Personalized Attention for Your Needs

Our stories shape our lives. As adults we have developed our early gifts and we strive for balance in a world that may seem out of balance. Personal distress relates to our stories, community, cultural and political influences - also to a person's nature and passion. What is the story of your life and how would you like your story to continue? 

Therapy is helpful for a wide range of issues. Adults all ages seek therapy for questions about quality and direction of life and more engagement. Under stress we can find ourselves not tending well enough to our needs, others and work and would benefit from psychotherapy.

Maybe you are seeking assistance and guidance for depression, anxiety, relationship and work related problems, loneliness, grief, excessive guilt or shame, sleep problems. Long term recovery from addiction frequently calls for deeper work and sometimes psychic injuries, even when healed, may alert us when faced with challenges. Perhaps you are seeking more balance with self/care in care giving or living with chronic illness or chronic pain.

In psychotherapy I draw on depth and  psychodynamic therapies, mindfulness and relational approaches, trauma informed and brief psychotherapies.

Others have told me that they experience me as warm and engaging. What we do in therapy, besides talking, may also include therapeutic art making, reviewing dreams, journaling - all to assist you.

I offer a free 30-minute confidential consultation to review how I might help you and to answer your questions. 

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Imme Staeffler was born and raised in Germany and has made Northern California her home for the past 30 years. She has worked in private psychotherapy practice, community counseling and medical settings and has studied and researched psychotherapy and psychology. Imme Staeffler received the title of doctor of psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology from Meridian University. 

She feels that she has been called to do healing work. Early in life, Imme was on the road to becoming an engineer but underwent a change of heart while still an undergraduate Physics student. Coming from a mechanical engineering family, she was encouraged to develop an inquisitive mind and build solutions. However, in embracing adulthood, the engineer goal lost meaning and she found renewed energies in the pursuit of studying psychology and the healing arts while giving herself the opportunity to discover and deeper align with who she was born to be. Imme believes that staying true to ones nature is one key ingredient in well-being.


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