Winner! 2018 CAMFT Chapter Excellence Award for Best Community Involvement and Outreach

Rhonda Shea


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1821 4th St
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Santa Rosa
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  • M.A.
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  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
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Seasoned student of the human condition. Collaborative and attuned.
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You are - or were, before retirement - a professional person trying to live your best possible life. But unwelcome developments can throw even the best of us off course: Disaster. Disillusionment. Mistakes. When struggling with life's vicissitudes overwhelms your coping mechanisms, there's a negative domino effect both inside and outside of you. Inside, you lose sight of your purpose, your peace, your intrinsic value. Outside, the world loses the full benefit of an important asset: the only You it has.

Before those dominoes start to fall, it's smart to get professional support. Confidential, private. Respectful, yet challenging. Deepening your understanding, which leads to change, to action. Support tailored to the unique individual you are, to your unique circumstances. Because though it's not possible to avoid all of life's unfortunate challenges, it is possible to reduce their impact. And in the process, learn necessary things about yourself, where you've been, and where you want to go.

Research confirms my own experience about what makes therapy effective, and thus satisfying, for both client and therapist: it's the "fit" between the two. Thus, I make every effort to curate my clientele. When you first call, we'll have an extended conversation free of charge. If at the conclusion of that conversation we both think we have a potential fit, we meet for a live initial session. If, a few days after that meeting, either of us feels the fit is not optimal, that live initial session is also free, and I provide you with referrals. If on the other hand we both think we're a good fit, we move forward, with the following week's session conducted on the telephone. Our work continues in this alternating format - live session one week, telephone session the next week - until it is concluded. Busy people, and people based at a distance, appreciate not having to travel to my office very week.

My mission is to support good folks trying to conduct their lives in accordance with their values. I've been helping highly effective people stay that way since 1989, in fact. A wide variety of people (races, nationalities, generations, genders) in a wide variety of places (outside the bubbles of both northern California and the USA) who are facing a wide variety of challenges. That variety has allowed me to supplement lessons long learned with new learning, and kept me fresh and enthusiastic about the fascinating work we'll undertake together.

If you'd like to talk about improving the quality of your life, please call. I'm ready when you are.


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$125, $140, $155
Credit Cards Accepted

Population Treated

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Seniors

Areas of Focus

Area of Focus
  • Aging
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • Relationships
  • Women's Issues
Other - Area of Focus
First Responders, Moral Injury, Military Service, Loneliness

Clinical Orientations

  • Eclectic (Many Therapies)
  • Humanistic/Existential Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy

Insurance Accepted

  • Will provide superbill for PPO insurance
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