Therapist Profile

Name:
Laura Kainik, M.A.
Professional Title:
Location:
22248 Main Street Hayward, CA 94541-4005
Phone:
(510) 495-5038
Location:
1035 San Pablo Avenue Suite 9 Albany, CA 94706 UNITED STATES
Phone:
(510) 495-5038
Email:
Website:
License Number
LMFT50378
Practicing Since:
2004
Additional Licenses:
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Children, teens, adults, seniors: all of us at times need help making sense of transitions, losses, trauma. To arrive at self-understanding, having a compassionate counselor, "another set of ears", can be greatly beneficial. Using the lenses of somatic therapy and deep listening, I am a skillful guide through life changing events, and a reflective witness to change. I work somatically and psychodynamically to diagnose and begin a course of treatment. Treatment can be brief, focused on a solution to a specific problem. Alternatively, treatment can be an in-depth process of listening together to the new Self emerging: respecting, defining, amplifying this new voice. In session, children "speak" with sand tray actions, play therapy, or perhaps movement. Teens "speak through the relationship itself, as well as the verbal dimension of the sessions. Adults and seniors explore their concerns with words, and communicate a sub-text of feelings and attitudes through posture, movement, phrasing, and yes, play. At all times, what you, the client, want from therapy is in the forefront of our work together. I offer practiced skills of listening from the heart and the intention to listen for your truest self striving to arise. I am on numerous insurance panels. I look forward to your call to begin our collaboration.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Hayword Office Thursdays: 11 am - 8 pm Albany Office Wednesdays: 7 am - 7 pm Saturdays: 10 am - 5 pm
Services
Types of Therapy Offered •Play Therapy •Psychodynamic •Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) •Somatic therapy
Insurance
Blue Shield, Health Net Insurance, Magellan, MHN, Other, Private Pay, Sliding Scale
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.A., Clinical Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Adolescents
Anxiety
Career Stress and Changes
Children
Childhood Trauma
Creativity
Elder/Geriatrics/Gerontology
Employment Issues
Expressive Art Therapies
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Learning Disabilities
Parenting
Play Therapy
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Sand Tray Therapy
Trauma
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Art/Movement/Psychodrama
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Developmental/Depth
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Psychodynamic
Somatic
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity

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