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Tina McDonough, LMFT

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About me

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California, with over 13 years of experience. Working together, we will develop the best plan for what changes you want for your life. Be it goals around health, or improving your mood, or learning new skills that will help with relationship struggles, or to help with the processing the loss or dealing with past trauma. I will support you in making the changes that will help you move towards these goals.
I graduated with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from University of San Francisco in 2006. After graduating, I worked for seven years for a non-profit Medi-Cal Clinic assisting underserved youths ages 5 to 25, including supporting their families (parents, foster parents, and grandparents). I then gained experience working with adults at Kaiser Permanente in an adult out-patient clinic, treating individuals 18 and beyond experiencing moderate to severe mental health symptoms.

It takes courage to ask for help, and I would be honored to be in your corner. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. As a clinician, I am humbly not an expert on you, but have knowledge about making changes, and how to get that ball rolling.

Professional experience

13yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Codependency, Communication problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Post-traumatic stress, Self-love, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

CA LMFT 50512