415-686-3445Cotati , California , United States
LMFT specializing in working with adults abused as children – emotional, physical, sexual, or neglect -- including pre- and peri-natal trauma. Private practice offices in Mill Valley and Cotati, CA.
Myron Walters, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC48872), CMT, SEP
I help adults who have experienced severe childhood trauma (complex PTSD) to begin to reclaim the life they were meant to live. I work well with dissociative clients (dissociative identity disorder). My focus is on helping clients get back to a stable, fully-functional state where the fear and anxiety is greatly reduced, and the ability to be in relationship is significantly improved.
I believe we all have multiplicity, and therefore do "parts-friendly" psychotherapy.
During the trauma resolution portion of the work, I primarily use a body oriented approaches called Somatic Experiencing and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. My aim is to do the trauma resolution work at a pace and in a way that does not overwhelm you or make it difficult to function in day-to-day life.
I have found that the trauma resolution work goes much faster and with less chance of re-traumatization when the initial focus is placed on helping the client to get into a safe, secure place with new internalized parent figures (earned secure attachment). This will probably make sense to you, because with childhood trauma the child typically wants to attach to the caretakers, and at the same time is not being kept safe by them and worst case is even being abused by them – quite a dilemma for the child.
I also do work with couples, especially where childhood trauma may be interfering with their ability to relate to each other.
I began seeing clients in 2004 as a trainee. I practiced for 2 1/2 years at Lomi Psychotherapy Clinic (somatically oriented) as an intern seeing clients. I began seeing clients in a private practice internship in Mill Valley in 2006 and in Cotati in 2008. I'm currently seeing private practice clients in Mill Valley and Cotati.
I enjoy doing the work I do. I enjoy helping clients reclaim the lives they were meant to live. This is a work of joy for me.
If you want to learn more about me, please visit my website at http://myronwalters.com.