internal pain, grief and sadness due to cancer (or any other chronic illness), loss of a loved one, or a breakup? My goal is to create an environment that is supportive, safe, promotes self-growth and healing. I use certain therapeutic approaches to help meet your needs and goals for therapy. I also provide Advance Care Planning services and help to facilitate difficult conversations for patients and their family/caregiver.
(707) 289-8495
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Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Offers online therapy
You will learn new coping skills to manage your stress, anxiety and/or depression.
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed with work or life transitions and need support to manage the stress? Are you struggling with internal pain, grief and sadness due to cancer (or any other chronic illness), loss of a loved one, or a breakup? My goal is to create an environment that is supportive, safe, promotes self-growth and healing. I use certain therapeutic approaches to help meet your needs and goals for therapy. I also provide Advance Care Planning services and help to facilitate difficult conversations for patients and their family/caregiver.
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Donna Franco
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Offers online therapy
When circumstances become overwhelming my purpose is to support these individuals into develop new strategies of coping skills and healthy behaviors.
I have over 13 years of clinical experience across a variety of settings including outpatient clinics, residential treatment programs, crisis interventions, forensic programs, nonprofits and private practice. I have provided clinical and administrative supervision to students, interns and professionals.
(213) 463-1562
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Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Offers online therapy
When circumstances become overwhelming my purpose is to support these individuals into develop new strategies of coping skills and healthy behaviors.
I have over 13 years of clinical experience across a variety of settings including outpatient clinics, residential treatment programs, crisis interventions, forensic programs, nonprofits and private practice. I have provided clinical and administrative supervision to students, interns and professionals.
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Jennifer Morehouse
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
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 often blog about parenting tips and will post articles I find helpful.
(707) 693-7063
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Santa Rosa, CA 95401
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 often blog about parenting tips and will post articles I find helpful.
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Caroline Valenzuela
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Offers online therapy
I believe that humans inherently possess the ability to grow and change, and I want to work collaboratively with you to identify deep rooted narratives, increase coping skills, and build on your existing strengths. If you are suffering from trauma, mental health issues, relationship issues, or are challenged dealing with the stressors of daily life such as work or parenting, we can work on it together.
(707) 827-0855
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Office is near:
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Offers online therapy
I believe that humans inherently possess the ability to grow and change, and I want to work collaboratively with you to identify deep rooted narratives, increase coping skills, and build on your existing strengths. If you are suffering from trauma, mental health issues, relationship issues, or are challenged dealing with the stressors of daily life such as work or parenting, we can work on it together.
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Ann Clark
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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.
(707) 210-0527
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Office is near:
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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.
Sarah L Sanders
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Offers online therapy
Do you feel like your friends and family just don't understand you or what you've been through? Are you feeling stressed or find it hard to turn your mind off or keep your thoughts from racing? These are common symptoms when we feel stressed. When your stress level exceeds your coping skills, symptoms of anxiety or depression pop up.
(530) 802-8025
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Office is near:
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Offers online therapy
Do you feel like your friends and family just don't understand you or what you've been through? Are you feeling stressed or find it hard to turn your mind off or keep your thoughts from racing? These are common symptoms when we feel stressed. When your stress level exceeds your coping skills, symptoms of anxiety or depression pop up.
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Maggie Caffery
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Offers online therapy
When I work with the pain of depression, anxiety, fear, isolation or trauma, often my clients' inclinations are to resist it, to stuff it, to pretend it's not happening or to judge themselves for these seemingly intrusive feelings. What if these emotions are surfacing because your mind and body wisdom are giving you the signal, through these experiences that your attentiveness and compassion are being requested? I believe that emotions arise to move through and to assist us in growth and well-being. They contain important messages of wholeness. It is a privilege to witness your unique expression as an individual.
(707) 670-1022
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Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Offers online therapy
When I work with the pain of depression, anxiety, fear, isolation or trauma, often my clients' inclinations are to resist it, to stuff it, to pretend it's not happening or to judge themselves for these seemingly intrusive feelings. What if these emotions are surfacing because your mind and body wisdom are giving you the signal, through these experiences that your attentiveness and compassion are being requested? I believe that emotions arise to move through and to assist us in growth and well-being. They contain important messages of wholeness. It is a privilege to witness your unique expression as an individual.
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Patrea Ann Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Each of us is unique. We all come from different backgrounds and cultures. People suffer in different ways and pain can manifest itself through our mental health in various forms such as depression, anxiety, and a myriad of physical and health problems. My goal is to help you make positive changes in your life in order to become the person you aspire to be. I believe no matter how challenging the process, we need to be content and be our authentic selves. In order to do this, we need to explore our struggles and gain insight and make positive change in our lives.
(707) 284-0528
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Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Each of us is unique. We all come from different backgrounds and cultures. People suffer in different ways and pain can manifest itself through our mental health in various forms such as depression, anxiety, and a myriad of physical and health problems. My goal is to help you make positive changes in your life in order to become the person you aspire to be. I believe no matter how challenging the process, we need to be content and be our authentic selves. In order to do this, we need to explore our struggles and gain insight and make positive change in our lives.
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Jason Cory Newman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Offers online therapy
I have had the pleasure of working extensively using strength based therapy to troubled and/or justice involved youth. I served as the forensic mental health counselor in Juvenile Hall for 3 years. My training and passion has allowed me to work with the LGBTQ+ population with an emphasis on positive acceptance therapy. I have entensive back ground in CBT and have been trained by the Linehan Institute on comprehensive DBT, both skills groups and DBT for individuals. My ideal clients are teenagers to young adults with impairments such as depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, greif, impulse control, and life transitions.
(707) 309-7495 x701
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Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Offers online therapy
I have had the pleasure of working extensively using strength based therapy to troubled and/or justice involved youth. I served as the forensic mental health counselor in Juvenile Hall for 3 years. My training and passion has allowed me to work with the LGBTQ+ population with an emphasis on positive acceptance therapy. I have entensive back ground in CBT and have been trained by the Linehan Institute on comprehensive DBT, both skills groups and DBT for individuals. My ideal clients are teenagers to young adults with impairments such as depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, greif, impulse control, and life transitions.
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Anna Joyce
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Proactive counseling for body, mind and spirit! With more than 30 years of experience, I combine a range of modalities in a supportive counseling atmosphere that combines elements of life coaching with deeper reworking of old patterns that no longer serve. I am a highly interactive therapist, who will give direct but caring feedback about changes you may wish to make in your life and obstacles standing in your way. I believe that one key to success is breaking behavioral change into bite-sized, manageable increments so the client is not overwhelmed and has the opportunity to enjoy consistent success.
(707) 562-0490
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Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Proactive counseling for body, mind and spirit! With more than 30 years of experience, I combine a range of modalities in a supportive counseling atmosphere that combines elements of life coaching with deeper reworking of old patterns that no longer serve. I am a highly interactive therapist, who will give direct but caring feedback about changes you may wish to make in your life and obstacles standing in your way. I believe that one key to success is breaking behavioral change into bite-sized, manageable increments so the client is not overwhelmed and has the opportunity to enjoy consistent success.
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Doreen Van Leeuwen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Offers online therapy
Our world situation is making it hard to feel safe or secure anywhere, and no one seems to have answers for questions like "When are things going to be normal again?" It's okay to be scared, confused and out of sorts right now, because life as you knew it has radically changed! My job isn't to fix you, because I don't believe that you are "broken". You are hiring me to deeply listen to you, so that together we discover how to help you get through this incredibly strange time. My training and experience in crisis management and disaster mental health are geared to protect and enhance your resilience moving forward.
(707) 284-0654
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Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Offers online therapy
Our world situation is making it hard to feel safe or secure anywhere, and no one seems to have answers for questions like "When are things going to be normal again?" It's okay to be scared, confused and out of sorts right now, because life as you knew it has radically changed! My job isn't to fix you, because I don't believe that you are "broken". You are hiring me to deeply listen to you, so that together we discover how to help you get through this incredibly strange time. My training and experience in crisis management and disaster mental health are geared to protect and enhance your resilience moving forward.
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Laury Rappaport
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT, REAT, ATR-BC Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Are you looking for a psychotherapist who can listen compassionately and deeply- and also help you access what is most important within you? Are you seeking to live in greater alignment with your authentic self? I have over 35 years of experience as a psychotherapist with specialties in mindfulness, Focusing (listening to the body's wisdom and learning to become more compassionate toward yourself and others) and the expressive arts. I work with people with a variety of issues- anxiety, depression, grief, loss, relationship, career, trauma, health and navigating the many changes through life.
(707) 562-0186
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Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Are you looking for a psychotherapist who can listen compassionately and deeply- and also help you access what is most important within you? Are you seeking to live in greater alignment with your authentic self? I have over 35 years of experience as a psychotherapist with specialties in mindfulness, Focusing (listening to the body's wisdom and learning to become more compassionate toward yourself and others) and the expressive arts. I work with people with a variety of issues- anxiety, depression, grief, loss, relationship, career, trauma, health and navigating the many changes through life.
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Kelly Susan Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Offers online therapy
At this time my practice is full and I am not accepting new clients. I have experience working with Adults diagnosed with Severe and Persistent Mental Health challenges, older adults with Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia, and adolescents. With adolescents, I focus on developing awareness of emotional states, including the impact they have on our behaviors as well as the development of self-regulating and problem solving tools. I work with individuals aged 14 and older.
(707) 341-0228
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Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Offers online therapy
At this time my practice is full and I am not accepting new clients. I have experience working with Adults diagnosed with Severe and Persistent Mental Health challenges, older adults with Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia, and adolescents. With adolescents, I focus on developing awareness of emotional states, including the impact they have on our behaviors as well as the development of self-regulating and problem solving tools. I work with individuals aged 14 and older.

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Coping Skills Therapists
With coping skills or coping mechanisms, we learn to overcome issues like stress, depression, anger or anxiety.

Pro-active coping involves dealing with a problem by using constructive coping activities such as planning, confrontation, self-control and restraint. Overuse of coping mechanisms, like avoiding problems or working obsessively, can exasperate the weakness.

Emotion based coping skills reduce symptoms by addressing our feelings e.g. discussing the issues, distraction, relaxation, reframing or humor can all help. But negative coping mechanisms, which tend to be impulsive, like denial, projection, rationalization, repression or wishful thinking can make the underlying problem worse.

Some coping methods are more like bad habits than constructive life skills e.g. drinking and drugs. Other examples might include skin biting, nail biting or hair pulling (trichotillomania).

If you find it hard to cope or are having trouble coping, therapists in Santa Rosa can help develop constructive coping skills for children, coping skills for kids and life coping skills.

If you're looking for help with coping skills in Santa Rosa or for a Santa Rosa coping skills therapist, these professionals provide coping strategies. They include Santa Rosa coping skills therapists, coping skills psychologists, coping skills psychotherapists and coping skills counseling.