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Geraldine Alpert, PhD

Office: 33 Bungalow Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
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Profession: Psychologist
Services: Psychotherapy/Counseling
Employee Assistance Counseling
Brief Psychotherapy
Couples Therapy
Group Psychotherapy
Supervision/Consultation to Therapists
Practice Description: ACTIVE APPROACH
Through many years of teaching and practicing Brief Psychotherapy, I have learned the value of a highly active, focused and interactive approach, regardless of whether the therapy is brief or long term. This requires that the therapeutic dialog be vigorously directed toward understanding the issues that are causing anguish or preventing the satisfaction and self actualization merited by the patients strengths.

Whether the patient is an individual or a couple, I view my task as helping to define appropriate goals and keeping the therapy on track. While the purpose of the therapeutic journey is mutually determined and the the patient is an active partner in determining and evaluating the route, I particularly direct the journey when it turns to the past. While history is invariably interesting, efficient use of therapeutic time requires selecting those aspects that are most likely to have relevance for the present difficulties.

While patients appreciate my clarity, directness and tactful confrontation, they also appreciate the respect, caring and warm regard that clearly underlie my interventions. They also value my humor and my belief that even when things are bad and there is need of a safe space for sadness, mourning or rage, there is also room for laughter.
Practice Specialties or Interests:

(Strengths are
in bold text)
Brief Psychodynamically Oriented Therapy
Mother in-law/ Daughter in-law Tension
Distressed Parents of Adult Children
Adjustment Disorder
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Anxiety Disorders/Phobias
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Gay/Lesbian Issues
Impaired Professionals
Life Transitions
Parenting Issues
Personal Growth
Personality Disorders
Relationship Issues
Stress Management
Women's Issues
Adult Sibling Issues
Age Specialties: Adults
Session Formats: Individual
Treatment Approaches: Cognitive/Cognitive-Behavioral
Control Mastery
Object Relations
Self Psychology
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Additional Demographic Expertise: Jewish
Additional Languages: Spanish
Education: Ph.D, Harvard University, 1971

BA, University of California, Berkeley, 1964
License #: PSY3882
License State: California
Additional Licenses/ Certifications: Certified Group Psychotherapist
Professional Affiliations:
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Univ of Calif Medical School 1986-2010
Director of Group Therapy Training, McAuley Neuropsychiaric Insitittue 1990-1999
Director of Post Doctoral Training, Dept of Psychiatry, Kaiser Permanente 1975-90
California School of Professional Psychology, Adjunct Clinical Faculty 1090-1999
Fellow, American Group Psychotherapy Association
Past President, Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society
Accepted Insurance: I am an out of network provider reimbursed by most PPO
Office Hours: Monday-Thurs 9:AM -8PM

Geraldine Alpert, PhD, Psychologist in San Rafael

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San Francisco, CA 94123

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Years in Practice:  Over 20
Gender:  Female
Accepting New Clients:  Yes
Prescribe Medication:  No

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