Michael MacLafferty, MA
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #83155
You’ve done everything you can think of, looked at things from every possible angle. Things aren’t quite right… Maybe you feel like it’s your fault, and keep thinking about how things could have gone differently. Maybe you wonder if you have what it takes to make a change and find the things that bring fulfillment. Maybe you have lost something important to you. Everyone experiences periods of feeling lost and confused—and those are perfect opportunities to take a deeper look at things.
Commonly I am sought out to work with:
- Anxiety and/or depression
- Relationship issues
- Identity, self-criticism, and self-esteem
- Incorporating spiritual resources, including astrological perspectives
The world puts all kinds of pressures on us. From day one there is a plethora of boxes to be put into; some are chosen for us, and others we choose for ourselves, sometimes without even realizing it. In truth, each person has a unique and rich personality, one that lends itself to being and doing wonderful things. But sometimes we forget and find ourselves limited by the roles and labels we find ourselves inhabiting. Sometimes we are limited by a society that grants privilege to some more than others.
Understanding who we are and where we fit is a complex and rewarding path. It requires taking a fresh look at the experiences and messages that have shaped us, and setting an intention to move toward our deeper desires. It also takes courage to share this process with another person. I would be honored to accompany and assist you.
I provide a spacious and patient environment that works especially well for those who struggle with feeling different/not fitting in, self-criticism, and/or setting firm boundaries. I think you will find my office to be a place where you can just be, without the usual expectations of how to be. It can be a place of investigation and exploration, where any part of you can have a voice. More often than not, you will leave with a stronger sense of—and belief in—who you are.
My office is wheelchair accessible.
FB page: www.facebook.com/MacLaffertyTherapy
1904 Franklin Street
Oakland, California 94612
- Individual Therapy
My full fee is $120 per 50-minute session, but I also offer a sliding scale for those with financial need.
Finding the right therapist is often an intuitive process, so if you feel any connection to what you have read please call or email for a free 20-minute phone consultation. I would love to find an arrangement that works for both of us.
Rawna Romero, LMFT #41466