Rachel Gardner, Psy.D. ~ Psychological Assistant
She | Her | Hers
She/Her/Hers. My approach to psychotherapy is collaborative, engaged, and holistic. In my work with clients, I bring curiosity, kindness, commitment, humor, an open heart and mind, and a deep guiding belief in our innate human capacity for healing and growth. My experience has taught me that the therapy relationship can facilitate deep transformation as well as support people in their quests to navigate life transitions, gain skills and self-acceptance, and meet a wide range of life goals.
I have extensive experience working with the LGBTQ community; and with people living with HIV, cancer, and life-threatening illnesses; complex grief and trauma; internalized oppression, and the challenges of relationships, depression and anxiety, aging and life transitions, and daily and existential stresses. My training in depth and imaginal psychology, somatics, conflict resolution, psychoneuroimmunology, and ecopsychology informs and supports my work, as does my own mindfulness meditation practice and time in the natural world.
A native New Yorker, I am a longtime resident of Sonoma County. I received my BA from Sonoma State University and my Master and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from Meridian University.
P: 707-529-8466 | E: [email protected]
Ryan Douglas, LCSW ~ Therapist
He | His | Him
The journey of healing and transformation begins with acceptance of where you are, who you are, and what you feel. Feelings and thoughts transform when they are listened to deeply, cared for fully, and understood compassionately. In my practice with my clients, I synthesize a variety of modalities pulling from elements in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gestalt, movement practices, breathwork, mindfulness, and family systems. In our sessions, we will identify your goals, your needs, and your triggers so we can safely take you from where you are to where you want to be.
My graduate studies in clinical psychology and social work at the University of Santa Monica and Colorado State University prepared me for clinical my work in emergency rooms, psychiatric hospitals, community mental health, crisis clinics, and private practice. I am also a licensed massage therapist, retired college professor, and former E.M.T. on the National Ski Patrol.
I work with mood and anxiety disorders, acute and chronic depression, lesbian/gay/bisexual issues, men's issues, and relationship concerns, PTSD, panic disorders, and adult ADD. I am a licensed clinical social worker and holistic health practitioner with extensive training in Shadow Work, Men's Work (Mankind Project), Wim Hof Method breathwork, and a graduate from The Masters Center of Transformation in Ashland, Oregon.
P: 707-529-0605 | E: [email protected]