Patti Boro, MS, LMFT

Patti Boro, MS, LMFT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: MFT - MFC41722
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 05977
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1000 Fifth Ave., Suite #3
San Rafael, California 94901
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I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist experienced in helping people reduce painful feelings like sadness, anger, guilt, resentment, loneliness, fear, anxiety, regret, shame, and sorrow. I know that acceptance and trust are essential for therapy to work and it often feels like no one understands what you're going through. My priority is to create a safe and respectful place that allows you to feel comfortable enough to work through the obstacles that keep you from feeling better in your life. My counseling practice includes children, teenagers, parents, individual adults, couples, and families. Sometimes the hardest step is making that first phone call, but once you do, life can get better.

My working style is open, compassionate, and down to earth. I utilize an array of approaches, drawing upon proven methods, tailored to what I believe will be most effective for you. With sensitivity and empathic, positive regard for your feelings, I will help you capitalize on your strengths with the hope that you may achieve your therapeutic goals and enjoy greater fulfillment in your life. My office is located on Fifth Ave in San Rafael and I offer daytime and evening hours. Please give me a call (or email) when you're ready. I offer a 30 minute initial consultation, in person (or on the phone if you prefer) at no charge, to see if I am the right therapist for you. Don't waste another day feeling bad......

Email or Call Patti Boro, MS, LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 05977

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    My areas of specialization include anxiety disorders/trauma, where I am certified in EMDR, an first line, evidence based treatment for anxiety and PTSD; I also have a special focus on individuals and families struggling with addiction, or the addiction of a loved one, COA's (Child of Alcoholic), ACOA's (Adult Child of Alcoholic) and co-dependency.

    In addition, I provide couples counseling using Developmental Couples Therapy and have completed advanced training from The Couples Institute of Menlo Park. This therapeutic model is based on integrating attachment, differentiation and neuroscience and has proven to be very effective for many couples.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Inadequacy
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Collaborative Therapy / Collaborative Language Systems
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Parent Work
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Therapy

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