Recovery from toxic relationships, trauma healing, empowerment, finding meaning, improving relationships, and a healthy balance in life has been key in my work with clients ranging in age 3 to 65 - individuals, couples, and families.

My graduate work at John F. Kennedy University (MA in Counseling Psychology) focused on Transpersonal Psychology (literal translation: 'beyond the person'); utilizing client's chosen spirituality in their own healing is clearly present in my work. 

My work experience is a blend of early private practice in SF east bay, counseling at a chiropractic college, a continuation high school, and several non-profit agencies in SF south bay.

I have recently brought in art therapy into my sessions to help lower anxiety, improve awareness, increase communication, and regulate the autonomic nervous system to a more balanced level.

Are you trying to optimize your efficiency at work in 2014? 


a book by Helen Palmer and Paul B. Brown 
can help. 

I can guide you through the intricacies of the Enneagram to improve your relationships at home and at work.

*If you're looking for a therapist to guide you on
your life's path, and sort out the key questions which will bring meaning to your life, please call, or email to set up a FREE 20 minute consultation to determine if we are a good therapeutic match.

"Our feelings and our bodies are like water flowing into water. We learn to swim within the energies of the (body) senses."

                                  -Tarthang Tulku

Vera Gassner, MA, MFT, SEP Therapist Hayward Therapist

My office in Alameda is right on the water. If sitting in a session is too confining for you. Sitting by the water or taking a short walk is always an option. 


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