Therapist Profile

Name:
Sharon M. Rivkin, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
2029 Park Vista Ct Santa Rosa, CA 95405 USA
Phone:
(707) 538-5455
License Number
LMFT14889
Practicing Since:
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
"What’s the big deal? All I said was . . .” Sound familiar? Sharon Rivkin, MA, MFT, is a conflict resolution and affairs expert, and licensed marriage family therapist for over 30 years in Santa Rosa, California. Also known as the "last ditch effort therapist," Sharon is the author of Breaking the Argument Cycle: How to Stop Fighting Without Therapy and developer of the First Argument Technique, a quick and effective 3-step system that has helped hundreds of couples fix their relationships and understand why they fight. Her work has been featured in several national magazines and websites including O: The Oprah Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Time.com, Yahoo!News.com, WebMD.com, and DrLaura.com. She was quoted on The Insider TV show, has appeared on Martha Stewart Whole Living Radio, is an experienced public speaker, and makes regular radio appearances nationwide.

About My Practice

Office Hours
M-F, 8 to 8; very flexible
Services
I am an argument and affairs expert, and private practice psychotherapist, working with individuals, couples, and families. I work with high-functioning, insight oriented and highly motivated clients. I am best suited to work with individuals and couples with marital problems, infidelity, self-esteem issues and those who want to improve their communication skills and change their lives. I offer an in-depth, practical approach to psychotherapy. I believe in people immediately having tools for change, so my clients begin improving their situation after their first session. I am the developer of the First Argument Technique, a groundbreaking, three-step system that changes lives, heals relationships, and affair-proofs marriages. When you work with me, you will learn to transform your old, destructive relationship patterns into healthy patterns that will allow you to get the most out of your life!
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.A.

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Career Stress and Changes
Communication Skills
Couples
Divorce/Dissolution
Employment Issues
Families
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Individual
Interracial Couples
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Parenting
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Women's Issues

Other

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

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