Therapist Profile

Name:
David J. Kest, M.A.
Professional Title:
Location:
1703 Fifth Ave #303 San Rafael, CA 94901-1854
Phone:
(415) 455-9029
License Number
LMFT30578
Practicing Since:
1994
Additional Licenses:
Marriage and Family Therapist

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I offer both Brief and Depth therapy for anxiety, depression, life transitions and relationship issues of all kinds. Improve self-esteem, communication skills, and mind/body awareness. This is an Integrative Psychotherapy for "Body, Mind and Spirit." EMDR also available for treatment of trauma. Ongoing men's groups in both Marin and San Francisco.. Also explore Ecopsychology and spiritual growth concerns. Most insurance accepted during daytime hours. Experienced in assessment of risk and crisis intervention consultations when needed.

About My Practice

Office Hours
San Rafael: Mondays11-8 Wednesday 11-8 Fridays. 11-3 San Francisco: Tuesdays 11-8 and Thursdays 11-8
Services
Psychotherapy and counseling for individuals, couples and families in Marin and San Francisco counties. Imago Relationship Therapy for couples.
Insurance
Call Office for Insurance Accepted, Private Pay, PPO
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
Bachelor of Science, Journalism Masters of Arts, Clinical Psychology and Somatic Education

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Adolescents
Anger Management
Anxiety
Career Stress and Changes
Children
Critical Incident Stress Management
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Couples
Crisis Intervention
Depression/Clinical Depression
EMDR
Employment Issues
Families
Group Therapy
Individual
Interracial Couples
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Mediation
Men's Issues
Parenting
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Relationships
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Sexual Dysfunction
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Trauma

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Communications
EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization/ Reprocessing
Family Systems
Gestalt
Humanistic/Existential
Imago Therapy
Psychodynamic
Somatic
Systems
Certifications
E.M.D.R Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Certified Imago Relationship Therapist
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity

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