Therapist Profile

Name:
Mae Bragen, M.A.
Professional Title:
Location:
395 Taylor Blvd #115 Pleasant Hills, CA 95423
Phone:
(925) 458-1438
Website:
License Number
LMFT5946
Practicing Since:
1995
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
After working twenty years as a Social Casework Specialist for Contra Costa County I expanded my private practice. Originally trained as a Marriage Counselor at the renowned American Institute of Family Relations based in Los Angeles, I have now expanded my specialties to include family therapy and individual therapy. In addition, I work with families who are coping with a mentally ill loved one.

Over the years I have continued my education in couples work to include the theories of Gottman, Bader and Pearson, systems theory and attachment theory. My studies of couples work are ongoing.

In addition I work with individuals suffering from anxiety, depression, mental illness and adults abused as children. I have an eclectic approach using many theories including psychodynamic, and mindfulness.

My clients consider me caring, empathic and supportive as well as skilled and experienced.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Services
Couple and Family Counseling Individual Psychotherapy Mental Illness in Family
Insurance
Aetna, Blue Shield, Call Office for Insurance Accepted, Medi-Cal, MHN, Tricare, United Behavioral Health, Value Options
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.A., Counseling, California State University, Northridge, 1971 B.A., Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, 1957

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Anxiety
Assertiveness Training
Chronically Mentally Ill
Communication Skills
Couples
Depression/Clinical Depression
Employment Issues
Families
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Behavioral
Cognitive
Communications
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Family Systems
Humanistic/Existential
Transactional Analysis/Redecision
Certifications
American Institute of Family Relations
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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