Therapist Profile

Name:
Lucia V. Gattone, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
825 College Avenue Santa Rosa, CA 95404-4108
Phone:
(707) 578-0426 ext. 3
Website:
License Number
LMFT20051
Practicing Since:
1985
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
After many years working with families, couples and individuals, and reflecting on my own life choices, I have come to believe we make meaning and take steps in our lives according to the stories we tell and are told about ourselves and the world. These stories may be family, relationship, or cultural stories. Thus I have chosen a Narrative model of therapy, which uses the metaphor of story to understand the relationship between people and their problems.

From this perspective, when problems bring people into therapy, their lives or relationships have been taken up by a problem story. The problem story becomes the lens through which they view themselves and often others, obscuring other knowledge, skills and experiences. The Narrative approach works to facilitate the discovery of those unstoried experiences which are more closely allied with one’s values, are more empowering, and offer hope and new possibilities.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Tuesday through Thursday
12:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Services
Family, Couple and Individual Therapy Supervision Consultation
Insurance
MHN
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.A., Psychology, W. Georgia College, 1977 M.A., Counseling, Sonoma State Univ, 1984

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Adolescents
Anxiety
CAMFT Certified Supervisor
Children
Communication Skills
Couples
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
Domestic Violence
Families
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Parenting
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Rape Victims
Relationships
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Supervision
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Family Systems
Narrative
Systems
Certifications
CAMFT Certified Supervisor
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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