Michael Toohey, Psy.D.

Michael Toohey, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist in California offering professional therapy services to individuals who can benefit from additional support or the development of coping skills to manage life’s most difficult moments. Dr. Toohey provides a safe and supportive environment and is collaborative, dynamic, and solution-focused in his approach.

Dr. Toohey provides in-office and teletherapy services for adults, and emerging adults.

Areas of Specialization

  • Childhood abuse
  • Depression & anxiety
  • LGBTQ+ services
  • Relationships
  • Sexual issues and identity
  • Trauma

My Philosophy and Approach

My practice is action-oriented, while maintaining a personalized, warm, and collaborative approach. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques integrated with Feminist Theory. This approach involves confronting challenges that are the result of bias, oppression, and discrimination, restructuring unhelpful beliefs, and empowering positive change.

I describe my approach as person-centered, which means I approach treatment within a cultural context. I enjoy working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and respect the path that is uniquely right for you. I specialize in treating trauma, depression and anxiety, with a specific interest in working with survivors of narcissistic abuse and adult children of emotionally immature parents. I empower my clients to make the changes they need to live fulfilled and successful lives.

What You Will Experience Working With Me

My clients enjoy my direct, yet empathetic approach and appreciate the practical guidance that I provide. I am committed to helping you feel safe and comfortable in therapy and provide you with the tools and strategies you need to address your concerns.

When working with LGBTQ+, it is helpful to have a shared lived experiences and a common language between us. I know how challenging it can be to share openly about your concerns, particularly if they are about abuse, trauma, and intimacy-related matters. I honor the courage it takes to seek the support you need, and I look forward to meeting you

Education & Training

  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University (AIU), San Francisco

For a copy of Dr. Toohey’s Curriculum Vitae, click here.

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