|Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy|
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Healing the wounds of attachment is a like a journey or path that we walk over the course of our lives. In my practice I have the honor of walking along side you for some period of time to support the natural process of healing. I hope that by facilitating safety and your own curiosity the organic process can unfold. We will bring mindfulness and awareness to how you organize our life. This organization, which was brilliant when we devised them as children to feel loved, may be the same thing that as adults that causes us pain.
Traumatic events sometimes cause disruption in our lives which we feel we have no control over. In the process of healing trauma we will also work with mindfulness and the present moment awareness to give you the resources you need to heal. As we work together to learn more about the trauma symptoms that you struggle with we will hope to see the disruptions improving week to week, decreasing in intensity and how often they show up.
The issues of identity and sexuality are so powerful for many, while for others it maybe relationship or attachment wounds which are most compelling. Working with the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered and Queer, GLBTQ, communities in the Tri-Valley area is an emphasis in my practice. I am a long time member of GAYLESTA which works to provides referral for our community in the Bay Area.
or Call Patricia Herrera, MFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22284
More Info About My Practice
My office is located in downtown Pleasanton which is convenient to the Tri-Valley and surrounding areas. There is parking available in the lot behind the building and the office is accessible, there is handicapped parking as well as an elevator. Feel free to come early or stay late after our sessions as you need.
In my practice I work with individuals on many issues as you can see. My work is client centered which means that the relationship we form with be different client to client because while our humanity makes us more alike than dissimilar, it also makes each one of our processes of healing different. My work with couples of many different orientations is rewarding. It is in these relationships that our wounding around love will be the most painful, not because there is a problem in our relationship but because it is so important to us.
I am a license Marriage and Family Therapist in California. You may want to check into the out of network benefits of your particular insurance coverage, it often covers a percentage of the cost of therapy.
- Clinical Supervision
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
I have extensive experience Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender (G/L/B/T)issues. I am a long time member of GAYLESTA, the GLBT therapist association.
Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice
- Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
- Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
- Attachment Issues
- Caregiver Issues / Stress
- Chronic Illness / Disability
- Codependency / Dependency
- Communication Problems
- Emotional Abuse
- Emotional Overwhelm
- Family of Origin Issues
- Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
- Identity Issues
- LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
- Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
- Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
- Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
- Multicultural Concerns
- Physical Abuse
- Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
- Post Partum Depression
- Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
- Relationships and Marriage
- Sexual Assault / Abuse
- Social Anxiety / Phobia
- Women's Issues
- Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
- Somatic Psychotherapy
- Transpersonal Psychotherapy
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