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Joan Marie Menke LMFT
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: 205 Keller Street, City Of Petaluma, CA 94952
Clinical Interests: depression, positive psychotherapy (PPT), family therapy services ... (Read more)
Dr. Bert Hildan Epstein
Specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Psychology
Address: 115 Liberty Street, City Of Petaluma, CA 94952
Clinical Interests: anxiety, premarital counseling, couples therapy ... (Read more)
Mr. Richard Norbert Krafnick MFT, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: 755 Baywood Drive, City Of Petaluma, CA 94954
Robert J. Dalzell MFT
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: 7 4th Street, City Of Petaluma, CA 94952
Donald M. Wallach MFT
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: 222 Weller Street, City Of Petaluma, CA 94952
Phone: 707-583-2305
Clinical Interests: family therapy services, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), psychotherapy treatment ... (Read more)
Ms. Diane Elizabeth Shrock LMFT
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: 320 Western Avenue, Petaluma, CA 94952
Clinical Interests: parenting issues, bipolar disorder, abuse ... (Read more)
Ms. Rachel Elizabeth, Levine Honey MFT
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: 115 Liberty Street, City Of Petaluma, CA 94952
Felicia Matto-Shepard MFT
Specializes in Art Therapy, Family Therapy, Psychoanalysis
Address: 1 Bodega Avenue, City Of Petaluma, CA 94952
Clinical Interests: consultation, clinical supervision, counseling services ... (Read more)
Ms. Priya Clarke Sowerby
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: 25 Western Avenue, City Of Petaluma, CA 94952
Mr. Michael J. Loeffler Jr. MFT# 53839
Specializes in Counseling, Family Therapy
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 318 Western Avenue, Petaluma, CA 94952
Clinical Interests: dissociative disorders, object relations therapy, counseling services ... (Read more)
Mr. Myron Walters MFT
Specializes in Family Therapy
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 315 E Cotati Avenue, City Of Cotati, CA 94931
Mr. Randell J. Cheek MFT
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: 205 Keller Street, City Of Petaluma, CA 94952
Ms. Patricia T. Hromalik LMFT, #
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: 720 Southpoint Boulevard, City Of Petaluma, CA 94954
Sarah Tarr Fleming MFT
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: 1500 S Petaluma Boulevard, City Of Petaluma, CA 94952
Daniela Koromzay LMFT
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: 115 Liberty Street, City Of Petaluma, CA 94952
Ms. Naomi Bick Richman MFT
Specializes in Family Therapy
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 222 Weller Street, City Of Petaluma, CA 94952
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What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is commonly referred to as talk therapy or simply therapy. Trained therapists help and guide patients as they talk through issues in their life and problem-solve ways to make healthy changes.

The use of therapy is extremely common, with millions of people going through therapy each year in the United States alone. It can be useful for patients who want to learn coping skills when they are facing difficult issues or need to heal from past trauma. Therapy can also be a support tool when patients are facing stressful periods in their life. Essentially, therapy is helpful any time life events require more mental or emotional resources than a patient currently has. Change is a major theme of therapy, offering a supportive environment for patients to make changes to their life or themselves so that past problems stop recurring in the future.

There are several different types of psychotherapy, with the most common being cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT. This type of therapy focuses on the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT, is a form of CBT that encourages acceptance and validation as well as change. Interpersonal therapy focuses on relationships and communication as a pathway to feeling better. Psychoanalysis, an older form of therapy invented by Sigmund Freud, teaches that all problems stem from the unconscious. Although many people see therapists by themselves, not all psychotherapy is one-on-one. For example, in family therapy, the therapist treats a family as a unit. Patients can also participate in group therapy, where they meet as a group to work on issues.

Psychotherapy is a safe, powerful healing tool that can help patients lead happier and healthier lives. However, therapy is a joint effort between the patient and the therapist. Both need to work together in order for therapy to be effective.
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