Therapist Profile

Name:
Paul Plakos, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Location:
38550 S. Hwy One Gualala, CA 95445
Phone:
(707) 326-7236
Location:
1160 N. Dutton Avenue, Ste. 230 Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Phone:
(707) 326-7236
Website:
www.plakos.net
License Number
LMFT42044
Practicing Since:
2005
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I’ve found that effective, long-lasting chance occurs when we stop trying to be different, and become aware of what we are. Once we become aware of how we interrupt our needs from being met, then choice and change are possible. We learned ways of being in the world in order to survive physically, cognitively or emotionally. What we learned might not have been the healthiest approach, but at one point we perceived it as the best way to handle a situation. What we learned became part of our character; unconscious and automatic. And as part of our character we sometimes use what we learned where it doesn’t belong (an anachronism – in the wrong time). Through therapy, we can become aware of what we are doing, develop choice, and become unstuck in our responses. Then we can resolve that which needs resolving; feel whole, with more peace in our life.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Services
Individual Adults, Children, Adolescents, Couples
Insurance
Aetna, Blue Shield, Cigna, MHN, Tricare, United Behavioral Health
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.A., Clinical Psychology, Antioch University, 2001 B.A., Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1978

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Adolescents
Anxiety
Couples
Depression/Clinical Depression
Domestic Violence
Eating Disorders
Employment Issues
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Offenders)
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Phobias
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Relationships
Single Parents
Stress
Trauma

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Gestalt
Certifications
Gestalt Therapist; Certified by Gestalt Associates Training Los Angeles
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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