Counselor / Therapist in San Rafael, CA

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David Pittle, Ph.D, M.Div.

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Spiritually Integrated Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Sex and Sexual Function Therapy and Coaching
All counseling/therapy with consideration for self-defined spirituality. "Pastoral" psychotherapy is not about any specific "religion" but rather assisting each individual's own quest for her/his own life focus or spirituality.

Sex therapy and education for all ages from young adult through Seniors (50's--80's). Helping young individuals and couples experience good sex. Excellent results with Erectile Dysfunction in Senior men and lack of orgasm in Senior women.

(Especially recommend, for Seniors, the book: "Naked At Our Age", by Joan Price, available at your local book store or other sources.)

While the framework of our counseling/therapy is cognitive behavior therapy and rational emotive behavior therapy, several other techniques are used as appropriate: Transactional Analysis, Hypnotherapy, Schema-Focused Therapy, and Group Therapy are the most common.

The final objective is to provide the client with the skill to be her/his own therapist in normal life situations and not to need professional help.

For the protection of the privacy of our clients, we do not accept inclusion in any insurance programs which are notorious for violating that privacy. (The exception is TriCare for military families which we will honor.)

NO person is excluded for inability to pay full rates or other financial reasons.
●Over 30 years of experience in counseling/psychotherapy
●Counseling staff at Harvard, Radcliffe, MIT complex
●Taught counseling at
--University of Brasilia
--University of Akron
--University of San Francisco
--College of Marin
●Counseling consultation in organizations including
--Sonoma County management
--Clorox Corporation
--Goodyear Tire and Rubber
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Life Transitions
 Anger Management  Loneliness
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Marriage Counseling
 Body Image Issues  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Caregiver Issues  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Chronic Illness  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Relationship Issues
 Couples Therapy  Religious Counseling
 Depression  Self Esteem Issues
 Divorce  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Eating Disorders  Sexual Dysfunction
 Grief and Loss  Stress Management
 Group Therapy  Trauma and PTSD
 Hypnotherapy  Work and Career Issues
 Board-Certified Pastoral Counselor  Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (NBCCH)
 Certified Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist (CCBT)  Certified Marriage, Family, and Child Counselor (MFCC)
 Certified Sex Therapist (AASECT)  Diplomate, American Psychotherapy Association (DAPA)
 Diplomate, Pastoral Psychotherapy  Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.)
Ph.D.--Inst. for Human Effectiveness, University of Akron, Akron, OH
B.A. --Kokusai Kirisutokyo Daigaku, Tokyo, Japan
M.Div. --San Francisco Theo. Sem., San Anselmo, CA
Internship --San Quentin Prison for Men, Marin County, CA
Primary and Advanced training--Albert Ellis Institute
Transactional Analysis--Midwest Institute, Akron, OH
Hypnotherapy, Basic--AIH, Santa Ana, CA
Hypnotherapy, Advanced--NACBT, Weirton, WV
Sex Therapy and Education--Akron Sex Forum/Masters and Johnson, Akron, OH
Other --Hartman and Fithian, Los Angeles, CA
●Memberships and Clinical Certifications. . .
-American Mental Health Counselors Association
-National Assoc. of Cognitive Behavior Therapists
-American Assoc. of Pastoral Counselors
-American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
-Northern Calif. Group Psychotherapy Society
-International Transactional Analysis Association
-American Board of Hypnotherapy
Other Languages
Some Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese
Payments Accepted
Cash, Check,
Hours:10:00am-6:00pm, Evening by appointment
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Reinaldo da Silva, San Rafael
Dr. Pittle helped my wife and me with our sexual difficulty. He was very understanding and sensitive to Maria's hesitence and embarasment. But he was also direct and made us both more comfortable. He discovered that part of the problem needed to be treated by a doctor. Maria's doctor had never seen the problem. Dr. David referred us to another gynacologist who treated her at low cost. Dr. David was able to work with us then and overcome our inability.
85 Merrydale Rd.
Additional Location
Mailing Address
369B Third St. #408
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