Maria Mercedes Giron-Cerna

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

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Maria Mercedes Giron-Cerna, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Menlo Park
(628) 227-6380 Website

Maria Mercedes Giron-Cerna

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT


Location

Private Practice
1975 Oak Avenue
Menlo Park, California 94025
(628) 227-6380

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Private Practice
394 Paseo Gularte
San Juan Bautista, California 95045
(628) 227-6380

With thirty years experience as a bilingual/bicultural therapist in many areas of psychology, I am qualified to work with families, couples and individuals across a wide spectrum. I specialize in children and teens with conduct disorders. I specialize in 0-5 failure to thrive (RAD) and with Hospice work, emphasizing cultural differences (Hispanic). I also work with children and teens with developmental disorders that include Asperger's syndrome and mild Autism. I have long experience in Shamanic Healing (Native American and Hispanic). Further experience is with the LGT community. I also work with addiction, depression and OCD as well as Bipolar Disorders.

I have lived and worked in Costa Rica in private practice as well as with my own non-profit. I am currently working on a non-profit center that will serve all areas of need in children and teens plus work with Asperberg's Syndrome.

My years of experience and my life long acquaintence with bilingual/bicultural issues (Hispanic), years of Shamanic Healing, experience specializing in the needs of families, ( nuclear or foster living situations, with an emphasizes on adopted children),Hospice, PTSD with veterans, conduct disorders and Autism (mild - Asperberg's Syndrome).

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: Sonoma State University
  • License and State: LMFT22107 California

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $50 - $160
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: California / Bilingual Certificate
  • 1982

Location

Private Practice
1975 Oak Avenue
Menlo Park, California 94025
(628) 227-6380

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Private Practice
394 Paseo Gularte
San Juan Bautista, California 95045
(628) 227-6380
Specialties
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Specializing in RAD in children/teens
  • Transgender
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

I also speak: Spanish and Spanish (fluent)
Faith: Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations
Age
  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Jungian
  • Narrative
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Speciality in Aging and Death Issues
  • Speciality in RAD and PTSD failure to thrive
  • Speciality in Shamanic Healing
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Video/Skype
  • Online Counseling

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 7 Jan 2020
Maria Mercedes Giron-Cerna, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Menlo Park

Maria Mercedes Giron-Cerna

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT