Robert Bartner, Marriage and Family Therapist in California

Robert Bartner, PhD

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I am an experienced psychoanalyst that has an extensive background working with early developmental trauma and many other serious emotional challenges.

Everyone can find life's challenges too difficult at times, but if you continually feel overburdened or struggle with negative patterns you've been unable to change on your own, I can be helpful. As a psychoanalyst with over twenty years of clinical experience, I specialize in helping people work through problems that have consistently held them back from fulfilling their goals. Patients often see me who are still disappointed with important aspects of their lives, even after years of trying to improve things through various types of help. Whether you've experienced a temporary setback, or suffer with a more chronic problems, a deeper therapeutic enquiry can make all the difference.

I believe that everyone has a deep need to express their real nature and that anything that prevents that expression creates psychic pain. While emotional pain takes many forms, all symptoms express a need for greater understanding and connection. I have years of experience creating connections that can change lives.
Through the use of various therapeutic tools such as psychoanalytic psychotherapy, internal family systems and mindful practice we can untie the unconscious knots that have created and maintained these internal obstacles. This work is challenging and emotionally rewarding in ways that can help you address those problems you may have thought you never could be helped with.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Grief & Loss
  • Men's Issues
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Narcissism
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Relationships
  • Sex And/Or Pornography Addiction
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma & Ptsd

Therapy Types

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Asian
  • Trauma Survivors

Faith Based Specialties

  • Buddhism
  • Hinduism
  • Islam
  • Judaism
  • Sikhism

Fees & Insurance

Sliding Scale
No
Pay By
Zelle, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account (HSA), Paypal, Venmo

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
32
License(s)
License #
state
Marriage and Family Therapist
MFC2856
California
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
Center for Psychological Studies
PhD
1997