Tobey Allen, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
LIC NO. 50245
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with an integrative approach to my work. I have received my Master’s degree at Notre Dame De Namur University with an emphasis in Art Therapy and was a graduate at the Institute for Health and Healing at California Pacific Medical Center. My specialties include art therapy, guided imagery, stress management and bereavement. I have a collaborative approach, which is warm, safe, empathetic, and non-judgmental. I work with individuals and families who are coping with life transitions, including chronic health conditions, midlife changes, bereavement, and the stressors of aging parents. Having worked in both hospice and in assisted living facilities, I understand grief, worked as both a bereavement therapist and with families who struggle with understanding the complexities of dementia as well as families who are adjusting to the loss of their loved one due to death. I have also helped those who are making positive life transitions including midlife and career changes. Having once pursued a graphic design career only to have changed it midway through college as I discovered it was not the path for me, I had to reinvent myself and with support I found myself at a crossroads which led to my path as an art therapist. Throughout my life I have had to reinvent and rediscover my strengths. This skillset allowed me to help navigate clients to making changes in a functional restoration program, many of whom had to adjust their lives due to chronic pain. As an integrative therapist I thrive on helping you find your way through life’s challenges, creating a safe space to express your feelings and help to guide you with your grief. My style is collaborative with a client centered approach, utilizing strength-based therapy. I help you to find your own insight, cultivate strengths and find meaning and purpose for a more balanced life.
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