- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist MFT23841 -

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Adolescents


  • Identity
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Over or Under Achieving
  • School/Peer Group Issues
  • Divorce
  • Transitions
  • Self-Harm/Suicidality
  • Sexuality and Sexual Identity
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​​Couples


  • Pre-Marital counseling
  • Intimacy Issues
  • Communication
  • Recovery from
    ​Relationship Ruptures
  • Parenting
  • Mid-Life/Transition Issues
  • Pre-Divorce
  • Connections/Healing
  • Complications
    ​from Infertility

​​SERVICES PROVIDED:


Conveniently located near the Lafayette BART station, and surrounded by majestic oak trees, my office offers a comfortable environment where you will feel safe and supported during our sessions.


DURING THE CORONA VIRUS CO-VID 19 SHELTER-IN-PLACE REQUIREMENTS, I WILL BE CONTACTING ONLINE, HIPAA COMPLIANT VIDEO THERAPY.  PLEASE CONTACT ME THROUGH EITHER PHONE, TEXT OR EMAIL TO ARRANGE


My fee is $175 for each 50-minute session and $260/ for each 80-minute session


Please note, I am not a member of any insurance groups or panels. However, I will furnish you with an insurance form or receipt of services (super-bill), upon request. Some insurance companies (usually PPO plans) or products do reimburse for out-of-network providers. I encourage you to contact your insurance provider for details prior to our appointment.


I have expertise and competence in treating the following problems or concerns:


Adults

  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Self-Harm/suicidality
  • Life Transitions
  • Identity
  • Relationship/
  • ​Family Struggles
  • Grief and Los

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Adoption


The experience of adoption will impact your life in many ways. One of my specialties is working with adoptive parents, adoptive families, birth families and adopted persons. Often, there is no way to anticipate the frustration or confusion that may arise during or after the adoption process, but getting professional guidance at the right time can help reduce these problems.


Adoptive Parents

While there is no roadmap for parenting in general, adoptive parents often feel particularly challenged as children pass through developmental stages where adoption issues typically surface. Counseling will help you understand your child and feel more prepared and competent.


Prospective Adoptive Parents

Research documents that adoptions supported by counseling are by far the most successful in establishing new relationships and developing healthy attachments. Adoption counseling involves helping you decide the best type of adoption for your family. Or it may include facilitation and positive support for both you and your birth family. Counseling will provide the helping hand you will need through the tumultuous process of adoption.


Birth Parents

Preparing for the relinquishment process through counseling can make a significant difference in your recovery. It can enhance your experience and help you feel empowered. Grief counseling after an adoption facilitates healing. Feelings of loss may resurface as you pass through certain life experiences, like getting married, having other children or contemplating a search. Counseling will help you explore and work through your emotions and options.


Adopted Persons of All Ages

Being adopted can be as descriptive as being left handed or brown eyed. But it also can mean having feelings or questions that others cannot understand or answer. Different life stages can prompt different reactions and emotions, and some adopted persons may explore the idea of searching. Counseling can help you sort out how being adopted has impacted you.



I currently have an Associate working in my psychotherapy practice, Bruce Sorenson, MA, AMFT

Bruce Sorenson, AMFT --

​Bruce is passionate about helping individuals, couples and families as they navigate through life’s changes and challenges.  In therapy, Bruce will be there to help you feel a little lighter as you navigate the demands of your life, ease the burdens of past experiences and begin to exist with a refreshed sense of clarity and direction. 

Prior to becoming a counselor, Bruce earned his MBA and owned and operated many businesses. After years of success as a business executive Bruce began to prepare for retirement and to spend more time with his amazing wife, three daughters and grandchildren. However, that path would change unexpectedly.

Bruce’s wife had been working hard in her battle with depression.  Sadly, depression overcame her, and she regrettably took her own life.  After her death, Bruce became committed to doing whatever he could to support anyone suffering with depression, anxiety, and grief. 

At St. Mary’s College of California, Bruce earned his Masters in Counseling and became a therapist. He has continued to earn many certifications including becoming certified in Applied Neuroscience for Treating Anxiety, Panic and Worry, Certified ADHD Professional, Certified Grief Counselor Specialist and certified trauma, neuroplasticity.

Everyone has challenges and battles to fight. A pain-free life is not always possible. Even the strongest people amongst us need a little bit of help to work through some of life’s difficulties. Whether you struggle with depression, grief, anxiety, or other issues, you should know there is hope for better tomorrows.

 

Every person is different. Bruce is dedicated to work alongside you as you discover a path in therapy that is unique to your goals, free from judgement and moving at a pace that is comfortable for you.  

 

To learn more about Bruce Sorenson, please visit his website at www.brucesorensonthearpy.com