Therapist Profile

Name:
Dawn Shifreen-Pomerantz, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
3184 B Old Tunnel Rd Lafayette, CA 94549
Phone:
(925) 210-1236
Location:
2955 Shattuck Ave # 14 Berkeley, CA 94705
Phone:
(925) 210-1236
Website:
License Number
LMFT34135
Practicing Since:
1997
Additional Licenses:

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
My belief is that therapy is a process of self-reflection, growth and development which takes place in the context of an empathetic and authentic relationship with a therapist. Clients often come with symptoms or relational patterns that are painful to them and a desire to make changes in their lives. My role as a therapist is to help them make meaning of their personal history, relationships, motivation and feelings over time so they can have a greater sense of personal agency, expand their options, alleviate symptomatic and behavioral patterns and enrich their lives. My style is interactive, playful, empathic and warm. My training has been most influenced by Object Relations and Relational Psychology. I have a specialization in Expressive Arts Therapy and sandtray which are used when appropriate, to explore feelings, memories, beliefs which may be difficult to access through verbal therapy in order to help deepen and expand the work.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Services
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.A., Clinical Psychology

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
ADHD-Attn Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
Adolescents
Anxiety
Attachment Therapy
Couples
Creativity
Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Learning Disabilities
Parenting
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Sand Tray Therapy
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Art/Movement/Psychodrama
Intersubjective
Object Relations
Psychoanalytic
Psychodynamic
Certifications
Languages Spoken
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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