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Bonnie Cardell


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Bonnie Cardell Marriage & Family Therapy and LENS Neurofeedback Provider

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Bonnie Cardell is a leader and LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist that works from a Jungian-based Humanistic-Existential model. She loves working in the helping profession and is motivated by Neuroscience. She is trained in both Bio and Neurofeedback, and has provided Quantitative Electroencephalogram (QEEG), EEG Brain Training, Neuro Stimulation (LENS, tACS, tDCS, and pEMF), and Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Training, among other interventions in private practice for ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, and PTSD symptom reduction.

Other modalities and styles of psychotherapy used include but are not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Creative Expression, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic Reflection, Behavior Plans, Mindfulness-based interventions, Relaxation Techniques, Solutions Focused Therapy, Hypnosis, and longer-term Existential-Humanistic talk therapy based on Logo-Therapy (meaning-based therapy established by Victor Frankl).

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” ~ Victor E. Frankl
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Over the years, Bonnie has worked in Information Technology, managed processes, and projects, been a clinical supervisor, has addressed large audiences, led psychoeducation workshops, specialized in brain health and function as it pertains to behavior and diagnoses. She has also published several scientific abstracts in the fields of Psychophysiology, and Transgender Health. Currently she is finishing her Ph.D.

Bonnie received her master’s in counseling psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto in 2013 and has been licensed as an MFT in the state of California since 2017. She has worked in both private practice and not for profit clinical work, most prevalently for Dignity Health in Acute Adolescent Psychiatric. Her last position held there was Milieu Therapist: Clinical Services Program Coordinator, which was responsible for clinical supervision and training of 12 practicum MFT & LCSW interns, unlicensed staff support, oversight of group psychotherapy in the Counseling Enriched Education Department, as well as clinical groups and services in the Acute Adolescent Inpatient Department. She is currently the Director of Assessment & Referral for Sierra Vista Hospital in Sacramento and recruiting for her doctoral study on transgender health. She maintains a small private practice.
Currently accepting new clients?

Telehealth (for Referral/Org. members only)

Telehealth: primary state

Main Office

Work phone
Office #1: Address
6722 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Office #1: City
Office #1: State
Office #1: Zip
Office #1: Disability access?
Office #1: Disability details
Apologies no elevator and there are stairs to my office.
Office hours
By appointment

Demographic info (optional).

  • she/her/hers
  • Female
Sexual orientation
  • Queer
  • Lesbian
  • White/Euro American
  • Other

Credentials (required)

Prof. degree
  • MA
  • PhD (in prog)
Prof. degree concentration
  • Counseling Psych./Clinical Psych.
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Marriage/Family Therapy
Year degree obtained
Educational institution
Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
License type
  • LMFT
Year originally licensed
License number
LMFT 102066
License expiration date
January 31, 2025

Background and practice info

Theoretical approaches to my work
  • Client Centered / Person-Centered
  • Cognitive Behavioral
  • Existential
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Jungian
  • Narrative
  • Psychodynamic
  • Transpersonal
Clinical techniques
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
  • Dream Work
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Guided Imagery
  • Relaxation Training
  • Sand Play
Clinical specializations
  • ADHD
  • Adolescents
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Artists / Creativity
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Children
  • Coming Out
  • Depression
  • Discrimination / Stigmatization
  • Families: Alternative
  • Gender Identity / Trans / GNC
  • Grief / Loss / Dying
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Mental Health of Family Members
  • Midlife Issues
  • Parenting / Surrogacy / Adoption
  • PTSD
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexuality
  • Spirituality
  • Stress / Burnout
Specialized populations
Alternative Families
Depression, Stress, Anxiety, ADHD
Types of therapy
  • Brief (Time-Limited) Therapy
  • Consultation
  • Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Long-Term Therapy
  • Therapy Groups
  • Workshops
Languages (used in therapy)
  • English
Client ages
  • Teens / Adolescents
  • Adults
Sliding scale
Insurance info
Private Pay or PPO.
Provide Billing Services for Out of Network Insurance or PPO.
Available 24 hrs?

Additional Offices

Office #2: Address
14 Precita Avenue
Office #2: City
San Francisco
Office #2: State
Office #2: Zip
Office #2: Disability access?
Office #2: Disability details
one flight of stairs leading to the office

Group Therapy Information

Group #1: Telehealth state
Group #2: Telehealth state
Group #3: Telehealth state