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My name is Dorene Blake. I am a mature woman with 25+ years experience working with a wide variety of individuals , couples and families. I have contracted with The Department of Defense ( Families of Servicemen and women living overseas), The Red Cross (Disaster Mental Health) , and Family Service Agency ( mental health for all age clientele). My training has included inpatient counseling for adults and adolescents in hospital settings.
I received my Masters degree in Education and counseling from The University of California and The University of San Francisco. I am also a parent of a large family which has informed my work with child and family development. My training in CBT, PTSD, Experiential, Gestalt, and Family Systems has been woven and renewed throughout. I believe in a conversational style of session. with plenty of attention paid to listening, questions and feedback.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
Addictions , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Divorce and Separation , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Personality Disorders , Postpartum Depression , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LMFT 27688
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Dorene is a great great listener. Her expertise is weighted with life experience and her input always leaves me considering new perspectives and feels encouraging, which is what I need.
Dorene provides you questions to explore knowing yourself more deeply and is also open to provide sage advise or counsel.
Doreen is a great therapist. I've been finding our sessions really helpful. She's calm and caring whilst also asking good questions and being appropriately assertive.
I benefit from Dorene's warmth and approachability. She is very easy to talk to and listens well.
My time with Dorene has been so invaluable. She is a great listener, asks good questions, and is easy to talk to. I feel like I can share anything and not be judged. She has been tremendously helpful during a stressful time and has equipped me with some useful tools to help me deal with difficult situations as well as better be present and grateful for the journey vs the destination.
Dorene is a great example of a balance between compassion and strictness. She will guide you gently through issues but make sure you are accountable for your own actions and mistakes. After going through a couple terrible therapists, Dorene has restored my trust in the therapy process.
Dorene is very kind and insightful. A good therapist.
Dorene is straight forward and tells you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear. And thats the best part of all this. I was extremely skeptical about therapy. But Dorene has made this experience so easy and comfortable. I appreciate the homework she gives and the exercises she has you do. Overall this had been nothing short of a great experience.
Dorene is a great therapist!!
I really like Dorene's gentle counselling style .
She really seems to care for people and listens.
Dorene is an extremely kind woman, has good advice, and uses applicable goals/homework to help you. I enjoyed my session.
Dorene is a thoughtful, active listener who draws from her professional as well as life experience to offer helpful insight and support. I feel heard and seen in our sessions. She offers wise suggestions, challenges my thinking when needed and gives me 'homework' to keep me moving in the right direction. I highly recommend Dorene!
Doreen really listens and remembers for me that demonstrates that she cares about me.
This is my first attempt at therapy but Dorene has put me completely at ease. She has a warm and comforting presence, listens without judgement, and offers sage advice. I would highly recommend her.