We each possess a great wellspring of aliveness, which yearns to come forth and express itself, no matter what long-held beliefs act to constrict its expression. I see the process of therapy as both loosening the knots of old beliefs and finding ways to tap into this aliveness, in order to live a more authentic and satisfying life.
When working with clients, I use an approach that is relational and collaborative, helping clients make the best use of the strengths they bring to therapy. My work incorporates experiential, somatic, and mindfulness-based approaches.
I received a master’s degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from JFK University, have received postgraduate training in existential contemplative psychotherapy and have completed the two-year comprehensive training in Hakomi, a mindfulness-based method of somatic psychotherapy. I am also trained in EMDR, and often use this with clients dealing with the effects of trauma.
I work with adult individuals and couples.
I also provide no-cost therapy both to people with gambling problems and those affected by them, such as spouses, through the California Office of Problem Gambling. To find out more, click on the Problem Gambling page, or feel free to call to see if you qualify.
Marriage and Family Therapist, MFC 50413
Call Tom at 925-932-0150, ext. 314
E-mail Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org
Clinical Areas of Focus
Trauma/PTSD, Relationships/intimacy, Sexuality, Depression, Anxiety/stress, Life transitions, Problem gambling, First responders
Blue Shield of California, Contra Costa Medi-Cal, Contra Costa Health Plan (Employees), and Cigna