Therapist Profile

Robert Dalzell, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
7 4th St #31 Petaluma, CA 94952-3094
(707) 765-1009
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Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I am grateful to have the privilege of listening to people at their most vulnerable times, helping them find hope and strength, and to discover solutions to their painful problems. Its a tremendous gift to be witness to peoples' healing, as they implement changes that bring satisfaction, serenity, and deeply harmonious connections. I have more than 25 years experience helping individuals, couples, families, and groups as they resolve problems with feelings(mood), stuck thinking, substance abuse, lack of satisfaction in their couple and family relationships, chronic worry, excessive anger, difficulty getting or keeping a job, conflicts in parenting/co-parenting responsibilities, relationships with out of control children/adolescents, and grieving the loss of loved ones. I, like most psychotherapists I know, care deeply about my clients. What makes me unique is the breadth and variety of professional and personal experiences that have formed me into the therapist I am today. I am Bi-lingual, English and Spanish (I studied Spanish while living in Mexico), and have always had Spanish and English speaking clients. My work experiences include both in-patient and out-patient substance abuse recovery agency settings, full time private practice since 2000, and part-time private practice for twelve years prior to that, Child Protection Services Investigation, Family Court Services Mediator, six years as an Embedded Psychologist with the California National Guard, four years Pastoral Counseling as an ordained Catholic priest. I continue to maintain a personal and communal prayer life, and have 25 years of continuous sobriety, recovering from alcoholism. I am humbly, gratefully married with three children. People often remark to me that they don't know how I can sit and listen to peoples' problems all day. I respond that, to me, its a gift and I take joy in seeing people make changes and learn to live more deeply harmonious lives, truly connected to themselves, their loved ones, and the world and its Creator.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday thru Friday 9AM-7PM
Marriage and Family Counseling; Substance Abuse Recovery; Mood Disorder Treatment; Spiritual Issues
Aetna, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Blue Shield of CA, Cigna, Health Net Insurance, Magellan, MHN, PacifiCare, Sliding Scale, Tricare, United Behavioral Health, United Health Care, Victims of Crime
Credit Cards Accepted
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy


B.A., Philosophy-Humanities, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, 1974-- Completed Theology Curriculum, St. Paul Seminary, St. Paul, MN 1978-- M.A., Counseling, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA, 1988

Area of Specialty

Anger Management
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Combat/Military Related Trauma
Communication Skills
Depression/Clinical Depression
Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Self Esteem/Personal Growth


Theoretical Orientation
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Family Systems
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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