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Hi and welcome to my website and my psychotherapy practice! I work with individuals and couples to:

  • find relief from anxiety and other distressing emotions
  • heal trauma
  • improve self-esteem
  • improve communication
  • find greater relationship satisfaction
  • experience greater overall clarity, aliveness, fulfillment and empowerment

Feel free to look through these pages to learn more.

To schedule an initial appointment, please contact me at:

(510) 684-9552 or matsMFT@gmail.com.

I have offices in Fremont and Oakland.

Also feel free to call or email me to talk about your particular situation or needs or any questions you may have.

My style as a therapist combines a calm and gentle presence with an active approach to facilitating change. I don’t impose theories about how you should be or what you need, but trust in your own inherent wisdom. At the same time, I actively guide and support you in your process of healing, self-discovery and unfolding.

I offer a supportive therapeutic environment in which you can safely and freely explore the issues you bring to therapy. I help you identify, shift and transform unconscious beliefs, negative emotional responses, and self-defeating patterns that cause distress, and thereby find greater wellbeing, fulfillment and empowerment in your life. I also help you connect deeply with all of who you are, including your skills, strengths and natural aliveness, allowing these to become resources for healing and growth.

As a holistic therapist, I honor you as a thinking, feeling, embodied, social and spiritual being, and I work with your concerns along these different dimensions, as appropriate. See Treatment Approach and Therapeutic Modalities for a more in-depth description of my clinical approach.

 

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