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Dorothy O'Leary, MFT

Office: 700 E Street
Suite 220
San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone: (415) 339-7440
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Profession: Marriage and Family Therapist
Services: Psychotherapy/Counseling
Telehealth (Video/Phone) Therapy
Employee Assistance Counseling
Practice Description:
Whether restricted to your home, or working overtime in your essential business, I'd like to offer help and support. For the time being, I work with clients by phone and video sessions. I'm happy to discuss the details further with you when we speak.

Personally, professionally, and socially it's important for our lives to feel full and purposeful. And at times anyone can get stuck. I can help you move past stuck feelings, and implement techniques to help you identify strengths for continued growth. We'll take a look at how you've already tried to help yourself. We'll consider how your efforts may have helped in certain ways, and not others. We’ll consider how other parts of your life are working well for you, and expand on those. Everything about your history has lead you to this moment in your life. By learning from your history we'll develop a new plan for going forward.

My education in somatic psychology formed the foundation of my approach. I start with, and persist with, curiosity about your unfolding direct experience as we sit together and talk. Direct experience takes into account your thoughts, feelings (physical & emotional), reactions, and anything else that goes into your experience of being you in that one moment. As we move forward, we may deepen further into the physical perspective, as a tool for accessing a deeper emotional understanding. I also implement Internal Family Systems Therapy, an orientation that crystalizes the various forces at play within any one person at any given time. Other styles of work, such as CBT and Solution Focused Therapy offer tools that are often useful to draw on, as may be best suited to our goals.
Practice Specialties or Interests:

(Strengths are
in bold text)
Life Transitions
Adjustment Disorder
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Anger Management
Anxiety Disorders/Phobias
Bipolar Disorder
Chronic Physical Illness
Eating Disorders
Impulse Control Disorders
Personal Growth
Personality Disorders
Relationship Issues
Sexual Abuse
Stress Management
Substance Abuse
Women's Issues
Age Specialties: Adolescents
Session Formats: Individual
Treatment Approaches: Cognitive/Cognitive-Behavioral
Family Systems
Object Relations
Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS)
Additional Demographic Expertise: African American
Asian American
Pacific Islander
Education: Masters in Somatic Psychology
California Institute of Integral Studies, 2003
License #: LMFT52594
License State: California
Professional Affiliations:
International Critical Incident Stress Foundation
Fee Schedule: My fee for individual and couples therapy is $150 per session. I also have a limited number of sliding scale openings in my practice. Please let me know if that's something you're interested in.
Accepted Insurance: Beacon Health Options
MHNet Behavioral Health
Partnership HealthPlan MediCal
Tricare West
Insurance and Billing Instructions: I am a provider for Beacon Health/ ValueOptions of California, and MHN. If your insurance carrier is different, I am happy to provide a bill, which you can use to submit a claim to your insurance company for services provided by an out-of-network provider. If you have arranged with your employer to invest in a Flexible Healthcare Spending Account, you can be reimbursed with those funds as well.
Additional Comments: My background includes work with people experiencing grief, depression, anxiety, loss, among other issues. Frequently people are not sure how to categorize their complaint. It's only important to know that you want something in your life experience to change. Making contact with a therapist is the first step on that path.

Dorothy O'Leary, MFT, Marriage and Family Therapist in San Rafael

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Years in Practice:  0-5
Gender:  Female
Accepting New Clients:  Yes
Sliding Fee Scale:  Yes
Prescribe Medication:  No
Wheelchair Accessible:  No
Public Transportation:  Yes

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