Brett S. Coder, M.S., MFTI

Brett S. Coder, M.S., MFTI

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern - 74595
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 25015
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Woodland, California 95695 - United States

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My philosophy integrates the need for insight, behavior change, emotional support, and creating new experiences that challenge unhelpful narratives about yourself. Your therapy will always be tailored uniquely to you and created out of collaboration within an equal therapeutic relationship.

Email or Call Brett S. Coder, M.S., MFTI at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 25015

More Info About My Practice

NOTE: I AM NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING PATIENTS AT THIS TIME. I would be glad to help you with referrals to quality therapists best suited to meet your needs.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

* Trauma/PTSD * Anxiety * Depression * Communication * Parenting

How Psychotherapy Can Help

You probably are looking to therapy for relief or to make major changes in your life, right? As much compassion and wisdom as I offer to you, equally important is the cultivation of your own self-compassion, patience, and encouraging mindset. Do you struggle with any those? That's why I'm here to help you!

Mindfulness is one practice I guide patients with and it offers many benefits but most fundamental is the ability to be more focused on the present moment - where change is possible. We can plan for the future but we cannot live in it. Nor can we change the past, though we can learn from it. If you're tired of worrying about the future or regretting the past, I can help teach you ways to learn from the past and how patterns of living became entrenched, constructively make plans to live more aligned with your values, and take charge of your life with new behaviors in the present.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

The courage and growth process that I support and bear witness to in my patients is what sustains my passion for this practice.

My Role as a Therapist

My ultimate role as a therapist is to guide you towards a more meaningful and satisfying life while increasing your flexibility to respond to the unpredictable world we live in. As a therapist I wear many hats- teacher, coach/mentor, guide, motivator, etc. Each of these is offered to help you achieve your goals and get the most out of therapy.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Entering therapy is a big decision and commitment. Frequently, people come to see me because they either lack support for sensitive issues and value the confidential safe space to share. The courage to start therapy and be vulnerable is a strength and not a weakness. You're already closer to where you want to be than you think.

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

Too often, I have talked to folks who have been disappointed by a therapist in the past. If you've had any of the following experiences, it may be time to consider a new therapist:

* Gives advice without taking time to really understand you.
* Does not offer practical suggestions for chronic issues where you could use professional help.
* Sessions feel more "chatty" (like with a friend) but do not get to the heart of your concerns.
* Treatment doesn't focus on what you felt was important or needed help with.
* You do not trust the therapist enough to take risks in opening up on sensitive topics.

My approach is quite different from the above. For starters, I take considerable time to understand you and your situation. Patients often remark at my genuine interest and caring. Next, while I do first encourage you to seek inner-wisdom and your own solutions, I'm not opposed to offering practical suggestions for issues like sleep, stress management, or communication. To stay focused on your goals and treatment needs, I regularly monitor and discuss your progress. Having been in therapy myself, I greatly honor the fear of opening up and being vulnerable. I build trust with you over time and encourage risk-taking when you're ready but I do not push it.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Survivors of abuse, assault and other relational trauma

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family Problems
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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