Monika Broecker, MS, MA, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Monika Broecker, MS, MA, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Professions: Psychotherapy, Coaching, Marriage & Family Therapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: MFT - 81030
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 12054
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Office 1
2672 Bayshore Parkway
Mountain View, California 94043 - United States
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Office 2
303 Arlington Ave
B4
Berkeley, California 94707 - United States
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I offer Solution-Focused Somatic Psychotherapy (body-centered psychotherapy) and career coaching. I am non-judgmental and supportive. I don't have an agenda for my clients but guide them in tapping into their inner resources. I believe one can only live a fulfilling life if one is connected to one's own true self. I bring in creative perspectives. I move my clients out of a problem-stance into a solution-stance. I help couples resolve intimacy and communication issues for more fulfilling relationships. I also work a lot with children and students on performance issues and social problems. I also work a lot with engineer and managers/leaders in Silicon Valley organizations.

Emotions connected with traumatic experiences are held in the body and only by including the body in the treatment, fundamental change can occur. I draw mostly from Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Bioenergetic Analysis, Analytic Somatic Therapy, Reichian Therapy, Object Relations, Systemic Therapy. Jungian Dreamwork and Gestalt Therapy.

Between 1998 and 2002, I trained in Brief Therapy with Paul Watzlawick, Richard Fisch and others at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto, CA. Between 2002 and 2005, I trained in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy with Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg in Milwaukee, WI. I completed a 4-year training Analytic Somatic Therapy/Bioenergetic Analysis with John Conger in Berkeley, CA. I am certified in Systemic Therapy and Analytic Somatic Therapy.

Email or Call Monika Broecker, MS, MA, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12054

More Info About My Practice

I created a program called Working with the Emotional Body

An Introduction into Analytic Somatic Therapy? and the Bioenergetic Perspective
with Monika Broecker, MFTi
A program consisting of 6 individual introductory sessions

Are you interested in experiencing Analytic Somatic Therapy and understanding how emotions are held in the body and what you can do to experience more joy and aliveness? I am offering a program, consisting of 6 individual introductory sessions, in which we will apply the 6 foundations of Analytic Somatic Therapy: Grounding, Breath, Boundaries, Range of Emotion, Intentional Presence and Energy.

Analytic Somatic Therapy (AST) was developed by Somatic Psychologist Dr. John Conger. We will start with an initial interview and a body reading. In each session, we will address your current and past struggles as well as your goals for the future, using a combination of psycho-education, talk therapy as well as hands-on somatic exercises and practices to work with the emotional body.

In the somatic exercises, we will explore the SEANIC sequence: Sensation, Emotional Attitude, Narrative, Image and Contradiction.

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

Having had a long-term career in Learning and Leadership Development and having been a career coach for many years, I specialize in career counseling and coaching. I built and led Google's People Management Development and Google's School of Personal Growth. I help people who work in companies such as Google, linkedin, Apple and eBay to reduce their stress at work. I also specialize in working with emotions, including anger management, and social anxiety.

My Role as a Therapist

I listen well to my clients and provide a holding environment. I bring in new perspectives and keep my clients focused on creating a fulfilling life and a successful career. I facilitate constructive dialog and intimacy with couples. I help students stay focused and perform in school.

My Therapy Focus

I work with individuals seeking therapy that addresses their whole being: body, mind, emotions and spirit. I work with couples on intimacy and communication issues.

Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work

I use body-centered approaches mostly based on Bioenergetics and Analytic Somatic Therapy. I particularly work with the six foundations of Analytic Somatic Therapy which are boundaries, grounding, breath, range of emotion, intentional presence and energy.
I am also a systemic therapist, which helps me unlock rigid dynamics in couples and families. Solution-focused and problem-solving approaches guide my approach. Mindfulness and Meditation as well as Buddhist practices inform my work.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Mediation
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    People interested in exploring the mind-body connection and experiencing somatic approaches to emotional expression. People seeking career counseling. Couples, families and children.

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
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • 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
  • Smoking Cessation
  • 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

  • Anger Management
  • Authentic Movement
  • Bioenergetic Analysis
  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Constructivisim
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Dreamwork and Dream Analysis
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Healing Touch
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Integral Psychotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Integrative Body Psychotherapy
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Journal Therapy
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Non-Violent Communication
  • Object Relations
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Parent Work
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
  • Regression Therapy
  • Reichian Breathwork
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Rubenfeld Synergy Method
  • Sand Tray / Sand Play Therapy
  • Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Self Relations
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Voice Dialogue
  • Wilderness Therapy

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