Eric FitzMedrud, Ph.D.

Eric FitzMedrud, Ph.D.

Professions: Psychology
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: PSY - 23669
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 10895
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4966 El Camino Real
Suite 118
Los Altos, California 94022 - United States
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The focus of my practice is on relationship and sexual issues. In a first phone call I answer any questions you may have about me or how I work, ask you a few questions about what is bringing you to call for services, and tell you what you can expect in a first couple of sessions. If my services sound like a good match for your needs at that point, then we discuss my fee and schedule an appointment.

In a first session, I typically try to stay solution-oriented so that you walk out of the first session with something new to do and so that you feel that the therapy is providing you with something of value right away. In the second session I typically review your personal history form and might also give you assessments to make sure that I understand the challenges you are facing. Then in the third or fourth session, I will bring in a draft of the treatment plan which we will collaboratively edit as necessary.

At the end of every session, we identify what steps you are going to take between sessions to keep the therapeutic progress moving. In some cases we also will identify a topic to bring up in the next session. This helps us hold the thread of our therapeutic conversation so that you know that we're not just covering the same ground over and over again.

Email or Call Eric FitzMedrud, Ph.D. at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 10895

More Info About My Practice

In my practice, I am dedicated to serving people with diverse backgrounds of all kinds. I am particularly informed about at working with clients with Indian heritage because I lived in India with families for a year. I also particularly enjoy serving clients with sexual diversity (whether that diversity is the focus of therapy or not).

My Therapy Focus

I love helping people with relationship and intimacy issues. I work with couples, individuals, and systems to help improve relationship satisfaction by stopping unproductive emotional cycles, improving communication skills, cultivating mutual empathy and compassion, and helping to create the relationship environment where intimacy can bloom.

It can be challenging to talk with a therapist about sexual issues. For that reason, I take any conversation about sexual issues at the client's pace. I maintain a professional atmosphere where we only talk at the level of detail required for me to understand the challenge and to offer suggestions for changes.

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Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Gay, lesbian, polyamorous, BDSM/kink

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Dreamwork and Dream Analysis
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Integral Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Non-Violent Communication
  • Object Relations
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy

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