Therapist Profile

Name:
Michael F. Thaden, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
3808 Auburn Blvd Ste 57 Sacramento, CA 95821-2122 UNITED STATES
Phone:
(916) 505-5092
Website:
thadenmft.com
License Number
LMFT34167
Practicing Since:
1997
Additional Licenses:
Marriage & Family Therapist

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I believe we come to our most difficult passages in life at opportune times in order to grow toward our true capacity and purpose. I respect that my clients possess the seeds of awareness and expertise to find answers and solutions to their own problems. My role is to provide a compassionate perspective from outside to assist in working through difficult emotions, reactive defenses, or protective habits, and open attention back to fruitful areas. I am an advocate for personal development, collaborating in finding useful vantage points for expanding visibility, encouraging resolution, and resumption of the innate growth process. Client empowerment is emphasized with a positive "Solution-Focused" approach, utilizing "talk therapy", and other modes of creative processing such as Art Therapy, EMDR, and Hypnotherapy. These modes seem especially helpful in developing Emotion Regulation, Insight, Self-esteem, Creativity, and attention to Spirituality as important avenues for promoting healing/recovery. I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, a Board Certified Registered Art Therapist, a Certified EMDR Therapist, and a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. I have worked intensively with adolescents and adults impacted by grief/loss, trauma, domestic violence, sexual abuse, chemical/co-dependency, anger/impulse control problems, and life role transitions. Evening and weekend appointments available.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Mon - Sat, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Counseling,Family Counseling, EMDR, Hypnotherapy, Somatic Psychotherapy
Insurance
Magellan, Out-of-Network coverage, Private Pay, PPO, Superbill provided, Victims of Crime
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
Phone

Education

Degrees
BA, Art, Humboldt State University,1983 MS, Counseling, CSUS, 1994

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Anger Management
Anxiety
Career Stress and Changes
Childhood Trauma
Communication Skills
Couples
Creativity
Creative Solutions
EMDR
Expressive Art Therapies
Hypnosis
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Relationships
Trauma

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Art/Movement/Psychodrama
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization/ Reprocessing
Family Systems
Gestalt
Somatic
Certifications
Board Certified Registered Art Therapist/ATR-BC 96-062 Certified EMDR Therapist Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist/CHT 113-068
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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