Psychotherapist ~ Emotionally Focused Therapy ~ Counselor
Toby Ellen French has been practicing psychotherapy for over 20 years. Her ongoing work as a therapist, artist, teacher, and chef reflects a lifelong commitment to understanding and nurturing the human spirit. Toby brings humor, compassion, a non-judgmental attitude and a lively practicality to her work. Call now to make an appointment, or just fill out the contact form and click Send.
Toby made a decision to pursue dual masters in Art Therapy and Counseling Psychology. She combined her study of the prominent schools of psychology – psychodynamics, behaviorism, and humanism – with training in the expressive arts and body-based therapies. As an artist herself, she understood that there are powerful non-verbal ways to enter into a meaningful therapeutic process.
In addition, Toby pursued training in the treatment of the major mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, bipolar, major depression and anxiety disorders. As a member of an interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, clinical social workers and occupational therapists, she gained the know-how to diagnose and respond effectively to people affected by these illnesses.
Toby’s work is enlivened by new developments in psychotherapy that synthesize neuroscience, psychology, and the creative process. She specializes in working with couples using Emotionally Focused Therapy, sometimes referred to as “the science of love”. EFT was developed in recent decades as a way of making practical use of breakthroughs in research into the brain and human relationships and is a powerful tool for building intimacy, connection, and understanding in relationships.
Toby is a member of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy, the Northern California Community for Emotionally Focused Therapy, and the Greater Sacramento-Davis EFT Center.
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You can get help for yourself, your child, or your relationship. For therapy in the Santa Rosa area, call now to make an appointment with Toby Ellen French, or just fill out the contact form and click Send.Please share this post!