Therapist Profile

Name:
Dorothy M. Foster, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Location:
576 B St., Ste. 1-A Santa Rosa, CA 95401-5269
Phone:
(707) 793-2152
Location:
576 B St Suite A Santa Rosa, CA 95401-5273
Phone:
Website:
License Number
LMFT35995
Practicing Since:
1999
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Has life dropped an unwanted change in your lap? Or perhaps a change is what you want to achieve. I offer guidance to support you in coping with the realities of life and in creating new ways of being in life. I bring compassion and commitment to my work. My clients find that I am gentle but also direct and responsive. That you feel heard, understood, and emotionally safe is the foundation any beneficial therapeutic alliance. I work collaboratively, combining my clinical experience with proven techniques to assist you in achieving your goals. I can help you: • understand, accept, and redirect your life; • cope with caring for an ill family member (especially when dementia is involved); • untangle relationship questions to clarify what’s working and not; • manage anxiety, and find ways to ease personal roadblocks; and • claim a sense of self and safety after an abusive or traumatic childhood. The discomforts of life are more manageable when you don’t feel alone and confused. Together, we’ll find ways to relieve your suffering in the moment, and set you up with personal knowledge and skills that can help in the years to come.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Services
Depression PTSD/Trauma Elder/Geriatrics/Gerontology Health/Caregiving Alzheimer's Families Life Transitions Relationships Women's Issues
Insurance
Out-of-Network coverage
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
Yes
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
BS in Human Nutrition Graduate Certificate in Science Writing MA in Clinical Psychology

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Alzheimer's Families
Elder/Geriatrics/Gerontology
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Relationships
Stress
Trauma
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Cognitive-Behavioral
Developmental/Depth
EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization/ Reprocessing
Intersubjective
Psychodynamic
Certifications
EMDR
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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