Dr. Donald Seldeen, Ph.D
Virtually everyone has the ability to create a life balanced with love, work and play. When personal issues and uncomfortable feelings block this ability, therapy cam promote to healing and growth. My calm, gentle nature and use of humor helps people explore and resolve these blocks. Humor is important, for the ability to relax with light-hearted laughter is intertwined with the ability to make shifts in one's life.
I've helped numerous couples repair broken relationships, heal hurts and resentments, and reestablish meaningful communication. A sense of safety, relief, and a softening of the heart occur as each partner feels heard and understood. Blaming stops and problem solving begins.
I’ve work with many individuals and a wide range of issues and concerns. Some people arrive frazzled and distraught. Others appeared successful, yet struggled with inner conflicts and emotional pain. My dynamically based, interactive approach works effectively with anxiety, depression, normal life span changes, and combinations of issues such as anger, emptiness, cutting, and disruptive relationships.
Dynamic means I follow the structure of your thoughts, remembrances, and feelings. Interactive means I listen and speak to your healthy-self, the `You' behind the pattern of self-defeating feelings and behaviors. This dynamic-interactive approach fosters the development of a safe, trusting relationship within which the healing process occurs.
In addition to my work with individuals and couples, I've directed a training program and low-fee clinic where I trained numerous therapist.
My fee for an individual appointment is $165. A limited number of reduced-fee appointments are available based on demonstrable financial need. Appointments with couples may last 60 to 70 minutes. The fee such extended meeting ranges from $180 to $225 based on family income.
I am a MEDICARE provider, and accept other insurance as an out of network provider. You may want to check with your insurance provider to determine the amount of coverage.
I accept cash, checks and credit card payments.
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Licensed Psychologist, plus four years post-doctorate training in Psychodynamic and Interpersonal therapies.
California Psychological Association
Monterey Bay Psychological Association
• Ph.D@California School of Professional Psychology
• MBA@Harvard Business School
• B.S.@California Institute of Technology (CalTech)
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Sliding Scale Payment
Credit Cards Accepted
Focuses on the how one's attitudes and communication style impact oneself and effect others, and the underlying psychological factors which they reflect.
Mixed age and gender general therapy group
Eclectic - A combination of Psychodynamic, Dialectic Behavioral, Interpersonal, CBT, and EMDR
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