Barbara L Townsend

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT

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Barbara L Townsend

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT


Location

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45 Camino Alto
Suite 203
Mill Valley, California 94941
(415) 985-2006

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1325 Columbus Ave
Top Floor
San Francisco, California 94133
(415) 985-2006
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I believe in the power of relationships to help us heal and grow. Building a solid, trusting relationship with you is the most important task as we begin the journey of therapy together. Through a strong collaborative effort, I help you to re-discover your strengths and skills in order to resist the current difficulties in your life. I am an ally, a coach, and an advocate for your well being. I can help you strengthen your relationships and increase connection with the important people in your life.
I bring a wealth of life experience to my work with you. Having had two successful careers as an artist in television & film, I bring creativity, humor, compassion and mindfulness to problem solving. As a parent of teenagers, I understand the unique challenges young people have today. I listen. I am also a certified Mediator by the SF Bar (2018).
Currently, I see clients in San Francisco and in Mill Valley. I offer daytime, evenings, and weekend hours. Please contact me for a free consultation.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 6 Years
  • School: Dominican University of California
  • Year Graduated: 2015
  • License and State: 109771 California

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $175 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Paypal
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Vancouver School of Narrative Therapy
  • Certificate Date: 2016
  • Certificate: SF Bar Association / Mediation
  • Certificate Date: 2018

Location

45 Camino Alto
Suite 203
Mill Valley, California 94941
(415) 985-2006
Ask about video and phone sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

1325 Columbus Ave
Top Floor
San Francisco, California 94133
(415) 985-2006
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Parenting
  • Divorce
Issues
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Divorce and Family Mediation
  • Family Conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma and PTSD

Client Focus

Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Video/Skype
  • Online/Phone Counseling

Links

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Ms. Townsend’s work as a therapist is clearly in the tradition of Virginia Satir. She is hopeful, inspiring, empathic, and often funny. Her training and life experience give her a broad perspective on contemporary family life. I highly recommend her.
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Last Modified: 5 Apr 2020
Barbara L Townsend, MS, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Mill Valley

Barbara L Townsend

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT