Meire Santos

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, PsyD, LMFT

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Meire Santos, MA, PsyD, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Albany
(510) 606-8607 Website

Meire Santos

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, PsyD, LMFT


Location

Albany and San Francisco, CA
Albany, California 94706
(510) 606-8607

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My approach to therapy emphasizes self knowledge, empowerment and insight helping move towards a more integral, meaningful and gratifying life. It is with passion and kindness that I witness the healing transformation a person goes through in the therapeutic relationship. Originally from Brazil, I speak English, Spanish, and Portuguese working with clients who speak these languages. Three theories permeate my work: the Integral theory of Ken Wilber, Psychodynamic theory, and Hakomi. I integrate into the analysis the physical, mental, emotional, and social parts of the self (Integral) in a mindfulness-based, body inclusive, and experiential perspective (Hakomi).

I also use different therapeutic frameworks according to the person's needs ranging from Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused, Family Systems, and Narrative. A special area of interest includes working with trauma using EMDR and inner child healing not as pure techniques but more as integrated adjuncts to the therapy.

An important part of my work is couples' counseling - the synergetic power of love and human connection that transforms miscommunication into care and mutual respect amazes me. I work with couples from different multicultural backgrounds and different sexual orientations. I also include dreams as a compass to the therapeutic process.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 10 Years
  • School: John F.Kennedy University
  • Year Graduated: 2003
  • License and State: MFC 47300 California

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
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Meire Santos's Groups

Dream Studies

Dream group in English, Portuguese and Spanish,The Importance of Dreams on Self Knowledge and Development workshop led by Dr. Meire Santos, LMFT, Psy.D, Psychology Doctor, is designed to provide an introduction to dream work and dreaming. Participants will have access to hand-outs, articles, books, movies, among other resources focusing on dreams as primordial means for enhancing personal growth. The group will learn to understand dreams not only from a theoretical perspective but also from experiential exercises using collaborative group insights.

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Couples Conflicts

Using a developmental model to couples relationships, Dr. Santos and her husband, Cesar Santos, MA, MBA, Integral Life Coach, will conduct a 12-week psychoeducational couples' group with the purpose of teaching and developing relationational skills based on mindfulness-oriented techniques. The group will start with 6 psychoeducational encounters with the explanation of the challenges present in each phase of a couples' history; then the group will be divide by gender, and men and women will discuss separadetely for 3 weeks. Finally, the whole group resumes for the last 3 weeks and co-create their new vows and agreements.

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College/Career in The US: Immigrant Support Group

With The Dream Act, a new demand appeared: young immigrants and their families who do not know which steps to take towards a College Degree and professional career in the USA. This support group will give these young immigrants, already in College or post College but not able to have a profession yet, the necessary guidance and mentorship. We will visit local Universities; have guest speakers and mentors. The group will also provide a safe space to address heated topics around immigrant reality: emotional blocks towards educational success, bilinguism, self-esteem, student skills, job market, among others.

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Location

Albany and San Francisco, CA
Albany, California 94706
(510) 606-8607

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Life Coaching
  • Sleep or Insomnia
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Immigration and Acculturation
  • Internet Addiction
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Medical Detox
  • Medication Management
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Transgender
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Weight Loss
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: Portuguese, Spanish and Spanish and Portuguese
Age
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dream Groups
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Hakomi
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Relational
  • Support Group for Immigrant Studants
  • Transpersonal
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 24 Sep 2018
Meire Santos, MA, PsyD, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Albany

Meire Santos

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, PsyD, LMFT