Therapist Profile

Name:
Ronald Mah, PhD
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
433 Estudillo Ave Ste 305 San Leandro, CA 94577-4915 UNITED STATES
Phone:
(510) 614-5641
License Number
LMFT32136
Practicing Since:
1994
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Individualized therapy according to needs & circumstances of clients, as opposed to fitting clients arbitrarily in some therapeutic "program." Emotional, psychological, cognitive, logical, educational, social, spiritual, familial, & cultural origins of behavior lead to current behavior and also give direction to growth, change, and health. Short term therapy or long term therapy... effective therapy is the true goal. Empowering individuals, including children and teens must coordinate w/ developing healthy couples and families. **GOALS IN COUNSELING & THERAPY *INDIVIDUAL WORK: Learning to take care of oneself, self-nurturing, greater self-esteem, replacing maladaptive behavior with more constructive behaviors, living life in the present. *COUPLES WORK: Improving communication, greater clarity in the relationship, recognizing family of origin interferences, understanding male & female cultural differences. *FAMILY WORK: Recognizing family dynamics, clarifying roles, recognizing family of origin interferences in the family, assessing functionality, establishing boundaries, improving communication. *CHILDREN: Assessing temperamental & learning styles, assessing development, fostering expressive maturity, promoting self-esteem, security, & stability, assessing family roles and boundaries. *TEENAGERS: Self-esteem & self-sufficiency, helping in the search for identity, resolving his or her changing roles in the family & society, reconciling social & cultural pressures with family expectations & personal needs. **It is my belief that no child's or individual's goals should be sacrificed for the benefit of reaching goals in a couples' relationship or in a family. Individual and relationship or family goals are not inherently oppositional. It is in reconciling individual goals with family issues that the couple or family can achieve and maintain healthy long term success in meeting its needs. Couples and families that function without its members satisfying their individual needs exist in stress, pain, and difficulty.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Services
Individuals, Children, Teens, Couples, Families
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
Online, Phone

Education

Degrees
B.A., Psychology & Social Sicence M.A., Psychology Ph.D., Higher Education and Social Change

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Adolescents
Aspergers Syndrome
Children
Childhood Trauma
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Couples
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
Families
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Interracial Couples
Learning Disabilities
Men's Issues
Parenting
Personality Disorders
Pre-Marriage Counseling
PsychoEducational
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Stress

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Behavioral
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Cognitive
Communications
Developmental/Depth
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Emotion Focused Therapy
Family Systems
Humanistic/Existential
Narrative
Psychodynamic
Psychology
Systems
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity

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