Vera Gassner, MFT, SEP

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, SEP

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Vera Gassner, MFT, SEP, MA, MFT, SEP, Marriage & Family Therapist in Alameda
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Vera Gassner, MFT, SEP

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, SEP


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Vera Gassner, MFT, SEP
1134 Ballena Blvd
Suite 19
Alameda, California 94501
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Vera Gassner, MA, MFT, SEP
Vallejo, California 94590
(510) 491-0782

"Let me walk with you into the sunlight..." I have a passion for guiding clients on their path to healing, empowerment, finding meaning, and creating a healthy balance and authenticity in one's life. I am an immigrant from Poland. The prejudice I have experienced because of my ethnic background, gives me a capacity to be empathic and real with my clients. I enjoy working with people of all ages, couples, and families. Regardless of approach in therapy, it is the ‘relationship that heals’ what needs focus. Beyond teaching tools to calm your nervous system, my goal is to provide a corrective emotional experience.🌞

Somatic Experiencing is a short-term, naturalistic approach to address trauma. It was developed by Peter Levine, PhD and is supported by research. It is based on the observation that wild prey animals, though routinely threatened, are rarely traumatized, because they use innate mechanisms to regulate and discharge the activation.

Early in my training, I knew intuitively, that beneath most of diagnoses was trauma, and the key to healing depression, anxiety, or difficulties in relationships, or somatic complaints was a need to address the trauma, which include: PTSD sustained from injuries from falls, accidents, war, physical, sexual or emotional abuse.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: John F. Kennedy University
  • Year Graduated: 2003
  • License and State: MFC48791 California

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $80 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • ACI Specialty Benefits
  • Beacon
  • CHIPA
  • ComPsych
  • FEI
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Interplan
  • LifeSynch
  • MHN
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: SOMATIC EXPERIENCING INSTITUTE / SE PRACTITIONER
  • Certificate Date: 2013

Location

Vera Gassner, MFT, SEP
1134 Ballena Blvd
Suite 19
Alameda, California 94501
Call Ms. Vera Gassner
(510) 491-0782

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Vera Gassner, MA, MFT, SEP
Vallejo, California 94590
(510) 491-0782
Specialties
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: Polish and UNDERSTAND RUSSIAN
Age
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group
Video/Skype
  • Online Counseling

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Last Modified: 26 Dec 2018
Vera Gassner, MFT, SEP, MA, MFT, SEP, Marriage & Family Therapist in Alameda

Vera Gassner, MFT, SEP

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, SEP