Vanessa Vertin
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
Vanessa's passion for relational work weaves its way through her other specializations, which include: * Developmental life transitions *Psychological/emotional/spiritual aspects of dealing with physiological illness (holistic health) * Parent/child and family issues *Work with the elderly * Mood disorders * Aging and loss/grief *EMDR *Trauma/stress.
Dr. Vertin specializes in modern-day relationships with self and others. Her work helps people thrive by revolutionizing how people think about health and relationship and thus, how they function. Vanessa's specializations are integral health, coupling relationships, and life transitions/stress. Other areas in which she has extensive training and therapeutic experience include: freedom and intimacy dynamics, marriage and other relationship forms, survivors of abuse, anxiety and depression, issues of elders and their families, aging & death, developmental issues, PTSD, and women’s issues.
(650) 262-3687
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Office is near:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
Vanessa's passion for relational work weaves its way through her other specializations, which include: * Developmental life transitions *Psychological/emotional/spiritual aspects of dealing with physiological illness (holistic health) * Parent/child and family issues *Work with the elderly * Mood disorders * Aging and loss/grief *EMDR *Trauma/stress.
Dr. Vertin specializes in modern-day relationships with self and others. Her work helps people thrive by revolutionizing how people think about health and relationship and thus, how they function. Vanessa's specializations are integral health, coupling relationships, and life transitions/stress. Other areas in which she has extensive training and therapeutic experience include: freedom and intimacy dynamics, marriage and other relationship forms, survivors of abuse, anxiety and depression, issues of elders and their families, aging & death, developmental issues, PTSD, and women’s issues.
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Bay Area Center for ADD/ADHD
Psychologist Verified
Office is near:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
We provide coaching, medication management, educational counseling, therapy, couples and family therapy, and group support to help you develop the skills to manage ADHD/ADD and succeed.
At the Bay Area Center for ADD/ADHD we work collaboratively as a group to provide the most effective treatment possible. We have psychiatrists, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and an educational therapist to help develop the best treatment for you. Who provide up-to-date evidence-based, effective treatment.
(415) 236-3165
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Corte Madera, CA 94925
We provide coaching, medication management, educational counseling, therapy, couples and family therapy, and group support to help you develop the skills to manage ADHD/ADD and succeed.
At the Bay Area Center for ADD/ADHD we work collaboratively as a group to provide the most effective treatment possible. We have psychiatrists, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and an educational therapist to help develop the best treatment for you. Who provide up-to-date evidence-based, effective treatment.
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Anna Weigel
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
I work with individuals, couples, and families, using primarily cognitive-behavioral and family systems approaches to therapy.
My therapy style focuses on working toward solutions to your current life stressors, and helping you make decisions if you feel "stuck" in some aspect of your life. I have experience helping people with parenting issues, relationship problems, coping with major life transitions, depression, anxiety, stress reduction, post-partum depression and coping, as well as other issues. I can help you improve communication in your relationships.
(650) 262-3035
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Corte Madera, CA 94925
I work with individuals, couples, and families, using primarily cognitive-behavioral and family systems approaches to therapy.
My therapy style focuses on working toward solutions to your current life stressors, and helping you make decisions if you feel "stuck" in some aspect of your life. I have experience helping people with parenting issues, relationship problems, coping with major life transitions, depression, anxiety, stress reduction, post-partum depression and coping, as well as other issues. I can help you improve communication in your relationships.
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David J Kest
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Office is near:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
I am a Family Therapist first, often focussing on relationship issues and communication skills.
I offer an "Integrated Approach to Psychotherapy" for adults, teens, couples and families. We may first seek to reduce negative symptoms and increase stability in our life, but eventually I support and challenge my clients to graduate from "surviving to truly "thriving" in all major aspects of their life. Relationships have shaped and influenced who we are and many clients appreciate help with essential relationship skills. I am one of the few therapists in Marin and SF actually certified as an Imago Relationship Therapist and have had the honor to assist the cofounders many times with their weekend workshops.
(650) 924-9677
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Office is near:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
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I am a Family Therapist first, often focussing on relationship issues and communication skills.
I offer an "Integrated Approach to Psychotherapy" for adults, teens, couples and families. We may first seek to reduce negative symptoms and increase stability in our life, but eventually I support and challenge my clients to graduate from "surviving to truly "thriving" in all major aspects of their life. Relationships have shaped and influenced who we are and many clients appreciate help with essential relationship skills. I am one of the few therapists in Marin and SF actually certified as an Imago Relationship Therapist and have had the honor to assist the cofounders many times with their weekend workshops.
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Daniel Alterman
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
I have more than twenty years’ experience, including: director of a child and family clinic in a major Bay Area hospital; adjunct academic faculty in a professional school of psychology; training doctoral students in neuropsychological testing and neurodevelopmental problems of childhood.
Because childhood and adolescence are such fragile stages of life, treating emotional and behavioral problems quickly and efficiently is essential. I join forces with you to resolve your children’s problems through expert assessment and carefully designed treatment plans. I begin this process by offering you a free personal consultation by phone to discuss your concerns and possible evaluations/interventions.
(415) 236-3551
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Office is near:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
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I have more than twenty years’ experience, including: director of a child and family clinic in a major Bay Area hospital; adjunct academic faculty in a professional school of psychology; training doctoral students in neuropsychological testing and neurodevelopmental problems of childhood.
Because childhood and adolescence are such fragile stages of life, treating emotional and behavioral problems quickly and efficiently is essential. I join forces with you to resolve your children’s problems through expert assessment and carefully designed treatment plans. I begin this process by offering you a free personal consultation by phone to discuss your concerns and possible evaluations/interventions.
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Susan Edelstein
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
Life has never been particularly easy, but lately we are faced with additional stress. As a psychologist, I meet with men and women, couples and families who are coping with difficulties in their marriages, conflicts with their children, financial pressures, and workplace stress.Things might seem so overwhelming that we despair of ever recapturing the happiness and optimism that we once might have had. I can show you ways to reduce your anxiety, and develop new coping strategies to improve interactions in your family, your relationships and your workplace. You can find confidence and recapture a sense of well being.
(415) 659-9341
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Office is near:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
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Life has never been particularly easy, but lately we are faced with additional stress. As a psychologist, I meet with men and women, couples and families who are coping with difficulties in their marriages, conflicts with their children, financial pressures, and workplace stress.Things might seem so overwhelming that we despair of ever recapturing the happiness and optimism that we once might have had. I can show you ways to reduce your anxiety, and develop new coping strategies to improve interactions in your family, your relationships and your workplace. You can find confidence and recapture a sense of well being.
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Beatrice Chorinsky
Psychologist, MA, MA, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
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 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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Dan Neuharth
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
*** My practice is currently full, so I cannot accommodate new clients at this time. My apologies.*** Therapy is a powerful tool for changing relationships with your partner, family, or other significant people. Most importantly, it includes your relationship with yourself. My more than 25 years' experience as a psychotherapist has shown that when people improve how they treat and view themselves, even in small ways, the benefits are enormous: less stress, emotional turmoil, anxiety, and negative thinking; more confidence, contentment, life balance, and self-acceptance; and better communication with those you love.
(415) 787-3948
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Office is near:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
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*** My practice is currently full, so I cannot accommodate new clients at this time. My apologies.*** Therapy is a powerful tool for changing relationships with your partner, family, or other significant people. Most importantly, it includes your relationship with yourself. My more than 25 years' experience as a psychotherapist has shown that when people improve how they treat and view themselves, even in small ways, the benefits are enormous: less stress, emotional turmoil, anxiety, and negative thinking; more confidence, contentment, life balance, and self-acceptance; and better communication with those you love.
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Adelaide Fulconis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, LLM Verified
Office is near:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
How you feel today is important to me. Many people coming to therapy believe that something is missing. It might be love, understanding, support, meaning, a sense of purpose, lack of control, a job, or a partner. Therapy can help. I would be honored to guide you through a self-empowering journey that could help you enable the changes you would like to achieve in your personal life or within your family. I work directly with individuals, couples, children, and families. My style is gentle, compassionate and authentic, and I provide unconditional acceptance, optimism, patience, and trust.
(628) 600-3167
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Office is near:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
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How you feel today is important to me. Many people coming to therapy believe that something is missing. It might be love, understanding, support, meaning, a sense of purpose, lack of control, a job, or a partner. Therapy can help. I would be honored to guide you through a self-empowering journey that could help you enable the changes you would like to achieve in your personal life or within your family. I work directly with individuals, couples, children, and families. My style is gentle, compassionate and authentic, and I provide unconditional acceptance, optimism, patience, and trust.
Lewis Epstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
I use a holistic approach in my work with couples and families that examines all aspects of life and health including exercise, diet, activities of daily living as well as past trauma, extended family relationships and spirituality.
I am a highly skilled psychotherapist with 40 years experience working with families, marriages and individuals. One of my specialties is relationships in crisis, and I have helped couples successfully work through intense conflicts, issues of infidelity and sexual problems. My therapy with families includes individual work with children around managing anger and anxiety. I also coach parents on how to be better limit-setters, and establish the best routines and methods to help children attain social and academic success. My 2007 book "More Coaching for Fatherhood" is a guide to both improved parenting and personal growth.
(973) 755-2246
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Office is near:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
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I use a holistic approach in my work with couples and families that examines all aspects of life and health including exercise, diet, activities of daily living as well as past trauma, extended family relationships and spirituality.
I am a highly skilled psychotherapist with 40 years experience working with families, marriages and individuals. One of my specialties is relationships in crisis, and I have helped couples successfully work through intense conflicts, issues of infidelity and sexual problems. My therapy with families includes individual work with children around managing anger and anxiety. I also coach parents on how to be better limit-setters, and establish the best routines and methods to help children attain social and academic success. My 2007 book "More Coaching for Fatherhood" is a guide to both improved parenting and personal growth.
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Lisa Robertson Veyssiere
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
Family system work, especially involving high-conflict personalities, involves the identification of tangible boundaries.
I work with clients who find themselves in a place of stasis, often when some situation, whether it is grief triggered by loss, or anxiety and stress resulting from an involvement with high-conflict personalities, has impeded their ability to meet their goals. Many individuals feel stymied and frustrated by a feeling of being "stuck." For high-achievers, the ability to set and meet goals has become an ingrained expectation, and the feeling of something, or someone, interfering with their ability to parent, work, or enjoy life, can feel like an new and insurmountable predicament.
(415) 534-4063
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Office is near:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
Family system work, especially involving high-conflict personalities, involves the identification of tangible boundaries.
I work with clients who find themselves in a place of stasis, often when some situation, whether it is grief triggered by loss, or anxiety and stress resulting from an involvement with high-conflict personalities, has impeded their ability to meet their goals. Many individuals feel stymied and frustrated by a feeling of being "stuck." For high-achievers, the ability to set and meet goals has become an ingrained expectation, and the feeling of something, or someone, interfering with their ability to parent, work, or enjoy life, can feel like an new and insurmountable predicament.
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Wendy Homer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
Over the years I have developed many areas of expertise including: adoption issues, infertility, ADHD, adolescent adjustment problems, adult survivors of sexual abuse, conflict resolution, divorce and co-parenting, the challenges of single parenting, issues faced by family caregivers, living with chronic pain, and coping with anxiety and depression.
I have over thirty years of experience as a psychotherapist. I enjoy working with all age groups, including children, adolescents and adults. I provide a safe space to talk openly about your problems, reveal deep fears, identify your strengths, and discover new ways to cope with challenging situations. I help individuals become more self-confident and enjoy more satisfying and productive lives. I help couples and families improve their relationships.
(415) 413-8086
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Office is near:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
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Over the years I have developed many areas of expertise including: adoption issues, infertility, ADHD, adolescent adjustment problems, adult survivors of sexual abuse, conflict resolution, divorce and co-parenting, the challenges of single parenting, issues faced by family caregivers, living with chronic pain, and coping with anxiety and depression.
I have over thirty years of experience as a psychotherapist. I enjoy working with all age groups, including children, adolescents and adults. I provide a safe space to talk openly about your problems, reveal deep fears, identify your strengths, and discover new ways to cope with challenging situations. I help individuals become more self-confident and enjoy more satisfying and productive lives. I help couples and families improve their relationships.
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Thom Kessler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, RAS Verified
Hosts group in:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Addiction Specialist.
Whether your decision to make changes involves freedom from painful limiting beliefs, release from repetitive relationship patterns, or transformation through sincere self-examination, I help people to fully realize the person they are destined to become. I work with adults, couples, teens, and families, helping them to successfully attain short-term goals and craft long-range solutions by utilizing a variety of approaches matched to their specific needs or expressed desires as they learn new ways to address life's challenges. As a level 3 Gottman couples therapist, I work with couples utilizing John Gottman's evidence-based theory.
(415) 454-8931
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Hosts group in:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
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I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Addiction Specialist.
Whether your decision to make changes involves freedom from painful limiting beliefs, release from repetitive relationship patterns, or transformation through sincere self-examination, I help people to fully realize the person they are destined to become. I work with adults, couples, teens, and families, helping them to successfully attain short-term goals and craft long-range solutions by utilizing a variety of approaches matched to their specific needs or expressed desires as they learn new ways to address life's challenges. As a level 3 Gottman couples therapist, I work with couples utilizing John Gottman's evidence-based theory.
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Rochelle Mishkin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
If low self-esteem, shame, and an inner critical voice are holding you back and your relationships are suffering as a result, your reaching out for help now may be the best decision you have ever made. You are not alone when it comes to struggling with your demons, but you do stand out for being willing to do something about it. The majority of my clients express one, if not all, of these complaints. As a therapist, I have worked with many who feel debilitated by their unhealthy perceptions of themselves and their world. It takes initiative and courage to change; and it takes motivation and determination to see it through.
(415) 849-3452
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Corte Madera, CA 94925
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If low self-esteem, shame, and an inner critical voice are holding you back and your relationships are suffering as a result, your reaching out for help now may be the best decision you have ever made. You are not alone when it comes to struggling with your demons, but you do stand out for being willing to do something about it. The majority of my clients express one, if not all, of these complaints. As a therapist, I have worked with many who feel debilitated by their unhealthy perceptions of themselves and their world. It takes initiative and courage to change; and it takes motivation and determination to see it through.
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Sergio Baroni
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
Hello! Thank you for checking out my site. Please call me if you really want to set yourself up to thrive! As a seasoned therapist, life coach and happiness expert, I can show you how to dramatically improve your coping with stress, re-pattern thinking and habits and take empowered and purpose driven action to achieve lasting peace and happiness. I also can help you to improve your existing relationship or find one that is right for you. I use a holistic approach that considers all the factors affecting your well-being and develops a clear pathway for your wellness.
(415) 233-9252
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Corte Madera, CA 94925
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Hello! Thank you for checking out my site. Please call me if you really want to set yourself up to thrive! As a seasoned therapist, life coach and happiness expert, I can show you how to dramatically improve your coping with stress, re-pattern thinking and habits and take empowered and purpose driven action to achieve lasting peace and happiness. I also can help you to improve your existing relationship or find one that is right for you. I use a holistic approach that considers all the factors affecting your well-being and develops a clear pathway for your wellness.
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Lisa Dobias
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
You may be seeking therapy because you want change in your life or perhaps you are dealing with a difficult situation. You will have my full focus and I will work to understand you and to learn what you need at this time. Research shows that therapy is much more effective if client and therapist have a strong connection. To facilitate this, I offer a complimentary 30 minute consultation so we can ensure working together feels right. I offer client-focused counseling for individuals, couples, teens and elders. I seek to understand you as a whole person and in relationship.
(415) 390-5839
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Corte Madera, CA 94925
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You may be seeking therapy because you want change in your life or perhaps you are dealing with a difficult situation. You will have my full focus and I will work to understand you and to learn what you need at this time. Research shows that therapy is much more effective if client and therapist have a strong connection. To facilitate this, I offer a complimentary 30 minute consultation so we can ensure working together feels right. I offer client-focused counseling for individuals, couples, teens and elders. I seek to understand you as a whole person and in relationship.
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Avis Rumney
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CIP Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
I specialize in Couples Therapy, Codependency, Emotional Eating, and Eating Disorders. I'm a seasoned therapist and award winning author with over 30 years' experience helping couples and individuals create healthy, happy lives. If you keep thinking the same negative thoughts, or endlessly repeat unwanted behaviors, I can help. You don't need to struggle alone. I will help you transform your unhealthy patterns, negative inner voices and self-sabotaging actions into healthy physical, mental and emotional habits. We can work together to help you build your confidence, improve your relationships and increase your well-being.
(415) 521-1116
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Corte Madera, CA 94925
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I specialize in Couples Therapy, Codependency, Emotional Eating, and Eating Disorders. I'm a seasoned therapist and award winning author with over 30 years' experience helping couples and individuals create healthy, happy lives. If you keep thinking the same negative thoughts, or endlessly repeat unwanted behaviors, I can help. You don't need to struggle alone. I will help you transform your unhealthy patterns, negative inner voices and self-sabotaging actions into healthy physical, mental and emotional habits. We can work together to help you build your confidence, improve your relationships and increase your well-being.
Lori Conroy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
As a Relationship Therapist I help Individuals, couples, and families overcome tough issues and discover deeper and more fulfilling relationships. I support couples suffering from infidelity, by helping them heal, find forgiveness, regain trust and reconnect emotionally. Discovering that you have been cheated on is a painful and traumatic experience that causes many painful feelings. Thinking about it can affect your ability to function in life. Living with the quilt associated with being unfaithful is very difficult. However, there is hope, getting over an Infidelity, takes a skilled experienced therapist..
(415) 936-8099
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Corte Madera, CA 94925
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As a Relationship Therapist I help Individuals, couples, and families overcome tough issues and discover deeper and more fulfilling relationships. I support couples suffering from infidelity, by helping them heal, find forgiveness, regain trust and reconnect emotionally. Discovering that you have been cheated on is a painful and traumatic experience that causes many painful feelings. Thinking about it can affect your ability to function in life. Living with the quilt associated with being unfaithful is very difficult. However, there is hope, getting over an Infidelity, takes a skilled experienced therapist..
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Makhetsi Tessien
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
Asking for help takes courage when you find yourself overwhelmed and not sure what to do. I approach my work with compassion and understanding. I strive to create an environment for you that is safe, accepting, and free of judgement. I believe that the purpose of therapy is to learn more about ourselves by expressing ourselves openly and honestly without emphasis on what is "right" or "wrong." This can help us identify deep patterns that keep us stuck and create new ways of dealing with life's challenges and being in relationships.
(510) 901-5337
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Corte Madera, CA 94925
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Asking for help takes courage when you find yourself overwhelmed and not sure what to do. I approach my work with compassion and understanding. I strive to create an environment for you that is safe, accepting, and free of judgement. I believe that the purpose of therapy is to learn more about ourselves by expressing ourselves openly and honestly without emphasis on what is "right" or "wrong." This can help us identify deep patterns that keep us stuck and create new ways of dealing with life's challenges and being in relationships.
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Shannon Weisberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
Do you want more from your relationships? Feeling disillusioned or stuck? Wonder if therapy is right for you? My clients are professionals who despite outward measures of success, feel dissatisfied, overwhelmed, or lonely. Together, we work toward meaningful improvements around a variety of challenges: relationship issues, anxiety, depression, perfectionism, stress, self-esteem, life transitions, divorce, parenting and anger.
(415) 868-4767
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Corte Madera, CA 94925
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Do you want more from your relationships? Feeling disillusioned or stuck? Wonder if therapy is right for you? My clients are professionals who despite outward measures of success, feel dissatisfied, overwhelmed, or lonely. Together, we work toward meaningful improvements around a variety of challenges: relationship issues, anxiety, depression, perfectionism, stress, self-esteem, life transitions, divorce, parenting and anger.

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Family Therapy
If you're looking for family therapy in 94925 or for an 94925 family therapist these professionals provide family therapy services and structural family therapy services. They include family therapists and marriage family therapists. Therapists in 94925 using the techniques of 'family therapy' (also referred to as marriage and family therapy and family counseling) view change in terms of the systems of interaction between family members.

Family relationships often affect psychological well-being and, regardless of the origin of an issue, or whether it may be the "individual" or "family" who is presenting it, involving the family in the solution can be of great benefit. Families participate directly in sessions during which the family therapist helps conversations in a way that draws upon and builds the strengths, wisdom and support of the wider family unit.