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Ethan Schwartz   (#83)   
Basic Information
Location
Berkeley, CA
Email Address
Phone
510-658-5887
Address
2340 Ward St., Suite 204

Berkeley, CA  
94903
USA


Personal Information
Additional Information
Profession
Psychologist
License Type
Psychologist
License Number
20986
Date of License (Year)
2006
State of License
CA
Years of Clinical Experience
10
Institution
Colorado State University, Fort Collins CO
Degrees
PhD
Date Degree Received (Year)
2004
Professional Conduct
True

Biography
My work involves collaborating with individuals and couples on their own personal recipes for life satisfaction and what their lives will look like when the "problem" is no longer a problem. I try to carefully separate the "problem" from the person, who is often doing the best he or she can, so we can identify strengths, resiliencies, and resources that allow clients to construct a life worth living and a relationship worth celebrating. This does not mean ignoring difficult issues or painful areas, but it is important to know at the outset how we will know therapy has been successful.
I tend to work in a time sensitive format that prioritizes mutually agreed upon goals that we can reference along the way to know if we are making progress. In addition, I do longer term work on longer term issues if that is what the client is seeking and needs.
I also present workshops on Positive Psychology, which focuses on enhancing what we have, optimizing who we are, and building strengths as buffers against weaknesses rather than focusing solely on deficiencies. I utilize the latest research on happiness and life/relationship satisfaction both in my approach to therapy and my teaching.

Alameda County Psychological Association
4200 Park Blvd., #200
Oakland, CA 94602
(510) 433-9580