Child Therapists in San Anselmo, CA

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Early Childhood and Family Wellness Consultant
IPMH, CPE
Verified Verified
San Anselmo, CA 94960
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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Maureen Young Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Anselmo, CA 94960
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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Sandra Hirschfield
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
San Anselmo, CA 94960
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California with extensive experience over the past twenty years to provide comprehensive clinical support including assessment and therapeutic strategies to reduce symptoms related to environmental stress and mental health issues. Children, adolescents and adults who struggle with emotional regulation learn to develop coping strategies when experiencing distressing situations that impacts their quality of life.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California with extensive experience over the past twenty years to provide comprehensive clinical support including assessment and therapeutic strategies to reduce symptoms related to environmental stress and mental health issues. Children, adolescents and adults who struggle with emotional regulation learn to develop coping strategies when experiencing distressing situations that impacts their quality of life.
(415) 534-4184 View (415) 534-4184
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Karen Shay
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
San Anselmo, CA 94979
I have had extensive experience in child and adolescent therapy and was the Child and Adolescent Treatment Coordinator at Family Service Agency for 8 eight years prior to private practice.
My style is collaborative, engaged and supportive. I will work with you to overcome depression, anxiety, substance abuse or relationship issues that are holding you back from leading a more fulfilling life. In individual work we will explore your past experiences and family of origin that may have brought you to hold on to many negative unconscious beliefs and behaviors that are leaving you unhappy or unsuccessful in both your work and intimate relationships. In couples work we will work to dismantle destructive communication patterns, learn new ways of reaching toward your partner and increase levels of true intimacy.
I have had extensive experience in child and adolescent therapy and was the Child and Adolescent Treatment Coordinator at Family Service Agency for 8 eight years prior to private practice.
My style is collaborative, engaged and supportive. I will work with you to overcome depression, anxiety, substance abuse or relationship issues that are holding you back from leading a more fulfilling life. In individual work we will explore your past experiences and family of origin that may have brought you to hold on to many negative unconscious beliefs and behaviors that are leaving you unhappy or unsuccessful in both your work and intimate relationships. In couples work we will work to dismantle destructive communication patterns, learn new ways of reaching toward your partner and increase levels of true intimacy.
(415) 259-9669 View (415) 259-9669
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Dr. Jessica (Jesse) Aldrich Strassman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DSW
Verified Verified
San Anselmo, CA 94960
Are you concerned or confused by your child, teen or young adult's behavior? 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.
Are you concerned or confused by your child, teen or young adult's behavior? 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 View (415) 360-1273
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Andrea Bronzo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Anselmo, CA 94960
I have over a decade of clinical experience working with children, adolescents and their parents as well as with individual adults.
You may well be searching through these provider listings on Psychology Today with a mixture of intense feelings: overwhelm, anxiety, skepticism or even despair. Whether you're new to psychotherapy or experienced, it can be difficult both to accept that help is needed, or to clarify exactly what you're looking for in a provider when the problems you or a loved one are facing feel confusing. At this juncture, a good first step might be to select a few potential providers from this list and then set up initial consultations with them to clarify needs and assess compatibility.
I have over a decade of clinical experience working with children, adolescents and their parents as well as with individual adults.
You may well be searching through these provider listings on Psychology Today with a mixture of intense feelings: overwhelm, anxiety, skepticism or even despair. Whether you're new to psychotherapy or experienced, it can be difficult both to accept that help is needed, or to clarify exactly what you're looking for in a provider when the problems you or a loved one are facing feel confusing. At this juncture, a good first step might be to select a few potential providers from this list and then set up initial consultations with them to clarify needs and assess compatibility.
(510) 541-9321 View (510) 541-9321
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Jack Fahy, PhD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Anselmo, CA 94960
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.
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 View (415) 655-0174
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Heather Chamberlain
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Anselmo, CA 94960
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.
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 View (415) 462-4272
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Stephanie Morris
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Anselmo, CA 94960
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.
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 x2 View (415) 316-1502 x2
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Susan Edelstein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Anselmo, CA 94960  (Online Only)
Life has never been particularly easy, but lately we are faced with additional stress. As a psychologist, I meet with men and women, couples and families who are coping with conflict in their marriages, conflicts with their children, financial pressures, and workplace stress. Things might seem so overwhelming that we despair of ever recapturing the happiness and optimism that we once might have had. I can show you ways to reduce your anxiety, and develop new coping strategies to improve interactions in your family, your relationships and your workplace. You can find confidence and recapture a sense of well being.
Life has never been particularly easy, but lately we are faced with additional stress. As a psychologist, I meet with men and women, couples and families who are coping with conflict in their marriages, conflicts with their children, financial pressures, and workplace stress. Things might seem so overwhelming that we despair of ever recapturing the happiness and optimism that we once might have had. I can show you ways to reduce your anxiety, and develop new coping strategies to improve interactions in your family, your relationships and your workplace. You can find confidence and recapture a sense of well being.
(415) 659-9341 View (415) 659-9341
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Hollis (Holly) A. Byers
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Anselmo, CA 94960
Are you or your family under stress, or does personal tension or relational conflict rule the day? Are you experiencing a transition, a divorce, a loss, or have new partners entered the family picture? Do you worry that your child is depressed or anxious? Do you worry that you are not a good parent? For over 25 years, I have been helping people like you successfully resolve these issues. I help adults navigate individual and marital challenges and parents master the skills that parenting requires. I help teens make better choices as they come to know themselves.
Are you or your family under stress, or does personal tension or relational conflict rule the day? Are you experiencing a transition, a divorce, a loss, or have new partners entered the family picture? Do you worry that your child is depressed or anxious? Do you worry that you are not a good parent? For over 25 years, I have been helping people like you successfully resolve these issues. I help adults navigate individual and marital challenges and parents master the skills that parenting requires. I help teens make better choices as they come to know themselves.
(415) 455-5884 View (415) 455-5884
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Mark Hirschfield
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
San Anselmo, CA 94960
I have worked in the fields of individual, couple, family and group counseling, crisis prevention, child advocacy and shyness research since 1993.
Hello! I work with individuals who wish to create lasting, positive changes in their lives and relationships. I offer safe, compassionate and supportive counseling in an atmosphere that deepens understanding, promotes healing, and releases potential. Unresolved emotional issues can stifle creativity, confidence, ambition, and our ability for good relationships. Trauma and loss can cause sadness, depression and pain that inhibit and block. My personal style is interactive, empathic, non-judgmental and respectful of individual values and choices.
I have worked in the fields of individual, couple, family and group counseling, crisis prevention, child advocacy and shyness research since 1993.
Hello! I work with individuals who wish to create lasting, positive changes in their lives and relationships. I offer safe, compassionate and supportive counseling in an atmosphere that deepens understanding, promotes healing, and releases potential. Unresolved emotional issues can stifle creativity, confidence, ambition, and our ability for good relationships. Trauma and loss can cause sadness, depression and pain that inhibit and block. My personal style is interactive, empathic, non-judgmental and respectful of individual values and choices.
(415) 326-1276 View (415) 326-1276
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Bruce A Killen
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT, CHT
Verified Verified
San Anselmo, CA 94960
I focus on overall wellness and the mind/body connection; anxiety/stress management, depression, trauma, children, couples, adults, severe mental illness, men's issues, Latino clients, divorce, grief, attachment, parenting, anger management, smoking cessation, pain management, habit change, and more.
I can help you if you are motivated, tailoring what we do to your needs, talents, strengths, and challenges; I look for the best in my clients and respect how different we all are, believing in the hidden genius and wisdom in everyone. I will not judge you and focus on empathy, acceptance, understanding, and a very good connection with my clients. I enjoy people from all cultures, ethnicities, and walks of life and thus speak several languages.
I focus on overall wellness and the mind/body connection; anxiety/stress management, depression, trauma, children, couples, adults, severe mental illness, men's issues, Latino clients, divorce, grief, attachment, parenting, anger management, smoking cessation, pain management, habit change, and more.
I can help you if you are motivated, tailoring what we do to your needs, talents, strengths, and challenges; I look for the best in my clients and respect how different we all are, believing in the hidden genius and wisdom in everyone. I will not judge you and focus on empathy, acceptance, understanding, and a very good connection with my clients. I enjoy people from all cultures, ethnicities, and walks of life and thus speak several languages.
(415) 749-9246 View (415) 749-9246
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Pauline Jarakian
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Anselmo, CA 94960
I am a longstanding Marriage Family and Child psychotherapist with extensive experience working with all traumas, depression, anxiety, attachment and relationship difficulties. I'm committed to being a culturally competent therapist, my practice is diverse and includes individuals, families, adults, adolescents, children and couples of all ages, races, genders and sexual orientations. I specialize in working with postpartum depression and infant parent therapy with mothers and babies. I supervise for MFT interns at USF's Family and Child Center and am an Adjunct Professor in USF's Graduate School of Counseling Psychology.
I am a longstanding Marriage Family and Child psychotherapist with extensive experience working with all traumas, depression, anxiety, attachment and relationship difficulties. I'm committed to being a culturally competent therapist, my practice is diverse and includes individuals, families, adults, adolescents, children and couples of all ages, races, genders and sexual orientations. I specialize in working with postpartum depression and infant parent therapy with mothers and babies. I supervise for MFT interns at USF's Family and Child Center and am an Adjunct Professor in USF's Graduate School of Counseling Psychology.
(415) 418-7476 View (415) 418-7476
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Golda Michelson, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Anselmo, CA 94960  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Areas in which I have experience and success are: anxiety, depression, ADHD, (both with children and adults) relationship problems, trauma(using EMDR), drug and/or alcohol abuse, grief and loss for adults and children.
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.
Areas in which I have experience and success are: anxiety, depression, ADHD, (both with children and adults) relationship problems, trauma(using EMDR), drug and/or alcohol abuse, grief and loss for adults and children.
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 View (415) 408-7705
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Kim Leicester
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Anselmo, CA 94960
I grew up in New Jersey and have lived in the Bay Area for 20 years with my husband and two children.
I provide therapy to teens, adults, and couples who struggle with depression, anxiety, relationships, women's health, substance use, eating disorders, and circumstantial stress to name a few of the difficulties that come our way. Progress often depends on the nature of the problems, your level of motivation, and your relationships. Life often presents challenges to us that make it difficult to cope and live the life we truly want. Whether these challenges feel mild and variable or feel monumental and interfere with how you want to relate to yourself and others, therapy can be an opportunity for meaningful change.
I grew up in New Jersey and have lived in the Bay Area for 20 years with my husband and two children.
I provide therapy to teens, adults, and couples who struggle with depression, anxiety, relationships, women's health, substance use, eating disorders, and circumstantial stress to name a few of the difficulties that come our way. Progress often depends on the nature of the problems, your level of motivation, and your relationships. Life often presents challenges to us that make it difficult to cope and live the life we truly want. Whether these challenges feel mild and variable or feel monumental and interfere with how you want to relate to yourself and others, therapy can be an opportunity for meaningful change.
(510) 592-5323 View (510) 592-5323
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Amy Kirsztajn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
San Anselmo, CA 94960
Life can be busy and difficult to navigate. Whether you are in your 20’s-30’s trying to figure out your career and relationships or a new parent dealing with the many challenges that having children poses, I am here to help you work through these life transitions and the feelings that come with them. I tend to be very relational in my work and love to support people in exploring their relationship with themselves and in turn how that can have a positive impact on our relationship with others.
Life can be busy and difficult to navigate. Whether you are in your 20’s-30’s trying to figure out your career and relationships or a new parent dealing with the many challenges that having children poses, I am here to help you work through these life transitions and the feelings that come with them. I tend to be very relational in my work and love to support people in exploring their relationship with themselves and in turn how that can have a positive impact on our relationship with others.
(628) 313-5404 View (628) 313-5404
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Jessica Chesbro
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
San Anselmo, CA 94960  (Online Only)
I believe every person and family is unique and there are many ways to raise a healthy child. I want to honor the strengths within you and your family and offer the tools and support to help your child and family thrive. Through a trauma-informed lens, I work extensively with youth, parents, and families on life transitions, healthy communication, and processing/ healing from grief or abuse.
I believe every person and family is unique and there are many ways to raise a healthy child. I want to honor the strengths within you and your family and offer the tools and support to help your child and family thrive. Through a trauma-informed lens, I work extensively with youth, parents, and families on life transitions, healthy communication, and processing/ healing from grief or abuse.
(510) 405-3206 View (510) 405-3206
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Jo Sopko
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, RDT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Anselmo, CA 94960
* ADULTS: I work with issues of loss, stress, anxiety, depression, abuse, sex addiction, spiritual guidance, and developmental life changes.* CHILDREN: I invite their stories that may be troubled due to emotional and academic issues. Through play, art and sand tray, I address issues of divorce, traumatic losses, abuse, adoption, bullying and low self esteem that may be affecting your children. * COUPLES: My passion is to help the couple find a yet unknown way to a compassionate, loving, open communicative relationship; to become vulnerable to the pain and wounds of each other's soul.
* ADULTS: I work with issues of loss, stress, anxiety, depression, abuse, sex addiction, spiritual guidance, and developmental life changes.* CHILDREN: I invite their stories that may be troubled due to emotional and academic issues. Through play, art and sand tray, I address issues of divorce, traumatic losses, abuse, adoption, bullying and low self esteem that may be affecting your children. * COUPLES: My passion is to help the couple find a yet unknown way to a compassionate, loving, open communicative relationship; to become vulnerable to the pain and wounds of each other's soul.
(415) 799-4143 View (415) 799-4143
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Grace Fisher
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, SEP
Verified Verified
San Anselmo, CA 94960  (Online Only)
Each of us has the innate wisdom to guide us towards well-being, yet sometimes, we need help accessing that inner voice. Whether you are seeking short-term, issue specific solutions to your relationship, family or work challenges, or wanting to delve more deeply into freeing yourself from patterns that keep you stuck, I offer a compassionate style, rich in understanding and humor. I have taught mindfulness to teens and adults at Spirit Rock since 2002. And in our work together, I can offer tools to help you learn how to pause and skillfully listen to the wisdom within.
Each of us has the innate wisdom to guide us towards well-being, yet sometimes, we need help accessing that inner voice. Whether you are seeking short-term, issue specific solutions to your relationship, family or work challenges, or wanting to delve more deeply into freeing yourself from patterns that keep you stuck, I offer a compassionate style, rich in understanding and humor. I have taught mindfulness to teens and adults at Spirit Rock since 2002. And in our work together, I can offer tools to help you learn how to pause and skillfully listen to the wisdom within.
(415) 691-2785 View (415) 691-2785

Child Therapists
Child psychologists in San Anselmo, 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 San Anselmo 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.