Katie Steiner Peterman
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
In addition to private practice, I enjoy my work at the Healthy Teen Project, a partial hospitalization program for eating disorders.
Therapy is a way to help you more deeply understand yourself and gain perspective to take steps toward a more satisfying life. A good match between therapist and client is essential to personal growth and healing. I provide a safe and collaborative space for you to openly express yourself and explore the issues that are affecting you. With honesty and warmth, I will help you build the awareness necessary to move toward your goals and learn the skills you'll need to navigate, and find meaning in, inevitable challenges.
Self Esteem
(415) 682-6562
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Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
Self Esteem
In addition to private practice, I enjoy my work at the Healthy Teen Project, a partial hospitalization program for eating disorders.
Therapy is a way to help you more deeply understand yourself and gain perspective to take steps toward a more satisfying life. A good match between therapist and client is essential to personal growth and healing. I provide a safe and collaborative space for you to openly express yourself and explore the issues that are affecting you. With honesty and warmth, I will help you build the awareness necessary to move toward your goals and learn the skills you'll need to navigate, and find meaning in, inevitable challenges.
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Maureen Young Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
Child Play Therapy and Adolescent and Adult Relational Therapy is also available using telehealth platforms.
As a child therapist, I work with parents and their children regarding a child’s developmental challenges; ADHD and other learning differences; the child experiencing social difficulties at school; the loss of a parent; and, issues surrounding adoption and/kinship foster placements. I also have experience working for an eating recovery center as a primary therapist helping clients and their families recover from eating disorders. With adults, I work with individuals who are experiencing infertility; divorce; parenting a difficult child; and, parenting a grandchild, foster or adopted child.
Self Esteem
(628) 250-2245
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Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
Self Esteem
Child Play Therapy and Adolescent and Adult Relational Therapy is also available using telehealth platforms.
As a child therapist, I work with parents and their children regarding a child’s developmental challenges; ADHD and other learning differences; the child experiencing social difficulties at school; the loss of a parent; and, issues surrounding adoption and/kinship foster placements. I also have experience working for an eating recovery center as a primary therapist helping clients and their families recover from eating disorders. With adults, I work with individuals who are experiencing infertility; divorce; parenting a difficult child; and, parenting a grandchild, foster or adopted child.
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Brad Freed
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
My approach is collaborative in nature with the overarching goal of supporting and empowering clients in their efforts to live more productive and satisfying lives. Services address a wide range of personal and interpersonal issues and promote the development of more rewarding, sustaining, and harmonious relationships, familial and otherwise. I have extensive experience working with families confronting divorce, trauma, mental illness, teen substance use, school-related challenges, and communication and relationship difficulties. I have developed considerable expertise in the delivery of therapeutic support services to pre-adolescents, adolescents, and young adults struggling with social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties across multiple settings.
Self Esteem
(415) 548-2064
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Corte Madera, CA 94925
Self Esteem
My approach is collaborative in nature with the overarching goal of supporting and empowering clients in their efforts to live more productive and satisfying lives. Services address a wide range of personal and interpersonal issues and promote the development of more rewarding, sustaining, and harmonious relationships, familial and otherwise. I have extensive experience working with families confronting divorce, trauma, mental illness, teen substance use, school-related challenges, and communication and relationship difficulties. I have developed considerable expertise in the delivery of therapeutic support services to pre-adolescents, adolescents, and young adults struggling with social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties across multiple settings.
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Lois Friedlander
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CGP, MT-BC Verified
Office is near:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
I have experience in inpatient, outpatient and partial hospitalization programs and am comfortable working with child/adolescent, and adult clients manifesting a broad range of emotional difficulty.
Therapy is not a "one size fits all" approach. I am an integrative psychotherapist with an extensive background in working with mood disorders, dual diagnoses, prosocial behavior management and stress reduction. My approach is to integrate elements of several schools of therapy to address the emotional, behavioral, psychological, cognitive and spiritual dimensions of my clients. This strength-based approach allows me to design a therapeutic strategy for each client based on their specific areas of concern.
Self Esteem
(415) 813-4015
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Office is near:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
Self Esteem
I have experience in inpatient, outpatient and partial hospitalization programs and am comfortable working with child/adolescent, and adult clients manifesting a broad range of emotional difficulty.
Therapy is not a "one size fits all" approach. I am an integrative psychotherapist with an extensive background in working with mood disorders, dual diagnoses, prosocial behavior management and stress reduction. My approach is to integrate elements of several schools of therapy to address the emotional, behavioral, psychological, cognitive and spiritual dimensions of my clients. This strength-based approach allows me to design a therapeutic strategy for each client based on their specific areas of concern.
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Jennifer Spiegel Grellman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Kennedy University and Stanford University in the treatment of eating disorders and adolescent substance abuse and addiction; I am the founder of Being Adept, a non-profit school-based organization dedicated to the prevention of alcohol and drug abuse among adolescents.
Adolescence can be a very challenging time for teens and their families. Although developmentally it is a particularly wonderful time of exploration and curiosity for teens, sometimes things do not go as expected. Individual adolescent therapy and sessions incorporating parents and /or families can make this time much easier to negotiate. I see primarily adolescents, and often incorporate parents and families into treatment planning. Presenting issues may range from anxiety and depression to substance abuse and eating disorders where I hold additional certifications and trainings. I also see adults with persisting eating issues.
Self Esteem
(415) 548-2858
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Office is near:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Self Esteem
Kennedy University and Stanford University in the treatment of eating disorders and adolescent substance abuse and addiction; I am the founder of Being Adept, a non-profit school-based organization dedicated to the prevention of alcohol and drug abuse among adolescents.
Adolescence can be a very challenging time for teens and their families. Although developmentally it is a particularly wonderful time of exploration and curiosity for teens, sometimes things do not go as expected. Individual adolescent therapy and sessions incorporating parents and /or families can make this time much easier to negotiate. I see primarily adolescents, and often incorporate parents and families into treatment planning. Presenting issues may range from anxiety and depression to substance abuse and eating disorders where I hold additional certifications and trainings. I also see adults with persisting eating issues.
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Robert Nemerovski
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
Are you looking to reduce problematic Anger? / Decrease emotional suffering from Anxiety, Depression, or trauma? / Improve, save, or end a relationship? / Get your life back from self-limiting thoughts and behaviors? / Cope with illness or loss? / Connect better with a teen or help get a teen's life back on track? Let's talk. I am an authority on anger and road rage and specialize in problematic anger issues and am very experienced in helping individuals with anxiety, ADHD, depression, and relationship distress.
Self Esteem
(415) 985-1011
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Office is near:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
Self Esteem
Are you looking to reduce problematic Anger? / Decrease emotional suffering from Anxiety, Depression, or trauma? / Improve, save, or end a relationship? / Get your life back from self-limiting thoughts and behaviors? / Cope with illness or loss? / Connect better with a teen or help get a teen's life back on track? Let's talk. I am an authority on anger and road rage and specialize in problematic anger issues and am very experienced in helping individuals with anxiety, ADHD, depression, and relationship distress.
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Jeffrey Leiken
MA
Office is near:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
Parents of teens and young adults who are smart, sensitive, thoughtful and seeking more substance in life, LOVE this model of work. I offer 24/7 support and an independent perspective. Everything I do is based on what works, builds on strengths and on helping adolescents answer the three fundamental questions of growing up: "Where do I fit in?", "Who am I and what's MY path in life?" and "Am I good enough?" Once we connect and agree to work together your adolescent or teen will learn to step way beyond what had been holding them back.
Self Esteem
(415) 992-9804
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Office is near:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
Self Esteem
Parents of teens and young adults who are smart, sensitive, thoughtful and seeking more substance in life, LOVE this model of work. I offer 24/7 support and an independent perspective. Everything I do is based on what works, builds on strengths and on helping adolescents answer the three fundamental questions of growing up: "Where do I fit in?", "Who am I and what's MY path in life?" and "Am I good enough?" Once we connect and agree to work together your adolescent or teen will learn to step way beyond what had been holding them back.
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Irma Rivera-Carlisle
Marriage & Family Therapist, MDiv, MA, MFT Verified
Office is near:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
Specializing in narcissism, depression, codependency, disordered eating, parent-adolescent conflict, foster care, and religion, I utilize an integrated theoretical approach; Attachment and Brain development, Family Systems, CBT and Psychodynamic.
Stress and worry can take its toll on our minds and bodies. If you experience high levels of these, or feel empty at the end of the day, I will provide a safe and caring environment with which to explore the causal factors. I enjoy working with codependency, Self-development, life transitions, and relational dynamics.
Self Esteem
(415) 851-3114
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Office is near:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
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Specializing in narcissism, depression, codependency, disordered eating, parent-adolescent conflict, foster care, and religion, I utilize an integrated theoretical approach; Attachment and Brain development, Family Systems, CBT and Psychodynamic.
Stress and worry can take its toll on our minds and bodies. If you experience high levels of these, or feel empty at the end of the day, I will provide a safe and caring environment with which to explore the causal factors. I enjoy working with codependency, Self-development, life transitions, and relational dynamics.
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Julie Hartman
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
I provide online therapy to youth (children, teens, young adults) and Moms (women's issues, life stuff, parenting, etc). Are you or your child/teen feeling overwhelmed, in a rut, tired of repeating the same patterns despite your/their efforts to improve them? Clients report that a therapist/coach helps improve stress, mood and balance in their lives. I use CBT to treat anxiety, OCD, depression, self-esteem, social, etc. I use a HIPAA-compliant, confidential teletherapy platform from the comfort of your home or office. Take advantage of my 15-min free video consultation... www.drjuliehartman.com/contact
Self Esteem
(628) 214-2985
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Office is near:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
Self Esteem
I provide online therapy to youth (children, teens, young adults) and Moms (women's issues, life stuff, parenting, etc). Are you or your child/teen feeling overwhelmed, in a rut, tired of repeating the same patterns despite your/their efforts to improve them? Clients report that a therapist/coach helps improve stress, mood and balance in their lives. I use CBT to treat anxiety, OCD, depression, self-esteem, social, etc. I use a HIPAA-compliant, confidential teletherapy platform from the comfort of your home or office. Take advantage of my 15-min free video consultation... www.drjuliehartman.com/contact
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Wendy Homer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
Over the years I have developed many areas of expertise including: adoption issues, infertility, ADHD, adolescent adjustment problems, adult survivors of sexual abuse, conflict resolution, divorce and co-parenting, the challenges of single parenting, issues faced by family caregivers, living with chronic pain, and coping with anxiety and depression.
I have over thirty years of experience as a psychotherapist. I enjoy working with all age groups, including children, adolescents and adults. I provide a safe space to talk openly about your problems, reveal deep fears, identify your strengths, and discover new ways to cope with challenging situations. I help individuals become more self-confident and enjoy more satisfying and productive lives. I help couples and families improve their relationships.
Self Esteem
(415) 413-8086
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Office is near:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
Self Esteem
Over the years I have developed many areas of expertise including: adoption issues, infertility, ADHD, adolescent adjustment problems, adult survivors of sexual abuse, conflict resolution, divorce and co-parenting, the challenges of single parenting, issues faced by family caregivers, living with chronic pain, and coping with anxiety and depression.
I have over thirty years of experience as a psychotherapist. I enjoy working with all age groups, including children, adolescents and adults. I provide a safe space to talk openly about your problems, reveal deep fears, identify your strengths, and discover new ways to cope with challenging situations. I help individuals become more self-confident and enjoy more satisfying and productive lives. I help couples and families improve their relationships.
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Stephanie Morris
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
For child and teen clients, common areas of concern relate to low mood and anxiety, sleep disturbance, high sensitivity, stress related to learning discrepancy/disability, executive functioning challenges, ADHD, adoption adjustment, divorce, body image and eating.
I have been in practice as a licensed psychologist for the past 28 years in Marin County where I was also born and have raised my two boys. My approach to assessment and therapy is integrative as it attempts to consider all relevant biological, psychological and environmental influences on a person’s current well-being. Sessions leave ample space for depth-oriented, psychodynamic/attachment based processing of inner struggles and vulnerabilities. They also include collaborative, practical, and hands-on problem solving as well as exploration of cognitive behavioral tools and strategies appropriate to the developmental age.
Self Esteem
(415) 316-1502
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Office is near:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
Self Esteem
For child and teen clients, common areas of concern relate to low mood and anxiety, sleep disturbance, high sensitivity, stress related to learning discrepancy/disability, executive functioning challenges, ADHD, adoption adjustment, divorce, body image and eating.
I have been in practice as a licensed psychologist for the past 28 years in Marin County where I was also born and have raised my two boys. My approach to assessment and therapy is integrative as it attempts to consider all relevant biological, psychological and environmental influences on a person’s current well-being. Sessions leave ample space for depth-oriented, psychodynamic/attachment based processing of inner struggles and vulnerabilities. They also include collaborative, practical, and hands-on problem solving as well as exploration of cognitive behavioral tools and strategies appropriate to the developmental age.
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Heather Chamberlain
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
When your child or teen is having a tough time, all you want is for them to feel better. You want them to feel happier, calmer, and able to manage whatever life throws at them. You need a therapist who understands your unique child as well as the challenges you face as a parent, who can teach important skills with humor, patience, and compassion to help your child cope with big emotions now and in the future. If you are concerned that your child has a learning disability or autism, I offer assessment that focuses on their strengths and how to support them in all environments.
Self Esteem
(415) 462-4272
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Office is near:
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
Self Esteem
When your child or teen is having a tough time, all you want is for them to feel better. You want them to feel happier, calmer, and able to manage whatever life throws at them. You need a therapist who understands your unique child as well as the challenges you face as a parent, who can teach important skills with humor, patience, and compassion to help your child cope with big emotions now and in the future. If you are concerned that your child has a learning disability or autism, I offer assessment that focuses on their strengths and how to support them in all environments.
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Nicolas Chu
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
My philosophy is to empower my patients to be helpful and compassionate towards themselves and develop a healthy way to deal with life’s difficult times. Therapy is about personal connection, and my first goal is always to provide a safe, comfortable environment for my patients.
Self Esteem
(415) 496-0286
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Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
Self Esteem
My philosophy is to empower my patients to be helpful and compassionate towards themselves and develop a healthy way to deal with life’s difficult times. Therapy is about personal connection, and my first goal is always to provide a safe, comfortable environment for my patients.
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Claire Sebastian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
If you are anxious, depressed, overwhelmed with personal or professional dynamics, stuck in self-critical and harmful patterns, or looking for clarity and growth in your relationships or yourself, change IS possible. I strongly believe in the effectiveness of psychotherapy to heal wounds, resolve blocks, change patterns, and find confidence and purpose. Relying on yourself to “get better” brings additional feelings like loneliness, hopelessness, regret, anger, guilt and shame. You don't need to feel this way. Reach out and call me to find the guidance, support, and encouragement you deserve to feel better and thrive.
Self Esteem
(415) 943-2644
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Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
Self Esteem
If you are anxious, depressed, overwhelmed with personal or professional dynamics, stuck in self-critical and harmful patterns, or looking for clarity and growth in your relationships or yourself, change IS possible. I strongly believe in the effectiveness of psychotherapy to heal wounds, resolve blocks, change patterns, and find confidence and purpose. Relying on yourself to “get better” brings additional feelings like loneliness, hopelessness, regret, anger, guilt and shame. You don't need to feel this way. Reach out and call me to find the guidance, support, and encouragement you deserve to feel better and thrive.
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Jason Karageorge
Psychologist, PhD, MS, MPhil Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Life can be incredibly hard, and there is no "manual" for how to navigate life's overwhelming situations and complex emotional experiences. During these tough times, it's common to feel "stuck" and desperately wanting solutions, while struggling to identify them on your own. At this juncture, the objectivity, support, and insight of a licensed clinical psychologist can help you to move through this time in your life. I have witnessed this process, personally, and helped many clients persevere through intense periods of conflict and pain.
Self Esteem
(415) 347-8651
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Corte Madera, CA 94925
Self Esteem
Life can be incredibly hard, and there is no "manual" for how to navigate life's overwhelming situations and complex emotional experiences. During these tough times, it's common to feel "stuck" and desperately wanting solutions, while struggling to identify them on your own. At this juncture, the objectivity, support, and insight of a licensed clinical psychologist can help you to move through this time in your life. I have witnessed this process, personally, and helped many clients persevere through intense periods of conflict and pain.
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Rochelle Mishkin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
If low self-esteem, shame, and an inner critical voice are holding you back and your relationships are suffering as a result, your reaching out for help now may be the best decision you have ever made. You are not alone when it comes to struggling with your demons, but you do stand out for being willing to do something about it. The majority of my clients express one, if not all, of these complaints. As a therapist, I have worked with many who feel debilitated by their unhealthy perceptions of themselves and their world. It takes initiative and courage to change; and it takes motivation and determination to see it through.
Self Esteem
(415) 849-3452
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Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
Self Esteem
If low self-esteem, shame, and an inner critical voice are holding you back and your relationships are suffering as a result, your reaching out for help now may be the best decision you have ever made. You are not alone when it comes to struggling with your demons, but you do stand out for being willing to do something about it. The majority of my clients express one, if not all, of these complaints. As a therapist, I have worked with many who feel debilitated by their unhealthy perceptions of themselves and their world. It takes initiative and courage to change; and it takes motivation and determination to see it through.
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Megann Rither
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Whether you're looking to address issues from the past or need support through a current situation, you do not have to do it alone. Since 2002 I have counseled youth, adults, couples and families with overcoming obstacles while developing the tools necessary to maintain a healthy path. Anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, life transitions and parenting are among the many issues with which I am able to help. These stressors can lead to self-destructive behaviors or withdrawing from others in order to cope.
Self Esteem
(415) 413-4458
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Corte Madera, CA 94925
Self Esteem
Whether you're looking to address issues from the past or need support through a current situation, you do not have to do it alone. Since 2002 I have counseled youth, adults, couples and families with overcoming obstacles while developing the tools necessary to maintain a healthy path. Anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, life transitions and parenting are among the many issues with which I am able to help. These stressors can lead to self-destructive behaviors or withdrawing from others in order to cope.
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Leslie Yan Meier
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
My approach to psychotherapy is a collaborative and flexible partnership with each client. I believe that trust, respect, non-judgment, genuineness, and compassion form the foundation of a therapeutic relationship. Through the process of psychotherapy, I endeavor to help clients gain insight and perspective into their relationships and behaviors with the intention of achieving positive change. We will work in tandem to identify treatment goals and expectations at the outset of treatment, and will ensure that the focus of therapy is on the most salient issues.
Self Esteem
(415) 226-4996
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Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
Self Esteem
My approach to psychotherapy is a collaborative and flexible partnership with each client. I believe that trust, respect, non-judgment, genuineness, and compassion form the foundation of a therapeutic relationship. Through the process of psychotherapy, I endeavor to help clients gain insight and perspective into their relationships and behaviors with the intention of achieving positive change. We will work in tandem to identify treatment goals and expectations at the outset of treatment, and will ensure that the focus of therapy is on the most salient issues.
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Dee Moffett
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with individuals, couples and adolescents. If you find yourself worrying excessively or feel hopeless, sad, unmotivated; perhaps you're tired of conflicts with family/friends/colleagues, or in a difficult life transition, even happy events can feel unsettling, I can help. I provide a safe, discreet space where you feel comfortable examining significant life events, relationships, insecurities and fears, and goals and aspirations. With insight and understanding you will be better able to make decisions that align with your values which in turn provides you with more confidence, peace of mind and a meaningful sense of direction.
Self Esteem
(415) 423-1873
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Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
Self Esteem
I specialize in working with individuals, couples and adolescents. If you find yourself worrying excessively or feel hopeless, sad, unmotivated; perhaps you're tired of conflicts with family/friends/colleagues, or in a difficult life transition, even happy events can feel unsettling, I can help. I provide a safe, discreet space where you feel comfortable examining significant life events, relationships, insecurities and fears, and goals and aspirations. With insight and understanding you will be better able to make decisions that align with your values which in turn provides you with more confidence, peace of mind and a meaningful sense of direction.
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Jill Berling
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Offers online therapy
Are stress and worry getting you down? Well, take a deep breath and look no further. With the help of therapy, we can work together to find the life balance that has always been meant for you. As with all things that are challenging, the first step takes courage and vulnerability, but here you are, you did it! Now what? In our work together we will examine top stressors, identify coping strategies, reflect deeply on early experiences, and implement change. Over time, and with compassion, my aim is to support personal growth and self-discovery for years to come. My work is grounded in allowing space for my clients to be the experts.
Self Esteem
(415) 573-3371
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Corte Madera, CA 94925
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Self Esteem
Are stress and worry getting you down? Well, take a deep breath and look no further. With the help of therapy, we can work together to find the life balance that has always been meant for you. As with all things that are challenging, the first step takes courage and vulnerability, but here you are, you did it! Now what? In our work together we will examine top stressors, identify coping strategies, reflect deeply on early experiences, and implement change. Over time, and with compassion, my aim is to support personal growth and self-discovery for years to come. My work is grounded in allowing space for my clients to be the experts.

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Teen Therapists
Adolescence can be a time of both disorientation and discovery. The transitional period can raise questions of independence and identity; as adolescents cultivate their sense of self, they may face difficult choices about academics, friendship, sexuality, gender identity, drugs, and alcohol.

Most teens have a relatively egocentric perspective on life; a state of mind that usually abates with age. They often focus on themselves and believe that everyone else—from a best friend to a distant crush—is focused on them too. They may grapple with insecurities and feelings of being judged. Relationships with family members often take a backseat to peer groups, romantic interests, and appearance, which teens perceive as increasingly important during this time.

The transition can naturally lead to anxiety about physical development, evolving relationships with others, and one's place in the larger world. Mild anxiety and other challenges are typical, but serious mental health conditions also emerge during adolescence. Finding a teen therapist in 94925 and addressing a disorder early on can help ensure the best possible outcome.