Therapist Profile

Name:
Ms. Jeanne M. Strauss, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
433 Estudillo Avenue Suite 305 San Leandro, CA 94577-4915
Phone:
(510) 895-8787
License Number
LMFT24238
Practicing Since:
1996
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
My goal as a therapist is to help you work through whatever problems you are experiencing, so that you can move on to enjoy a life that is productive and fulfilling. I accept you for who you are and where you are in life right now. We will work together to discover and develop your own unique gifts, your inner resources that will help you get past the challenges that life presents.

When working with children, I follow the same philosophy. Employing a combination of play therapy and “talk therapy,” I help children to address emotional concerns and situational problems. I respect each child’s individual temperament and help him or her to focus on the positive aspects of his/her personality traits. Parents participate in counseling to better understand their family’s dynamics and to improve relationships among all family members.

Teens need confidants and role models, and they often seek to meet these needs outside their immediate families. In our sessions, I strive to help teens find their own voices in an increasingly stressful and confusing world.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 8:00pm
Services
Individual Psychotherapy for Adults, Teens, and Children, Couples and Family Therapy; Parent Education
Insurance
Aetna, Blue Cross, Blue Shield of CA, Call Office for Insurance Accepted, Magellan, Most PPO's and Indemnity, PacifiCare, Private Pay, Sliding Scale, United Behavioral Health, Victims of Crime
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.A., Clinical Psychology, John F. Kennedy University, 1986 B.A., Psychology, Yale University, 1980

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Adolescents
Anxiety
Bi-Polar
Children
Couples
Depression/Clinical Depression
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Individual
Parenting
Play Therapy
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Cognitive-Behavioral
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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