Therapist Profile

Name:
Ms. Megan Brubaker, M.S.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
1700 Norbridge Ave Suite H Castro Valley, CA 94546
Phone:
510-934-1356
License Number
LMFT50708
Practicing Since:
2009
Additional Licenses:
LMFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Life can be full of challenges, especially for children and adolescents since they do not have the developed skills that adults do to access internal rationalization and relaxation. This can cause children to act out in school, home, or society. In treatment it is my goal to work alongside your child and you to find resources and coping skills to cope with the over-whelming experiences which are impacting your and your child's functioning. My specializations include: Narrative Trauma work, animal-assisted therapy, and play therapy with children, adolescents and families Solution Focused and Narrative work with adults to cope with trauma and current challenges presenting in one's life Cognitive Behavioral work with children and families struggling with behavioral challenges and mental health conditions effecting everyday functioning Treatment Model I practice from multiple treatment models, which means I pull treatments to fit each individual and families needs, primarily working from a postmodern perspective of the client being the expert in treatment. If my style and experience would be a good fit for you, your children or your family's needs, feel free to contact me.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday 6-8pm, Tuesday 6-8pm, Sundays 2pm-7pm
Services
Animal Assisted Therapy, My Dog Sammy is a therapy dog in training. She is a 3 year old miniature Australian Shepherd and loves children.
Insurance
Aetna, Blue Shield, No Insurance Accepted, Private Pay, Victims of Crime
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
Masters in Counseling Concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy, Cal State East Bay, Hayward, 2007-2009 Bachelor in Political Science, Bachelor in Psychology, UC Irvine, Irvine, California, 2001-2005

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
ADHD-Attn Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
Adolescents
Anxiety
Aspergers Syndrome
Attachment Therapy
Autism
Bi-Polar
Children
Childhood Trauma
Depression/Clinical Depression
Domestic Violence
Families
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Learning Disabilities
Persons With Disabilities
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Rape Victims
Stress
Sand Tray Therapy
Trauma
Victims of Crime

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Emotion Focused Therapy
Narrative
Systems
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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