Child Therapists in San Francisco, CA

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Buffy Trupp
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RCC
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115  (Online Only)
Today my parenting work involves taking everything I know about parent-child relationships and translating those often complex ideas into effective parenting tools.
Individual Somatic Psychotherapy: While I incorporate a variety of modalities into my work as a somatic psychotherapist, I tend to focus on present-moment states of being. This means that I pay close attention to what’s happening in the room, in your body, and between you and me, during our sessions. You may be curious and yet hesitant; hopeful and yet afraid. I help you embody the resilience you need to become the person you’ve always wanted to be.
Today my parenting work involves taking everything I know about parent-child relationships and translating those often complex ideas into effective parenting tools.
Individual Somatic Psychotherapy: While I incorporate a variety of modalities into my work as a somatic psychotherapist, I tend to focus on present-moment states of being. This means that I pay close attention to what’s happening in the room, in your body, and between you and me, during our sessions. You may be curious and yet hesitant; hopeful and yet afraid. I help you embody the resilience you need to become the person you’ve always wanted to be.
(424) 401-7279 View (424) 401-7279
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Marek Ondera
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
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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Haley Hewitt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, E-RYT
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94115
Waitlist for new clients
My name is Haley Hewitt and I specialize in individual, couples, and family therapy. I believe that because we are complex and unique individuals, an approach that integrates both mind and body is essential for the healing, growth, and resiliency that is the goal of therapeutic counseling. Treatment specializations include: depression and anxiety, couples counseling, children and adolescents, psychedelic-assisted therapies, stress and/or pain management, life transitions, self-esteem, mental illness/mental health issues, gender and/or sexual identity, and LGBTQIA. I am trained in EMDR, Brainspotting, IFS, DBT/CBT & Somatics.
My name is Haley Hewitt and I specialize in individual, couples, and family therapy. I believe that because we are complex and unique individuals, an approach that integrates both mind and body is essential for the healing, growth, and resiliency that is the goal of therapeutic counseling. Treatment specializations include: depression and anxiety, couples counseling, children and adolescents, psychedelic-assisted therapies, stress and/or pain management, life transitions, self-esteem, mental illness/mental health issues, gender and/or sexual identity, and LGBTQIA. I am trained in EMDR, Brainspotting, IFS, DBT/CBT & Somatics.
(925) 275-5742 View (925) 275-5742
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Mark Edwards
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94123
Are you experiencing a period of depression or anxiety? Are you struggling with raising a child or teenager? Are you wrestling with a work issue or close personal relationship?
Are you experiencing a period of depression or anxiety? Are you struggling with raising a child or teenager? Are you wrestling with a work issue or close personal relationship?
(415) 574-0938 View (415) 574-0938
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Jennifer Jimenez Wong
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and overall, I have been practicing psychotherapy for 16 years, and have been in private practice for 8 years. I have extensive experience in working with children and families, and I also work with individuals. I work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, struggles with anger management, relationship issues, and domestic violence.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and overall, I have been practicing psychotherapy for 16 years, and have been in private practice for 8 years. I have extensive experience in working with children and families, and I also work with individuals. I work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, struggles with anger management, relationship issues, and domestic violence.
(415) 813-5193 View (415) 813-5193
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Dr. Brett Gaynor Psychotherapy and Consultation
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94107
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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Jodi Engstrom
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94130
In addition to working with adults, I specialize in working with children and adolescents with a range of presenting problems including anxiety, depression, divorce/separation, learning differences, anger, poor coping, and low self-esteem.
I work with individuals and couples who are experiencing stress, recovering from trauma, and dealing with transition. I have a warm, collaborative approach wherein you and I work together to assess how you are affected by certain core beliefs, and then begin to think about what's in your best interest. Working from a Control Mastery perspective, I believe that you have a plan to overcome what's difficult for you and my job is to help you actualize it.
In addition to working with adults, I specialize in working with children and adolescents with a range of presenting problems including anxiety, depression, divorce/separation, learning differences, anger, poor coping, and low self-esteem.
I work with individuals and couples who are experiencing stress, recovering from trauma, and dealing with transition. I have a warm, collaborative approach wherein you and I work together to assess how you are affected by certain core beliefs, and then begin to think about what's in your best interest. Working from a Control Mastery perspective, I believe that you have a plan to overcome what's difficult for you and my job is to help you actualize it.
(415) 726-2779 View (415) 726-2779
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J Findlay
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, ATR
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
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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Trish (Trishanjit) Singh
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94110
Is your child having difficulty at school, with learning or being social? Is your child being called hyperactive, withdrawn, or distracted? Is your child seem angry, sad, worried, or nervous? Do you wonder if your child might benefit from special education services? Or if they need therapy? Do you wonder if your child is functioning at a level that is comparable to children within their peer group? Having a Psychological Assessment or Psycho-Ed Evaluation can help you learn how to help your child develop and grow in a safe manner and give your family answers to the above.
Is your child having difficulty at school, with learning or being social? Is your child being called hyperactive, withdrawn, or distracted? Is your child seem angry, sad, worried, or nervous? Do you wonder if your child might benefit from special education services? Or if they need therapy? Do you wonder if your child is functioning at a level that is comparable to children within their peer group? Having a Psychological Assessment or Psycho-Ed Evaluation can help you learn how to help your child develop and grow in a safe manner and give your family answers to the above.
(415) 570-7417 View (415) 570-7417
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David Noble Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94115
My practice utilizes a blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Attachment Regulation and Competency (ARC), Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Family Systems Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Music Therapy.
I specialize in working with adolescent males who are experiencing externalizing behaviors (e.g. oppositional defiance, aggression, truancy, delinquency, etc.). In addition, I have extensive experience working with families struggling with attachment, attunement, and communication issues. I also work with couples dealing with relational problems and life transitions.
My practice utilizes a blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Attachment Regulation and Competency (ARC), Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Family Systems Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Music Therapy.
I specialize in working with adolescent males who are experiencing externalizing behaviors (e.g. oppositional defiance, aggression, truancy, delinquency, etc.). In addition, I have extensive experience working with families struggling with attachment, attunement, and communication issues. I also work with couples dealing with relational problems and life transitions.
(415) 851-2360 View (415) 851-2360
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Joan K Orrell-Valente
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94121
I specialize in the treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults. Naturally, I also work with families. I consider it a privilege to work with young people. You have your whole lives ahead of you and I want to help you thrive. My therapeutic approach is warm, empathic, collaborative, and outcome-focused. You are unique...in personality, abilities and strengths, needs and vulnerabilities, psychological and social circumstances, and in the symptoms you are experiencing. You and I will work together to individualize your treatment. I believe that, fundamentally, you have the resources within you to lead a full and rich life.
I specialize in the treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults. Naturally, I also work with families. I consider it a privilege to work with young people. You have your whole lives ahead of you and I want to help you thrive. My therapeutic approach is warm, empathic, collaborative, and outcome-focused. You are unique...in personality, abilities and strengths, needs and vulnerabilities, psychological and social circumstances, and in the symptoms you are experiencing. You and I will work together to individualize your treatment. I believe that, fundamentally, you have the resources within you to lead a full and rich life.
(415) 799-3454 View (415) 799-3454
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Patrick D. Chrisman
Psychologist, BA, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94123
Play therapy for children.
I believe that understanding and compassion are vital for building trust, mutual respect, and openness, all of which are essential in forming a therapeutic relationship that can encourage change. My style in therapy is a mix of person-centered, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic theories. With children I utilize a variety of expressive therapies including play, art, narrative, sand tray and bibliotherapy. In working with children, adolescents and adults, I use a cognitive behavioral therapeutic approach.
Play therapy for children.
I believe that understanding and compassion are vital for building trust, mutual respect, and openness, all of which are essential in forming a therapeutic relationship that can encourage change. My style in therapy is a mix of person-centered, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic theories. With children I utilize a variety of expressive therapies including play, art, narrative, sand tray and bibliotherapy. In working with children, adolescents and adults, I use a cognitive behavioral therapeutic approach.
(415) 570-8936 View (415) 570-8936
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Melissa Lambert
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94105
I can help parents help their children (ages 0-6) dealing with divorce, loss of a loved one, exposure to violence or medical trauma, feel safe and secure so they stop acting out.
Are you tired of feeling misunderstood and disconnected? Sometimes it feels like the world will only accept you if you fit in a neat little box. I can help you reconnect with the parts of your identity that have been overshadowed by outside expectations. As a biracial tri-cultural woman of color, I am uniquely qualified to provide a compassionate, non-judgmental space to explore your identity and create the life you want and the relationships you desire. I work with people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds and spiritual orientations.
I can help parents help their children (ages 0-6) dealing with divorce, loss of a loved one, exposure to violence or medical trauma, feel safe and secure so they stop acting out.
Are you tired of feeling misunderstood and disconnected? Sometimes it feels like the world will only accept you if you fit in a neat little box. I can help you reconnect with the parts of your identity that have been overshadowed by outside expectations. As a biracial tri-cultural woman of color, I am uniquely qualified to provide a compassionate, non-judgmental space to explore your identity and create the life you want and the relationships you desire. I work with people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds and spiritual orientations.
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Dawn Krusi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
My clients are individuals, children, families, and couples working through life's difficulties.
It takes courage to address pain, childhood wounds, traumas and unresolved beliefs and patterns which negatively impact relationships, emotions, goals, motivation and sense of self. I deeply believe in one's innate knowledge and capacity to heal, and aspire toward wholeness. I teach simple tools and practices, in addition to supporting you on your journey. This empowers your vision, your heart, and your perception of the world around you, creating healthier relationships and increased joy. My practice includes: relationship issues, depression, trauma, addiction, family conflict, grief, life changes and children's behavioral issues.
My clients are individuals, children, families, and couples working through life's difficulties.
It takes courage to address pain, childhood wounds, traumas and unresolved beliefs and patterns which negatively impact relationships, emotions, goals, motivation and sense of self. I deeply believe in one's innate knowledge and capacity to heal, and aspire toward wholeness. I teach simple tools and practices, in addition to supporting you on your journey. This empowers your vision, your heart, and your perception of the world around you, creating healthier relationships and increased joy. My practice includes: relationship issues, depression, trauma, addiction, family conflict, grief, life changes and children's behavioral issues.
(530) 798-4802 View (530) 798-4802
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Ben Seider
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94115
When working with children/adolescents I consider developmental stage, cognitive ability, family and environment to better understand how therapeutic issues contribute to the child's struggles.
I provide psychotherapy for individuals (adolescents, and adults), couples and families. I help individuals who are experiencing difficulties with anxiety, mood, problems with relationships, and various addictions. I work from a client-centered perspective that is both integrative, collaborative, and recovery-based (i.e., incorporates client's strengths as opposed to solely focusing on negatives or pathology). As such, I am able to draw upon my expertise in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Couples and Family Therapy to flexibly design treatment to meet the specific needs of my clients.
When working with children/adolescents I consider developmental stage, cognitive ability, family and environment to better understand how therapeutic issues contribute to the child's struggles.
I provide psychotherapy for individuals (adolescents, and adults), couples and families. I help individuals who are experiencing difficulties with anxiety, mood, problems with relationships, and various addictions. I work from a client-centered perspective that is both integrative, collaborative, and recovery-based (i.e., incorporates client's strengths as opposed to solely focusing on negatives or pathology). As such, I am able to draw upon my expertise in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Couples and Family Therapy to flexibly design treatment to meet the specific needs of my clients.
(415) 779-7332 View (415) 779-7332
Timothy J Weidner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Not Verified Not Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94131
The Bay Area provides a very unique set of challenges for children and families to navigate. As a clinician with over 15 years of direct private practice work I feel uniquely qualified to help adolescents and their families work through these issues. I take a holistic and comprehensive approach to each individual and their family and form a compassionate relationship focused on measurable progress and change.
The Bay Area provides a very unique set of challenges for children and families to navigate. As a clinician with over 15 years of direct private practice work I feel uniquely qualified to help adolescents and their families work through these issues. I take a holistic and comprehensive approach to each individual and their family and form a compassionate relationship focused on measurable progress and change.
(628) 232-3556 View (628) 232-3556
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Radha Richmond, Licensed Educational Psychologist
Licensed Educational Psychologist, MA, EdS, LEP
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94105
Additionally, I work with families of toddlers and preschool-aged children to discover if there are neuro-developmental challenges or global delays, college-aged students (including adults) who may need assessment to receive accommodations and supports, and gifted children to discover how to best challenge and keep them academically engaged.
I'm a licensed educational psychologist specializing in assessment and intervention of psychological disorders impacting learning and school performance (e.g. dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, attention issues like ADD/ADHD, neurodevelopment disorders such as autism, and social-emotional disorders). I specialize in psycho-educational assessment focusing on discovering why educational difficulties are occurring and providing intervention recommendations. Families often come to me to discover why their child may be failing in school, or has lost motivation to do their best, or is having behavioral/attention challenges, or when homework takes a long time and/or is a battle (among other reasons).
Additionally, I work with families of toddlers and preschool-aged children to discover if there are neuro-developmental challenges or global delays, college-aged students (including adults) who may need assessment to receive accommodations and supports, and gifted children to discover how to best challenge and keep them academically engaged.
I'm a licensed educational psychologist specializing in assessment and intervention of psychological disorders impacting learning and school performance (e.g. dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, attention issues like ADD/ADHD, neurodevelopment disorders such as autism, and social-emotional disorders). I specialize in psycho-educational assessment focusing on discovering why educational difficulties are occurring and providing intervention recommendations. Families often come to me to discover why their child may be failing in school, or has lost motivation to do their best, or is having behavioral/attention challenges, or when homework takes a long time and/or is a battle (among other reasons).
(510) 254-5816 View (510) 254-5816
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Jacqueline Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94101  (Online Only)
I possess over 14 years' experience working with Anxiety, Depression, Psychotic disorders, Trauma, Child Physical, Sexual, and Mental abuse, Domestic and Community Violence and over 10 years' experience working with people struggling with Addiction and the homeless population.
Life is a journey that we all have to take. Sometimes you need a little assistance getting through tough times and life's transitions. Therapy can be the avenue in which you take control of your destiny and make strides towards creating a better life for yourself. I look forward to assisting you on that journey by meeting you where you are at and leading you to where you want to be
I possess over 14 years' experience working with Anxiety, Depression, Psychotic disorders, Trauma, Child Physical, Sexual, and Mental abuse, Domestic and Community Violence and over 10 years' experience working with people struggling with Addiction and the homeless population.
Life is a journey that we all have to take. Sometimes you need a little assistance getting through tough times and life's transitions. Therapy can be the avenue in which you take control of your destiny and make strides towards creating a better life for yourself. I look forward to assisting you on that journey by meeting you where you are at and leading you to where you want to be
(510) 816-1265 View (510) 816-1265
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Vivek Anand
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MArch, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94102
I work with individuals, children, couples and families.
You are hurting, or anxious, are considering psychotherapy and whether to trust me to facilitate your healing. My experience with adults, couples and children will support your inner journey and that of loved ones. We will create space for you to contemplate internal, external and relationship challenges. Through an attuned therapeutic relationship, I will help you address internal challenges - depression, anxiety and trauma. Empathically, I help you face external challenges - discrimination, immigration and life transitions. I also support you in navigating relationships, in which your internal worlds connect with those of others.
I work with individuals, children, couples and families.
You are hurting, or anxious, are considering psychotherapy and whether to trust me to facilitate your healing. My experience with adults, couples and children will support your inner journey and that of loved ones. We will create space for you to contemplate internal, external and relationship challenges. Through an attuned therapeutic relationship, I will help you address internal challenges - depression, anxiety and trauma. Empathically, I help you face external challenges - discrimination, immigration and life transitions. I also support you in navigating relationships, in which your internal worlds connect with those of others.
(415) 965-7434 View (415) 965-7434
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Sarah Rubin, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94102
I believe that we all have the ability to fully heal. When we decide to ask for help, great change occurs. With over 20 years of experience working with adults, teens, children, and families, I offer the highest caliber of therapeutic coaching, psychotherapy, equine assisted healing, and art therapy. I developed and directed an equine therapy program, taught at the graduate level, and facilitated family programs for many organizations. I can help you and/or your loved ones move forwards, create healthy boundaries, and develop a higher sense of self worth. Email me now for a FREE CONSULT: srubinmft@gmail.com
I believe that we all have the ability to fully heal. When we decide to ask for help, great change occurs. With over 20 years of experience working with adults, teens, children, and families, I offer the highest caliber of therapeutic coaching, psychotherapy, equine assisted healing, and art therapy. I developed and directed an equine therapy program, taught at the graduate level, and facilitated family programs for many organizations. I can help you and/or your loved ones move forwards, create healthy boundaries, and develop a higher sense of self worth. Email me now for a FREE CONSULT: srubinmft@gmail.com
(650) 741-5052 View (650) 741-5052

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