Therapist Profile

Name:
Suzanne M Retzinger, PhD
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
520 West Junipero St Santa Barbara, CA 93105-4212
Phone:
(805) 687-4025
Website:
License Number
LMFT36363
Practicing Since:
2000
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I have been working with issues of emotions for over 35 years. Other issues I am qualified to work with are shame and humiliation, , attachements and death, loss, illness and other end of life issues. I am the author of articles on conflict, emotions, mental illness, death, and therapeutic relationships. My books include Violent Emotions: Shame and Rage in Marital Quarrels (Sage, 1991), and Emotions and Violence: Shame and Rage in Destructive Conflict, (with T.J. Scheff, Lexington, 1991. I also conduct workshops on emotions and psychotherapy in the United States and abroad.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Services
Psychotherapy Couples Bereavement counseling End of life counseling
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
Ph.D., Sociology (Social Psych), 1988, University of CA Santa Barbara M.S., Counseling/MFT, 1993, CA State University Northridge

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Attachment Therapy
Couples
Group Therapy
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Individual
Relationships

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Emotion Focused Therapy
Family Systems
Psychodynamic
Satir
Somatic
Systems
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity

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