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Kessler, Thom, LMFT, RAS

Marin Therapist: Teens, Adults, Couples Counseling, Addiction

Address: 1036 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Kentfield, CA 94904
Phone: 415-454-8931
Fax: 415-233-8044

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and registered California Addiction Specialist in private practice in Marin County, California. I work with adults, couples, teens and families, many who have been impacted by the negative consequences of drug and alcohol abuse.

As a therapist, I bring my education, life experience and clinical training to help guide our work. I combine these powerful tools with a willingness to suspend judgment, think creatively, and remain truly engaged to develop new perspectives and skills that move you toward creating the life you want. 

I have found that specific theories tend to be limiting. I tailor my therapeutic approach to each individual based on their particular style, temperament and issues presented. One size does not fit all and my knowledge and practice is based on components of a variety of theoretical orientations. My approach draws from my clinical training in psychology, child development and family systems therapies. Psychotherapy is not a magical cure; walking this path will take time, energy and focus, yet the rewards can be great. For some, the goals are more about resolving old hurts and trauma—for others it may be improving relationship and communication skills. In all cases, my aim is to increase your ability to become the whole person that you were meant to be as you learn new ways to address life’s challenges and live a more joyful and satisfying life. 

There are many clients that come to sessions with my therapy dog in the room. A therapy dog can have a positive therapeutic effect and has been proven to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. Because Ava is highly intuitive and withholds judgment while showing unconditional love, she provides additional social and emotional support for many of my clients.

In addition to my private practice, I conduct trainings and workshops to psychotherapy interns, drug and alcohol counselors, parents, students and corporations.

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