Therapist Profile

Name:
Chaela D. Eskelson, M.S.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
558 B St Santa Rosa, CA 95401-5240 UNITED STATES
Phone:
(707) 955-5638
Location:
405 East D St Suite 120 Petaluma, CA 94952 UNITED STATES
Phone:
(707) 955-5638
Location:
558 B St Santa Rosa, CA 95401-5240 UNITED STATES
Phone:
(707) 955-5638
Location:
405 East D St Suite 120 Petaluma, CA 94952 UNITED STATES
Phone:
(707) 955-5638
License Number
LMFT98110
Practicing Since:
2005
Additional Licenses:

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I work with couples and individuals in various degrees of relationship distress and help them create more securely-attached relationships. I love helping clients find real ways of connecting more deeply and authentically in order to live a more fulfilling and satisfying life. During times of stress, unmet needs can bring out triggers and fears in a person. I help couples to recognize the root of relational insecurity and to develop security both internally and interpersonally. I also work with couples on the brink of, or in the process of, divorce to create secure coparenting practices. My style is most influenced by the Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT) and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). I use attachment-based therapies, to get at the root of couple problems, usually based in an insecure attachment style. I work experientially to create lasting, deeper emotional connection. I am a Level 2 PACT Clinician with Stan Tatkin, author of "Wired for Love" in his Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy. I also have trained with Gordon Neufeld, author of "Hold onto your Kids" in his attachment based, developmental model of working with ADHD and anxious kids. My style is present and empathetic. I care deeply for each client that I work with and I honor each person's story, both the strengths and challenges...

About My Practice

Office Hours
Tuesday 8-6pm Thursday 8-1pm Friday 8-6pm
Services
Attachment-Based Couples Therapy Co-Parenting support for non-intact and blended families Individual Therapy
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Anxiety
Attachment Therapy
Avoidant Personality
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Couples
Divorce/Dissolution
Parenting
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Relationships
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Developmental/Depth
Emotion Focused Therapy
Family Systems
Humanistic/Existential
Satir
Somatic
Systems
Certifications
PACT Level 2 Certified (PsychoBiological Approach to Couples Therapy)
Languages Spoken
Ethnicity

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