We are a nonprofit group of licensed therapists and therapist interns committed to providing professional psychotherapy services to individuals in the East Bay. We operate on an income based sliding scale to provide services to all. Generally available services are offered by our Post-Masters interns, who are supervised by experienced Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists.
suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, life stressors, and other challenges.
desiring better communication skills for conflict and fostering greater intimacy.
coming together to heal and helping each other thrive.
Children and Adolecents
coping with the unique issues presented during their development.
While my approach is interactive and relational, my aim is to meet you where you are with a great deal of warmth, respect and patience. I see therapy as a collaborative process and I am dedicated to providing a welcoming, non-judgmental space where we can address your hopes for therapy together. I enjoy working with individual adults, adolescents, and couples. I am curious how your relationships and experiences have shaped you and how you make sense of the world you inhabit. Exploring these patterns of thinking and being can be a good place to start discovering what is working in your life as well as what no longer serves you. Through our process, I hope to help you experience a greater sense of agency and satisfaction in your life.
Maya Angelou once said: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” No matter what I have done I have always looked to make a difference in the lives of others. I feel that my purpose in life is to help others overcome the obstacles in their way and live a fulfilling life full of happiness and successes. My therapeutic approach incorporates Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused, Strength Based and Narrative therapy. I have worked with a range of individuals, couples and families aging from 5 to 70 in both a school, clinic and private setting. This step towards positive change and growth is admirable and takes courage. I hope that you allow me to embark on this incredible journey with you.
In therapy I act as a compassionate collaborator, working alongside my clients to foster self acceptance. Whether dealing with trauma, transitions, relationships, or a mental illness, I balance providing a safe holding space for challenging emotions with formulating concrete action plans. These include developing healthy coping skills and routines, communicating needs to others, fostering connections, and ultimately exploring what makes you thrive. My approach incorporates mindfulness whenever possible, and I am trained in EMDR. I have several years' experience working with adults and youth suffering from mental illness and dual diagnosis in community health settings, as well as post-college adults trying to find their next step. You can view more about me at my website: www.jordanpelot.com
Supervisor & BACP President
I work with individual adults of all ages as well as with couples: I like to listen to you, metaphorically speaking, with two ears: what you say and how you say it. I like to understand your internal make-up and the dynamics of your interpersonal relationships. I also want to understand with you how it all fits together. Perhaps, through collaborative curiosity, I can help you alter habits from back then that don't serve you in the here and now of your life at this time. I believe that relationships to yourself and others are critically important. I want to create a therapeutic relationship with you that will provide you with an environment that makes you feel safe, understood, and taken care of in order to facilitate your taking the risk to reveal and express yourself so that you can deepen your understanding of yourself. I believe that therapy needs to be guided by theory which is there to serve you -- it is not that one theory is right; rather, theories offer us different perspectives, (like maps) and I like to use the one that might be helpful to you in dealing with your challenges. You can learn more about me on my website: www.drmichahelles.com
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If you are in crisis and need someone to talk to right now, please call the Alameda Crisis Hotline at 1-800-309-2131. They are trained volunteers ready to listen to whatever you are going through.
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