Vanessa Vertin, Ph.D., LMFT

Balance Restored
600 Miller Ave.
Mill Valley, CA 94941
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Phone:415-807-9063
Email:Click here to email me
Website:balancerestored.com
Practice Description
I am a psychotherapist in private practice (San Francisco) as well as in a holistic medical practice (Mill Valley). My specializations are in integral health, coupling relationships (with couples of all orientations), developmental transitions and mood disorders. I also have extensive experience with freedom and intimacy dynamics, trauma and abuse (emotional, physical, sexual, ritual, domestic) or torture, perpetrators of abuse/domestic violence, elders and their families (i.e. caregiver exhaustion), aging & death, bi-polar disorder, PTSD, and women's issues/health. I am a West Coast practitioner of the Internal Family Systems model of psychotherapy since 1993 (see www.selfleadership.org for more information on this model) and also utilize humanistic, relational, feminist and psychodynamic philosophies in my practice. I am a certified EMDR practioner for trauma issues, anxiety/depression and grief and loss.
Office Information
I am currently taking new clients at both locations: 2084 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123 and at CLEAR Center of Health, 125 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941.
Click here for directions to my office.
Gender: Female

Education
B.A., The College of St. Benedict, Psychology/Sociology, 1991
M.A., The University of San Diego, Marriage and Family Therapy -- Couples specialization, 1993
Ph.D., The California Institute of Integral Studies, Holistic/Integral Psychology, 2003
License/Certification in Marriage and Family Therapy *
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, California - License # MFC 36163
Other Licenses/Certifications *
Doctorate in clinical psychology with specializations in integrative health (i.e. physiological bases to psychological issues, mind-body-spirit-relational integration), mood disorders and coupling relationships.
Voluntary Certifications/Awards/Memberships/Publications
Clinical Member AAMFT
Clinical Member CAMFT
EMDR Certification, Long-term practitioner of the Internal Family Systems model of therapy (Dr. Richard Schwartz), ECS award for outstanding work with survivors of abuse/trauma,
Esteemed Psychotherapist to the Elderly,
Marin Community Mental Health
Ph.D. dissertation: Coupling Relationships -- Freedom, Intimacy, and the Institution of Marriage.
EMDR Certification (in process)
Languages spoken other than English
None
Health Plan Participation
Most major health plans other than HMO's. If HMO offers payment for out-of-plan practitioners, I will bill for client reimbursement.

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