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Dr. Jim Hutt, Ph.D., MFT

1225 Crane Street, Suite 108
Menlo Park, CA 94025
P: 650-321-0860
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Dr. Jim Hutt, Ph.D., MFT
Dr. Jim Hutt, Ph.D., MFT

Most couples experience difficulty managing conflict in your relationship. Maybe your relationship could manage irritation or anger more effectively. Or, you might withdraw during conflict for lack of knowing what else to do, or as a way to avoid saying what you know won't be helpful.

There may also be moments when your feelings are so intense you will do anything to avoid feeling them. Perhaps defensiveness jumps into the discussion quickly and derails your genuine attempts to connect to your partner. Maybe you really want to re-light the flame you once had, you know it's there somewhere, but it's not as warm as it used to be. I will provide a safe environment for you which will make it possible to take a breath, relax, focus and learn how to break old patterns, and create new ones that will lead to powerful, huge, positive results. Imagine wanting to bringing up an issue you really want to talk about and not being afraid to bring it up. I can show you how.

If an affair has barged its way in to your relationship, I don't have to tell you how terrible you feel--YOU ALREADY KNOW.   I can help both of you develop a way to effectively navigate through it. You CAN come out of this feeling good about yourself. You CAN emerge without total distrust of the opposite sex. You CAN be happy again, and you do not necessarily have to wait years for all of those to occur.

Parenting struggles are very frustrating, from toddlers to teenagers, and will wear you out, as you already know. Or you cannot agree on, and end up fighting about, parenting techniques, and neither of you feel supported by the other. I will teach you parenting techniques that will bring relief to your household, strengthen your relationships with your kids, and reduce the amount and intensity of familial and marital/relationship conflict. If you are divorced or separated, parenting conflict is often, though not always, part of the mix--it doesn't have to be a nightmare, and I can show you how to avoid several parenting traps that often accompany the two-household family and step family systems.

For some of you, substance abuse is hurting you or a loved one, and you want help addressing it. I have 31 years of private practice experience dealing with couple/marital, parenting difficulties, and substance abuse issues. (I ALSO HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR 30 YEARS) I can teach you practical solutions that can help reduce these, and other stressors in your life, and also show you how to address the personal history you each bring to the relationship and how that history plays a role. We all have a history and some baggage to go with it. I can show you where and how to harness the positive pieces of the history, sort out the baggage that gets in the way, and help you figure out what to do with it so it won't be taking up precious marital or relationship space.
 

DETAILS

Office

Number of Staff
1

SERVICES

Focus
# Anxiety or Fears # Addiction # Relationship Issues stress

Orientations
Dynamic, Attachment, Developmental Model, CBT, adults, couples, teenagers 14-19

Conditions / Issues

Addictions
Adolescent
Anger Management
Life Coaching
Codependency
Depression
Divorce Counseling
Family
Forensics
Grief/Loss
Life Transitions
Mens Issues
Parenting
Relationship/Marriage Counseling
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Twelve Step

Sessions

Psychotherapy/Counseling
Mediation

Treatment Modalities

Cognitive/Behavioral (CBT)
Coaching
Marital
Psychodynamic

Populations Served

Adolescent (11-19)
Adult
Co-ed
Family
LGBT
Men
Women

Office Hours

* Avg Cost (per session): $150 - $200 * Sliding Scale: Yes * Accepts Credit Cards: Yes * Accepts Insurance: No

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Last Update: Wed November 25, 2015 05:15:53