M. A. Brauer, MFT

M. A. Brauer, MFT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: MFT - 19071
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 15768
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Office 1
39120 Cypress Way, Cypress Village
Gualala, Ca.
The Sea Ranch, California 95497
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Office 2
35321 Ramsgate Rd.
The Sea Ranch, Ca.
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My objective is to help people become aware of what is keeping them stuck and not making the changes that they want. This means making the client aware of what they have not been aware. To do this I must be like a detective, listening very carefully to discover sometimes miniscule clues that will unlock the door to the unconscious.

I have found that what is causing the blocks for a client is not some form of unconscious self-sabatoge, but instead an unconscious that is well-intention but misguided, relying on now forgotten beliefs that were set up in childhood to protect the client by creating symptoms or behaviors that are now problematic as adults.

I believe that trust can develop by my telling the truth: of what is going through my mind, of what I am experiencing in being with this client, and of what I see about them that they dont see, a blind spot. The blocks move aside and we can proceed as the way opens, one insight after another to changing a life. I believe that a crisis is an opportunity to find out so much more about your internal life.

Email or Call M. A. Brauer, MFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15768

More Info About My Practice

I take my commitment to my clients very seriously. I have a sliding scale because I want them to be able to afford to come for at least 3 months to see this process take hold and work for them. I am not about solving problems on a superficial level, only to have them reappear. I want to get to the deeper hidden causes and pull the roots out.

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

Because I have had to deal with this myself, I know the issue from the inside out. I have figured out so much about this issue by being able to step back and examine it while it has been going on inside me. I usually have been able to bring relief to my clients within one or two sessions. Although permanent change does take longer, depending on the individual, I can still get good results in a few months of therapy.

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    emotional overeaters, elders, caregivers, anxiety and panic disorders, couples.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • 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
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Psychosis
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Focusing
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
  • Self Psychology

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