Therapists for Teens in Novato, CA

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Jenna Lane Marsala
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I have experience in pre-martial counseling, marriage counseling, divorce, domestic violence, challenges as an adolescent or parenting an adolescent , communication, relaxation techniques, goal setting and achieving, crisis management and passages through lives challenges.
Do you ever ask yourself, "Why do I keep doing the same things but expect different outcomes?" Or "Do I look at the world differently than all my family and friends?" Life can feel stressful, overwhelming, and out of control at times. I try to help life feel a little bit more manageable and work through issues at your own pace. Psychotherapy is about an exploration of self and the world around you. As a psychotherapist, I am here to provide guidance through this exploration in a safe place and to improve interaction with those you love.
(925) 261-7827 
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Novato, CA 94945
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Fran Goldie-Marcus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Are you struggling with feelings of anxiety or depression? Have you been working hard to make a good life for yourself and your loved ones but are left feeling overwhelmed or empty inside? Are you concerned that your child or adolescent is struggling emotionally? Is your relationship in crisis or in an unhappy, stuck place? I would like to help you understand yourself better and help you grow so you can feel better and do better in your life.
(415) 599-4433 
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Novato, CA 94949
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Dan O'Donnell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Problems with your teen or lack of purpose issues? I also work with adults, couples and families. As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve current challenges. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, Please call or email me for an individual, couples or family therapy consultation today
(707) 595-2303 
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Novato, CA 94949
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Lindsay Kittredge
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
People often enter therapy because they want help to feel better about their relationships and themselves. Working with individuals, families and couples is the heart of my work and skill set. Helping clients repair ruptured relationships, be it with family members or themselves gives opportunities for present time, real world opportunity to establish health, balance and well being. The repair process is crucial for the parent- adolescent relationships and for the couples. Painful events in life are not optional, our suffering is. Awareness and new skills can improve relationships with self/others and your children's future.
(415) 408-6799 
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Novato, CA 94949
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Gabrielle Miranda
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
Each of life's stages offer a unique set of challenges for us all. The struggles of being an adolescent , the emotional turmoil adults face when relationships or career are strained, the fears associated with parenting kids in a complicated world, controlling anger and rage at any age and the unique issues involved with the aging process. Whether life circumstances lead to anxiety, depression, fear and hopelessness or even a sense of curiosity and exploration, I am committed to providing a warm, nurturing space where we can work together towards a greater sense of growth and potential.
 
Novato, CA 94949
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Brad Freed
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
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 
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Novato, CA 94945
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Lauren Ogren
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
*Two spaces open, after work/school* Life is relentless and overwhelming, as a parent, teen and as a partner. You may feel that you are at a breaking point, constantly reacting rather than responding, and your own inner critic will not let up. Maybe you are a new mom, a teen , or you are sick and tired of your relational patterns leaving you drained and feeling un-seen and needs are left unmet. You are looking for guidance and tools that can help you navigate life, and make each day a bucket filler rather than a drain.
(415) 488-6650 
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Novato, CA 94945
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Dene Carroll
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Group Support (Men, Women, Teen , and Co-Parenting Groups); 3.
I help kids, teens, and families experiencing divorce create a fulfilling “new normal” by moving from stuck and overwhelmed to thriving and free. I know that you are more than a person going through a divorce. It is overwhelming to ensure your kids are supported, especially while you are learning what it means to be a single parent, navigating the impossible waters of being a healthy co-parent, adjusting to the new financial realities, and not to mention dealing with your own heartbreak.
(707) 267-2381 
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Novato, CA 94945
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Colleen Shoop
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
I specialize in adolescent and adult mental health, offering in-person and online individual therapy to residents of California.
Caring for your mental health is essential for living a balanced and fulfilling life, however it is not always easy to do, especially in today's ever-changing world. You might be feeling overwhelmed, mentally exhausted, or consistently sad. Or perhaps you are worried about your teen 's anxiety, low self-esteem, academic pressures, or social isolation. If you are looking for someone to help you or your child navigate these challenging times, I can help. I believe very strongly in each person's capacity for growth and change and strive to help you find ways to live with greater meaning, satisfaction, and choice.
(707) 206-4604 
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Novato, CA 94949
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Shira Marla Appell
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Do you feel like you aren't good enough? Are you sensitive to being hurt in social situations? Do you struggle with issues of self esteem or self worth? If these are common themes for you, your teen /child, or in your relationship, then perhaps we might work well together. I center my work around self compassion. I believe that only from a place of self kindness can we feel grounded within ourselves enough to develop a compassionate relationship with others around us. I use mindfulness and somatic body oriented work in order to help us connect deeper with our self, our inner knowing and to be able to cultivate trust with ourselves.
(628) 229-2098 
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Novato, CA 94949
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Casey Hineline
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Specializing in child/ teen therapy. Specializing in attachment concerns, suicidal ideation, self-harm, relational issues and more... I treat the whole child/ teen by providing our youth in the greater community with a space to explore, process and express their own emotional experiences through play, art and talk therapies. Therapy has proven to help kids improve self-esteem, identify their strengths, lean into their growing edges, learn perspective, process trauma, develop healthy coping strategies and find and maintain healthy relationships.
(415) 200-2913 
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Novato, CA 94945
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Kristin Andersen
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
I have training and experience in psychodynamic therapy with an attachment focus, child and adolescent -focused therapies, CBT and DBT.
Hello and welcome to my page. I am a warm, grounded, and accepting therapist who seeks to create a safe space for you to share your struggles and concerns. I pair my psychological knowledge with my intuitive instincts to tailor my approach to meet your own unique needs. To assist you in creating lasting change, I primarily use a psychodynamic approach to therapy. I also utilize various other treatment approaches to help you discover what holds you back and how to move forward in your life.
(415) 234-5705 
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Novato, CA 94949
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Katelyn Marie Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional and have been practicing for over 5 years. I have a passion for working with teens, children, young adults and families. I have spent the last 4 years of my career working in Residential Treatment supporting children and teens that have complex trauma and a variety of mental health concerns including: PTSD, attachment challenges, grief and loss, panic disorder, anxiety, depression, mood disorders and ADHD.
(707) 216-0798 
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Novato, CA 94945
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Laura J Cabanski Dunning
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Are you anxious? Troubled? Stuck? I know how difficult it is to enjoy life when you feel trapped by stressful thoughts, feelings, circumstances, relationships. I work creatively with you as you work through difficulties and find new energy and inspiration in your life. We will work together to decrease your current distress as quickly as possible, while helping you to gain deeper insight and move forward positively in your life. I'll tailor my therapeutic approach to meet your specific needs, utilizing a variety of strategies such as hypnosis, EMDR, mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), stress management, relaxation, CBT.
(415) 858-6264 
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Novato, CA 94949
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Betty S Wood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
I offer a trusting and safe relationship alongside an individualized plan that will always respect your own strengths and goals. My therapy style is active, inquiring, supportive and honest. I strive to provide that rare and sacred place where one can truly be seen and heard. Empathy along with gentle guidance characterizes my approach to psychotherapy.
(415) 237-4027 
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Novato, CA 94949
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Mary Bouse Barmann
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I work with people experiencing chronic anxiety that is eroding confidence, happiness, relationship quality, and fills your life with stress, doubt, and despair. I'll collaborate with you to create meaningful shifts in thought, feeling, action. My approach is short-term, evidenced-based, solution-focused and emphasizes Cognitive-Behavior Therapy. Our work together is designed to produce a solid understanding of your concern, identify core beliefs, key values, goals, and create innovative action plans to help you face fears, accept reasonable uncertainty, and deal effectively with anxiety so you move closer to the life you want.
(844) 541-1019 
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Novato, CA 94945
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Robyn McKenzie
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I believe that every person has the capacity to achieve growth at any stage of life. My passion is to support my clients in gaining insight into their thoughts, feelings, experiences, and behaviors in order to effect lasting change and move toward a more satisfying life. My therapy style is warm, empathic, active, and practical. I believe therapy works best when there is a strong, collaborative relationship between client and therapist. You are the expert on your own life, and my goal is to partner with you to learn about your experiences and bring my own perspective and expertise to help discover how therapy can most benefit you.
(415) 639-5848 
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Novato, CA 94945
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Melinda Ann Marmer
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified
I see adults, children and families in SF and Marin. I offer clients compassion and kindness while working through personal or family issues. In general, my approach is insight oriented, psychodynamic and solution based. My clients say I am excellent at understanding both psychological and interpersonal issues in a non-judgmental environment. I have excellent rapport with parents/children. Working together, we can be successful in making changes. I am trained in Parent Coordination,, Co-Parent Counseling, with have expertise in high conflict divorce, court orders, and children who refuse/resist a parent.
(415) 697-3134 
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Novato, CA 94949
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Susan Kenny
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I work as a Somatic Psychotherapist helping adults understand and regulate their nervous system. I help clients with issues of depression, anxiety, stress, trauma and loss. I use a body based approach to understand sensations in the body, and my style is is active, warm and empathic. I provide a safe environment to learn how to harness your inner resources, manage stress and emotions and create more balance and ease in you life.
(415) 408-6891 
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Novato, CA 94945
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Diane Harnish
Psychologist, MS, PhD
Verified
During these uncertain COVID times, it is natural to feel strong feelings of depression, anxiety, panic, trauma, bereavement and/or relational tensions. Social isolation can be very painful & often triggers abandonment issues. Through online telehealth, we explore your issues with surprising effectiveness. I will help you gain insight as to how your character style inhibits healthy coping. COVID isolation is a good time to do your inner work and liberate your true Self as you envision moving forward. Please call for a free 1/2 hour consultation to discuss how I work and see if we are a good fit!
(415) 944-3110 
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Novato, CA 94947
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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 Novato and addressing a disorder early on can help ensure the best possible outcome.