MY APPROACH

I am a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in Kentfield, California. Trained at the The Wright Institute in Berkeley, my approach emphasizes compassion, collaboration, and evidence-based treatment. 

 

At its core, my job is to help get you where you want to be in life in the simplest way we can find. I address client concerns with a warm style, combining humor and creativity with empirically researched and validated interventions. 

BIOGRAPHY 

I have a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California, and a Law (LLB Hons) degree from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom. In addition to graduate school, I have completed Level 1 and Level 2 training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I am also trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and fulfilled requirements for the DBT Foundational Training offered by BehavioralTech. DBT is a form of therapy that combines cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with Eastern meditation practices

Prior to working in private practice, I provided therapy services to multi-stressed individuals and families at Family Service Agency of Marin, and assessed suicide risk for middle and high school-aged adolescents using Columbia University’s TeenScreen Protocol, designed to proactively target services for at-risk youth. Through the First Responder Support Network, I provided PTSD treatment from stress and critical incidents experienced by first responders and their families at their West Coast Post-Trauma Retreat. I piloted and facilitated Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) groups at Petaluma Counseling Center, and have helped clients integrate traumatic experiences at Bay Area Trauma Treatment Center using Trauma-Focused CBT and EMDR. 

In addition to practicing therapy, I am an Adjunct Professor at Dominican University of California and The Wright Institute. I am a member of the Marin County California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. When not in the office, I can be found enjoying live music around the Bay Area, and wandering the trails of Marin County.

© 2016 by Paige Pires de Almeida, LMFT