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.

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