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January 31, 2013

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January 31, 2013
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Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.

Brene Brown

PTSD, Anxiety Therapist

January 31, 2013

You might have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) if you’re experiencing the following:

  • You survived or witnessed an event that seemed to be – or in fact was – life threatening to yourself or a somene else;
  • You experience nightmares and intrusive memories of the event;
  • You feel “on edge” and unable to feel safe.
  • You experience panic attacks – overwhelming physical symptoms such as fast heart rate, clammy and cold hands and feet, fear, or trembling
  • You avoid thoughts, conversations, or situations that remind you of the event.

There is treatment for PTSD.

Call Matthew “Matt” Lindgren at 510-394-4686 now.

PTSD, Anxiety Therapist

Matthew Lindgren (Matt Lindgren) Couples counseling

January 31, 2013

Remember what it felt like to fall in love?

When you first met it probably felt amazing and wonderful. Those feelings of love and affection helped you realize you’d found your life partner.

Many couples who find their relationship in trouble have difficulty accessing the feelings that brought them together. Therapy can help you access those feelings so it’s easier to rebuild the love you once had.

Are you fighting or distant from each other?

Maybe things changed in your relationship. It became more and more difficult to access and remember the loving feelings that brought you together. Maybe you’re fighting too much, or worse, maybe you don’t connect at all?

Couples therapy can teach couples how to manage the inevitable conflicts of life – so they don’t result in overwhelming feelings or a sense of loneliness and despair.

Is your relationship in crisis?

Things may have reached a breaking point – where one or both of you are considering leaving. Maybe someone has already investigated what it would take to file for a divorce or move out. It’s not what you want, but you feel like you have no choice.

Many couples are surprised to learn that couples therapy can help even in desperate situations of separation and divorce. Even when there has been an affair, cheating, or online porn or chat room addictions.

Don’t you owe it to yourself and your partner to try therapy?

You’ve probably tried everything and it’s not working. Maybe you’ve talked with your friends and family, who might feel overwhelmed and unprepared to offer helpful advice. Therapy doesn’t work for everyone, but it does work for many people. You owe it to yourself to give it try before giving up on your relationship.

Matthew Lindgren would like to help. You deserve to see an expert. Many couples – and especially men – like his directive, no-nonsense approach. His treatment is based on research, and he always tells you what you’re doing and why.

Call 510-394-4686 To Rebuild Your Love Today!

Matthew Lindgren (Matt Lindgren) Couples counseling

January 31, 2013

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Matthew Lindgren – Experienced Psychotherapist, San Francisco Bay Area, Oakand, East Bay

July 23, 2012

Therapist Matthew Lindgren is the CEO of Blackbird Family Therapy, Inc., a community mental health agency located in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area in California. The organization offers a variety of treatment programs and collaborates with the California Victim Compensation Program to give free services to people who have been affected by violent crime. In addition to his work at Blackbird Family Therapy, Lindgren sees clients at his private practice in Oakland.

Before working as a private clinician, Matthew Lindgren provided psychotherapy at Impulse Treatment Center as a Trauma and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Specialist. His work focused on the treatment of people recovering from sexual addiction. Lindgren did this in individual and group settings from 2009 to 2010.

Matthew Lindgren’s experience in counseling trauma victims grew out of his work at ABC Family Solutions, where he held the position of Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) from 2006 to 2009. In his work there, Lindgren specialized in trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder. He has experience in counseling victims of such traumas as sexual assault, military combat, homicide, and child abuse. Matthew Lindgren also worked extensively with couples in therapy, and his clients included many same-sex couples. Additionally, he collaborated with several local agencies to provide care to children, including the foster care system, Child Protective Services, and the family court system. Lindgren was one of the first therapists to offer the techniques of Somatic Experiencing and EMDR to children.

Educated at New College of California in San Francisco, Matthew Lindgren earned his M.A. in 2005 with a GPA of 3.98. During his time there, he worked at the New College of California Community Counseling Center as an MFT trainee. Many of Lindgren’s patients were low-income families and members of the lesbian and gay community in San Francisco. After graduating, Matthew Lindgren worked at Golden Gate Counseling as an MFT Intern.

Matthew Lindgren – Experienced Psychotherapist, San Francisco Bay Area, Oakand, East Bay

Tips for Talking to Children about Aurora Shooting

July 23, 2012

Parents and caretakers are faced with the challenge of discussing the recent tragic shooting in Aurora, Colorado with children. Although these may be difficult conversations, they are also important. There are no “right” or “wrong” ways to talk with children about such traumatic events. However, here are some suggestions that may be helpful.

Tips for Talking to Children about Aurora Shooting

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