My specialty is working with individual adults and couples. I have also worked very successfully with adolescent girls. I chose to keep my scope smaller than some other therapists because I believe that I can best serve my clients by mastering working with a specific group of people. If you need a therapist who works with children I can happily and confidently refer you to some great therapists in the area.
I have worked in the mental health field for 10+ years. It has been my privilege to work in both the Christian Counseling community and to work with those who choose to not seek a faith-based therapist, but just someone who was a good fit in both personality and skill-set. Whatever your preference is I promise to provide a safe and non-judgmental place for you to successfully grow and heal.
I choose to pull from a number of counseling theories and approaches. This way whether you are looking to explore in great depth with insight based therapies or simply looking to reduce your current level of stress or unwanted negative emotions with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I will listen and develop a plan that suits your needs best.
I have a varied life history that brings a level of depth and understanding to the work I do. Some of the issues that I think make me a better therapist have been a difficult and complex childhood with a single-mom, addiction, and diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes at age 10. Everything I have learned in life and through my formal education I continue to use in my own marriage and life. I feel better about asking you to do work in your own life if I fully grasp what it's like to do that work and how useful it can be.
Training and Experience:
B.A. in Theology from William Jessup University (know as San Jose Christian College at that time)
M.A. in Counseling Psychology from University of San Francisco
Levels I and II Elijah House Biblical Counseling
Level 1 Gottman MarriageTherapy
Level II Gottman Marriage Therapy
Training in Imago Relationship Therapy with Dr. Harville Hendrix
Trained in Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping)
Certified Prepare and Enrich Pre-Marital and Marital Therapist
Certified in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator by Center for Applications of Psychological Type
New Life Community Counseling Center: 2002-2010
Desert Gardens Prayer Counseling Center: 2005-2010
Peer Counseling and Mentoring: 2004-2011
Private Practice: 2010-Present
I truly look forward to taking your call. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
Heidi Summers ReachesRoseville CA