Sonoma County family therapist Dana Schneider MFT marriage and relationship counseling in Santa Rosa, CA counseling for children coping with divorce
Dana Schneider MFT art and play therapy for children in the Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park area counseling for teens and adults during divorce
conflict resolution strategies for kids and teenagers


About Dana

Divorce Related Services
Co-Parenting Counseling
High Conflict Co-Parenting Counseling
Parent-Child Reunification Counseling
Child Specialist
Child Therapy
Private Mediation
Special Master
Collaborative Divorce Services

Marriage & Family Therapy

Training & Consultation

Client Forms & Resources
Intake Form (pdf)
Consent to Treat (pdf)
Release of Information (pdf)
Detox Negative Intimacy (pdf)
Four Parenting Patterns (pdf)
Bibliography (pdf)

Children's Ability to Cope Post Divorce
Dana F. Schneider MA, MFT
125 S Main St, Sebastopol, CA 95472
parenting plan for children of divorced parents
helping children to express themselves and understand problems

Marriage and Family Therapy Services

Marriage and family therapy is process of looking at the family as a system that works or doesn't work effectively together. The marriage and family therapist may treat just the individual or work with several members of the family. The focus of treatment is the set of relationships in which the person is imbedded.

Marriage and family therapy is brief and solution focused with specific therapeutic goals aimed toward resolving the family problems. Marriage and family therapists treat a wide range of serious clinical problems including: depression, marital problems, anxiety, individual psychological problems, and child-parent problems.

Couples / Marriage Counseling

Couple or Marriage Counseling helps to recognize and resolve conflicts. The goal is to gain insight about each other's unique life background and understand the impact on your current intimate relationship. With that insight, you can identify negative patterns of communication and use tools to help constructive communication.

Couples therapy can be short-term. You may need only a few sessions to resolve a conflict or you may need several months if your relationship has deteriorated.

Child Therapy

Often children experience the same kinds of stresses, and anxieties that adults do. Yet because of their youth they may not have the coping strategies to deal effectively with their problems. When a child's problems do not resolve in a reasonable time frame, or when a child has a problem that interferes with their social, psychological or physical development, it is advisable to seek the expertise of a child therapist.

A child therapist has specialized knowledge and skills that enable them to identify problem behaviors and to implement appropriate treatment interventions. This may include meeting with the parents and child together, the child alone, or the parents separately. Therapy can help a child discuss and understand problems, thereby developing new coping strategies.

Dana utilizes a combination of play and art as a way to help children process their feelings, gain insight, and resolve conflicts.

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy or personal counseling with a psychotherapist is intended to help with problems that arise as we move through challenging transitions. Individual therapy is the treatment of emotional, and psychological problems. Problem solving strategies and techniques are used to increase ones sense of well-being, resolve conflicts, and gain insight. The therapist and client work together to improve social and vocational functioning, and personality growth.
counseling for families, teens and kids in Sonoma County
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