Bert Sheckler-Smith, MFT

License Type: Marriage and Family TherapistLicense #: 28723License Issued: 1991Graduate School: Cal State UniversityLocation: PetalumaPhone: (707) 303-3213

About Bert Sheckler-Smith

Whether you are looking for a therapist for the first time, or looking for the right therapist this time, I have the clinical skills and compassionate understanding that you need to solve your emotional and behavioral problems.

Over the past 20 years I have developed an extensive “toolbox” of therapeutic methods which I choose from to skillfully help you: the right method at the right time for the right problems. These methods include: EMDR, cognitive behavioral, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), guided imagery, solution focused, CES, play therapy, sandtray therapy, and Triple P parenting training.

I use these methods with a caring, clear and calm presence, a deep understanding of your unique situation, and a collaborative approach to solving your problems. Together we can build on your strengths to meet your goals for a better life.


  • Individual Therapy
    • Adults
    • Seniors
  • Family Therapy
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Parenting
    • Step/Blended Family
    • Adoption
  • Depression or Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Anxiety, Panic
    • Phobias
  • Disorders
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    • Compulsive Disorder
    • Multiple Personalities
    • Sleep Disorders
    • Trauma or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Abuse
    • Physical Abuse
    • Sexual Abuse
  • Types of Therapy
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    • Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES)
    • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
    • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing
    • Gestalt Therapy
    • Guided Imagery
    • Play Therapy
    • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Other
    • Chronic Illness/Pain Management
    • Grief/Loss
    • Life Threatening Illness
    • Loss of Personal Identity or Meaning
    • Men’s Issues
    • Mind/Body Disharmony
    • Stress Management