Therapist Profile

Name:
Janet E. Buchalter, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Location:
636 Purissima Ste B Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1933
Phone:
(408) 386-6225
Location:
725 Main Street Suite 1 Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 UNITED STATES
Phone:
(408) 386-6225
Email:
License Number
MFC48662
Practicing Since:
2007
Additional Licenses:

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
When you find yourself doing the same things over and over, and the ending is still the same dissatisfying ending, perhaps you need someone who can help you explore other choices. This is what I do: I can work with you to create a more meaningful life. I especially work with male and female adults who have been sexually victimized as children, or who have been traumatized as adults. Often depression, or a feeling of "stuckness," heightened anxiety, riddled relationships, inappropriate or numb feelings, flashbacks, and insomnia are a few of the symptoms that adults who have been traumatized experience. I am trained to diminish, and in some cases, completely eradicate these limitations. To further these ends, I teach several forms of emotional and physical relaxation through breathing techniques, guided imagery, and meditation. In addition, spirituality is sometimes key to recovery, and since I am a certified Christian therapist, I can call upon these resources if wanted. For couples therapy, I draw from Gottman and Terrence Real, who have researched, written books and have devoted themselves to clinical experiences with relationships. Couples have found this therapy to be extremely effective in gaining new perspectives and insights on themselves and their relationships. I also work with the friends or family members of someone who loves an addicted person. Addictions today take the form of alcoholism, drug addiction, the internet, shopping, hoarding, etc. For those who need to live with an addict and/or to live with themselves in this situation, therapy can assist one to understand addiction, and to learn how to make choices that are best for us. I also have had special training in group therapy and neurology, and host a group for adults who have traumatic brain injury. It is a requirement that verbal communication is intact, and I do speak with each individual to see that they are a good fit.

About My Practice

Office Hours
I am accessible, and meeting times will be scheduled with client.
Services
EMDR (Simple) Christian Counseling, as desired by client Full battery of individual, couples, family/group treatment Relaxation exercises, guided imagery, and meditation
Insurance
Superbill provided
Credit Cards Accepted
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy

Education

Degrees
BA Psychology, Chapman University MA, Music (Piano), San Diego State University MA, Counseling Psychology/MFT Track, Santa Clara University

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Anger Management
Anxiety
Assertiveness Training
Career Stress and Changes
Christian Based Therapy
Childhood Trauma
Critical Incident Stress Management
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Combat/Military Related Trauma
Communication Skills
Couples
Creativity
Creative Solutions
Crisis Intervention
Depression/Clinical Depression
Domestic Violence
EMDR
Employment Issues
Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
Expressive Art Therapies
Families
Group Therapy
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Mediation
Persons With Disabilities
Physically Challenged
Pre-Marriage Counseling
PsychoEducational
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Rape Victims
Relationships
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Trauma
Victims of Crime
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Communications
Developmental/Depth
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization/ Reprocessing
Family Systems
Gestalt
Humanistic/Existential
Jungian
Object Relations
Psychodynamic
Satir
Systems
Certifications
EMDR (Simple) New Life Ministries American Association of Christian Counselors
Languages Spoken
English, German
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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