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My New Petaluma Therapy Office13-Dec-2010

I have moved my office from Santa Rosa to the Burdell Building in Petaluma at 405 East D St..



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Susan Kokke: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Petaluma

I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) with over eleven years of experience working in mental health. I have a successful and fulfilling marriage relationship that has spanned over 30 years. My husband and I have two children and two grandchildren and have healthy, joyful relationships with them.

I am committed to helping people heal and become their best versions; to living a life that brings them joy. I have spent over thirty years volunteering and working with youth and over fifteen years volunteering and working with couples preparing for marriage. I continue to incorporate volunteering in my life as I believe in giving back to the community in which I live and work.

My Background

I have worked in the field of Domestic Violence for 5 years as a certified Domestic Violence clinician and instructor. I effectively taught clients—men and women, who were mandated to a 52-week program, to communicate non-violently with their partners, children, and coworkers. I watched them transform their lives and their relationships as they implemented the tools and techniques they were taught and as they understood and healed from the experiences and trauma experienced in their own childhoods.

Advanced Training

I have attended trainings in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) with Marcia Linahan and incorporate DBT and emotional regulation techniques into my work with clients.

I have also attended many trainings on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and trauma in general. I utilize this information when working with clients by educating on and sharing information to normalize the process and the symptoms and experiences they may be encountering.

EMDR—I have attended advanced training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and utilize it within my practice when appropriate and when it will benefit overall treatment.

I have attended trainings with Dr. John Gottman regarding his work and research with couples and I have incorporated the information and research into the work that I do with couples.

Education:

  • B.S., Psychology, Sonoma State University
  • M.A., Counseling, Sonoma State University

Credentials: Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist # MFC40557)

Affiliations: CAMFT