Integrative Depth Psychotherapy & Neurofeedback in Petaluma

We all have the potential to lead a fulfilling life. Difficult challenges may keep us from reaching that potential though, and we can find ourselves stuck in repetitive cycles of suffering.

I am a licensed psychologist and psychotherapist in Santa Rosa and run a group practice where we offer individual psychotherapy and neurofeedback, all focused on the alleviation of symptoms through inner transformation. With close attention to the unresolved emotional pain and nervous system dysregulation that drive symptoms, my associate therapists and I help clients create a more satisfying way of living, while finding the transformative potential that life's difficulties often carry.

Psychotherapy for Adults

We have particular expertise in individual psychotherapy with adults for the following concerns:

Neurofeedback for Children, Adolescents, & Adults

In addition to the psychotherapy services that my associate therapists and I provide, I offer Neurofeedback to children, adolescents , and adults for the the following concerns:

For more information on neurofeedback, read the following adult client testimonials . Neurofeedback is helpful for children as well - read these testimonials for more information. While I find neurofeedback training to be helpful for a wide range of issues, I am particularly excited about working with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced lifelong difficulties with anxiety , panic, and concussion .

Read Dr. Machado's articles on neurofeedback explained , neurofeedback for PTSD , and neurofeedback for teens .

Our Approach

Based on years of training and experience, and our enduring belief in the psyche's restorative capacity, we have developed an effective approach that integrates time-tested, evidence-based, and cutting-edge methods that help you resolve the patterns that keep you stuck, cultivate self-acceptance and meaning, reconnect with lost parts of yourself, and overcome painful symptoms. We offer a safe, confidential space in which you learn the skills you need to loosen the grip of old wounds and uncover the possibility of the life you envision.

My staff (i.e., interns and psychological assistants), who work under my supervision, also provide individual psychotherapy and couples counseling to clients focused on the same clinical issues and drawing from the same set of approaches.

Don't wait any longer. Take the next step and contact me to schedule an appointment.

To learn more about our approach, read some of our articles , including our recent post on parts work and the importance of emotions in mental health.

"It is hard to put into words what I gained from therapy. When I came into therapy, I was struggling so much that I thought I needed to change and become someone else. Dr. Sil Machado helped me to realize that I had been living as someone else, and was not being myself - that was the problem. Psychotherapy brought me back to myself and words can't describe how grateful I am."

-Former Client