Therapist Profile

Name:
Doreen J. Van Leeuwen, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
1330 N Dutton Ave Ste 101 Santa Rosa, CA 95401-4646 UNITED STATES
Phone:
(707) 202-6202
License Number
LMFT21951
Practicing Since:
1981
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.
Services
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
Insurance
Call Office for Insurance Accepted, Out-of-Network coverage, Private Pay, Superbill provided
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
Yes
Offers Teletherapy
Online, Phone

Education

Degrees
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

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

Other

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

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