Therapist Profile

Name:
Raelene S. Weaver, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
940 Saratoga Ave Suite 104 San Jose, CA 95129-3409
Phone:
(408) 529-4078
License Number
LMFT46608
Practicing Since:
2008
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I have been working in the field of mental health for the past five years and have experience working with a broad range of clients including adults, teens, children (and sometimes their parents) and couples. I've worked with young adults, some struggling with romantic relationships, and others trying to understand difficult family members. I've also worked with seniors finding themselves caring for aging parents. I have K-12 Teaching credentials, and like working with children, teens, teachers, school administrators and parents. I enjoyed my time and got good feedback from the schools I worked at including Oster, Graystone, and Carlton Elementary Schools and Hayward and Overfelt High Schools. I have concentrated on assisting these children/teens in developing their self-esteem, as well as healthy coping skills. I also have an MBA and corporate work experience, and can relate to clients who are seeking satisfaction and security in their work, in ever demanding and changing work environments.

I did my internship work at Crisis Support Services in Alameda County and Almaden Valley Counseling Services (AVCS) in San Jose. I've worked with clients in school settings, at the clinic at AVCS, at a private industry council, and in private practice. I've also taught parenting classes for families with preschoolers, school age children and adolescents.

I have a warm and empathetic approach with clients, but am able to hold them accountable for their words and actions. I enjoy the process of engaging with my clients, helping them to examine their inner emotional landscape, and discovering strategies with them to disrupt negative patterns, face their personal challenges, and strengthen their relationships. In working with male clients who have relationship problems, I like to stress emotional intelligence as a strength in improving communication and enhancing intimacy.

Improving self-esteem; becoming more assertive; becoming more independent vs. codependent; striving for abundance and happiness vs. “settling” for marginal jobs or relationships/“making excuses” are some of the common themes that have run through my work. I truly enjoy helping people to help themselves and helping empower them to make better choices and strive for personal happiness and healthy lifestyles.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Services
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.A., Psychology, Western Institute for Social Research M.B.A., University of Phoenix, 1985 B.A., California State University Chico, 1975

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Assertiveness Training
Attachment Therapy
Career Stress and Changes
Children
Critical Incident Stress Management
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Couples
Creative Solutions
Crisis Intervention
Divorce/Dissolution
Elder/Geriatrics/Gerontology
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Individual
Men's Issues
Play Therapy
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Adlerian
Attachment
Humanistic/Existential
Object Relations
Psychoanalytic
Certifications
K - 12 Teaching Credentials, 1976
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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