Chico Center for Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy and Counseling services for Children & Adults | Support for Parents


Chico therapist An Bulkens, LMFT is psychotherapist and counselor in Chico, California.  An Bulkens specializes in psychotherapy and counseling for young children  (toddlers, preschoolers, adolescents) and support for parents, with a special emphasis on  early childhood psychotherapy, and counseling  for preschoolers and Kindergarten aged child.  She also offers parenting skills support. She offers psychoanalytic psychotherapy for adults.  Her approach is grounded in  Lacanian Psychoanalysis. She was also trained as a clinical psychologist in Europe, Belgium.  Her education emphasized developmental psychology and psychoanalytic therapy. 

Chico Therapist starts new Parenting Group: Parenting Salon

Chico based therapist, An Bulkens will be starting a new, small and intimate group for parents of young children. It will be a 'parenting salon.' We will be reflecting in a small and intimate group of max. 6 parents on specific situations that we encounter with our children, and that puzzle us, might leave us feel a bit perplexed.  

The focus of the group will not be to 'teach' on how to parent.  Parenting is a creative job, and there are many different ways to parent. But to help you explore new ways of approaching situations where you might feel stuck. This group will foster your capacity to reflect on your child, and the specific interactions between you and your child.  It is precisely this capacity that is important in creating a strong connection with your child. Our starting point will be the very concrete situations that you encounter with your child. We will explore these situation in detail, from multiple points of view, with the goal of allowing a new perspective to arise. This will offer you a new perspective on how to engage with your child in difficult moments.

The group will meet on an ongoing basis, with a commitment of a month (4 sessions). Each month, if there is an opening a new member can become part of the group. Fee per session: $40. 

The group will be lead by Chico based psychotherapist An Bulkens, LMFT. An has a background in developmental psychology and psychoanalysis, and works with parents and young children. 

An Bulkens    |    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist    |   MFC 52746

Tel. (530) 321- 2970    |   186 E 12th ST,  Chico, CA 95928