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. 

Tired of feeling 'stuck'?  Ready to open the door to a little more joy in life?

You might have come to this place because of a personal crisis, a rupture or a sense of loss. This might leave you feeling vulnerable and alone.

Or you might be worried about a child that is dear to you: Maybe you are puzzled by his or her behavior and at a loss about how to respond to it. Maybe problems keep persisting, and struggles getting worse despite all your good efforts and intentions. This can leave you hurt and frustrated.


Know that it does not have to stay like that. In our work with children and adults we see over and over again that it is possible to get 'unstuck' and move forwards again. We are here to help you with this.

Although reaching out for help can be a difficult threshold to cross, know that you have already taken the first step, and opened the door to a space were true change and a little more satisfaction can happen: in your life, in the relationships with your loved ones.

It all starts with a time and a space reserved just for you. Call us, or click below, to give yourself this gift of your time and your space. We are looking forward to hearing your story and see how we can make it better. It's easy to enter:

Parents, looking to help your child, lift the curtain.  
Kids, use the key. 
Adults, through the door. You will fit!

At Chico Center for Psychotherapy we share a vision of commitment and dedication. We want to provide each person and family with high quality professional care, and want to connect with each in a warm, and inviting environment.  Within this shared vision, each therapist has her own background and unique approach. We invite you to meet us by clicking below.

Any questions? Don't hesitate to ask!

We will be happy to answer. You can reach us at

(530) 487-4245

or you can submit your questions here.

We are looking forward to hearing from you! 

Helping you move forwards toward the life you want: ‘More in tune with who you are, more connected to the ones you love.’

People often consult a therapist with concerns related to:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • loss and unresolved grief
  • stress


  • low self-esteem
  • loneliness
  • moodiness, irritability, emotional reactivity


  • relationship conflicts
  • trauma
  • creative block


Often what is bothering people is not so easily named, and does not exactly correspond to a commonly used label. Whatever brings you in, psychotherapeutic work can allow what distresses you to emerge in a new light.

Hello, World!

An Bulkens    |    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist    |   MFC 52746

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