Michael W Vurek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
I am also trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
Despite huge advances in modern technologies to extend life expectancy and increase physical comfort we have made only modest progress in relieving human psychological suffering that manifests as mood disorders and anxiety. It appears that many of our attempts to "fix" ourselves frequently backfire. My approach is highly collaborative and uses the most up to date discoveries in the field of behavioral science to help you "have a mind without your mind having you". Together we can help you gain flexibility that reduces suffering and learn skills that increase values-based living.
(628) 227-5650
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Corte Madera, CA 94925
I am also trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
Despite huge advances in modern technologies to extend life expectancy and increase physical comfort we have made only modest progress in relieving human psychological suffering that manifests as mood disorders and anxiety. It appears that many of our attempts to "fix" ourselves frequently backfire. My approach is highly collaborative and uses the most up to date discoveries in the field of behavioral science to help you "have a mind without your mind having you". Together we can help you gain flexibility that reduces suffering and learn skills that increase values-based living.
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Leslie Yan Meier
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
My experience is in providing cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) cognitive processing therapy (CPT), anger management therapy, and psychodynamic approaches.
My approach to psychotherapy is a collaborative and flexible partnership with each client. I believe that trust, respect, non-judgment, genuineness, and compassion form the foundation of a therapeutic relationship. Through the process of psychotherapy, I endeavor to help clients gain insight and perspective into their relationships and behaviors with the intention of achieving positive change. We will work in tandem to identify treatment goals and expectations at the outset of treatment, and will ensure that the focus of therapy is on the most salient issues.
(415) 226-4996
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Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
My experience is in providing cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) cognitive processing therapy (CPT), anger management therapy, and psychodynamic approaches.
My approach to psychotherapy is a collaborative and flexible partnership with each client. I believe that trust, respect, non-judgment, genuineness, and compassion form the foundation of a therapeutic relationship. Through the process of psychotherapy, I endeavor to help clients gain insight and perspective into their relationships and behaviors with the intention of achieving positive change. We will work in tandem to identify treatment goals and expectations at the outset of treatment, and will ensure that the focus of therapy is on the most salient issues.
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Alicia Smart
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Smart has received extensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Radically Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (RO-DBT), Emotion-Focused Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Exposure Therapy.
DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™ Dr. Alicia Smart has experience working with a wide range of individuals, ranging from older adults to adolescent clients. She specializes in working with personality disorders, mood disorders, grief/loss, anxiety, relationship difficulties, impulsivity, and anger management
(415) 737-5156 x2
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Corte Madera, CA 94925
Smart has received extensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Radically Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (RO-DBT), Emotion-Focused Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Exposure Therapy.
DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™ Dr. Alicia Smart has experience working with a wide range of individuals, ranging from older adults to adolescent clients. She specializes in working with personality disorders, mood disorders, grief/loss, anxiety, relationship difficulties, impulsivity, and anger management
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Mary Rutledge Faucette
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
The treatment approaches I utilize are supported by research as being effective, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy as well as Motivational Interviewing.
Welcome! I look forward to speaking with you about my practice and the services that I offer. I provide warm and supportive treatment in which the individuals I work for feel cared for and understood. I work collaboratively with you to reach your treatment goals, I specialize in Addiction, Dual Diagnosis(Co-Occurring Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders), Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, and Domestic Violence. I provide 24/7 availability for current clients who are in crisis.
(415) 562-0272
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Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
The treatment approaches I utilize are supported by research as being effective, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy as well as Motivational Interviewing.
Welcome! I look forward to speaking with you about my practice and the services that I offer. I provide warm and supportive treatment in which the individuals I work for feel cared for and understood. I work collaboratively with you to reach your treatment goals, I specialize in Addiction, Dual Diagnosis(Co-Occurring Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders), Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, and Domestic Violence. I provide 24/7 availability for current clients who are in crisis.
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Nicolas Chu
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
I am trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy, and exposure-based treatment for anxiety.
My philosophy is to empower my patients to be helpful and compassionate towards themselves and develop a healthy way to deal with life’s difficult times. Therapy is about personal connection, and my first goal is always to provide a safe, comfortable environment for my patients.
(415) 496-0286
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Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
I am trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy, and exposure-based treatment for anxiety.
My philosophy is to empower my patients to be helpful and compassionate towards themselves and develop a healthy way to deal with life’s difficult times. Therapy is about personal connection, and my first goal is always to provide a safe, comfortable environment for my patients.
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Kristin Wolcott Farese, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
I am extensively trained in DBT, couple and family therapy, and group therapy.
I consider clients experts in their own lives and take a collaborative approach to psychotherapy. I strive to facilitate conversations that open up space for fresh perspectives and a better sense of control over problems in living. I have decades of experience helping people navigate challenges and crises to find more control, ease and satisfaction in life.
(415) 881-5445
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Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
I am extensively trained in DBT, couple and family therapy, and group therapy.
I consider clients experts in their own lives and take a collaborative approach to psychotherapy. I strive to facilitate conversations that open up space for fresh perspectives and a better sense of control over problems in living. I have decades of experience helping people navigate challenges and crises to find more control, ease and satisfaction in life.
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Katie Steiner Peterman
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
My postdoctoral training focused on conducting Dialectical Behavioral Therapy with adolescents and adults.
Therapy is a way to help you more deeply understand yourself and gain perspective to take steps toward a more satisfying life. A good match between therapist and client is essential to personal growth and healing. I provide a safe and collaborative space for you to openly express yourself and explore the issues that are affecting you. With honesty and warmth, I will help you build the awareness necessary to move toward your goals and learn the skills you'll need to navigate, and find meaning in, inevitable challenges.
(415) 682-6562
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Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
My postdoctoral training focused on conducting Dialectical Behavioral Therapy with adolescents and adults.
Therapy is a way to help you more deeply understand yourself and gain perspective to take steps toward a more satisfying life. A good match between therapist and client is essential to personal growth and healing. I provide a safe and collaborative space for you to openly express yourself and explore the issues that are affecting you. With honesty and warmth, I will help you build the awareness necessary to move toward your goals and learn the skills you'll need to navigate, and find meaning in, inevitable challenges.
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Shelley Richardson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
I specialize here in working with high-conflict couples (using DBT techniques) and in improving relationships more broadly using a research-supported approach developed by the Gottmans.
I enjoy working with individuals and couples who are looking for ways to heal from past hurts, create lives worth living, or deal with anxiety, stress, and life transitions. Approaching each client from a place of acceptance, my style varies depending on your needs - from listening and supporting you, to asking tough questions or providing more direction. I incorporate mindfulness into my work to support people in connecting with their emotions as well as to help them regulate their emotions.
(415) 236-2963
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Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
I specialize here in working with high-conflict couples (using DBT techniques) and in improving relationships more broadly using a research-supported approach developed by the Gottmans.
I enjoy working with individuals and couples who are looking for ways to heal from past hurts, create lives worth living, or deal with anxiety, stress, and life transitions. Approaching each client from a place of acceptance, my style varies depending on your needs - from listening and supporting you, to asking tough questions or providing more direction. I incorporate mindfulness into my work to support people in connecting with their emotions as well as to help them regulate their emotions.
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Laura Petracek
Psychologist, PhD, LCSW Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
Dr. Laura Petracek is a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in anger dyscontrol issues and recovery from alcohol and substance-use issues. Her other areas of expertise are working with children and adolescents with ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, in addition to evaluating school-age children for learning disabilities. She is certified in CBT, DBT, and her approach is designed to identify, access, and build upon each person's capacity for internal resourcing and resilience, encouraging them to grow emotionally and spiritually.
(415) 630-4498
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Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
Dr. Laura Petracek is a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in anger dyscontrol issues and recovery from alcohol and substance-use issues. Her other areas of expertise are working with children and adolescents with ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, in addition to evaluating school-age children for learning disabilities. She is certified in CBT, DBT, and her approach is designed to identify, access, and build upon each person's capacity for internal resourcing and resilience, encouraging them to grow emotionally and spiritually.
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Lori Lavinthal
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
I provide DBT, and general psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, families and couples in my San Francisco and Marin practices. For the past 20 years I have helped people transform, creating the lives they want to live. Stylistically I am warm, thoughtful, and engaged creating a non-judgmental safe environment.
(415) 594-4462
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Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
I provide DBT, and general psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, families and couples in my San Francisco and Marin practices. For the past 20 years I have helped people transform, creating the lives they want to live. Stylistically I am warm, thoughtful, and engaged creating a non-judgmental safe environment.
Joseph Choy
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
My training is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and I integrate my specialization of other evidence-based therapies such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) with the power of mindfulness to provide an adaptive and flexible approach to your needs.
We are often ruled by thoughts and patterns of conditioning that are largely outside of our awareness. While adaptive, this process can sometimes lead us astray. I aim to help you uncover unhealthy patterns of conditioning by cultivating awareness through mindful intention which will ultimately help guide you towards a more conscious and fulfilling life. I have extensive experience working with individuals suffering from mood disorders, trauma-related disorders and substance abuse.
(628) 300-0288
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Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
My training is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and I integrate my specialization of other evidence-based therapies such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) with the power of mindfulness to provide an adaptive and flexible approach to your needs.
We are often ruled by thoughts and patterns of conditioning that are largely outside of our awareness. While adaptive, this process can sometimes lead us astray. I aim to help you uncover unhealthy patterns of conditioning by cultivating awareness through mindful intention which will ultimately help guide you towards a more conscious and fulfilling life. I have extensive experience working with individuals suffering from mood disorders, trauma-related disorders and substance abuse.
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Jessica Garibaldi
Registered Psychological Assistant, PsyD Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
Dr. Garibaldi is a postdoctoral fellow with expertise in mood disorders, life stressors, and substance abuse. She specializes in treating a variety of disorders, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction. Dr. Garibaldi utilizes an integrative approach, incorporating evidence-based treatments; such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Additionally, she has experience working from a relational, attachment focused model. She tailors her approach to best fit the presenting needs of each patient.
(628) 232-9185
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Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
Dr. Garibaldi is a postdoctoral fellow with expertise in mood disorders, life stressors, and substance abuse. She specializes in treating a variety of disorders, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction. Dr. Garibaldi utilizes an integrative approach, incorporating evidence-based treatments; such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Additionally, she has experience working from a relational, attachment focused model. She tailors her approach to best fit the presenting needs of each patient.
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Beatrice Chorinsky
Psychologist, MA, MA, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
I facilitate authentic change by blending Western psychotherapy (EMDR, DBT and Attachment Work) with Buddhist mindfulness-awareness practices.
I am a licensed psychologist providing individual, couple and family therapy for a wide range of difficulties. My style is warm, compassionate, personable and directed. I take a collaborative, strengths-based approach that emphasizes acceptance of the self in finding one’s own way forward. I not only assist my clients to explore and resolve issues from the past but help them to develop practical and creative solutions to life problems. I employ treatment modalities such as EMDR, DBT and CBT along with an attachment based foundation as important tools in assisting my clients to realize a fuller life experience.
(415) 637-6195
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Office is near:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
I facilitate authentic change by blending Western psychotherapy (EMDR, DBT and Attachment Work) with Buddhist mindfulness-awareness practices.
I am a licensed psychologist providing individual, couple and family therapy for a wide range of difficulties. My style is warm, compassionate, personable and directed. I take a collaborative, strengths-based approach that emphasizes acceptance of the self in finding one’s own way forward. I not only assist my clients to explore and resolve issues from the past but help them to develop practical and creative solutions to life problems. I employ treatment modalities such as EMDR, DBT and CBT along with an attachment based foundation as important tools in assisting my clients to realize a fuller life experience.
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Jeannie Brown
Psychologist, PsyD, MA Verified
Office is near:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
I also offer Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, DBT Skills (Mindfulness/Buddhist and CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy with an attachment focus.
Welcome to my private practice: Are you distressed and need more support? Many seek therapy to end or alleviate often life long or long term painful symptoms or patterns that may be too complex to address on their own that may be very treatable. I provide a safe, nonjudgmental, supportive place and work collaboratively to help develop awareness and skills and through therapeutic modalities to improve or eliminate distressing symptoms or problems to assist you in reaching your full potential. Education: UC Berkeley-psychology and Doctorate at California School of Professional Psychology.
(415) 692-6331
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Office is near:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
I also offer Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, DBT Skills (Mindfulness/Buddhist and CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy with an attachment focus.
Welcome to my private practice: Are you distressed and need more support? Many seek therapy to end or alleviate often life long or long term painful symptoms or patterns that may be too complex to address on their own that may be very treatable. I provide a safe, nonjudgmental, supportive place and work collaboratively to help develop awareness and skills and through therapeutic modalities to improve or eliminate distressing symptoms or problems to assist you in reaching your full potential. Education: UC Berkeley-psychology and Doctorate at California School of Professional Psychology.
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Amelia Howard-Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Hosts group in:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
I use a combination of CBT and DBT.
You want to be seen, heard, and understood. This is what you’ll feel when you work with me. My approach is collaborative and tailored to your unique needs. I strive to help you make sense out of the past while guiding you to make changes for the future. I want to help you live the life you want to live, and I’m here to provide you with the tools to do just that. Together we’ll work towards gaining a deeper understanding of yourself, finding meaning in your life, self-acceptance, and empowerment. You’ll learn to manage strong and uncomfortable emotions and work through negative thought patterns.
(415) 326-1841
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Hosts group in:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
I use a combination of CBT and DBT.
You want to be seen, heard, and understood. This is what you’ll feel when you work with me. My approach is collaborative and tailored to your unique needs. I strive to help you make sense out of the past while guiding you to make changes for the future. I want to help you live the life you want to live, and I’m here to provide you with the tools to do just that. Together we’ll work towards gaining a deeper understanding of yourself, finding meaning in your life, self-acceptance, and empowerment. You’ll learn to manage strong and uncomfortable emotions and work through negative thought patterns.
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Sara Bisikirski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Hosts group in:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
With 20 years of experience, I work with individual adults, adolescents and couples from a trauma-informed model that integrates DBT, psychodynamic, family systems and Mindful Self-Compassion perspectives. Through therapy I can help you to achieve your goals, develop an increased understanding of yourself and build new ways of coping with life’s challenges. As a Certified Mediator with a background in divorce mediation I can lend informed support to those struggling with divorce-related challenges. Furthermore as a transracially adoptive mom of two I hold a strong interest in helping others navigate the world of parenting.
(510) 880-1983
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Hosts group in:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
With 20 years of experience, I work with individual adults, adolescents and couples from a trauma-informed model that integrates DBT, psychodynamic, family systems and Mindful Self-Compassion perspectives. Through therapy I can help you to achieve your goals, develop an increased understanding of yourself and build new ways of coping with life’s challenges. As a Certified Mediator with a background in divorce mediation I can lend informed support to those struggling with divorce-related challenges. Furthermore as a transracially adoptive mom of two I hold a strong interest in helping others navigate the world of parenting.
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Sara Drotman
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
Constantly coping with trauma, stress, isolation, grief, or substance abuse can make you feel like you are living in "survival mode." Therapy can help you find your way back to the life you want to be living. If you've reached this page, that means you're considering making a change - to better understand yourself, improve your relationships, create new habits, or rediscover your passions. This work can only occur when you feel comfortable and safe with your therapist. That is why I prioritize collaborative, culturally responsive, and patient-centered care.
(415) 737-5095
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Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
Constantly coping with trauma, stress, isolation, grief, or substance abuse can make you feel like you are living in "survival mode." Therapy can help you find your way back to the life you want to be living. If you've reached this page, that means you're considering making a change - to better understand yourself, improve your relationships, create new habits, or rediscover your passions. This work can only occur when you feel comfortable and safe with your therapist. That is why I prioritize collaborative, culturally responsive, and patient-centered care.
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Cecile Binmoeller
Psychologist, PhD, MA, MEd Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
I am a licensed psychologist specializing in evidence-based therapy and neuropsychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults. My expertise is in serving individuals struggling with issues related to anxiety (i.e. OCD, phobias, panic, social anxiety, selective mutism, separation anxiety), mood (i.e. depression, emotion dysregulation, bipolar), ADHD, Autism, trauma, eating disorders, behavioral challenges, and learning difficulties. I also provide consultation to parents and schools. My approach is grounded in empirically supported treatments, which I adapt to meet the unique strengths and needs of each individual.
(628) 230-4702
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Corte Madera, CA 94925
I am a licensed psychologist specializing in evidence-based therapy and neuropsychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults. My expertise is in serving individuals struggling with issues related to anxiety (i.e. OCD, phobias, panic, social anxiety, selective mutism, separation anxiety), mood (i.e. depression, emotion dysregulation, bipolar), ADHD, Autism, trauma, eating disorders, behavioral challenges, and learning difficulties. I also provide consultation to parents and schools. My approach is grounded in empirically supported treatments, which I adapt to meet the unique strengths and needs of each individual.
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Heather Mclean Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
I work with people during times of transition. You may be needing to process a loss, learn to draw boundaries, have the courage to use your voice, change jobs, or explore what is the next chapter for you. Let's explore how your stories, beliefs and relational patterns might be holding you back.
(415) 322-1692
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Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
I work with people during times of transition. You may be needing to process a loss, learn to draw boundaries, have the courage to use your voice, change jobs, or explore what is the next chapter for you. Let's explore how your stories, beliefs and relational patterns might be holding you back.
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Russell (Rusty) Hendlin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
I bring warmth, humor, compassion, clarity and understanding to my work. I support couples and families in improving communication, expressing feelings, resolving conflict, and establishing clearer roles. I encourage parents to set fair and firm limits and establish healthy boundaries. I assist individuals and families in becoming more confident, hopeful, cooperative and relaxed. I support relating with clarity, serenity, and loving kindness.
(415) 849-4069
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Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
I bring warmth, humor, compassion, clarity and understanding to my work. I support couples and families in improving communication, expressing feelings, resolving conflict, and establishing clearer roles. I encourage parents to set fair and firm limits and establish healthy boundaries. I assist individuals and families in becoming more confident, hopeful, cooperative and relaxed. I support relating with clarity, serenity, and loving kindness.

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Dialectical (DBT) Therapists
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is the treatment most closely associated with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Therapists practice DBT in both individual and group sessions. The therapy combines elements of CBT to help with regulating emotion through distress tolerance and mindfulness. The goal of Dialectical Behavior Therapy is to alleviate the intense emotional pain associated with BPD. Its core assumption is that change and acceptance are intertwined. We typically think of our efforts to change things as emerging out of non-acceptance. We either decide to accept things as they are or we seek to change: through DBT it's not a case of change or acceptance, but resolving the conflicts to allow for self-acceptance and constructive change.

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