Petaluma Mental Health

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I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #53839 and work with children, adolescents, and adults and help you in understanding how your inner forces may be causing suffering, confusion, and difficulty.

With respect to children I help aid them in thriving in their world and with adolescents navigating the crazy world of growing up. These changes are often difficult but they can also be wonderful. 

My approach to therapy is warm, engaging, spiritual, and creative. 

I approach my patients as human beings who are trying to find their place in the world or make it. 

Often the greatest human suffering is in the belief that everything you are doing or going through is your fault. 

While some of your issues may have a self-generated core it’s very important to know where that ends. In other words, similar to the serenity prayer, its important to know what you can actually change.

Equally important is in trying to understand what your symptom is telling you. Often symptoms are a manifestation of a deeper difficulty. This difficulty may be a masked opportunity for the change you may feel desperate for. Often with children and adolescents symptoms emerge when they are stuck or unable to make it through the necessary development that is needed. 

I find that much of our work may be about discovering the relationship between your inner and outer world. This includes how you relate to yourself and how you relate to others. The same could be said about the discovering the relationship between your mind and your body and lastly the relationship between your consciousness and unconsciousness. When these relationships are disrupted problems occur.

If you want to know your self deeply and live life by trusting your Self and your Process I can support you. I can also support you if you have no idea where to begin. Your first step in counseling may be unsure and the ground may be loose but we can work with it.

I feel confident in my work and am open to hearing more. 

Today or at this stage in your life there may be feelings or thoughts that are confusing, destructive, repetitive, and difficult for your self or for someone else.

Approach to Psychotherapy and Counseling

In my Petaluma Therapy and Counseling practice we will work together to create a unique environment for you to experience a deep and sustained change.

This is a therapy that may take time although at points some changes may come quickly. It may take time for us to understand what is at the root of your difficulty before we can move into solutions or it may take time for the real difficulty to emerge. 

Psychological growth comes from creating and breaking, dialoguing and relating, actualizing internal harmony and handling disharmony, and taking the small and large steps necessary for you to feel good about who you are and what may become of you.