Nicole Kanke, LMFT, MA
|Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling, Psychotherapy|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Marriage & Family Therapist - 94241|
Billing and Insurance
I do not work with insurance companies
Fees: 50$ per 60 minute session.
I offer FREE initial consultation in office and SLIDING SCALE FEE for lower income patients.
Weekends and Evenings are available.
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I have committed my life's work to the study and practice of psychotherapy because I have witnessed and experienced the healing powers of a therapeutic relationship, from the chair of the client and the chair of the therapist. I have learned that the most freeing experience is the experience of being truly authentic with yourself and others. I can offer a therapeutic relationship in which you will feel utter acceptance and honesty. I commit to being eternally curious about the experience of my patients, being willing to help you explore every crevice of your being to help you to truly know your authentic self. I believe that relationships are at the core of our happiness as the social creatures that we are, and it is also my commitment to learn and teach the most evidence-based techniques to increase healthy relationships, with the ultimate goal of gaining stronger connections and honest communication in relationships by identifying and decreasing the defense mechanisms we have developed due to past hurt and trauma. I will provide you the space and the acceptance needed to explore your deepest hurts, and the guidance to create peace in your life despite these experiences. I have witnessed the great power of love overcoming pain and hurt, and have helped others to find the self-love needed to begin living a meaningful life with purpose and joy. I hope to have the opportunity to help many others to experience the peace that therapy can bring.
Email or Call Nicole Kanke, LMFT, MA at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 17937
More Info About My Practice
Currently taking on NEW patients. Open availability Late Afternoon, Evening, and Saturday Appointments.
Please call: 1.805.218.5870 for a FREE ASSESSMENT!
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
My clinical focus is in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which includes childhood trauma, sexual trauma, domestic abuse, and victimization and related disorders such as panic, agoraphobia and generalized anxiety.I have worked closely with the foster system, and juvenile delinquents and am skilled in working with attachment, anger management, teen depression and oppositional defiance/conduct disorders. I enjoy treating women's issues, including body image, self-esteem, perfectionism and healthy relationships. I also enjoy working with the LGBTQ population, and Gender Identity issues. I am also skilled working with substance abuse and recovery from addictions. Currently I am developing further skills working with major depression, self-injurious behaviors, suicidal ideation and chronic mental illnesses as a case manager at a local psychiatric facility.
Part of the joy of therapy is working together to find what fits best for you from the tools and techniques I have found helpful to others and from constantly growing as a professional in the field.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
My philosophy of treatments is based on the psycho dynamic theory which suggests once we are consciously aware of our unconscious behavior we will have a greater capacity to self-regulate and self-soothe . I believe increased awareness leads to an improved ability to maintain a connected and authentic sense of self which sets the platform for healthy relationships and increased ability to be truly present in our lives. Being aware of our needs and being able to articulate them without fear of abandonment or retaliation is the cornerstone of maturity and developing healthy relationships. I truly believe and practice the development of conscious awareness which leads to subsequent increased quality of relationships, and overall well-being.
Services I Provide
- Family Therapy
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
Survivors of sexual abuse, survivors of domestic abuse, victims of trauma, addiction, dual-diagnosis, parent-child relationship conflict, adolescence and young adults.
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