Therapist Profile

Name:
Victoria Lee Vogel, M.A., *See Notes
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Location:
45 Camino Alto Ste#200 Mill Valley, CA 94941-2935
Phone:
(415) 383-8686
License Number
LMFT29744
Practicing Since:
1986
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:

DESCRIPTION OF CLINICAL PRACTICE

People come to sit with me in a mood of acceptance and compassion for many reasons. They come to me because they are unhappy. They come because their marriage is struggling. They feel isolated and lack confidence. They are at wit’s end with their spirited children. They are lonely and long for a partner. Financial pressure burdens them. Their sexual life is unsatisfying. Or they know somehow that a greater connection to meaning is possible in their life.

I have over 25 years experience counseling couples, adults, and teens, using a holistic Body-Mind-Spirit orientation. The cornerstone of my work is the warm connection I have with people. This “non-judging” mood in the room models something important for them--the strength and acceptance to be present with their most shameful feelings and secret thoughts. When the inner Friend is at home, suffering vanishes. Wisdom calms inner conflicts. Relationships flourish. Insight flows naturally.

As a seasoned therapist with decades of experience, I am skilled with a variety of therapeutic tools and situations. I have saved many marriages. I am especially successful with lonely people who want a partner. I am an expert helping parents with spirited children. I talk to teenagers easily. I am a rock for couples on the sands of divorce. I have compassion and knowledge for people with poor health.

My therapeutic framework includes Mindfulness Cognitive Therapy for quick results, Transpersonal Therapy for depth, Positive Psychology for moods, Family Systems Therapy for patterns, and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing for trauma.

I have a successful 20 year marriage, a teenage daughter and son in college.

VIPASSANA/MEDITATION BACKGROUND
Sitting has been my practice since 1978--more than thirty extended retreats, ten residential family retreats, and many day-longs. I am a graduate of the Dedicated Practitioners Program at Spirit Rock. I have studied Advaita Vedanta, Tai Chi, QiGong, Yoga, and Zen. I continue a strong daily meditation and exercise practice.

RELEVANT CLINICAL TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
My master’s degree in Transpersonal Counseling bases Psychology on spirituality. My skills were honed at Langley Porter Children’s Hospital, UCSF. I have been Co-Director and Intern Supervisor at Echo Rock Therapy Center for 22 years. My post-graduate training includes 12 years of Masterson group consultations. I have led a CHADD International ADHD Parent Support Group for 10 years. Simply, I work with grace.

About My Practice

Office Hours
8am to 9pm Mon-Thurs
Services
Individual Depth Psychotherapy and Counseling, Couples Marriage Counseling, Preparing for a Relationship,teens and young adults, learning disorders like ADHD, Money Worries and Financial emotions.
Insurance
Any Insurance Eligible
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
MA, Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, J.F.K. University, 1989

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
ADHD-Attn Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
Adolescents
Anxiety
Aspergers Syndrome
Autism
Avoidant Personality
Career Stress and Changes
Childhood Trauma
Critical Incident Stress Management
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Combat/Military Related Trauma
Communication Skills
Couples
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
EMDR
Employment Issues
Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
Families
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Offenders)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Infertility/Adoption/Pregnancy
Individual
Interracial Couples
Learning Disabilities
Parenting
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Rape Victims
Relationships
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Telephone/Online Therapy

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Behavioral
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Cognitive
Communications
Developmental/Depth
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization/ Reprocessing
Family Systems
Object Relations
Transpersonal Psychology
Certifications
Dedicated Practitioner Graduate, Spirit Rock Meditation Center.
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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