Therapist Profile

Name:
Phyllis Galanis, M.S.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
100 Tamal Plaza Ste.#100 Corte Madera, CA 94925
Phone:
(415) 924-2613
Website:
License Number
LMFT21409
Practicing Since:
1983
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I became a Marriage and Family Therapist because I believe we all have the ability to change in a healthy way, but often could use someone to assist us to take the actions needed to make those changes. I learned from personal experience the difference a good therapist can make as we face painful transitions and consequences of bad decisions, and returned to school so I could learn to help others come through painful times in their lives, and to learn to make better decisions and minimize painful mistakes. I work with people in recovery from substance addictions and compulsive behaviors using a 12-step philosophy that acknowledges spirituality. Through this process we focus on personal responsibility, compassion for self and others and how to listen and communicate effectively. I work with adolescents, men and women, individuals and couples using a family systems perspective and assist clients to communicate effectively. When appropriate I use EMDR which has proven to be an effective and very useful tool for resolving the impact of emotional trauma. Philosophically, I don't think there is anything more important to us than our relationships with Self, a higher power, and each other. To this end my work as a therapist is to assist others to have the most fulfilling relationships with themselves and others as possible.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday thru Friday by appointment
Services
Therapy for adults, couples and individuals
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.S., Marriage and Family Counseling, S.F. State Univer., 1983

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Trauma

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Certifications
EMDR Hypnotherapy
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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