MFC #25562 

  

 

 

 

 

Family Therapy with Compassion and Wisdom

Rusty is a licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist, with a private practice in Marin since 1990. Rusty has been working with children, adolescents, adults and families since 1975. He is Director of Medi-Cal Services and a clinical supervisor and staff trainer at Through the Looking Glass in Berkeley. Through the Looking Glass is a nationally recognized non-profit organization serving children aged 0 to 18 where a child or caretaker has a disability. He is also on the counseling staff of Larry Fritzlan Recovery Services in Marin.

Rusty’s brings humor, compassion, clarity and understanding to his work. He supports couples and families in improving communication, expressing feelings, resolving conflict, and establishing clearer roles. He encourages parents to set limits and establish healthy boundaries. He assists individuals and families in becoming more confident, hopeful, and relaxed. He supports relating with clarity, serenity, and loving kindness.

Rusty works with children, adolescents, individuals and couples who are experiencing anxiety or depression, low confidence or self-esteem, conflict in relationships, developmental problems, and other mental health issues. He works with alcohol and substance abuse, including dual-diagnosis and individuals working 12 step programs, as well as with individuals who would like to address a substance issue but are not open to 12 step work. He also works with trauma, and with problems with attention and emotional regulation.

Work with Clients

Working with parents:

  • · To find a balance between compassion and firmness
  • · To be honest, firm, and direct in addressing teen substance abuse or other irresponsible behavior.
  • · To set healthy boundaries

Working with teens

  • · To become confident.
  • · To take responsibility for personal growth and decisions.
  • · To become ready for independence.

Working with children

  • · To address emotional and behavioral problems
    • · To support healthy attachment and relationships
    • · To assist with disabilities and learning problems

Working with couples and families

  • · To communicate clearly
  • · To express gratitude and love
  • · To restore harmony, serenity, and balance.

Working with Individuals

  • · To overcome anger, anxiety and depression
  • · To feel more comfortable, at ease, and hopeful
  • · To develop creativity, confidence compassion, and serenity

.· To achieve or maintain sobriety.

 

 

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