Michael Mesmer

Michael Mesmer

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

San Rafael, California

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Personal Statement

Alternative psychotherapy incorporates all aspects of living, including work, lifestyle and spiritual practice, as well as thoughts and feelings, to help us heal our body, mind and spirit.

Alternative therapies, such as narrative and the expressive arts, meditation, and body-oriented therapy, offer positive, solution-focused assistance to clients for reaching their goals in unique ways.

Michael Mesmer, MFT, has over 30 years of practice using alternative and traditional approaches to support groups, families, couples, adults, and children. He has particular training and experience helping people manage anger and anxiety, end family violence, heal from trauma, and cope with grief and loss.


Client Focus (Age)

  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens/Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents/Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Therapy Specialties

  • Academic Underachievement
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Elder Abuse
  • Entitlement
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Men's Issues
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Panic Attacks
  • Parenting
  • Physical Illness/Impairment
  • Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD

Treatment Orientation

  • Art Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness Based Approaches
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person Centered/Rogerian
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Sand Play
  • Somatic
  • Transpersonal

Modality

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Group

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Anthem
  • Medi-Cal
  • MHN
  • United Behavioral Health

Years in Practice

10+ years

Services Fee

  • Comprehensive Report $10-$280
  • Initial Consultation $80-$140
  • Progress Report $10-$140
  • Special Consultation $80-$280
  • Standard Report $10-$210
  • Therapy Session $10-$140

Payment Types

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Licenses

License Name License State Year
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) MFC36859 California 2000

Certifications

Name Year
Certified Anger Management Facilitator (CAMF) 2003

Associations

Name Duration
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) 1996-Present

Publications

Title Publication Year
Mary & Mark: Couples Therapy With a Female Batterer and Her Husband Intimate Partner & Family Abuse 2008

Education

School Degree Major Year
John F. Kennedy University MA Counseling Psychology 1995
Fairleigh Dickinson University BA Psychology/Theater (double major) 1974

Languages

  • English
  • French