Dorothy O'Leary, MA, MFT

Dorothy O'Leary, MA, MFT

Professions: Counselling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist - LMFT52594
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 15188
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Office 1
700 E Street
Suite 220, #3
San Rafael, California 94901 - United States
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Billing and Insurance

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Free 15 minute phone consultation.
Regular fee $150 per 50 minute session.

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I offer clear communication in a down-to-earth environment. My goal is to secure your strengths while identifying and reducing patterns that may not be helpful. At times this looks like patience and persistence. At other times we'll be working toward shifting your awareness of your situation, yourself or others. People have worked with me through loneliness, loss, self-limiting beliefs, and a desire to get more out of life. Individuals, couples, and friendships have moved beyond feeling stuck, and have found fresh perspectives.
I'll use my own awareness of you, as well as feedback from you, as my guides in providing the right help for you. We'll talk a lot about your concern. We'll also look at the larger context of your life which has brought you to this moment. We might use tools like exploring your sense of yourself in your body and how that impacts you and/or your relationships. Sometimes just speaking words that haven't been spoken before, can be all that's needed right then. How we'll be spending our time depends on a lot of things.
If your best efforts aren't working as well this time, it may be time to try a different approach. When you call, we can explore some options for shifting your perspective.

Email or Call Dorothy O'Leary, MA, MFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15188

More Info About My Practice

To find out if our work together is a good fit for you, call for a free 15 minute phone consultation. We'll talk about what's concerning you, and discuss how our work together can help you get moving in a direction that's right for you. I'm happy to answer any questions you have about my style of work, what sets me apart from other psychotherapists, or about therapy in general.

What I Usually Need to Know to Help

If your seeking a therapist, I know you're ready to talk about what's going on. I invite you to take advantage of that chance when we first talk on the phone.
What would you like help with? What have you already tried on your own, and has it helped at all?
Have you been to therapy before? Was it a good experience? Do you have an idea of how you'd like therapy help you this time?
If you decide to come see me, I'll email you some documents that need signatures, as well as a questionnaire, and we'll have paperwork out of the way before we meet. As always, you're welcome to call and ask about anything on the documents or questionnaire that you're curious about. I'm always happy to talk. Having this done ahead of time will help both you and I to be a little more informed when we do get together.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Consultation
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Parents of estranged adult children

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Hakomi
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Non-Violent Communication
  • Object Relations
  • Psychodynamic

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