Teresa Rousseau, M.A., M.F.T.

ImageI have maintained a private psychotherapy practice since 1984. My work is oriented to individuals, couples and groups. I serve clients as a Marriage and Family Therapist in San Francisco and Sonoma, California, where I am also the director of the Center for Healing Arts.


Depression, grief and anxiety are often the issues that bring an individual or couple to therapy. 


Rousseau offers a bridge from past personal identity limitations, by supporting the intention of who one is becoming in the present moment. This invites the possibility of creating a future that honors each person's unique talents, needs and desires to live life fully, and not limited by fear. This process addresses the despair and stress of our modern times.


Rousseau works from a Jungian model focusing on dreams as a guide for identifying unconscious issues.  Her work addresses family-of-origin wounding and challenges to claiming one's self-authority; when recognized, they support the emerging, authentic Self. Her approach is based in Eco-psychology and woven throughout with indigenous wisdom and Buddhist concepts, all of which incorporates cross-cultural healing practices.  Her style is relational and person-centered, bringing genuine warmth, kindness and humor to the process.  She employs non-violent communication skills to create a safe container where on-going trust may develop in the therapeutic relationship. She also teaches communication skills that enhance and deepen relationships.


The journey of individuation as taught by CG Jung is a process of separation from the parental influences and beliefs that limit a sense of integrated wholeness. The mandala is an Eastern symbol of wholeness. The western counterpart is the Medicine Wheel.


The Native American Medicine Wheel is a paradigm of wholeness. It is used as a diagnostic tool by Teresa to identify what is out of balance and contributes to suffering. The wheel beautifully offers the reorientation needed to reestablish a relationship to one's original nature. A state of wholeness and balance is mirrored in the natural world. A return to a sense of safety in one's own sacred hoop, helps to define healthy boundaries that support self love and respect.

Her interpretation of psychological wounding is seen more often as imbalance rather than pathology. This perspective deepens one's trust in Self and promotes the needed confidence to heal and transform. 


For more information or to schedule an appointment: Image

Sonoma: 707-939-0844

San Francisco: 415-387-7023


Find a more joyful and peaceful heart!










This being human is a guest house.

Every morning, a new arrival.


A joy, a depression, a meanness,

Some momentary awareness comes

As an unexpected visitor.


Welcome and entertain them all! 

Even if they're a crowd of sorrows

Who violently sweep your house

Empty of its furniture.


He may be clearing you out 

For some new delight.


The dark thought, the shame, the malice

Meet them at the door laughing,

And invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,

Because each has been sent

As a guide from beyond. 



The Book Of Love:

Poems Of Ecstasy And Longing

Coleman Barks, translation


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