Child Therapists in Mill Valley, CA

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Lewis Epstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Are you feeling stuck in some part of your life? I am a highly skilled psychotherapist with over 40 years of experience working with relationships in crisis, individuals suffering from anxiety and depression and parents trying to help their children find authentic success. My 2007 book "More Coaching for Fatherhood" is a guide to both improved parenting and personal growth. My experience allows me to get to the heart of problems quickly and can help you to arrive at solutions. I also offer a short-term therapy called Focus on Change that provides a comprehensive roadmap for living a more vital and meaningful life.
Are you feeling stuck in some part of your life? I am a highly skilled psychotherapist with over 40 years of experience working with relationships in crisis, individuals suffering from anxiety and depression and parents trying to help their children find authentic success. My 2007 book "More Coaching for Fatherhood" is a guide to both improved parenting and personal growth. My experience allows me to get to the heart of problems quickly and can help you to arrive at solutions. I also offer a short-term therapy called Focus on Change that provides a comprehensive roadmap for living a more vital and meaningful life.
(415) 301-7741 View (415) 301-7741
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J Findlay
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, ATR
Verified Verified
Mill Valley, CA 94941
I specialise in issues related child birth and parenting and well as loss: divorce, life transitions, and bereavement .
I believe passionately that we can change and that genuine lasting transformation needs to happen at the level of our thinking, our feelings and our behaviors. Through my training in psychotherapy, art therapy and mindfulness I seek to actively give understanding, tools and resources to help you reach your goals. I offer a safe, nurturing and non judgmental environment. I also propose a unique at home service.
I specialise in issues related child birth and parenting and well as loss: divorce, life transitions, and bereavement .
I believe passionately that we can change and that genuine lasting transformation needs to happen at the level of our thinking, our feelings and our behaviors. Through my training in psychotherapy, art therapy and mindfulness I seek to actively give understanding, tools and resources to help you reach your goals. I offer a safe, nurturing and non judgmental environment. I also propose a unique at home service.
(415) 980-4056 View (415) 980-4056
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Robin Silverman
Psychologist, JD, PhD
Verified Verified
Mill Valley, CA 94941
I welcome referrals for individuals seeking therapy for themselves or their children, co-parenting counseling, court-involved child custody conflict resolution, recommending and confidential child custody mediation, and parent-child evaluations.
Individual Psychotherapy and Co-Parenting Solutions. I am a psychologist with over thirty years of experience working with individuals, children, adolescents and families. I have a private practice that includes working with families involved in court-related disputes. I conduct psychological evaluations and child custody evaluations. Please see my website for more information and for a list of publications, presentations, and career experience.
I welcome referrals for individuals seeking therapy for themselves or their children, co-parenting counseling, court-involved child custody conflict resolution, recommending and confidential child custody mediation, and parent-child evaluations.
Individual Psychotherapy and Co-Parenting Solutions. I am a psychologist with over thirty years of experience working with individuals, children, adolescents and families. I have a private practice that includes working with families involved in court-related disputes. I conduct psychological evaluations and child custody evaluations. Please see my website for more information and for a list of publications, presentations, and career experience.
(415) 860-7576 View (415) 860-7576
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Kat Schoolland
Marriage & Family Therapist, CA10337, ORT2523
Verified Verified
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Child Anxiety, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder can show up in big ways and leave families spiraling. Being a parent of two myself I get that we can’t always prevent our kids from struggling, but we can give them the skills to thrive in the face of life's challenges. With skill building through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), I help kids and parents develop a toolbox of evidenced based strategies to face their fears and courageously take back their lives from anxiety and OCD.
Child Anxiety, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder can show up in big ways and leave families spiraling. Being a parent of two myself I get that we can’t always prevent our kids from struggling, but we can give them the skills to thrive in the face of life's challenges. With skill building through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), I help kids and parents develop a toolbox of evidenced based strategies to face their fears and courageously take back their lives from anxiety and OCD.
(415) 493-9229 View (415) 493-9229
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Marek Ondera
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Mill Valley, CA 94941
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) with experience providing a wide range of treatments and have worked with children, adolescents, and adults in multiple clinical settings. I work primarily with individuals and families. I have considerable experience working with Children, Adolescents, and their families from various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds in an outpatient setting as well as various acute/intensive settings (i.e.: residential group home, hospital diversion, partial hospitalization, crisis unit, non-public schools). I've also provided psychotherapy and clinical assessment services to adults in the outpatient and community mental health settings.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) with experience providing a wide range of treatments and have worked with children, adolescents, and adults in multiple clinical settings. I work primarily with individuals and families. I have considerable experience working with Children, Adolescents, and their families from various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds in an outpatient setting as well as various acute/intensive settings (i.e.: residential group home, hospital diversion, partial hospitalization, crisis unit, non-public schools). I've also provided psychotherapy and clinical assessment services to adults in the outpatient and community mental health settings.
(415) 891-4502 View (415) 891-4502
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Steven Kruszynski
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mill Valley, CA 94941
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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Dee (Laudene) N Treshnell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PPS, BA Ed
Verified Verified
Mill Valley, CA 94941
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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Wendy Von Wiederhold
Psychologist, PhD
Not Verified Not Verified
1 Endorsed
Mill Valley, CA 94941
I provide consultation to parents with concerns regarding their child or adolescent.
Emotions can sometimes be difficult to bear-sadness, worries about yourself and others, fears, painful recurrent interactions and relationships. Working with an understanding professional to explore feelings and expectations about yourself and your relationships can be the key to clarifying troubling emotional states. These feelings can cause recurrent painful states, or push us toward repetitive or self-destructive behaviors. Exploring these feelings in a safe relationship can cause feelings about yourself and others to shift, opening to new ways of thinking and behaving. This allows for greater flexibility, enhanced creativity, a better relationship with yourself, and better connections and relationships.
I provide consultation to parents with concerns regarding their child or adolescent.
Emotions can sometimes be difficult to bear-sadness, worries about yourself and others, fears, painful recurrent interactions and relationships. Working with an understanding professional to explore feelings and expectations about yourself and your relationships can be the key to clarifying troubling emotional states. These feelings can cause recurrent painful states, or push us toward repetitive or self-destructive behaviors. Exploring these feelings in a safe relationship can cause feelings about yourself and others to shift, opening to new ways of thinking and behaving. This allows for greater flexibility, enhanced creativity, a better relationship with yourself, and better connections and relationships.
(415) 322-0318 View (415) 322-0318
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Gregory Villalba
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mill Valley, CA 94941
I've had experience with children and adolescents who have struggled with a variety of emotional, psychological and adjustment issues.
I see children, adolescents, and adults in individual psychotherapy and psychoanalysis who are struggling with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, life cycle challenges, and trauma. At times the way people cope with and manage their past or present difficulties create additional barriers to feeling good, and fulfilling their hopes and goals. As a conscientious, professional, and compassionate clinician, I strive to provide a therapeutic relationship in which together we can think about, understand and help you work through those feelings and thoughts that are troubling, confusing and worrisome.
I've had experience with children and adolescents who have struggled with a variety of emotional, psychological and adjustment issues.
I see children, adolescents, and adults in individual psychotherapy and psychoanalysis who are struggling with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, life cycle challenges, and trauma. At times the way people cope with and manage their past or present difficulties create additional barriers to feeling good, and fulfilling their hopes and goals. As a conscientious, professional, and compassionate clinician, I strive to provide a therapeutic relationship in which together we can think about, understand and help you work through those feelings and thoughts that are troubling, confusing and worrisome.
(415) 574-0974 View (415) 574-0974
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Lisa Spivack
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR
Verified Verified
Mill Valley, CA 94942
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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Benjamin Russack
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mill Valley, CA 94941
In the short term, I am directive and structured, and will work with you, your spouse or your child to put out any "fires" --acute stressors such as job loss, divorce, heartbreak or addiction issues need to be resolved before the deeper work of therapy can begin.
I tend to be quite direct in my approach and begin therapy with a combination of focused goal and solution oriented work. As the therapy proceeds, I then branch out into deeper issues concerning the unconscious, dream work, unresolved trauma and more. Additionally, I specialize and am not limited to, treating depression, anxiety and chemical dependency. Lastly, I also enjoy working with adolescents, couples and families. ** I host a podcast called "Look, Just Tell Me What To Do" which addresses issues related to mental health which is available here https://lookjusttellmewhattodo.podbean.com/ or on most podcast platforms.
In the short term, I am directive and structured, and will work with you, your spouse or your child to put out any "fires" --acute stressors such as job loss, divorce, heartbreak or addiction issues need to be resolved before the deeper work of therapy can begin.
I tend to be quite direct in my approach and begin therapy with a combination of focused goal and solution oriented work. As the therapy proceeds, I then branch out into deeper issues concerning the unconscious, dream work, unresolved trauma and more. Additionally, I specialize and am not limited to, treating depression, anxiety and chemical dependency. Lastly, I also enjoy working with adolescents, couples and families. ** I host a podcast called "Look, Just Tell Me What To Do" which addresses issues related to mental health which is available here https://lookjusttellmewhattodo.podbean.com/ or on most podcast platforms.
(415) 735-3508 View (415) 735-3508
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Suzanne Austin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mill Valley, CA 94941
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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Sarah C Baker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mill Valley, CA 94942
I have experience working with a wide range of issues, I can provide support, psycho-education and guidance to parents with children who are struggling with mental health issues or significant life changes from early childhood to young adulthood.
I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California since 2002. I work with individuals, couples and families struggling with a variety of challenges including emotional disconnection, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, loss and life transitions. I am the parent of two young adults and I understand the challenges of parenting. I believe that change can only occur when a person feels safe and supported. I strive to create a trusting therapeutic relationship with my clients, where together we can process issues, find solutions and feel stronger emotional connections.
I have experience working with a wide range of issues, I can provide support, psycho-education and guidance to parents with children who are struggling with mental health issues or significant life changes from early childhood to young adulthood.
I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California since 2002. I work with individuals, couples and families struggling with a variety of challenges including emotional disconnection, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, loss and life transitions. I am the parent of two young adults and I understand the challenges of parenting. I believe that change can only occur when a person feels safe and supported. I strive to create a trusting therapeutic relationship with my clients, where together we can process issues, find solutions and feel stronger emotional connections.
(415) 323-4915 View (415) 323-4915
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Early Childhood and Family Wellness Consultant
IPMH, CPE
Verified Verified
Mill Valley, CA 94942
Families consult with me to get guidance on a large variety of issues-from behavioral challenges, childhood aggression, situational crisis such as illness, weening, separation anxiety, or sibling concerns. Some parents need help in learning how to talk to their children about particular topics, some are working hard not to bring the ghosts of their own childhood's into the relationship with their children. Many are trying to figure out what behavior is developmentally appropriate, what behavior needs particular attention and how to set effective limits for their children in a way that feels both strong and loving.
Families consult with me to get guidance on a large variety of issues-from behavioral challenges, childhood aggression, situational crisis such as illness, weening, separation anxiety, or sibling concerns. Some parents need help in learning how to talk to their children about particular topics, some are working hard not to bring the ghosts of their own childhood's into the relationship with their children. Many are trying to figure out what behavior is developmentally appropriate, what behavior needs particular attention and how to set effective limits for their children in a way that feels both strong and loving.
(415) 830-3116 View (415) 830-3116
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Bert Faerstein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Mill Valley, CA 94941
In addition to working with adults and couples, I also work with children of all ages and with adolescents.
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.
In addition to working with adults and couples, I also work with children of all ages and with adolescents.
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 View (415) 787-4616
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David Oretsky
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mill Valley, CA 94941
I work with adults, couples, families, and children.
My approach as a psychotherapist is to meet my clients where they are, honoring their unique life experiences, offering strategies and responses that address their specific needs. I understand psychotherapy as a collaborative process. I practice listening deeply, with curiosity and respect, to support my clients’ innate capacity for self-awareness, growth, and well-being. Effective therapy requires authentic contact between therapist and client.  I am a fellow traveler, working on my own growth and transformation, while in service to my clients.
I work with adults, couples, families, and children.
My approach as a psychotherapist is to meet my clients where they are, honoring their unique life experiences, offering strategies and responses that address their specific needs. I understand psychotherapy as a collaborative process. I practice listening deeply, with curiosity and respect, to support my clients’ innate capacity for self-awareness, growth, and well-being. Effective therapy requires authentic contact between therapist and client.  I am a fellow traveler, working on my own growth and transformation, while in service to my clients.
(415) 202-6860 View (415) 202-6860
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Diane E Donnelly
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Mill Valley, CA 94941
About half of my practice is with adults and couples and the other half is with adolescents and children.
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.
About half of my practice is with adults and couples and the other half is with adolescents and children.
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 View (415) 702-3387
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Dr. Brett Gaynor Psychotherapy and Consultation
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Mill Valley, CA 94941
I am passionate about child development and have specialty in working with numerous childhood disorders presenting in early childhood (5 years-old) and onto adulthood, trauma disorders, challenges to family functioning such as intergenerational difficulties and parent-child relationship problems.
I strive to facilitate a dialogue that both empowers and engages clients in their own self-healing, valuing the co-creation of a transformative narrative and experience. As a licensed clinical psychologist, experienced in treating both children and adults, I view emotional and behavioral challenges as a dynamic outcome that develops as a result of complex interactions across time, as opposed to something inherently "broken" inside an individual.
I am passionate about child development and have specialty in working with numerous childhood disorders presenting in early childhood (5 years-old) and onto adulthood, trauma disorders, challenges to family functioning such as intergenerational difficulties and parent-child relationship problems.
I strive to facilitate a dialogue that both empowers and engages clients in their own self-healing, valuing the co-creation of a transformative narrative and experience. As a licensed clinical psychologist, experienced in treating both children and adults, I view emotional and behavioral challenges as a dynamic outcome that develops as a result of complex interactions across time, as opposed to something inherently "broken" inside an individual.
(415) 936-8748 View (415) 936-8748
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Gretchen Kishbaugh
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Mill Valley, CA 94941
I work with children, adolescents, and adults, providing individual, couples, and family therapy, play therapy, and parenting consultation. If you're looking for a safe and supportive place in which to explore your concerns, I offer careful listening and collaborative engagement in the service of working toward your goals. People seek psychotherapy for many reasons. Some want help with specific problems such as depression, relationship conflict, or concern about a child. Others feel stuck in problematic patterns that cause emotional distress, interfere with their ability to connect with others, or hinder their ability to find fulfillment in life.
I work with children, adolescents, and adults, providing individual, couples, and family therapy, play therapy, and parenting consultation. If you're looking for a safe and supportive place in which to explore your concerns, I offer careful listening and collaborative engagement in the service of working toward your goals. People seek psychotherapy for many reasons. Some want help with specific problems such as depression, relationship conflict, or concern about a child. Others feel stuck in problematic patterns that cause emotional distress, interfere with their ability to connect with others, or hinder their ability to find fulfillment in life.
(707) 518-6142 View (707) 518-6142
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Nicolas Chu
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Mill Valley, CA 94941
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

Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Mill Valley, 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 Mill Valley 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.