Plumas Rural Services
Marjorie “Midge” Gannon
LMFT, Therapist
(530) 283-3960 Ext. 861
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Marjorie "Midge" Gannon, LMFT

We all wear many hats in this life. One of my hats is that I practice psychotherapy and have been doing so for twenty plus years. My philosophy while practicing therapy with a client is to create a space where the client can transform pain and difficult emotions into stories of transformation with feelings of freedom and hope. My joy is in providing you, my client, with a place and a feeling of safety so that you can explore the deepest parts of yourself. I use curiosity and thoughtful questions to help you to uncover what hurts and also what shines within you. Plowing the mysteries of what a client is struggling with generally leads the client to find the answers he or she needs to move forward, build hope, and make difficult decisions. As a therapist, my goal is to lead my clients to a deeper sense of belonging and fulfillment in their relationships whether as a parent, a friend, a spouse, a child or simply with one’s self.

Prior to getting my Master’s Degree in Psychology & Counseling at University of San Francisco, I worked as a volunteer counselor with hospice patients and their families. I was moved by how much happiness and love between friends and relatives was uncovered during the process of dying. Witnessing that opening to love and happiness made me realize how many of us get blocked from experiencing joy while we move through everyday life. As a result of that experience, I decided to pursue my master’s degree and work towards getting licensed as a psychotherapist, I.e. a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

I have practiced therapy with children, teens, parents, groups, and with whole families together. I have utilized many different modes of therapy over the years including cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, psychodynamic, art, motivational interviewing, 12 step models and more. As a specialist in child and family treatment I have worked closely with psychiatrists in diagnosing patients and understanding medication needs. I have worked with survivors of many types of abuse, people struggling with addiction, parents, children, and teens. In addition, I have received specialized certification in parenting education groups for both young children and teens.

I look forward to meeting whomever comes through my door looking for help. I use a philosophy of unconditional positive regard and adapt my methods to meet the needs present in your life. Let’s unlock the joy in your life.

    Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
    Compassion Focused
    Dialectical (DBT)
    Family Systems
    Motivational Interviewing
    Anger Management
    Behavioral Issues
    Child or Adolescent
    Chronic Illness
    Chronic Pain
    Coping Skills
    Self Esteem
    Trauma and PTSD
    Women's Issues
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