A Bit About Therapy

Collaboration Between a Therapist and a Client, We are a Team

My goal is to assist my clients to relieve distressing and unhelpful symptoms, and also work to develop and strengthen inner resources and capacities to improve the overall quality of life. I enjoy helping clients learn more about who they are, what has held them back, and what has made them thrive in life. Collaboration and support for my clients is key.

 

Services Offered

14+ Years of Experience

As a therapist I offer Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Couples and Family Therapy.  I utilize a Person Centered style to encourage clients to feel comfortable and safe to participate in a healing therapeutic growth process. I encourage and facilitate clients to be open expressing various thoughts and feelings. I believe in having unconditional positive regard, congruence, and empathy for all clients. I also enjoy utilizing CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Theory) to help clients work on any automatic thoughts that may be maladaptive. I tend to look into family of origin and use a psychodynamic and Adlerian approach here. When requested or desired I will also use art, sand tray, and other forms of expression to help my clients say what sometimes words alone can’t express. 


My work with clients is Strength based to help clients focus and build on their internal strengths and resourcefulness. I have trauma experience and grief/loss experience.


As you can see I am an eclectic therapist in terms of theories and would draw from my education and over 13 years of work as a therapist to tailor each session to each client as needed and constantly be looking at progress, a treatment plan, client goals, etc. to make sure the client is benefiting and improving in their mood, life, and thought processes.


I offer a variety of assessments and depending on what my clients request I have the ability to assess and diagnose PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Addiction related diagnoses/treatment and many more. I also treat all these issues as well as co-occurring disorders and dual diagnoses. I am able to assist if therapy is mandated as well and am able to do reports, Mental Health Assessments, Team meetings etc. 


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Couples Therapy

Conflict Resolution and Communication

Couples will have a safe place to learn to communicate better and resolve conflicts.  Working with couples is something I truly enjoy and each partner will feel equally heard and supported in our session. I have extensive experience and training in this area and am specifically licensed as a Marriage and Family therapist. I been working w/ couples and families for 13+ years.  
Fees: The cost for a couples and/or family session is the same as an individual session so bring whoever you want to work on issues with and watch the relationships improve.

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Individual Therapy

A Happier, Healthier You

As a therapist and a person, I offer my clients empathy, non-judgment, experience, support, and a safe place to open up and heal. In our 50-90 minute Individual Sessions I will collaborate with you to create the best life that you desire and help you determine how to meet your life and therapy goals.  The therapy approaches that I utilize are aclectic and include: Client Centered, Psychodynamic, Transpersonal, Existential and Gestalt. Each client will have a detailed treatment plan and the following sessions we create together will combine open communication, healing,  and personal growth. Any addictive, self-defeating, or sabotaging behaviors will be addressed without judgment, and all strengths and gifts will be utilized to help guide you toward your dreams. As a therapist I will draw from 14+ years counseling/therapy plus several more years of life experience to help you let go of anything that is not helpful and hold onto and develop the things that help you thrive. I am very excited to meet each client where you are and I am honored to be part of your journey to grow and heal. 

Specialties

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Addiction

  • Career Counseling

Issues

  • ADHD

  • Alcohol Abuse

  • Anger Management

  • Anxiety

  • Autism

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Child or Adolescent

  • Chronic Illness

  • Chronic Relapse

  • Co-occurring disorders

  •  Juvenile Hall Experience

  • Codependency

  • Coping Skills

  • Depression

  • Divorce

  • Domestic Abuse

  • Domestic Violence

  • Drug Abuse

  • Dual Diagnosis

  • Family Conflict

  • Grief

  • Learning Disabilities

  • Life Coaching

  • Life Transitions

  • Marital and Premarital

  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

  • Oppositional Defiance

  • Parenting

  • Peer Relationships

  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum

  • Racial Identity

  • Relationship Issues

  • School Issues

  • Self Esteem

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Spirituality

  • Stress

  • Substance Abuse

  • Teen Violence

  • Testing and Evaluation

  • Veteran's of Past War PTSD Experience

  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders

  • Mood Disorders

  • Personality Disorders

  • Psychosis

Sexuality (All Welcome)

  • Bisexual

  • Gay

  • Lesbian

  • Heterosexual 

  • Questioning 

Client Focus Age

  • Children (6 to 10)

  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)

  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)

  • Adults

  • Elders (65+)

Treatment ApproachTypes of Therapy

  • Adlerian

  • Art Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

  • Culturally Sensitive

  • Existential

  • Family / Marital

  • Family Systems

  • Gestalt

  • Humanistic

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)

  • Multicultural

  • Narrative

  • Person-Centered

  • Play Therapy

  • Psychodynamic

  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation

  • Sand Play

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Family Therapy

A Happier, Healthier Family Dynamic

Families will have a safe place to learn to communicate better and resolve conflicts.  
Tania Plevel is a licensed therapist in Marriage and Family Therapy and has been working w/ couples and families for 13+ years.  She utilizes a conflict resolution style where each family member has an equal voice and equal time to share what is working or not working for them with the family. *The cost for a couples and/or family session is the same as an individual session so bring whoever you want to work on issues with and watch the relationships improve.  Family therapy is one of Tania's passions and all ages are welcome and up to 6 family members per session. Insurance taken for some family sessions if allowed by carrier.

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Group Therapy for Women

Women Healing and Growing Together

Women's Therapy Process Groups are available to join in the later mornings and early evenings. Current groups are open to up to 8 women each. Other groups forming as well so if interested please let me know your availability. 
Description: Find out more about who you are and what you would like to change in your personal life and relationships. The group knits together an abundance of experiences, forming and emulating a social microcosm. Members will remind each other of significant people in their past or present, bringing feelings, thoughts, and ideas to the forefront. This is both a support and a psychotherapy process-oriented group. Some Topics : Balancing life/Manage emotions/accomplish tasks/tolerate distress/maintain healthy relationships/boundaries/sustaining self-respect/Recovery/Resiliency/Living optimally/reaching potential Barriers & Obstacles.
Group Details

Issues: Anxiety, Relationship Issues, Trauma and PTSD

Age: Adults

Types of Therapy:Person-Centered

Session Cost:


$20 - $40 per 90 minute group session on sliding scale and some insurances accepted 

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Mobile Therapy

Therapy Comes to You 

If you can’t come to me perhaps I can come to you and we can meet in my renovated 1968 VW “Glamper” bus (therapeutic and also fun)! Curtains provide privacy. I am also able to come to schools and other institutions as well as doing telephone and video sessions if needed or desired.  Therapy basically available wherever you are or if transportation is an issue.

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Benefit from my professional experience and wide range of psychological services.

"Perhaps we should love ourselves so fiercely that when others see us they know exactly how it should be done." -Rudy Francisco

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Tania Plevel
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Welcomes You

I am a Client Centered Marriage and Family Therapist - Here to Guide You

As a therapist I utilize a Person Centered style to encourage clients to feel comfortable and safe to participe in a healing therapeutic growth process. I encourage and facilitate clients to be open expressing various thoughts and feelings. I believe in having unconditional positive regard, congruence, and empathy for all clients. I also enjoy utilizing CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Theory) to help clients work on any automatic thoughts that may be maladaptive. My work with clients is Strength based to help clients focus and build on their internal strengths and resourcefulness. I have trauma experience and grief/loss experience.

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650-714-5791

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