Psychotherapy

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We have three wonderful Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists here at Thyme. All of them provide psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families, and adolescents.

Shane David provides integrative psychotherapy services to adult individuals, teens, and children.  Shane offers therapy services for a variety of psychological and emotional issues and enjoys providing both depth-oriented therapy as well as short-term work and crisis intervention. He uses relational, experiential, and somatic approaches to help people heal from difficult past experiences, to skillfully navigate the challenges of daily life, and to deepen personal growth. He is direct, engaged, and invites an authentic relationship with his clients. For those interested, Shane offers outdoor therapy in natural settings as an adjunct to sessions held in the office.

Michael Badolato is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist providing counseling to individuals, couples and families. A graduate of the California Institute of Integral Studies, his heart-centered approach gently and effectively helps individuals release themselves from limiting conditioning and the unconscious beliefs that can undermine their natural desire to live authentically and with purpose. Using his deeply compassionate and mindfulness-based presence, Michael seeks to assist individuals to rediscover the light of their own being, however clouded-over it may feel. Working non-judgmentally he helps individuals reconnect to the source of their true creativity, freedom and joy. As the program director of Broderick Street Residential Treatment Facility for the last 10 years, Michael has extensive experience working with major mental and medical illness and chronic pain. In his private practice, he particularly enjoys working with the spiritual foundations of psychological issues. Michael also runs a group meditation and therapy class at Thyme on Friday evenings.

Jasmine Dunckel is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been working with youth and families in San Mateo County since 2009.  Jasmine continues to work with adults and teens and has a special interest in issues concerning new motherhood and parenting. Exploration around emotional experience and expression, maladaptive thought patterns, automatic reactions, exploring expectations as well as the decision making process is descriptive of the work she does with her clients. Jasmine hopes to support individuals and families in becoming effective communicators, who are emotionally aware and can cope positively with the struggles of life and relationships. She aims to instill confidence within each person with whom she works. Jasmine is a warm, compassionate practitioner who values the wisdom each client brings to the session.