Congratulations. You have taken the first step on the road to healing by reaching out and looking for help. The fact that you are on this site and looking for a therapist means you’ve come to a point in your life where you know you need assistance on your journey towards being a more complete you. I believe it is the role of a therapist to walk with a person as they try to overcome the obstacles they face, to help them continue to move forward and grow in to who they want to be. As a brother and then a priest in the Catholic Church, I walked with people as they moved through many transitions in their lives – births and deaths, weddings and divorces, celebrations and tragedies. As a marriage and family therapist I have accompanied people through grief and loss, stress and anxiety, dealing with the past and facing what the future might hold. As a trained EMDR therapist, I have travelled the road of past abuses and recent traumas with my clients, and helped them master the events that have prevented them from being who they were meant be become. My role is to provide respect, honesty, feedback and direction as I join you along the road and accompany you until you’re ready to move on and leave me behind.
About me: I am licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in California. I have masters’ degrees in catholic theology and counseling psychology, as well as a doctorate in clinical psychology. I am also a trained EMDR therapist, and have a private practice in Fairfield, CA. As a therapist, I have worked as a foster family social worker, a school counselor, a county mental health worker, and the director of a program for high-functioning autistic-spectrum young adults. I employ a combination of therapeutic approaches including interpersonal, client-centered, cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused and motivational modalities, as well as elements of EMDR where it seems useful. My scheduled availability is usually Monday through Thursday, from 4PM to 9PM Pacific Time, with occasional later times available upon request.
Additional areas of focus: Self esteem, Depression, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, First Responder Issues, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexual Assault and Abuse
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LMFT 45338
Dr. Livingston has been my therapist for a short 6 months. He is a great therapist who has helped me through issues with my career, relationship, religion and military PTSD. I would highly recommend him to anyone. He is very insightful and constructive.
Written on Apr 10, 2022 after therapy with Douglas for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
I think he has a lot of experiencie, is empathetic and smart
Written on Feb 02, 2022 after therapy with Douglas for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
I have greatly enjoyed working with Dr Livingston Quinn, he has been very helpful in working through some difficult things I have had to deal with. I would highly recommend him.
Written on Dec 03, 2021 after therapy with Douglas for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety
Dr. Doug is INCREDIBLE. SO patient, non-judgemental, VERY soothing demeanor, his feedback and insight as been SO appreciated and he helps me to view things from a whole new perspective. I am extremely likely to recommend him, and this entire platform to others, the experience has been an all around incredibly pleasant one.
Written on Oct 18, 2021 after therapy with Douglas for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Douglas is incredible in his therapy sessions. I immediately noticed his expertise through his response and effectiveness in his suggestions. I would highly recommend him for anyone going through a difficult moment in life
Written on Sep 24, 2021 after therapy with Douglas for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd
He is good at his job
Written on Sep 12, 2021 after therapy with Douglas for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues