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Counselor / Therapist

Preferred Member

Marjorie Chaset, LMFT

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Couple and Individual Therapy
I welcome individuals and couples from traditional, non-traditional, heterosexual and lgbtq ifestyles who live in the Northern California Bay Area. My areas of specialization are EMDR for trauma resolution and Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples. I am Certified as an EMDR Therapist by EMDRIA ( the EMDR International Association) and Certified as an Emotionally l Focused Therapist by ICEEFT ( The International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy).

My style reflects a synthesis of cognitive, body-centered (somatic), emotionally focused and psychodynamic approaches to couples, individual and group therapy.

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY: Many people who suffer from low self esteem, anxiety, symptoms of trauma or relationship struggles also grapple with negative core beliefs about themselves. Some of the common negative core beliefs include: I'm a bad person, I'll always get it wrong, I'm defective, It's my fault, I'll never feel safe, I'm helpless, I'm stuck and I don't have any choices. Those beliefs usually come from a time when we were profoundly overwhelmed by a frightening, chaotic or unpredictable situation. A type of therapy called EMDR which stands for ( Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) can be a way to turn around those beliefs and create a new adaptive way of seeing oneself that is grounded in a healthy adaptive adult view of reality.

In addition to EMDR, I often incorporate body-centered ( somatic) therapy. Somatic therapy is a way to study how we form our habitual body-based patterns- some of which work very well and others that are not working so well in relation to ourselves and others. In the process, we can learn how to create new ways of organizing ourselves in a muscular-skeletal way that result in greater options and choices in how we live our lives.

COUPLES and FAMILY THERAPY:
One of my specializations is Emotionally Focused Therapy- an evidenced-based approach to helping couples and families tap into their emotions ( the good, the bad and the ugly) and create a solid foundation for deep, resilient, intimate emotional healing and connection based on trust and understanding.
Bio
A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist , I bring over 30 years of mind-body practice to my psychotherapy. My psychotherapy offices are located in the Noe Valley neighborhood of San Francisco and the Lake Merritt neighborhood of Oakland. My areas of specialization are EMDR for trauma resolution and Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples. I am Certified as an EMDR Therapist by EMDRIA ( the EMDR International Association) and Certified as an Emotionally l Focused Therapist by ICEEFT ( The International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy).


Teaching is one of my passions , Over a ten-year period as an adjunct faculty member at The California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco and John F. Kennedy University where I taught graduate students in the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology Program. I also provide clinical supervision to pre-licensed clinicians working toward licensure as Marriage and Family Therapists and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors. For 20 years, I've been a Certified Kripalu yoga teacher And have also been a Phoenix Rising yoga therapy practitioner.

Additionally, I specialize in grief counseling and have been a volunteer with Pathways Hospice where I provided support, companionship and comfort to patients at the end stage of life. As part of my volunteer work for Pathways, I also co-facilitated a weekly Bereavement Group.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Eating Disorders  Premarital Counseling
 Anger Management  EMDR Therapy  Relationship Issues
 Anxiety and Panic  Gay or Lesbian Issues  Self Esteem Issues
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Grief and Loss  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Body Image Issues  Life Transitions  Stress Management
 Caregiver Issues  Marriage & Family Therapy  Trauma and PTSD
 Couples Therapy  Marriage Counseling  Women's Issues
 Divorce  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health  Work and Career Issues
Certifications
 Certified EMDR Therapist (EMDRIA)  Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist (ICEEFT)
 Certified Marriage, Family, and Child Counselor (MFCC)  Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
Education/Training
MA in Counseling Psychology - California Institiute of Integral Studies , SF, CA.
MBA - Simmons College Graduate School of Management, Boston, MA.
BA - Boston University, Boston, MA.

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy with Dr. Sue Johnson and Dr. Rebecca Jorgensen
EMDR ( Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing )Training with Francine Shapiro, Laurel Parnell and Philip Manfield
Group Therapy Training with The Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society;
Formative Psychology Training with Stanley Keleman
Kripalu Yoga Teacher Certification
Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Certification
Memberships
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
EMDR International Association
Northern California Community of Emotionally Focused Therapy
Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association
Payments Accepted
Cash, check,credit card and insurance as out of network provider
Hours:Days and evenings
License:MFT 44243 California
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