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Marriage & Family Therapist in Fresno, CA

Fonda Hart, LMFT

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Individual and Family Therapy, Trauma, EMDR, Brainpaint
Fonda Hart has been providing psychotherapy since 1995, licensed since 2005. She has worked extensively with adults, children, and adolescents. She specializes in trauma resolution and uses EMDR regularly. Fonda spent six years living overseas as a young adult and is very comfortable working with people who are cross-culturally engaged. Fonda also enjoys working with people in full-time ministry, such as pastors, missionaries, etc. and is familiar with the special dynamics and demands of ministry life. Fonda was the first provider in the Central Valley of Brainpaint, a form of neurofeedback/ biofeedback. Please feel free to contact Fonda to see if she might be a good fit for you as you address your counseling needs.
Bio
Fonda worked for 5 years as a case worker and therapist at a group home program for adolescents in recovery from addiction. She is familiar with the dynamics of addictive families. She works with adult children of alcoholics/addicts as well. She worked for two years as a high school counselor with troubled teens.

Additionally, Fonda worked for three years in the Child Psychiatry Department at Kaiser Permanente, providing treatment and case management in collaboration with psychiatrists for children needing medical treatment for psychiatric disorders, including: attention and focus deficits (ADHD), depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Aspergers Syndrome, and learning disorders, etc.

Fonda worked at Link Care Center for four years, providing therapy and case management to missionaries and pastors’ families. She has a particular appreciation for the unique dynamics of ministry families, being a former missionary, and having worked with people who are in ministry locally and all over the world. She enjoys working with adult MK’s/TCK’s as well. .

As a follower of Christ, Fonda considers her worldview to be “theocentric”, i.e. God is central to the way she lives her life, which includes her approach to therapy. However, she does not generally provide Scripture during therapy sessions. Many people have been wounded in the Church or by Christians, or have distorted beliefs that influence the way they understand Scripture. Fonda incorporates the timeless truth of biblical principles as she works to assist clients toward healing and wholeness. One anticipated outcome is that the grid through which a person experiences God and His word becomes clearer, allowing the person to experience a more emotionally healthy spirituality.

Fonda has been in private practice since January, 2010, which provides her with the opportunity to see a variety of clients and needs. Fonda works from a “strengths-based” treatment paradigm. In addition to assessing the presenting problems that prompt a person to initiate counseling, she assesses the strengths and assets a person brings to the process – personally or in their environment – and builds upon those in addressing the issues needing to be resolved.

Fonda is experienced in providing EMDR to adults and children. She has worked with many clients to provide trauma resolution and anxiety management using this and other interventions.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Learning Disabilities
 Adolescents  Life and Wellness Coaching
 Adoption  Life Transitions
 Anger Management  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)  Marriage Counseling
 Asperger's Syndrome  Men's Issues
 Bicultural Difficulties  Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing
 Caregiver Issues  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Children's Counseling  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Chronic Illness  Pet Therapy
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Couples Therapy  Premarital Counseling
 Depression  Problem Gambling
 Divorce  Psychoanalysis
 Domestic Violence  Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Eating Disorders  Psychopharmacology
 Educational Therapy  Relationship Issues
 EMDR Therapy  Religious Counseling
 Family Conflict  Self Esteem Issues
 Gay or Lesbian Issues  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Gender Identity / Transgenderism  Sexual Dysfunction
 Gifted / Talented Issues  Stress Management
 Grief and Loss  Trauma and PTSD
 Group Therapy  Women's Issues
 Herpes and STD Counseling  Work and Career Issues
 Hypnotherapy
Certifications
 EMDR Part 1 and 2 (EMDRIA)  Licensed by the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)
 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)  Psychotherapy (MA)
Education/Training
After graduating from Biola University with a B.S. in nursing in 1982, Fonda spent approximately six years living overseas in ministry to Muslims in Morocco, Jordan and France. After returning to the U.S., she pursued a M.A. in counseling at Western Seminary, graduating with honors in 1996. She worked in a variety of counseling internships in order to obtain a broad clinical experience. She obtained her MFT license in 2002.

Fonda has been trained and experienced in providing EMDR to adults and children.

Fonda has received more than 100 hours of clinical training in TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention), for working with adoptive families and children.

She has recently become trained and certified to provide Brain Paint, a form of neurofeedback/ biofeedback.
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, insurance as out-of-network provider
Hours:Monday-Friday, flexible office hours
License:MFT 39053
Location
6073 N. Fresno St. Suite 105
FresnoCA 93710
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