Therapist Profile

Name:
Alan J. Strachan, PhD
Professional Title:
Location:
Aptos, CA 95003
Phone:
(831) 685-3100
License Number
LMFT21129
Practicing Since:
1985
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I have been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for over 25 years, offering empathic, supportive, growth-oriented psychotherapy to individual adults and couples. My style is personal and interactive, and my clients find me understanding, caring and easy to relate to. I create a safe and nurturing environment for you to explore your concerns about issues such as relationships, career, addictions, childhood trauma, life purpose, depression, gender issues, spirituality and stress. I can help you to clarify issues, identify options, and make the changes you desire. Our work together can have many benefits, including enhancing the quality of your relationships, refining your communication skills, improving your self care, and helping you to be more aligned with your most deeply-held values. My focus at all times is to recognize and support each person's inner wisdom and innate capacity for self-transformation.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Services
**Relationship issues are the most common topic people wish to explore in counseling. I can help you improve your communication skills, learn how to more effectively resolve conflict, and become more comfortable with emotional and physical intimacy. **Learning to more effectively deal with emotions is another common issue. I work with you so that you are better able to identify and appropriately express a wide range of feelings, including the more challenging feelings of depression, anxiety, anger, grief, fear, and despair. I have also worked extensively with adults who were abused as children. **Finally, many people discover that the integration of our spirituality into daily life can be a deeply personal and richly rewarding process. This can include clarifying your life purpose, aligning behavior with spiritual values, and regarding relationship as a spiritual path.
Insurance
Call Office for Insurance Accepted
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
Ph.D. Transpersonal Psychology, Institute Transpersonal Psychology; M.A.Transpersonal Psychology, Institute Transpersonal Psychology M.A. Psychology, Sonoma State University

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Anxiety
Communication Skills
Couples
Creativity
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
Employment Issues
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Mediation
Men's Issues
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Terminally Ill
Victims of Crime
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Behavioral
Communications
Developmental/Depth
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Family Systems
Humanistic/Existential
Intersubjective
Psychodynamic
Somatic
Transpersonal Psychology
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity

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