Child Therapists in Corte Madera, CA

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Suzanne Austin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
What stands between you and a greater enjoyment of life? Are you in the midst of a challenging time and yearn for additional support? Are you awake at night worrying about your child? Do you dream about having more harmony in your family life? I love working with individuals, children and families to help them find their own unique solutions so that they can enjoy life to the fullest. My role as your therapist is to help you find lasting change and to create strategies for addressing life's challenges that keep you true to your own path.
What stands between you and a greater enjoyment of life? Are you in the midst of a challenging time and yearn for additional support? Are you awake at night worrying about your child? Do you dream about having more harmony in your family life? I love working with individuals, children and families to help them find their own unique solutions so that they can enjoy life to the fullest. My role as your therapist is to help you find lasting change and to create strategies for addressing life's challenges that keep you true to your own path.
(415) 917-2664 View (415) 917-2664
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Erin S Skiffer
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Corte Madera, CA 94925
I am born and raised in the Bay Area. I began my career as a para-professional working with families of children with developmental disabilities. I obtained my Doctor of Psychology from the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium in 2013. I have worked with adults and children/adolescents in a variety of different settings and contexts, including individual, family, couples and group therapy. I am trained to provide evidence based treatment in a flexible manner.
I am born and raised in the Bay Area. I began my career as a para-professional working with families of children with developmental disabilities. I obtained my Doctor of Psychology from the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium in 2013. I have worked with adults and children/adolescents in a variety of different settings and contexts, including individual, family, couples and group therapy. I am trained to provide evidence based treatment in a flexible manner.
(415) 712-1829 View (415) 712-1829
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R. Austin Heafey
Psychologist, MA, Psy D
Verified Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
My name is Dr. R. Austin Heafey - I am a licensed clinical psychologist who works with children, adolescents, parents and families. While every client is unique, my fundamental aim remains the same: improve self-esteem, build self-confidence and enrich my patient's self-worth. When a person has faith in their abilities and feels comfortable with who they are, they are better able to engage with the world they live in, the family they belong to and the life they deserve to experience. Put simply, my objective is to improve my patient's quality of life.
My name is Dr. R. Austin Heafey - I am a licensed clinical psychologist who works with children, adolescents, parents and families. While every client is unique, my fundamental aim remains the same: improve self-esteem, build self-confidence and enrich my patient's self-worth. When a person has faith in their abilities and feels comfortable with who they are, they are better able to engage with the world they live in, the family they belong to and the life they deserve to experience. Put simply, my objective is to improve my patient's quality of life.
(925) 255-7651 View (925) 255-7651
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Russell (Rusty) Hendlin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
I work with children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families who are experiencing anxiety or depression, have low self-esteem, or are engaged in conflict or difficult interpersonal interactions.
I bring warmth, humor, compassion, clarity and understanding to my work. I support couples and families in improving communication, expressing feelings, resolving conflict, and establishing clearer roles. I encourage parents to set fair and firm limits and establish healthy boundaries. I assist individuals and families in becoming more confident, hopeful, cooperative and relaxed. I support relating with clarity, serenity, and loving kindness. I use mentalization based therapy (MBT) and systems therapy as primary approaches, but can use CBT, DBT, ACT, motivational interviewing, attachment or other approches as needed.
I work with children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families who are experiencing anxiety or depression, have low self-esteem, or are engaged in conflict or difficult interpersonal interactions.
I bring warmth, humor, compassion, clarity and understanding to my work. I support couples and families in improving communication, expressing feelings, resolving conflict, and establishing clearer roles. I encourage parents to set fair and firm limits and establish healthy boundaries. I assist individuals and families in becoming more confident, hopeful, cooperative and relaxed. I support relating with clarity, serenity, and loving kindness. I use mentalization based therapy (MBT) and systems therapy as primary approaches, but can use CBT, DBT, ACT, motivational interviewing, attachment or other approches as needed.
(415) 849-4069 View (415) 849-4069
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Lisa Spivack
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR
Verified Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Do you have a child or “tween” that is highly sensitive, bright, and a bit overwhelmed? Do they have trouble identifying and managing strong feelings? Could they use help developing positive coping strategies? Are they struggling to communicate with peers, parents, or siblings? In my private practice office, I specialize in helping children understand the benefits of their sensitivity and how to manage its inherent challenges. And I can help you… help them.
Do you have a child or “tween” that is highly sensitive, bright, and a bit overwhelmed? Do they have trouble identifying and managing strong feelings? Could they use help developing positive coping strategies? Are they struggling to communicate with peers, parents, or siblings? In my private practice office, I specialize in helping children understand the benefits of their sensitivity and how to manage its inherent challenges. And I can help you… help them.
(415) 508-4621 View (415) 508-4621
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Allie Phelps
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Corte Madera, CA 94925
I specialize in working with individuals with social learning deficits. During intake calls, many parents report their child to have some (or all) of the following traits: Very bright (above average IQ), better with adults and younger children than with peers, interrupts, trouble with balanced conversation (tends to monologue or doesn't contribute), struggles with losing, challenges with emotional regulation and impulse control, inflexible, strong language abilities, difficulty with perspective taking, wants to engage with others but often gets stuck, trouble with problem-solving, and/or executive function challenges.
I specialize in working with individuals with social learning deficits. During intake calls, many parents report their child to have some (or all) of the following traits: Very bright (above average IQ), better with adults and younger children than with peers, interrupts, trouble with balanced conversation (tends to monologue or doesn't contribute), struggles with losing, challenges with emotional regulation and impulse control, inflexible, strong language abilities, difficulty with perspective taking, wants to engage with others but often gets stuck, trouble with problem-solving, and/or executive function challenges.
(415) 849-7737 View (415) 849-7737
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Nicolas Chu
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
I work with children (ages 8 and up) and adults.
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.
I work with children (ages 8 and up) and adults.
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.
(415) 496-0286 View (415) 496-0286
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Amanda Speedy
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Corte Madera, CA 94925
My goal is to help children build the resilience they need to navigate life's challenges and grow into happy, healthy adults.
I specialize in working with children and teens who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and behavioral issues.
My goal is to help children build the resilience they need to navigate life's challenges and grow into happy, healthy adults.
I specialize in working with children and teens who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and behavioral issues.
(415) 798-9205 View (415) 798-9205
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Cynthia Duxbury
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Not accepting new clients
Anxiety, Phobias and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can boycott the development and happiness of your bright, spirited and sensitive child. Leaving frustration and hurt where once prevailed a close and nurturing relationship. Using evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), scientifically-supported Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP) and parent coaching I will help your child or teen develop a more useful, curious and courageous mindset. A.K.A. a brain trained to tolerate the unknown. A skill that'll stay with them long after our work is completed.
Anxiety, Phobias and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can boycott the development and happiness of your bright, spirited and sensitive child. Leaving frustration and hurt where once prevailed a close and nurturing relationship. Using evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), scientifically-supported Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP) and parent coaching I will help your child or teen develop a more useful, curious and courageous mindset. A.K.A. a brain trained to tolerate the unknown. A skill that'll stay with them long after our work is completed.
(415) 858-6736 View (415) 858-6736
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Joan K Orrell-Valente
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
I specialize in the treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults. Naturally, I also work with families. I consider it a privilege to work with young people. You have your whole lives ahead of you and I want to help you thrive. My therapeutic approach is warm, empathic, collaborative, and outcome-focused. You are unique...in personality, abilities and strengths, needs and vulnerabilities, psychological and social circumstances, and in the symptoms you are experiencing. You and I will work together to individualize your treatment. I believe that, fundamentally, you have the resources within you to lead a full and rich life.
I specialize in the treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults. Naturally, I also work with families. I consider it a privilege to work with young people. You have your whole lives ahead of you and I want to help you thrive. My therapeutic approach is warm, empathic, collaborative, and outcome-focused. You are unique...in personality, abilities and strengths, needs and vulnerabilities, psychological and social circumstances, and in the symptoms you are experiencing. You and I will work together to individualize your treatment. I believe that, fundamentally, you have the resources within you to lead a full and rich life.
(415) 799-3454 View (415) 799-3454
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Brad Freed
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
I have been licensed by the State of California for over 13 years, and I have over 23 years of experience providing and supervising mental health treatment and related services to vulnerable children, youth, and their families.
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.
I have been licensed by the State of California for over 13 years, and I have over 23 years of experience providing and supervising mental health treatment and related services to vulnerable children, youth, and their families.
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.
(415) 548-2064 View (415) 548-2064
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Maureen Young Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Before opening a private practice in San Anselmo, I worked as a primary therapist with the Child Therapy Institute of Marin working with children and adults. I have also worked as a school counselor in Marin elementary, middle and high schools; and at a local university. I have clinical experience working in an eating recovery center helping clients and their families recover from eating disorders. I received a bachelor’s in arts from Scripps College in Claremont, California and a master’s in counseling psychology from Dominican University in San Rafael, California. I am a doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology.
Before opening a private practice in San Anselmo, I worked as a primary therapist with the Child Therapy Institute of Marin working with children and adults. I have also worked as a school counselor in Marin elementary, middle and high schools; and at a local university. I have clinical experience working in an eating recovery center helping clients and their families recover from eating disorders. I received a bachelor’s in arts from Scripps College in Claremont, California and a master’s in counseling psychology from Dominican University in San Rafael, California. I am a doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology.
(415) 903-7190 View (415) 903-7190
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Family Matters Of Marin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, PPS
Verified Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
We've been working for 20+ years helping children and families with issues pertaining to school and home life.
Family Matters Of Marin is a trauma informed group practice focused on supporting children and families. We help clients create more joy, love, and harmony in their lives. We are deeply interested in learning how our clients would like to change and grow, and supporting them in this process. We work collaboratively with clients to improve their relationships and resolve any trauma from their past that maybe holding them back from living the life they yearn for. We are experienced therapists who use a variety of therapeutic modalities to resolve issues that are hindering our client's ability to be their best selves.
We've been working for 20+ years helping children and families with issues pertaining to school and home life.
Family Matters Of Marin is a trauma informed group practice focused on supporting children and families. We help clients create more joy, love, and harmony in their lives. We are deeply interested in learning how our clients would like to change and grow, and supporting them in this process. We work collaboratively with clients to improve their relationships and resolve any trauma from their past that maybe holding them back from living the life they yearn for. We are experienced therapists who use a variety of therapeutic modalities to resolve issues that are hindering our client's ability to be their best selves.
(415) 639-9164 View (415) 639-9164
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Sarah Wescott
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Corte Madera, CA 94976
I believe parents need to grow in response to their maturing children.
Now accepting clients for the 24-25 school year. I am fascinated by the resilience of the human body/mind to withstand stress and continue to grow. How we evolve in reaction to adversity can be automatic or we can learn to have more choice in our responsiveness. Therapy is the process of learning to slow down, reflect, and move forward with greater influence over our actions. Connecting teens with the ability to be self-reflective early in their lives will be a resource as they mature. Adolescence is a potent time to intervene with self-destructive behaviors and course correct for success.
I believe parents need to grow in response to their maturing children.
Now accepting clients for the 24-25 school year. I am fascinated by the resilience of the human body/mind to withstand stress and continue to grow. How we evolve in reaction to adversity can be automatic or we can learn to have more choice in our responsiveness. Therapy is the process of learning to slow down, reflect, and move forward with greater influence over our actions. Connecting teens with the ability to be self-reflective early in their lives will be a resource as they mature. Adolescence is a potent time to intervene with self-destructive behaviors and course correct for success.
(415) 419-8910 View (415) 419-8910
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Bay Area Center for ADD and ADHD
Psychologist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Corte Madera, CA 94925
The Bay Area Center for ADD/ADHD provides assessment and treatment for children, adolescents, and adults with ADD/ADHD.
At the Bay Area Center for ADD/ADHD we work collaboratively as a group to provide the most effective treatment possible. We have psychiatrists, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and an educational therapist to help develop the best treatment for you. Who provide up-to-date evidence-based, effective treatment.
The Bay Area Center for ADD/ADHD provides assessment and treatment for children, adolescents, and adults with ADD/ADHD.
At the Bay Area Center for ADD/ADHD we work collaboratively as a group to provide the most effective treatment possible. We have psychiatrists, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and an educational therapist to help develop the best treatment for you. Who provide up-to-date evidence-based, effective treatment.
(415) 236-3165 View (415) 236-3165
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Dee (Laudene) N Treshnell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PPS, BA Ed
Verified Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
I have worked with children and families as a school counselor, teacher, consultant, speaker and program development for better mental health in schools, and "Teens at Risk.
I am a licensed MFT with a combined thirty years of experience with children, teens and families in both private practice and in schools in Marin County. I am a compassionate and caring therapist who integrates therapeutic approaches based on client need. While I have received training in various modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral, Trauma based, and neuro-science therapy, my work is centered on client need and the therapeutic relationship.
I have worked with children and families as a school counselor, teacher, consultant, speaker and program development for better mental health in schools, and "Teens at Risk.
I am a licensed MFT with a combined thirty years of experience with children, teens and families in both private practice and in schools in Marin County. I am a compassionate and caring therapist who integrates therapeutic approaches based on client need. While I have received training in various modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral, Trauma based, and neuro-science therapy, my work is centered on client need and the therapeutic relationship.
(415) 463-3392 View (415) 463-3392
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Steven Kruszynski
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
I provide psychotherapy to clients ranging from young children to older adults with a wide range of issues. At some point, in most of our lives, we experience difficulty, turmoil, and/or pain in some aspect(s) of our lives; emotionally, psychologically, in relationships, or coping. I do my best to connect with and understand the people I work with on many levels. Together we identify and explore the patterns of adaptation which are no longer effective and contribute to pain and suffering. Over the many years in this profession, I have been humbled. Real change, however defined, often takes time, attention and care.
I provide psychotherapy to clients ranging from young children to older adults with a wide range of issues. At some point, in most of our lives, we experience difficulty, turmoil, and/or pain in some aspect(s) of our lives; emotionally, psychologically, in relationships, or coping. I do my best to connect with and understand the people I work with on many levels. Together we identify and explore the patterns of adaptation which are no longer effective and contribute to pain and suffering. Over the many years in this profession, I have been humbled. Real change, however defined, often takes time, attention and care.
(415) 329-5987 View (415) 329-5987
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Daniel Alterman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
My practice also includes: comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological evaluations; diagnosing and designing treatment plans for children with ADHD and behavioral problems; conducting individual and family psychotherapy for children with anxiety and depression; providing counseling and co-parenting advice to divorcing parents; and leading workshops for parents of strong-willed children.
Because childhood and adolescence are such fragile stages of life, treating emotional and behavioral problems quickly and efficiently is essential. I join forces with you to resolve your children’s problems through expert assessment and carefully designed treatment plans. I begin this process by offering you a free personal consultation by phone to discuss your concerns and possible evaluations/interventions.
My practice also includes: comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological evaluations; diagnosing and designing treatment plans for children with ADHD and behavioral problems; conducting individual and family psychotherapy for children with anxiety and depression; providing counseling and co-parenting advice to divorcing parents; and leading workshops for parents of strong-willed children.
Because childhood and adolescence are such fragile stages of life, treating emotional and behavioral problems quickly and efficiently is essential. I join forces with you to resolve your children’s problems through expert assessment and carefully designed treatment plans. I begin this process by offering you a free personal consultation by phone to discuss your concerns and possible evaluations/interventions.
(415) 236-3551 View (415) 236-3551
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Amber Miller
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925  (Online Only)
I am a licensed psychologist specializing in working with children, teens, young adults, parents, and families who struggle with a wide range of mental health concerns. I am committed to using evidence-based treatments and personalizing them to fit your particular needs. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to guide my treatment approach, but also use Family Based Therapy for EDs (FBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and other evidence-based treatments.
I am a licensed psychologist specializing in working with children, teens, young adults, parents, and families who struggle with a wide range of mental health concerns. I am committed to using evidence-based treatments and personalizing them to fit your particular needs. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to guide my treatment approach, but also use Family Based Therapy for EDs (FBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and other evidence-based treatments.
(415) 649-4443 View (415) 649-4443
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Pamela Taylor, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Corte Madera, CA 94925
As a child therapist, understanding that play therapy, expressive art and talking are all important ways to engage and build trust.
Often times children, adolescents and their family members may not know what they want or need. As an experienced therapist, I work collaboratively to help understand how thoughts, feelings and actions are connected. Many clients are struggling with relationships, personal, academic or professional goals. We will examine the root causes, behavioral challenges and environmental factors which may contributing. Understanding the therapeutic alliance between client and therapist is key to exploring issues, I offer a genuine, empathic and nonjudgemental approach that helps clients feel at ease and safe to explore these issues.
As a child therapist, understanding that play therapy, expressive art and talking are all important ways to engage and build trust.
Often times children, adolescents and their family members may not know what they want or need. As an experienced therapist, I work collaboratively to help understand how thoughts, feelings and actions are connected. Many clients are struggling with relationships, personal, academic or professional goals. We will examine the root causes, behavioral challenges and environmental factors which may contributing. Understanding the therapeutic alliance between client and therapist is key to exploring issues, I offer a genuine, empathic and nonjudgemental approach that helps clients feel at ease and safe to explore these issues.
(415) 687-3259 View (415) 687-3259

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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Corte Madera, CA provide mental health therapy to children and are experts in child development.

Every comprehensive review of therapy with children shows that all credible approaches, when performed by a competent mental health clinician, produce almost the same results. About half of all kids will get better. Of those that improve, 80% will show progress in a relatively short time, while the remaining 20% will need longer-term support.

The best child therapists in Corte Madera build great relationships with the child and the parent. They also see the child's strengths and are open to hearing the child's possible solutions to the challenges the child faces. Finally, a good therapist appreciates the child's culture and is sensitive to the values of the child's community.