Toby has been practicing psychotherapy for over 20 years. Her ongoing work as a therapist, artist, teacher, and chef reflects a life long commitment to understanding and nurturing the human spirit. She exemplifies humor, compassion, and non-judgment.
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About my practice
Psychotherapist, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Counselor
Toby Ellen French, therapist in Petaluma, CA, serving Santa Rosa, San Rafael, and more. Toby has been practicing psychotherapy for over 20 years. Her on going work as a therapist, artist, teacher, and chef reflect a life long commitment to understanding and nurturing the human spirit. Ms. French brings humor, compassion, non-judgment and a lively practicality to her work.
Toby made a decision to pursue dual masters in Art Therapy and Counseling Psychology. She combined her study of the prominent schools of psychology – psychodynamics, behaviorism, and humanism – with training in the expressive arts and body based therapies. As an artist herself, she understood there are powerful nonverbal ways to enter into meaningful therapeutic process.
In addition, Toby pursued training in the treatment of the major mental illnesses – schizophrenia, bi-polar, major depression and anxiety disorders. As a member of an interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, clinical social workers and occupational therapists, she gained the know-how to diagnose and respond effectively to people affected by these illnesses. Toby’s work is enlivened by the emerging synthesis of neuroscience, psychology and the creative process. She specializes in working with couples using Emotionally Focused Therapy, sometimes referred to as “the science of love”. EFT has emerged out of recent research into the brain and human relationships.
It is a truly an exciting time to have the privilege of working with people as a psychotherapist. In the last decade, advances made in understanding the connection of mind, body, and spirit give us wonderful tools for building satisfying relationships with ourselves and others.
What payment methods I accept
Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
775 Baywood Drive, Suite 201B,
94954 , United States