Therapist Profile

Name:
Bridget H. Bertrand, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
112 West 25th Avenue #1 San Mateo, CA 94403-2264
Phone:
(650) 539-4325
License Number
LMFT83020
Practicing Since:
2011
Additional Licenses:
Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
The process of looking within has always been of significant interest to me. As a theater educator and director I helped people find a greater sense of themselves bringing introspection and creativity into each rehearsal. I invite you to find the stage within. Find peace in the drama that life brings. Currently I work with families and young children at my private practice in San Mateo. Collectively I taught theater arts, preschool teacher and I have now been a counseling for a total of twenty years. Through all of these experiences I have helped families grow and develop to their greatest potential. I have volunteered at several local organizations: The San Mateo Mothers Club, Communities Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA), InnVision / Shelter Network, The San Mateo Country Crisis Hot Line (Star-Vista). These experiences brought me in close contact with the needs of our community. I have had three years in private practice as an intern. Additionally I love to speak publicly on the topics of positive discipline for families, mindfulness and mental health topics. I am able to work with people of all ages and backgrounds. Call or email if you would like to schedule an initial appointment.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday, Tuesday: 9am – 1pm Tuesday evening Thursday 1pm-4pm
Services
Do you find yourself stuck in the same patterns of behavior? Are you looking for relief from a chaotic home? Whether it's depression, anxiety or a sudden life change I would like to see if I could help. Please check out my website for more information. www.bridgetbertrand.com
Insurance
,No insurance taken at this time.
Credit Cards Accepted
MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
Yes
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
Santa Clara University, Masters in Counseling Psychology, 2011 Hunter College, New York, Masters units in early Childhood Education, 2003-2004 The University of the South, B.A., Theater Arts, Minor in Education, 1997

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Anxiety
Career Stress and Changes
Children
Communication Skills
Creativity
Creative Solutions
Crisis Intervention
Depression/Clinical Depression
Expressive Art Therapies
Families
Group Therapy
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Mediation
Men's Issues
Parenting
Play Therapy
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Sand Tray Therapy
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Adlerian
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Family Systems
Gestalt
Humanistic/Existential
Process
Psychology
Satir
Transpersonal Psychology
Certifications
I am a Positive Discipline certified parent coach. I offer talks in my local San Mateo community. I provide families with homework and a personalized plan of action. You will receive handouts, guidelines for family meetings, and inspiration to set consistent limits. Instead of letting kids push our parenting buttons we need to push ourselves to model the behavior we wish to see. I also provide home visits to accommodate your schedule.
Languages Spoken
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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