Therapist Profile

Name:
Rita T. Baer, M.S.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
8363 Reseda Blvd Ste 201 Northridge, CA 91324
Phone:
(805) 390-1282
Website:
License Number
LMFT51824
Practicing Since:
2012
Additional Licenses:
Marriage and Family Therapist

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Finding a therapist you connect with is extremely important. I have worked extensively with individuals, couples, and, families, to improve, or repair, their relationships and their lives. I specialize in relationship issues, traumas (including victims of crimes), separation, divorce, and mid-life changes. I believe everyone has the ability within, to enhance their lives, their relationships, and to stop the pain that has become unbearable by depression, anxiety, grief, and/or loss. I practice a modern, psychodynamics model, including, Object Relations and Relational Theory. I also tie in Bowen's, Multigenerational Theory as I explore family of origin helping clients understand dysfunctional patterns they bring from their family of origin and past painful traumas or relationships which affects their life functioning today. I pull techniques from many other modalities such as Cognitive or Gestalts, (i.e. utilizing 'deep breathing exercises and the empty chair' '). I have also had training in EMDR, Hypnotherapy, and use 'deep relaxation' as a tool to help lessen anxiety symptoms. I have worked extensively in trauma and have years of experience with domestic violence and sexual assault issues, working with survivors and also with court or DCFS ordered DV perpetrators. I have gone through the Kinship Center's Adoption Clinical Training and worked with adoptive families. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families, first tending to stabilize the families structure, then concentrating work with the parents both with marital issues, parenting, and have also worked with blended families, sometimes with two sets of parents. We all suffer losses, from the time we are born, some, very severe and damaging. We also bring with us the pains, traumas, and dysfunctions, from our childhood, and past relationships. Learning how those influence our choices today is extremely important in improving our currant relationships and our life today. I believe that relief from pain, and healing, are possible once individuals, couples, and/or, families, become aware of how and why, their relationships became so dysfunctional and chaotic. As they acquire constructive tools to help enhance healthier patterns, relationships improve, and all around functioning becomes calmer and happier. Please call for a free consultation to see if I may be the therapist you feel comfortable with.

About My Practice

Office Hours
I am available to schedule appointments Mondays through Saturdays, morning, afternoons, and evenings.
Services
Individual, couple, and family therapy.
Insurance
Blue Shield, Blue Shield of CA, Call Office for Insurance Accepted, Health Net Insurance, Medi-Cal, Magellan, MHN, Victims of Crime
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
MS, MFT

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Adolescents
Anxiety
Attachment Therapy
Children
Childhood Trauma
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Combat/Military Related Trauma
Communication Skills
Couples
Crisis Intervention
Divorce/Dissolution
Domestic Violence
EMDR
Families
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Hypnosis
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Offenders)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Infertility/Adoption/Pregnancy
Individual
Interracial Couples
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Parenting
Pre-Marriage Counseling
PsychoEducational
Psychoanalysis
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Rape Victims
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Trauma
Victims of Crime
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Cognitive
Developmental/Depth
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization/ Reprocessing
Family Systems
Intersubjective
Object Relations
Other, e.g. NLP, EMDR, etc.
Psychodynamic
Self Psychology
Certifications
EMDR Family Wellness Instructor Breakthrough Parenting Adoptions (ACT)
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity

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