Therapist Profile

Doreen J. Van Leeuwen, M.A.
Professional Title:
1330 N Dutton Ave Ste 101 Santa Rosa, CA 95401-4646 UNITED STATES
(707) 202-6202
License Number
Practicing Since:
Additional Licenses:
CA Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 21951

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
If you are living with someone that you love (could be your spouse, fiance, domestic partner or boyfriend/girlfriend) and you are not getting along, then maybe it's time. I love coaching couples, engaged, married, living together, gay or straight. I believe that energy fighting, ignoring and avoiding each other can be transformed into discovering how to love your mate, and how to get what you need! You can get back "that lovin' feeling". Poor communication? Not feeling listened to? Growing farther apart? Take the step now to REACH OUT AND GET HELP: 707-202-6202. You know problems don't magically disappear. Together we’ll discover your difficulties and what to do about them. I offer a blend of compassion and insight, challenge and support, humor and optimism, homework and accountability to help you SUCCEED. When you make the decision to seek therapy you are going on a courageous journey to improve your life. Sometimes people tell themselves that therapy is only for "crazy people" and they don't want to be thought of as "mental cases". But isn't it "crazy" to do the same thing over and over, and never get the results you want? Have you considered that it could be the "smartest thing you've ever done" to get some professional assistance for your relationship? If you've had a heart attack, you'll want a great cardiologist right? What if your heart is breaking and you are in emotional pain? Wouldn't your emotional heart deserve that same kind of expert care? When you are ready to stop hurting and get on with the business of loving, I can help. Call me now at 707-202-6202.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday and Tuesday 10:30 a.m.- 8:30 p.m. Friday 10:30 a.m.- 8:30 p.m.
Tele-medicine or Tele-health (aka Video-conference therapy ) Encounter-Centered Couples Counseling Imago Relationship Coaching and Therapy Pre-marital Education and Counseling Gay/Lesbian Couples Counseling Couples Therapy Relationship Education and Therapy Step-family Counseling Anxiety and/or Depression Grief and Loss Bi-Polar Disorder Work-related Issues Critical Incident Response and Debriefing Disruptive Event Management Disaster Mental Health Responder
Call Office for Insurance Accepted, Out-of-Network coverage, Private Pay, Superbill provided
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy
Online, Phone


Bachelor of Arts: Psychology, 1975, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI Master of Arts: Marriage and Family Counseling, 1981, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA

Area of Specialty

Alzheimer's Families
Anger Management
Assertiveness Training
Career Stress and Changes
Christian Based Therapy
Childhood Trauma
Critical Incident Stress Management
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Creative Solutions
Crisis Intervention
Depression/Clinical Depression
Domestic Violence
Employment Issues
Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
Group Therapy
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Interracial Couples
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Sexual Dysfunction
Telephone/Online Therapy
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists


Theoretical Orientation
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Imago Therapy
Imago Relationship Therapist, certified CISM / CISD certified Level 1 and 2 EMDR trained, certification pending
Languages Spoken
Dutch, English, German
European, Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)


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