Education and Learning Disabilities Therapists in Kentfield, CA

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Jeremy Jensen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Childhood, adolescence, and early adult years are times of great potential. I am dedicated to helping individuals and families navigate the complexities that inevitably arise as young people move through these foundational stages of development. I work creatively with clients to optimize growth and learning , offering solutions to challenges that arise for individuals, between family members, within peer groups and at school.
(415) 237-4418
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Kentfield, CA 94904
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Dina Schweitzer Leitch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I provide individual therapy to adults and adolescents, and provide parent consultation services to parents whose child struggles with learning differences, behavioral issues, or who are medically challenged.
Do you feel lonely, anxious or sad? If you are looking for a therapist, you are taking the first step towards feeling better. I have been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for over 20 years and provide psychotherapy to adolescents, adults and families in Marin. I tailor my approach to your individual specific needs and concerns so that you can feel empowered to make positive changes in your relationships and in your life. I utilize complementary psychotherapy approaches and give constructive feedback to help my clients attain their goals in a safe and supportive environment.
(415) 723-4828
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Kentfield, CA 94904
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Jessica (Jesse) A. Strassman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Are you concerned or confused by your child's behavior? Has your child's teacher suggested your child work with a therapist? Are you worried that your child is under stress? Do you feel like you are not a good parent for your child? It is very difficult to parent a child who is struggling with challenging feelings and behaviors. I provide therapeutic support to kids who struggle with ADHD, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, adoption issues, learning disabilities, behavioral challenges, academic or social issues, or major life changes. I offer support for parents.
(415) 360-1273
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Kentfield, CA 94904
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Stephanie Morris
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
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.
(415) 316-1502
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Kentfield, CA 94904
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Bert Faerstein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I treat adults as well as adolescents and children, most frequently through individual therapy. I also work with couples. I work with people with a wide range of problems and especially enjoy working with people experiencing anxiety in relationships or at work . I also enjoy working with people who are unhappy and don't know why, and people who are repeating self-defeating patterns they feel unable to change. Meeting with a well-trained and experienced therapist can be a powerful and effective way of strengthening one's confidence and developing a personal sense of control over one's life.
(415) 787-4616
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Kentfield, CA 94904
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Wendy A Calomiris
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Any scary event or even a medical diagnosis can wreak havoc & any daily routine is quickly found unmanageable. If the physical body fails you, it affects your mood. If emotions are out of wack, it affects your health. Either way, you deserve to feel in control and you can reclaim control. The goal is to highlight your strengths and minimize or eliminate any obstacles to healthy wellness. A direct benefit of engaging in effective help elevates your protective factors against emotional decay now a known correlate with disease. Together we can restore a sense of control, balance, and develop your future goals. You deserve to be happy.
(707) 743-4082
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Kentfield, CA 94904
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Diane E Donnelly
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Therapy can be a source of tremendous relief and gratification. Unhappiness and anxiety that feel unbearable can lessen and disappear when you have someone who can help you understand the reasons for your suffering. A good therapist can also help you more easily get your mind off upsetting thoughts that preoccupy you. Or if you find yourself acting in self-defeating ways, studying it with a therapist can be of enormous help. Ideally, you will leave an initial consultation with a new way of thinking about the problem that brought you in.
(415) 702-3387
Kentfield, CA 94904
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Julie A Wolfert
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I work collaboratively with patients in individual therapy and while conducting neuropsychological, psychodiagnostic, and psychoeducational assessments. I provide information regarding patients' limitations, capabilities, cognitive functioning and diagnostic considerations. My interests and experience have contributed to my specializing in diagnosing and treating neuropsychological and educational disabilities (including ADHD/ADD) as well as working with individuals experiencing mood, adjustment and anxiety disorders. I assist people in the development of academic, professional and personal skills and the building of confidence in order to support reaching their highest potential. I provide behavioral pain management and work with patients who are adjusting to various disabilities.
(415) 935-4901
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Kentfield, CA 94904
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Golda Michelson, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you finding that your relationships are not working so well? It can be your relationship to yourself (just not feeling good about your self), your relationship to work (such as difficulties with co-workers or a boss), or your relationships with your family and/ or partner or friends. I believe that we are always striving to move towards personal growth and health. Our work is to remove these blocks with compassion and understanding so that you can achieve the changes that you want to make. My style is an interactive,individualized one with warmth, support, insight and humor.
(415) 408-7705
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Kentfield, CA 94904
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Barbara E Nova
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
After 30 years of doing psychotherapy with individuals and families, I am shifting to doing only psychological assessments with children, teens, and adults. I currently have a waiting list for psychological assessments. In addition I am forming therapy groups designed to provide emotional and resource support to caregivers of spouses who have a neurodegenerative disorder, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Multiple Sclerosis. The groups will begin in March 2020. Please call today for a free one-hour consultation.
(415) 991-3275
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Kentfield, CA 94904

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Jack Fahy, PhD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
If you are seeking a deeper understanding of why you or your child struggles with focusing or learning , then I can help clarify what is getting in the way of reaching one's full potential. You may wonder if there is a name for the difficulty (e.g., is it dyslexia? ADHD?) or you may be unsure if having such a name would be helpful. More importantly, you are wanting a better sense of the strengths and weaknesses that you or you child have and what strategies and interventions would be most helpful.
(415) 655-0174
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San Anselmo, CA 94960
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Maria Guggisberg
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with individuals with social learning deficits. My clients are often very bright young people (above average IQ) who tend to get along better with adults or younger children rather than with peers; they interrupt, have trouble holding balanced conversation (tend to monologue or don't contribute), struggle with losing, have difficulty maintaining emotional regulation and impulse control, are inflexible, have strong language abilities but have difficulty with perspective taking, want to engage with others but often get stuck or left out, have trouble with problem-solving, and/or executive functioning.
(415) 849-4709
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Corte Madera, CA 94925
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Sara Brooker
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I’m a clinical psychologist with specialized training in child and adolescent psychological assessment of attention issues and learning differences. I also have extensive experience supporting youth struggling with anxiety and OCD. My approach to psychotherapy is warm, collaborative, goal-oriented, and strength-based. I strive to create a safe environment in which youth and their families feel comfortable and understood. I also individualize care based on clients’ unique set of strengths and challenges, while also integrating evidence-based techniques to achieve both quick symptom relief and long-lasting change.
(415) 886-2809
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Corte Madera, CA 94925
Not accepting new clients
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Wellspring Psychotherapy Center
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
We also work with children who have learning , speech, language, sensory, and medical issues that can complicate development and growing up.
We specialize in the treatment of children, teens, adults and families. We use ACT, CBT, art and play therapy to work with children who are struggling with friendships, impulse control issues, the effects of divorce, low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. Our evidence based practices are especially helpful for children with OCD, separation anxiety, fears and phobias, attachment and adoption issues, sleep issues, and post traumatic stress. As a parent you can also benefit by gaining new insights about your child and getting guidance and consultation.
(415) 878-1892
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San Rafael, CA 94903
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Faye Dorman
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Verified
Learning to recognize these cycles and reconnect emotionally is the basis of my work with both individuals and couples.
We all have difficulties in living. Problems of self esteem often underlie these difficulties. Resulting depression and anxiety, compulsive behaviors such as overeating, overspending, alcohol abuse and unhappy, frustrating relationship choices, can be changed. My style of working has developed over many years of practice and is interactive. Clients would most likely describe me as warm, and responsive. While serious in my work I have a good sense of humor; which I believe is essential for a productive, happy life.
(707) 879-8909
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Heather Chamberlain
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
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.
(415) 462-4272
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San Anselmo, CA 94960
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California Brain Health Center
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am trained to diagnosis a wide range of conditions, including (but not limited to) ADHD/ learning disability, concussion/brain injury, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, stroke, mild cognitive impairment, and dementia.
I see adult patients (18+) for neuropsychological assessment. Individuals can experience changes in thinking for many reasons, and the goal of the evaluation is to assist in accurate diagnosis and provide recommendations for daily life to help you function your best.
(415) 917-1206
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Family Matters Of Marin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, PPS
Verified
Verified
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
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Allie Phelps
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
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
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Corte Madera, CA 94925
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Alexandra Matthews
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. I specialize in treatment of anxiety (including obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic, phobias, discomfort in any social situation, separation anxiety), child and adult ADD/ADHD, depression, bipolar disorder, parent/child difficulties, and coping with chronic and/or life-threatening medical illness. I will help you develop effective coping skills, healthier habits, and new tools for future use. My goal is to reduce anxiety and depression, to increase confidence, and create lasting change. I do neuropsychological testing for youth and adults who may have learning differences.
(415) 767-1667
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Education and Learning Disabilities Therapists

How effective is treatment for learning disabilities?

When initiated early and tailored to a child’s specific needs, learning disability treatment can be quite effective at helping a child cope with their disability, though its exact efficacy may depend on the severity of symptoms and whether comorbid disorders exist. Less is known about treatment initiated in adulthood, but it is certainly possible that an adult with a learning disability will see some improvement—or at the very least, identify workarounds and accommodations that could make symptoms less burdensome in day-to-day life.

When should someone seek treatment for learning disabilities?

It’s best to seek treatment as early as possible. Because learning disabilities often go unnoticed until a child starts school, or even until they’re a few years along, regular check-ins with teachers and doctors can help parents determine whether children are meeting milestones and keeping up with peers or whether an evaluation for learning disabilities may be warranted. And although earlier is always better, it’s never too late to be evaluated for learning disabilities and to seek treatment.

What happens if learning disabilities are left untreated?

Undiagnosed and untreated learning disabilities can be a source of significant frustration and shame for a child, who may feel that their challenges stem from a lack of intelligence or willpower. Such feelings can trigger low self-esteem, depression, or anxiety, which may push a child toward risky behaviors, including substance use. In adulthood, untreated learning disabilities can interfere with career success, and lingering feelings of self-doubt and shame can negatively affect someone’s mental health.

Are there medications for learning disabilities?

Currently, there are no medications designed to treat specific learning disabilities such as dysgraphia or dyscalculia. However, someone with a learning disability may be prescribed medication for a comorbid condition, such as anxiety, depression, or ADHD, which may have positive downstream effects on their learning disability; for example, a child with both ADHD and dyslexia may find that they’re better able to focus on their reading exercises after being prescribed a stimulant medication.