Therapist Profile

Name:
Joan M. Ruderman, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
6232 Estates Dr. Oakland, CA 94611-3119
Phone:
(510) 339-8368
Website:
License Number
LMFT19129
Practicing Since:
1984
Additional Licenses:
MFC19129

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I look at the Interpersonal, Developmental and Existential or Spiritual aspects of the person, assessing how they have motivated the client to seek treatment. I then form an alliance with the healthiest part of the person, sometimes voicing unexpressed hopes and wishes. I use techniques such as dialoguing with the inner child, journaling, letter writing, empty chair, family photos, etc. to evoke feelings which need to be heard and healed. In working with couples, I model and teach reflective listening; I am an advocate for both partners. I try to reframe problems to be seen as opportunities for growth.

About My Practice

Office Hours
M-F 10:30-7:30
Services
Individual, Couples, Family: Communication Skills Relationship Inventory, Depression, Anxiety, Spiritual Issues, Eating Disorders
Insurance
Value Options
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
Soc Sci, 1996, U of Chicago MA, Ed. Psych '67 SF State U.

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Transpersonal Psychology
Certifications
Substance Abuse UC Berkeley
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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