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“I have advanced training in couples therapy in both the Gottman Method, and the Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT).
The Gottman Method helps couples communicate effectively and reconnect with each other. PACT addresses the brain and nervous system re-wiring securely.”

Kevin Viljoen, Santa Rosa Marriage and Family Therapist

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Thrive Therapeutics is here to help you get through it. We never get the owner’s manual for a well-lived life. If you’re looking at this website, it’s likely because you have a sense that life could be better. I agree these elements of your life that are causing you pain don’t have to be so hard. Either you’re looking for support in the relationship you have with yourself or in your partnership, I’m here to help you get more of what you want out of this one life that you have.

How do I get my needs met in my most important relationships?

How do I get my needs met in my most important relationships?

Human beings are social animals. Relationships play an important role in meeting our most basic emotional needs. We learn in early childhood how to get our emotional needs met; some of these techniques are effective and some aren’t so effective. The following are some ways in which we can get more of our needs met… Continue reading How do I get my needs met in my most important relationships?

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Teens, anxiety, and depression.

Teens, anxiety, and depression.

In her TedTalk,Teen Brains Are Not Broken, Rosalinde Kaiser, PhD, details how teens experience a convergence of three major developmental phases — all at the same time.   Self regulation: For the first time in life, teens are thinking and feeling about how to regulate their nervous systems.  They may struggle to learn how to regulate… Continue reading Teens, anxiety, and depression.

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