Therapist Profile

Name:
Ann E. Steiner, PhD
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
Lafayette, CA 94549
Phone:
(925) 962-0060
License Number
LMFT17115
Practicing Since:
1982
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Therapy can open new doors, make room for greater connection with others and help you understand what is getting in the way of having a more satisfying life. As Lawrence Fixel, a San Francisco poet put it: “Choice Plus Chance = Change.” With 28 years experience doing individual, couples and group therapy, with adults, I encourage clients to discover what they want from their important relationships and how to express those needs effectively. This kind of work usually increases self-confidence, self-esteem and satisfaction with life choices. I specialize in work with: life transition issues, chronic medical illness, and couples issues. I value highly the concept of lovingkindness and encourage clients to discover the gift of compassion for themselves as well as others. BACKGROUND: I served as an Associate Clinical Professor, University of California Medical School, San Francisco, for 14 years, am a Board Member and Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, Faculty Member of The Psychotherapy Institute, and was president of the Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society. As my website shows, I believe deeply in the healing power of the wide range of therapy groups. For useful information and downloadable articles please visit www.DrSteiner.com

About My Practice

Office Hours
Services
Individual couples and group psychotherapy for adults consultation supervision and therapy groups for therapists
Insurance
Private Pay, Superbill provided, Sliding Scale
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
Ph.D., California School Professional Psychology, Berkely, 1981

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Anxiety
Attachment Therapy
Childhood Trauma
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Couples
Employment Issues
Group Therapy
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Pain Management
Persons With Disabilities
Physically Challenged
Relationships
Stress
Supervision
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Control Mastery
Communications
Developmental/Depth
Family Systems
Certifications
CGP: Certified Group Psychotherapist
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity

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