Justin McGahan, MFTi #77102
|Professions: Psychotherapy, Counseling|
|License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision|
|Primary Credential: Marriage & Family Therapist Intern - 77102|
Billing and Insurance
Fees: $130 per 50 minute session.
I sometimes adjust this based on income and need.
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I collaborate with individuals and couples in building fulfilling relationships and developing self-understanding, confidence, and trust.
Authenticity is important in my relationships, and therapy benefits from a similar openness. This allows for mutual trust.
My therapeutic style is to be warm, direct, and open with my perspective.
What makes you a holistic therapist?
Instead of pathologizing and focusing on problems, I address the whole person by bringing mindfulness (noticing moment-to-moment experience), somatic (body-based) awareness, health and nutrition, and spirituality into the therapy when needed.
An interest in health led me to obtain a certificate in nutrition from Cornell and personal trainer certification. I also have experience with somatic therapy. This allows me to pay attention to physiological and mental health.
How does your own personal growth influence your work?
I've been committed to personal growth work for a decade, so that I can 1) have fulfilling relationships, and 2) fully appreciate and enjoy life without my issues and discomfort getting in the way.
My development and academic training allow me to engage with people in a challenging yet compassionate way which accelerates their self-understanding and contentment. My emphasis on mindfulness, spirituality, writing, and holistic wellness springs from personal experience.
Email or Call Justin McGahan, MFTi #77102 at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22355
More Info About My Practice
As well as office-based psychotherapy, I offer nature therapy (local parks around the bay area) and wilderness therapy trips (Desolation Wilderness, South Lake Tahoe, CA).
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
2nd year Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Saybrook University, anticipated 2017
M.A. in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, John F. Kennedy University
B.S. in Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, University of Kentucky
Graduate Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition, Cornell University
Personal Fitness Trainer, AFAA
Wilderness First Aid, NOLS
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Creating fulfilling relationships
Life purpose & adjusting to change
Self-esteem & shame
Stress, anxiety, & depression
Mindfulness & meditation
Health & nutrition
How Psychotherapy Can Help
You've learned patterns of approaching situations that now result in dissatisfaction, discomfort, or the disappointment of loved ones.
This dissatisfaction is simply a cue that something needs to change.
When we try to resist or ignore this cue, sometimes we end up tangled in larger issues like: inauthenticity, avoidance, low self-confidence, feeling stuck or trapped, and stress or hopelessness.
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
In therapy you better understand yourself,
Move through what is in the way of your contentment in relationships and inner freedom,
Then get what you need and want from life.
Working with a therapist is both challenging and nourishing. Your motivations, goals, and strengths become clearer. You gain insight into issues that might be difficult to face alone.
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Services I Provide
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
- Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
Ages I Work With
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