Therapist Profile

Rebekah L. Driessen, M.A.
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405 East D Street Suite 106 Petaluma, CA 94952-3173
(707) 280-0668
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Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working with children, families, and individual adults. One of my specialties is a play-based approach to family therapy (Filial Therapy) with children 3-10 that addresses emotional and behavioral issues and builds children's and parents' confidence, resilience, and well-being. I also offer individual Focusing-oriented Therapy and guided Inner Relationship Focusing sessions for adults, individual Play Therapy for children, and incorporate Expressive Arts Therapy. My particular areas of emphasis include adoption, anxiety, attachment, depression, divorce, emotional regulation, grief and loss, military deployment, oppositional behavior, self-care, self-esteem, and trauma. My style is compassionate, professional, collaborative, and responsive to your needs.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Please call for a free phone consultation and to schedule an appointment. I look forward to speaking with you.
I offer individual Focusing-oriented Therapy for adults, as well as group trainings in Inner Relationship Focusing. Focusing is a process that helps you learn how to listen to your own feelings in a compassionate way, which leads to you feeling more resilient, capable, energized, and whole. I also offer individual Play Therapy for children ages 3-10, and Filial Therapy, a style of family play therapy for families with children ages 3-10. In approximately 15 sessions or 4+ months, I can coach your family in learning and applying specific tools for strengthening relationships and communication, addressing challenging situations, and managing difficult behaviors and emotions. This short-term model initiates lasting change and teaches skills you will continue to use long after our work together. In addition to my office location, when scheduling permits I offer family therapy home visits. Home visits are ideal for Filial family play therapy, since Filial therapy supports parents in working toward conducting therapeutic play sessions on their own. Call or email to find out more about the services I provide.
Private Pay, Superbill provided, Sliding Scale, Victims of Crime, Value Options
Credit Cards Accepted
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy


MA, Social/Clinical Psychology, New College of California 2005 BA, University of Redlands 2000

Area of Specialty

ADHD-Attn Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
Assertiveness Training
Attachment Therapy
Childhood Trauma
Communication Skills
Creative Solutions
Depression/Clinical Depression
Employment Issues
Expressive Art Therapies
Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Learning Disabilities
Pain Management
Play Therapy
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Sand Tray Therapy
Victims of Crime
Women's Issues


Theoretical Orientation
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Family Systems
Object Relations
Other, e.g. NLP, EMDR, etc.
Inner Relationship Focusing Teacher-in-Training Certification Program, Focusing Resources, 2010-present; Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Training Program, Oakland Children's Hospital, 2012-2013; Intensive Filial Play Therapy Training Certificate, Growth Through Play Therapy, 2011; Expressive Arts Therapy and Education Teacher Training Certificate, The Tamalpa Institute, 2010
Languages Spoken
European, Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)


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