Therapist Profile

Name:
Francois van Wyk, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Location:
9667 Highway 29, Suite 209 Lower Lake, CA 95457
Phone:
(707) 295-6019
License Number
LMFT40089
Practicing Since:
1998
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Despair, depression, and an overwhelming sense of emptiness. So many people suffer under the weight of these feelings. Because of them relationships flounder and don’t make headway. Family life and parenting become endless arenas for unhappiness and anger, and in the end, life is not lived to the full. Being in a relationship brings all our weaknesses to the fore. Parenting adds another element of difficulty, bringing up issues from childhood, and memories of painful and disappointing relationships with our parents.

There are no quick and easy solutions to unhappiness, but relationships that are emotionally attuned can restructure our way of being, and this is what therapy offers.

Why does it sometimes take one so long to find help, or to believe one can find relief? It is often difficult and painful to ask for help. But a good place to start is to interview a therapist and begin a process that will bring healing through a relationship that provides emotional understanding. Since we become who we are through relationships, there is no more organic way than to sit down with someone and dig through the pattern of your life.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Weekday evenings
Services
Insurance
Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Blue Shield of CA, Medi-Cal, Private Pay, Sliding Scale
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
MA, Counseling Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Adolescents
Anxiety
Attachment Therapy
Bi-Polar
Children
Couples
Depression/Clinical Depression
Families
Infertility/Adoption/Pregnancy
Individual
Parenting
Play Therapy
Relationships
Stress

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Developmental/Depth
Intersubjective
Object Relations
Psychodynamic
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity

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