Dorothy O'Leary,MA, MFT

Dorothy O'Leary,MA, MFT

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counsellor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist - LMFT52594
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • MHNet Behavioral Health
  • Tricare West
Fees: Free 15 minute phone consultation.
Regular fee $190 per 50 minute session.
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


700 E Street
Suite 220
San Rafael, California 94901

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My Approach to Helping

I offer clear communication in a down-to-earth environment. My goal is to secure your strengths while identifying and reducing patterns that are holding you back. I've helped people address loneliness, grief, self-limiting beliefs, and a desire to get past the feeling of being stuck in their lives.
Individuals, couples, and friendships have found fresh perspectives on relationships with themselves and one another.
My orientation has grown out of somatic work and attachment theory. I am trained in Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS) and Hakomi, in addition to psychodynamic therapy and CBT.

If your best efforts to address your situation aren't working for you, let's look at some new approaches.

Call for a free 15-30 minute phone consultation. We'll talk about your concern, and discuss how working together can point you in a direction best suited for you. I'm happy to answer your questions about my style of work, what sets me apart from other psychotherapists, or about therapy in general.

More Info About My Practice

I also work with individuals for whom family estrangement creates obstacles to a free flowing life. Individuals are often left feeling isolated and struggling to make sense of it. I can help you to reclaim your own life, while remaining assured that your heart is loyal to both your estranged family member and yourself.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

People usually call a therapist when they've tried everything they know how to do, to remedy something that's causing discomfort or distress, and they're out of options. The great thing about that situation is the willingness to try something new. As long as you're open to trying something new, psychotherapy can expand your skill set for improving your current situation, and future situations that you can't possibly know about yet.

My Therapy Focus

While I'm often honored to help estranged family members, I also welcome the opportunity to help with other relational issues. Enduring singlehood and disentangling from the grip of an unhealthy relationship are among the concerns I meet. Many of my clients have also come with individual issues around depression and anxiety.

What I Usually Need to Know to Help

What would you like help with?
What have you already tried? And was it helpful?
Have you seen a therapist before? For the same or a different reason? Was it a good experience?
Do you have an idea of how you'd like therapy help you this time?
If you decide to contact me, please send me your telephone number. For initial contact, I will contact you by telephone. After that, we can use the medium of your choice.

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Family estrangement.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Hakomi
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Object Relations
  • Psychodynamic

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