Dorothy M Foster, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Rosa
Has life dropped an unwanted change in your lap? Or perhaps a change is what you want to achieve. I offer guidance to support you in coping with the realities of life, and in creating new ways of being in life. I bring compassion and commitment to my work. My clients find that I am gentle but also direct and responsive. Your sense of emotional safety - that you feel heard, understood, and accepted - is the foundation of our relationship.
I work collaboratively, combining clinical experience with proven techniques. I can help you: * understand, accept, and redirect your life; * cope with caring for an ill family member (especially when dementia is involved); * untangle relationship questions; * manage anxiety, and find ways to ease personal roadblocks; * claim a sense of self and safety after a traumatic childhood.
The discomforts of life are more manageable when you don't feel alone and confused. Together, we'll find ways to relieve your suffering in the moment, and set you up with personal knowledge and skills that can help in the years to come.
Call or Email Dorothy M Foster for a free phone consultation now - (707) 317-1656


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: Professional School of Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 1994
  • License No. and State: MFC35995 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $90 - $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Beacon
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Alzheimer's
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD


  • Anxiety
  • Caregiver issues / life transitions
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Self Esteem

Client Focus


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2017
Dorothy M Foster, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Rosa

Dorothy M Foster

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT