Colleen West

Colleen West

Marriage & Family Therapist MFC40568


Office Location

1811 ELM ST
EL CERRITO CA 94530-1924
United States of America


I am optimistic about life, therapy, and learning—yes, even now. During this tumultuous time, I find it more important than ever to stay current with my feelings, or else life becomes overwhelming, frightening, or a series of endless tasks. I offer online retreats as an antidote to ‘put your head down, and keep going’—the common strategy we in the helping professions employ when we are stressed and exhausted.

I am a Certified Internal Family Systems Therapist (IFS), an EMDR International Consultant and have extensive training and experience in resolving simple and complex trauma. I integrate Internal Family Systems, Structural Dissociation, and EMDR/Flash Technique therapies into my trainings and consultation. I divide my time between seeing clients, training clinicians, leading retreats and writing.

Practitioner Education & Credentials

Degree Title:
Institution: Holy Names College
Year Degree Earned or Expected: 2000
License Info: Marriage & Family Therapist MFC40568 CA
Practitioner Type
  • Marriage & Family Therapist
  • Distance/Video Treatment
  • Group
  • Consultation
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Attachment Patterns
  • Complex PTSD
  • Happiness
Client Demographics Ethnicity
  • White/Caucasian
  • Age
  • Adults
  • Languages spoken in addition to English
  • English
  • Belief Orientation
  • Spiritual