Stephanie Barkett M.S. MFT, LAW
Master of Science, Marriage Family Therapy and Family Law
Certificated School Counselor
455 University Avenue, Suite 240, Sacramento 95825 ~ (916) 514-1018
I've spent 20 years working with children, teens, adults, couples and families helping clients improve relationships and thier lives. My past experience as a School Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist and more currently a Divorce and Custody Mediator, has given me insight and knowledge that can guide and coach you to a more peaceful and satifying life. Together, we can build a pathway that will lead you to happiness.
Some reasons individuals and families come to see me:
- Stress and Life Transition
- Family conflict
- Relationship difficulty
- Divorce Mediation
- Divorce Coaching and Consultation
- Parenting Education and Support
- Academic difficulty
- Adolescent behavior problems
- Anger management and domestic violence
- Self growth
- Communication improvement
- Enabling and Co-Dependent Behaviors
Individual, Couples and Family Support.
Many people seek help to get relief from emotional distress, or to manage a problem that they are having in their lives. Often, those problems are connected to other factors, causing you to feel “stuck” in a pattern that you are unaware of. Learning to manage the problems, while also addressing the underlying issues so that you can move past them, is a crucial part in feeling more effective.
Couples Support and guidance combines practical, real world solutions to improve your communication and emotional connection. After gathering your history about your relationship, we will specify goals and work to build strong emotional alliances. The goal is to help lead you to a deeper understanding of each other, and then move toward more effective problem solving and accountability for communicating your needs within the relationship. I have coached and supported couples for 18 years.
Family Support focuses on the patterns of interaction between members, and emphasizes
improved communication and connection as an important factor to create change. Involving various family members will help benefit so that everyone has a similar understanding of the issues within the relationships, and expectations of others.
Divorce Mediation is a family-centered conflict resolution process in which an impartial third party assists the participants in negotiating a consensual and informed settlement. In divorce mediation the decision-making authority rests with the parties. Mediation is based on principles of problem solving that focus on the needs of the participants, fairness, privacy, self- determination, and the best interests of all family members. For Further information about mediation please visit divorceandcustodymediator.com.
"My expertise and focus is on increasing my client's self esteem, positive relationships and overall funtioning in life. You will gain from our work together a feeling of empowerment, confidence and be more peaceful."