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Name:
Gail C. Van Buuren, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
7765 Healdsburg Avenue #12 Sebastopol, CA 95472
Phone:
(707) 494-4198
License Number
LMFT40081
Practicing Since:
1997
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Marriage and Family Therapists focus on relationships, and every relationship we have begins with what we bring into it, so that is where our work begins. We often repeat patterns of interacting without knowing we are doing so. The result is frustration, disappointment, and a host of other emotions. Sometimes we just find it safe to shut down or we give up in despair. These reactions can affect not only our close relationships with family, lovers, and friends, but also with co-workers, employers, and strangers.

Don’t Give Up!

Working together, we can discover and change these patterns, whether you come in alone, with a partner, or with your whole family. Each one of us has inborn strengths, gifts, and essential qualities that are unique. Sometimes we lose touch with them as we experience the ups and downs of our lives, but they are there waiting to shine.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
Days and Evenings
Services
Individual, Couples, Families
Insurance
No Insurance Accepted
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.A., Counseling Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute, 1999 B.A., Chapman University, 1996

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Anxiety
Attachment Therapy
Communication Skills
Couples
Domestic Violence
Families
Parenting
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Trauma

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Object Relations
Psychodynamic
Self Psychology
Somatic
Certifications
Positive Discipline Parenting
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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