"Every human being is a unique individual person. Psychotherapeutic success depends ultimately not on theory, and not on a stereotyped technique, but on the individual therapist's ability to understand intuitively and accurately this particular patient." Harry Guntrip
"The will to be oneself is heroism." Ortega y Gasset
"We require, it seems, in our moments of courage or shame, at least one witness." Carol Shields
Santa Rosa 707-665-0846
A deeper knowledge of yourself changes who you are. With compassion and keen understanding, Richard Bloom has created a safe environment for individuals to deal with depression, anxiety, grief, anger, and recovery from addictions and for couples to deal with conflict and change. He is aware of the profound injuries of childhood abuse and neglect and helps people to reclaim their wholeness, the unique selves that they were forced to mask or abandon in order to survive in the difficult emotional environments of their families. He began working in the helping professions 38 years ago as a drug and alcohol counselor, earned his master's degree in 1982 with a thesis on marital counseling, has been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 1984, has taught at Sonoma State University and California State University, Hayward, and is an associate of the Men's Center for Counseling and Psychotherapy. In recent years he has gained a reputation working with depression and anxiety.
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