Meet Sophie Marchand, AMFT
Supervised by Doreen Maxwell, MFT License #41105
Are you ready to reclaim your life?
We all experience life stressors that can make us feel overwhelmed, unhappy, or stuck. If you find yourself in a such situation, hope and help are at your fingertips. Therapy can assist you in overcoming your difficulties by working to identify and change the thought, feeling and behavior patterns that keep you from feeling your best. Going to therapy is a courageous act that requires the ability to acknowledge we need extra help.
To support your needs, I provide a warm, compassionate, and non-judgmental environment that will help you deal with your personal challenges, concerns, and worries. I have a special interest in helping clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, parenting, co-parenting, and life transitions such as divorce or job loss. To address your specific needs and goals, I utilize a variety of techniques and modalities such as mindfulness, guided visualization, art therapy, and play therapy. Using a collaborative approach, wherein we talk through issues, I offer you feedback, reflective listening, and psycho-education. Feeling heard, understood, and accepted are the first steps that will lead you to a better place. Over time, you will be able to understand yourself better and develop more satisfying relationships with others. Other benefits may include how to make thoughtful decisions, develop coping skills, and learn how to empower yourself.
Working with you, I consider early life experiences, life transitions, impacts from family relationships, and your resources.
I look forward to working with you and being part of your journey.
Please feel free to contact me at 408 475 5966 or email me at email@example.com for a free phone consultation.
Meet Kathleen Graham, AMFT #102894, APCC #4534
Supervised By Doreen Maxwell, LMFT #41105
At times life can be filled with challenges and difficulties. Many people struggle with pain from the past or the present. I offer a safe place where individuals can work through their problems and gain a clearer understanding of themselves, who they are, and what they desire. I support clients as they work towards identifying what could bring greater meaning to their lives. Through these discoveries we can create hope for a deeper sense of satisfaction with life and, in turn, a stronger sense of well-being.
I help clients explore issues that impact their lives and their relationships. This may include assistance with depression, anxiety, communication with others, grief, loss, life transitions, changes in health or your personal life, or working towards overcoming past or current pain and trauma. I am here to help you with your challenges. Together we will find ways to move through whatever difficulties you are encountering.
My approach stems from a place of warmth, understanding, compassion, practicality, and non-judgment to support you as you seek changes that you would like to make in your life.
I received my B.A. in Liberal Studies from San Jose State University and attended Palo Alto University where I completed my M.A. in Counseling. I am in my third year of providing school based counseling for the Santa Clara Union School District. My previous work experience includes over fifteen years in the technology field as well as providing counseling at a nonprofit agency in collaboration with children, teenagers, adults, couples, families, and groups. I have also been a volunteer with the Centre for Living with Dying program.
Meet jack Geballe, lPPC # 3789
Supervised By Doreen Maxwell, LMFT #41105
“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” – Albert Einstein
As your therapist, it is my priority to become curious withyou. My approach as a clinician derives from interest in understanding my clients and their experiences. During our work together, I will help you develop your own curiosity about yourself and others, which will allow less space for judgment & criticism and more room for growth, compassion, & change. During sessions, we may engage in action methods like role playing, inner child work, guided imagery, and always mindfulness practice. Did you know you don’t have to sit still and meditate to become more mindful? I will teach you practical tools for increasing self-awareness and mindfulness. “I’m so stupid for x, y, z…” turns into “I wonder what was happening for me in that moment.” With practice, curiosity becomes a skill and with time, you begin to know yourself better and better.
I have 10 years of clinical mental health experience working closely with a variety of mental health diagnoses in both adults and children. I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders, trauma, and PTSD and have also worked closely with addiction populations, personality disorders, anxiety, depression, OCD, and hoarding. I have experience at the inpatient level of care, day treatment (PHP), and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP).
I earned my undergraduate degree in psychology and started my masters degree at Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wisconsin before moving west to Arizona, where I completed my degree at the University of Phoenix in clinical mental health counseling. I pull core themes and theory from experts like Janina Fisher, Pat Ogden, and Pia Mellody and have specialized training in Level 1 Sensorimotor Psychotherapy with Janina Fisher and Psychodrama Techniques with Tian Dayton.
Prior to moving to the San Francisco Bay Area, I was a member of the board for the International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals in the California Central Coast where I served as the humanities chair. This advocacy for education ignited my own passion for speaking about specific modalities for the treatment of trauma, and I have since been accepted to numerous speaking events including IAEDP’s Los Angeles chapter, CA Women’s Association for Addiction Treatment (CA WAAT), and a speaker series event with Center for Discovery.