Therapist Profile

Name:
Stephen W. Tessler, PhD
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
125 N. Lincoln Suite H Dixon, CA 95620-3260
Phone:
(530) 341-2123
Website:
License Number
LMFT4038
Practicing Since:
1980
Additional Licenses:

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Much of the focus of my work is with children with behavioral problems and adults and children who have been traumatized. With adolescents and children I often work with those who have ADHD, anxiety, Asperger's, bi-polar, depression, defiance, substance abuse, and all kinds of family or blended family issues. I work with the adolescent or child and the family to address resolving the impact at school, within the family and their peer relationships and development. Many of the adults I work with wish to address depression and anxiety, the effects of trauma both within the family and at the hands of others, stages of life and personal values problems, relationship and family tensions, and self-defeating and poor communication patterns. Each of us is bigger than our problems. Empowering, healing, growth and transformation are some of the most important qualities I seek to nurture in the collaborative therapy I provide. These are important for a child and for the adult. Albert Schweitzer wrote, "Each patient carries his own doctor inside him.... We are at our best when we give the doctor who resides within each patient a chance to go to work." My practice is in a comfortable secure suite located in a medical offices building.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday thru Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 7: p.m., Friday by appointment
Services
Therapy and Consultation
Insurance
Call Office for Insurance Accepted, Most Insurance Accepted, Private Pay
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
Ph.D., University of Southern California, 1975

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
ADHD-Attn Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
Adolescents
Anger Management
Anxiety
Aspergers Syndrome
Assertiveness Training
Bi-Polar
Children
Chronically Mentally Ill
Childhood Trauma
Critical Incident Stress Management
Communication Skills
Creative Solutions
Depression/Clinical Depression
Elder/Geriatrics/Gerontology
Families
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Parenting
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Stress
Trauma

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Certifications
American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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