Therapist Profile

Name:
Susan Garner, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Location:
5610 Snake Road Oakland, CA 94611-2910
Phone:
(510) 466-5669
Website:
License Number
LMFT33442
Practicing Since:
1996
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I offer psychotherapy services for individuals, couples and groups. I specialize in the treatment of depression and anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders/body image issues, life transitions as well as gay and lesbian issues. I offer an ongoing lesbian therapy group. My theoretical orientation centers on the self-psychology model which focuses on restoring the self through such basic therapeutic tools such as listening, understanding and clarifying as a means of addressing injuries of the past that intrude in present relationships. I work in Oakland and Orinda.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday -Friday 9-7 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday in Orinda Tuesday and Thursday in Oakland
Services
Psychotherapy
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
BA, Social Wlefare, UC Berkeley 1989 MA, Clinical Psychology, J.F. Kennedy University, 1993

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Anxiety
Assertiveness Training
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Couples
Eating Disorders
EMDR
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Psychodynamic
Self Psychology
Certifications
E.M.D.R.
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity

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