Debbie Goldyne

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT

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(707) 229-1087

Debbie Goldyne

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 229-1087
Offers online therapy

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19343 Sonoma Highway
Sonoma, CA 95476
(415) 455-5844

About

Relationship is at the root of my work as a therapist. My goal is to establish trusting connections through empathy, humanness and humor. I work with individuals, couples and families on relationship issues as well as depression, anxiety, loss, mourning and self-esteem.One speciality is helping elders address issues of aging. I also work with groups for adult children dealing with the challenges of aging parents. My approach is insight oriented – seeking understanding of problematic patterns and their probable origins. I also attend to somatic experience (physical sensations) as an additional inroad to exploring feelings and thoughts.
Though I work with people of all ages, I specialize in working with adult children struggling to help parents meet the challenges of aging. In addition to individual work, I also run a bi-weekly support group in my Sonoma office in which adult children share issues, feelings and strategies.

Finances

  • Session Fee: $160 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes

Qualifications

  • License: California / 42148
  • School: Argosy University
  • Year Graduated: 2001
I have been in practice for 20 years and have worked extensively with elders and their families.

Debbie Goldyne's Groups

Support group for adult children with aging parent

This group helps adult children address the issues of dealing with aging and declining parents. It is designed to create a forum in which to share the complex web of feelings related to our parents becoming "our children." Group members share strategies re arranging for increasing levels of care, dealing with parents' resistance to relinquishing independence ( giving up the car, accepting in home care or moving to an elder care facility), and the highly ambivalent feelings which accompany this difficult process.

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Location

Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 229-1087
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Other Location +

Additional Location

19343 Sonoma Highway
Sonoma, CA 95476
(415) 455-5844
Specialties
  • Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Adult children with aging parents
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Self Esteem
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Narrative
  • Psychodynamic
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family

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Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
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Debbie Goldyne

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT