Michelle Joan Frisch

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, PhD

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(707) 902-3990

Michelle Joan Frisch

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, PhD

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Napa, CA
1807 Jefferson Street
Napa, CA 94559
(707) 902-3990
Offers online therapy

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About

Marriage can be extremely challenging, especially if your childhood was less than ideal. I help couples learn to listen to each other and talk about difficult issues without being triggered by past events or experiences. These reactions can cause defensiveness, or result in attacks on, or withdrawal from, the other. I help change these patterns, facilitate productive discussions and help you get the love and closeness back in your marriage. Couples can heal, become stronger in their bond and rejoin in love even after an affair or infatuation. I have 29 years of experience as an insight-oriented psychotherapist working with individuals and couples.
Emotional healing is a process that happens in the context of a non-judgmental, caring relationship. I listen attentively and help you understand patterns or behaviors that have interfered with having healthy relationships or have prevented you from being more successful in your work. I help people identify their feelings and learn to express them.
I assist individuals in changing unhelpful, repetitive patterns and those struggling with anxiety, sadness, anger, guilt and shame. I work with people challenged by loving someone who is addicted to alcohol, sex or drugs, or challenged by the life transitions of marriage, pregnancy, new parenthood, parenting adolescents, divorce and death of a loved one.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $205
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Paypal, Zelle
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Claremont EAP
My regular, hourly fee is set at a level comparable to others in the Bay Area with similar levels of education, training, and experience.
Email me or call (707) 902-3990 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 44 Years
  • License: California / LCS10733
  • School: Boston University School of Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 1979
I have studied couples therapy with Gottman, Stan Tatkin and studied several other theories with which to understand couples dynamics.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: American Association for Psychoanalytic Social Workers,
  • Member Since: 2008

Location

Napa, CA
1807 Jefferson Street
Napa, CA 94559
(707) 902-3990
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Addiction
Issues
  • Adoption
  • Affairs
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Child
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obesity
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Substance Use
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Couples therapy
  • EMDR
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Multicultural
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Michelle Joan Frisch

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, PhD