Therapist Profile

Name:
Valerie J Hinard, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
1480 Lincoln Ave. #5 San Rafael, CA 94901-2085
Phone:
(707) 938-7018
Website:
License Number
LMFT50158
Practicing Since:
2005
Additional Licenses:
LMFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I bring a wealth of clinical experience to my work with individuals (adults and children) and couples. My approach is informed by a Jungian depth orientation which includes dream work, guided imagery, and Sandplay. Because everyone is unique, our work takes shape according to your particular needs.The therapeutic process can help foster your innate strengths and resiliency while you explore your vulnerabilities and concerns. Together we help you build a greater understanding of yourself through transforming limiting patterns, fears, and beliefs. In this way, you become rooted in a life grounded in meaning, aliveness, and depth. I offer support and guidance working through and healing from the effects of trauma, anxiety, depression, compulsions, chronic and life threatening illnesses, as well as that nagging sense that something just isn't right.

About My Practice

Office Hours
I am available in my San Rafael office on Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday, and Friday from late morning to early evening.
Services
Jungian Psychotherapy; Guided Imagery; Sandplay Therapy; Coaching Consultation for communication and relationship problems both intimate and work related.
Insurance
Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, Magellan, Out-of-Network coverage
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
Online, Phone

Education

Degrees
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, with Emphasis in Depth Psychotherapy, Pacifica Graduate Institute

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Anxiety
Attachment Therapy
Career Stress and Changes
Childhood Trauma
Communication Skills
Couples
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Pain Management
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Trauma

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Developmental/Depth
Emotion Focused Therapy
Imago Therapy
Intersubjective
Jungian
Psychodynamic
Self Psychology
Somatic
Certifications
Sandplay Practitioner with Sandplay Therapists of America Integrative Medicine Training Certificate from Institute of Health and Healing, CPMC
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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