Therapist Profile

Name:
Donna M. Blethen, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
1750 Francisco Blvd. Pacifica, CA 94004
Phone:
(650) 359-5928
License Number
LMFT6891
Practicing Since:
1978
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
As a therapist I am committed to my work of helping people compassionately understand themselves and those in their lives. Being able to develop an understanding and acceptance of self, of others and of situations we find ourselves in is crucial to developing peace in the world. Over the course of my twenty-five years of work in the field of psychotherapy I have been trained in many different disciplines: family therapy, dream therapy, hypnosis, Jungian psychology, relationship therapy, and transpersonal psychology and intuition. I use all of my training as well as my own experience as a woman, wife, mother teacher, athlete, family member and human being in my work. I have the capacity to clearly see the issues people are presenting. I speak truthfully with heart offering wisdom that I have learned over my years on this planet.

I moved my practice from San Francisco after the 1989 earthquake and the birth of my second child. To become known in the Pacifica Community I began writing articles in the Pacifica Tribune. You may have seen my articles in the column 'Helping Hands.' As my children reached school age I became an active volunteer in their school programs initiating along with others the Restructured Program at Cabrillo Grammar School. There I have worn many hats the most consistent being Conflict Resolution Program Director. I know first hand the juggling act between work and home, private life and community life.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Mon-Thurs 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Fri 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Services
Individual, Couples, Family Counseling
Insurance
Aetna, Blue Cross, Blue Shield
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
MA, Counseling, San Francisco State University, 1974

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Anxiety
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Couples
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Hypnosis
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Men's Issues
Parenting
Personality Disorders
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Supervision
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Family Systems
Humanistic/Existential
Self Psychology
Transpersonal Psychology
Certifications
Hypnotherapy
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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