An Bulkens

LMFT - Chico Center for Psychotherapy

An Bulkens

LMFT - Chico Center for Psychotherapy

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - MFC 52746
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186 E 12th ST
Chico, California 95928

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My Approach to Helping

Maybe you feel stuck or at a loss, or frustrated that the same painful things keep happening over and over, despite your best efforts and intentions to change them. This might leave you feeling frustrated, even hopeless. Please, know that there is help available. Reaching out for help can be a difficult threshold to cross. But know that as you have come here you have already taken the first step into a space where your life, your relationships can open up in a new light. It is with passion and dedication that I help children, parents, and adults get 'unstuck,' so that they can start moving again towards the life they want: gaining a little more satisfaction and joy along the way. Do not wait any longer to reach out: I want to hear your story.

More Info About My Practice

-Specialized treatment for young children (ages 0-7).
-Psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis for adults.

Educated and trained in both Europe and the US, I continue my formation in the field on a national and international level.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

Being able to engage in your life and in your relationships with a certain lightness, with more joy and satisfaction.

My Role as a Therapist

People reach out to a therapist when they are in a personal crisis. What used to work is not working anymore, what used to bring them satisfaction and joy has disappeared. Symptoms have become unbearable, intolerable. It is my task as a therapist to listen in a new way to the person. By listening to that what has never been heard before, things start to change in the person's life, start to 'move,' and 'get unstuck.'

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

I often work with young children and their parents. When parents come to consult about their young children, they often feel guilty, have the feeling that they are doing something wrong. There is the expectation that they should be able to solve their children's problems. I emphasize to these parents that they are indeed the experts on their children. And this is not just a statement, I truly believe this. They are the expert, not me. It is my function to listen to them and their children carefully, to see who is hurting, and where. We have all blind spots, and as a therapist it is my function to listen to the parent in a way that will create a new openings, new perspectives so that the parent can create new ways to go about things: ways that work for this particular parent, and this particular child. Not the way I think the parent should parent.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Adults


  • English
  • Dutch

Groups I Work With

    Young children ages: 0-7.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Attachment Issues
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Psychosis
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Shame
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Parent Work
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis

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