Kenny Meagher, MS, MFT

Kenny Meagher, MS, MFT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling Psychology, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage And Family Therapist - MFC 45464
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 00957
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32145 Alvarado Niles Rd
Suite 208
Union City, California 94587 - United States
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I believe everyone is different. Most people can recognize their own answers when they are either allowed to discover their own in a safe and creative environment, or when it is presented to them when they just have not thought of it themselves yet. I tend to gently challenge my clients to think about what they are saying aloud, and to analyze in a somewhat cognitive fashion, extrapolations of their thought patterns. That basically means that I ask them "What if...", questions. I point out discrepancies in what they say, and ask them what those discrepancies mean. I give feedback as to how I feel in response to what they say and how they act so they can know how others might react to their behaviors. I have a spiritual but non-denominational inquisitive nature myself, and I allow each client to look at the way they conceptualize existence, and try to help them find their own place in that belief system. As they become more aware and comfortable with themselves on a global level, they are more able to look at themselves in the relationships they are in with everyone else in their world.

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More Info About My Practice

Most clients enter into counseling with hope and reluctance combined somehow. My first goal is to make everyone feel welcome, safe, and hopeful. I think my adolescent / teen age clients are most surprised that they soon discover that they actually look forward to coming in to see me. This is because I honestly open up their world for them in ways they are not used to from adult figures in their lives. My first message to parents who think they are going to drop their kids off and have me fix them is that there is nothing wrong with their kids. What is wrong is the relationship between the parent and child. Counselors are, after all, relationship doctors of sorts. What tends to happen over time, is resentments develop and cloud individual issues. Extremely rarely are any issues more important than the relationship between two people, however, too often, issues take on huge importance that seems to be more important that that relationship. The underlying reason is that we hate to sit with our feelings hurt, so we turn those hurt feelings into anger. We save that anger up and let it fly if some one leaves their shoes in the wrong place or stays out too late at night. The resentment builds on both sides and though invisible, that wall can become very thick. What is amazing that in a heart beat it can also disappear and relationships can heal.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Mediation
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Residential Treatment or Hospitilization

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Children, Victims of Crime, PTSD / War Veterans, Individuals, Adolescents and Teens, Parent / Child, Parent / Teen, Divorcing and Separating families with children, Life Transition, Trauma victims,Pre nuptual couples, Parenting for New Parents, anyone looking for their meaning of life.

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Adlerian Psychotherapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Body Talk System
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Coherence Therapy / Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Collaborative Therapy / Collaborative Language Systems
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Constructivisim
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Continuum
  • Control Mastery Theory
  • Core Process Psychotherapy
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Dance / Movement Therapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Dreamwork and Dream Analysis
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Emotional Transformation Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Energy Psychology
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Constellations
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Filial Therapy
  • Focalizing
  • Focusing
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Healing Touch
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Human Givens
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Imago Relationship Therapy
  • Integral Psychotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • InterPlay
  • Journey Therapy
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Non-Violent Communication
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Play Therapy
  • Poetry Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Possibility Therapy
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psycho-Physical Therapy
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
  • Reality Therapy
  • Redecision therapy
  • Regression Therapy
  • Relational Life Therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Sand Tray / Sand Play Therapy
  • Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy

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