Due to The Shelter-in-Place Order, All Sessions Are Provided Through Phone & Telehealth.

For a free phone consultation, to schedule a therapy session, or to discuss any other questions you might have, please call (510) 944-1549, email me at michal@somaticmft.com or complete the Contact Form.

Stigma as a Barrier to Accept Parental Counseling

It’s very important for the counselor to have the teacher’s (or day-care provider’s) opinion.  You undoubtedly realize that a parent has a hard time viewing their child realistically...
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How long therapy will take?

You are a unique individual, your strengths and needs and goals and timing and intensity are different from other people’s, and you deserve a therapy that is as long and as short as you want it to be...
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about parental counseling

Parental guidance takes a lot of its principles and techniques from therapy, in that it assumes that a major engine for behavioral change is better self-understanding...
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will therapy make me feel better?

In the long run, yes.  In the short run, not necessarily.  Again it’s a very individual issue.  Some people get a lot of support from the therapeutic...
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delving into the past does not always mean “finding the guilty party”

First of all, I want to make it very clear that delving into the past does not always mean “finding the guilty party.”  This attitude...
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Is Crisis Counseling Necessary?  Won’t I Naturally Overcome The Crisis In Time?

You may very well.  And if you feel confident that you’re moving in the right direction at an acceptable pace, don’t come...
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Licensed marriage and family therapist #112104. Registered dance & movement therapist R-DMT #1937 ADTA.
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