Child Therapists in San Francisco, CA

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Michael Y. Simon, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
I've spent the last two decades in support of children, youth and families, with a special expertise in adolescents/adolescent development.
Therapy should not and cannot be "one size fits all." It should be rooted in a consistent, deep effort to understand who you are and what you need, in relation to the resources you have near you. Therapy should also be practical and offer some fairly immediate results, even though bigger change takes time. It's ultimately about collaboration, and the formation of a helpful relationship. Although I have 25 years of clinical experience to bring to our work, it is more important that you feel we have a good match as we enter this work together. I trust that after we talk, you'll know whether it seems like the right match.
I've spent the last two decades in support of children, youth and families, with a special expertise in adolescents/adolescent development.
Therapy should not and cannot be "one size fits all." It should be rooted in a consistent, deep effort to understand who you are and what you need, in relation to the resources you have near you. Therapy should also be practical and offer some fairly immediate results, even though bigger change takes time. It's ultimately about collaboration, and the formation of a helpful relationship. Although I have 25 years of clinical experience to bring to our work, it is more important that you feel we have a good match as we enter this work together. I trust that after we talk, you'll know whether it seems like the right match.
(510) 343-7369 View (510) 343-7369
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An Bulkens
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94102
Committed to the highest professional standards I work with people of all ages: children (2 and up), teens and adults. Maybe you are a parent worried about your child or teen: Puzzled by their behavior and at a loss of how to help them. They might have received a diagnosis of ASD, ADHD (or other) and you might wonder how to move forward with this? Or maybe you have reached a moment of perplexity or crisis in your life, feeling stuck and have an urgency to speak. I offer one of a kind psychotherapy with interventions that are tailored to, and respect the singularity of each person and / or family.
Committed to the highest professional standards I work with people of all ages: children (2 and up), teens and adults. Maybe you are a parent worried about your child or teen: Puzzled by their behavior and at a loss of how to help them. They might have received a diagnosis of ASD, ADHD (or other) and you might wonder how to move forward with this? Or maybe you have reached a moment of perplexity or crisis in your life, feeling stuck and have an urgency to speak. I offer one of a kind psychotherapy with interventions that are tailored to, and respect the singularity of each person and / or family.
(530) 448-8963 View (530) 448-8963
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Jessica Shaddock
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
With over 17 years of experience working with adolescents, transitional-age youth and their families, I have expertise assisting families and youth struggling with parent-child conflict, peer relationships, school issues, and developing independent living skills.
My specialties include working with adolescents, transitional-age youth and adults. I am particularly interested in working with those adjusting to major life transitions such as leaving home, attending college, building careers, beginning or ending relationships, parenthood, infertility, pregnancy loss, empty-nest and retirement.
With over 17 years of experience working with adolescents, transitional-age youth and their families, I have expertise assisting families and youth struggling with parent-child conflict, peer relationships, school issues, and developing independent living skills.
My specialties include working with adolescents, transitional-age youth and adults. I am particularly interested in working with those adjusting to major life transitions such as leaving home, attending college, building careers, beginning or ending relationships, parenthood, infertility, pregnancy loss, empty-nest and retirement.
(510) 863-8849 View (510) 863-8849
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Livia Winnett
Psychologist, PhD, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94115
Welcome. I work with children, adolescents, and adults coping with relational, attachment, and anxiety disorders. In my practice, therapy often entails exploring the impact of early attachment experiences on our views of self and our ability to form close, meaningful relationships throughout life. In our work together, you will be treated with warmth, empathy, and openness. The most important part of our work is the development of a trusting relationship. This relationship creates a thoughtful, safe space to explore your strengths, challenges, and goals. My approach to clinical work is largely relational and psychodynamic.
Welcome. I work with children, adolescents, and adults coping with relational, attachment, and anxiety disorders. In my practice, therapy often entails exploring the impact of early attachment experiences on our views of self and our ability to form close, meaningful relationships throughout life. In our work together, you will be treated with warmth, empathy, and openness. The most important part of our work is the development of a trusting relationship. This relationship creates a thoughtful, safe space to explore your strengths, challenges, and goals. My approach to clinical work is largely relational and psychodynamic.
(510) 240-1972 View (510) 240-1972
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Danielle Spark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94116  (Online Only)
My passion and focus are working with adolescents, children, and families experiencing distress in their relationships. I approach my work with clients from a place of genuine curiosity and understanding. I aim to provide a safe space where we can discuss the challenges getting in the way of achieving your goals and create a sustainable support system for lasting change in your life. I pride myself on being transparent during the process and an active participant in every session.
My passion and focus are working with adolescents, children, and families experiencing distress in their relationships. I approach my work with clients from a place of genuine curiosity and understanding. I aim to provide a safe space where we can discuss the challenges getting in the way of achieving your goals and create a sustainable support system for lasting change in your life. I pride myself on being transparent during the process and an active participant in every session.
(530) 316-5393 View (530) 316-5393
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Catarina Maria Rodrigues
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
Life guarantees each of us joy and despair. And yet, our highly individualistic culture seems to over promote self sufficiency. I've found that life transitions, relational and professional challenges are considerably more manageable with consistent support. Through reflection, collaborative brainstorming and guidance in noticing response patterns, clients in my care become more aware. This growing self awareness uncovers outdated beliefs, surfaces issues that need tending and, most importantly, gives folks more agency around their daily life choices. I enjoy this discovery process with individuals, couples and parent/child teams.
Life guarantees each of us joy and despair. And yet, our highly individualistic culture seems to over promote self sufficiency. I've found that life transitions, relational and professional challenges are considerably more manageable with consistent support. Through reflection, collaborative brainstorming and guidance in noticing response patterns, clients in my care become more aware. This growing self awareness uncovers outdated beliefs, surfaces issues that need tending and, most importantly, gives folks more agency around their daily life choices. I enjoy this discovery process with individuals, couples and parent/child teams.
(415) 236-3570 View (415) 236-3570
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Coping With Anxiety Or Depression -Lindsay MacMaster
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94117
With a specialty in play therapy for children, individual therapy, family therapy, and connective parenting approaches, I make sure your counseling session is grounded in scientific research but is still tailored to your needs and goals.
I’m Lindsay MacMaster PsyD, a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the San Diego area. When you work with me, I create a setting that is warm and compassionate, a space that allows you to best connect with what is bothering you. Counseling helps you learn how to become your best self. Your therapist can support you as you lean into life’s most difficult challenges rather than shy away from them.
With a specialty in play therapy for children, individual therapy, family therapy, and connective parenting approaches, I make sure your counseling session is grounded in scientific research but is still tailored to your needs and goals.
I’m Lindsay MacMaster PsyD, a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the San Diego area. When you work with me, I create a setting that is warm and compassionate, a space that allows you to best connect with what is bothering you. Counseling helps you learn how to become your best self. Your therapist can support you as you lean into life’s most difficult challenges rather than shy away from them.
(619) 402-0086 View (619) 402-0086
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Cyndi Case
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94110
Sometimes life throws us situations we never imagined for ourselves. The death of a parent, spouse, or best friend. Frequent calls from your child’s teacher about their “bad behavior." A surprise announcement from your teen that they’re not comfortable in the gender you always thought they were. You’re not alone, and you or your child don’t have to go through these experiences alone, either. Together, we’ll find ways to cope with the days where it feels too hard to get out of bed, to explore what feelings are coming up when you’re crying alone in the shower, or to come up with strategies to see the “good” in your child.
Sometimes life throws us situations we never imagined for ourselves. The death of a parent, spouse, or best friend. Frequent calls from your child’s teacher about their “bad behavior." A surprise announcement from your teen that they’re not comfortable in the gender you always thought they were. You’re not alone, and you or your child don’t have to go through these experiences alone, either. Together, we’ll find ways to cope with the days where it feels too hard to get out of bed, to explore what feelings are coming up when you’re crying alone in the shower, or to come up with strategies to see the “good” in your child.
(831) 603-1730 View (831) 603-1730
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Dr. Fukiko Shibahara
Psychologist, PsyD, CEIM
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94103
Hello and welcome. My name is Dr. Fukiko Shibahara and I'm a licensed clinical psychologist. I offer relational and compassionate attachment-based psychotherapy and insights for individuals of all ages, including adult individuals, children, teens and caregivers with infants. Have you experienced trauma, difficult life events, loss, or conflicts and wanted to process them safely with a licensed professional? Are you concerned about your own or family's current or history of mental, behavioral, and relational health? Are you feeling like you need additional support right now as you navigate new roles or transitions in your life?
Hello and welcome. My name is Dr. Fukiko Shibahara and I'm a licensed clinical psychologist. I offer relational and compassionate attachment-based psychotherapy and insights for individuals of all ages, including adult individuals, children, teens and caregivers with infants. Have you experienced trauma, difficult life events, loss, or conflicts and wanted to process them safely with a licensed professional? Are you concerned about your own or family's current or history of mental, behavioral, and relational health? Are you feeling like you need additional support right now as you navigate new roles or transitions in your life?
(341) 766-0782 View (341) 766-0782
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Julie Seden-Hansen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94109
I am accepting new clients! I am, however, no longer accepting insurance directly, except CenCal MediCal. I have helped families, men, women, and children work through all kinds of issues, including anger, anxiety and depression. I have an eclectic approach, tailoring our work to suit your needs- working on healing and/ or changing behavior. I am outgoing, directive and we get results. Our website is www.CaliforniaTherapyThatWorks.com.
I am accepting new clients! I am, however, no longer accepting insurance directly, except CenCal MediCal. I have helped families, men, women, and children work through all kinds of issues, including anger, anxiety and depression. I have an eclectic approach, tailoring our work to suit your needs- working on healing and/ or changing behavior. I am outgoing, directive and we get results. Our website is www.CaliforniaTherapyThatWorks.com.
(805) 423-4028 View (805) 423-4028
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Yvette Flores
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94110  (Online Only)
I am passionate about fostering healing spaces for clients that want to reconnect to their authentic selves. I have extensive experience helping families with young children (0-5 years) navigate difficult and traumatic experiences through my use of Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). I also have ample experience helping immigrants, children of immigrants, and BIPGM (Black, Indigenous, and People of the Global Majority) heal from institutional, generational, and familial trauma through my use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), internal family systems (IFS), and ketamine assisted psychotherapy (KAP).
I am passionate about fostering healing spaces for clients that want to reconnect to their authentic selves. I have extensive experience helping families with young children (0-5 years) navigate difficult and traumatic experiences through my use of Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). I also have ample experience helping immigrants, children of immigrants, and BIPGM (Black, Indigenous, and People of the Global Majority) heal from institutional, generational, and familial trauma through my use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), internal family systems (IFS), and ketamine assisted psychotherapy (KAP).
(341) 999-2691 View (341) 999-2691
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Lewis Epstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94103
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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Amy Taylor Griffin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109
Adulting is hard! So is being a kid! My therapy offers a safe space to strengthen you and/or your child’s resiliency and find the ease you’ve been seeking. Together, let’s deepen your self-understanding with therapy in a collaborative journey of compassion, healing, and skill building. We all need support at times to develop our strengths, gain guidance towards healing, and create space for positive change.
Adulting is hard! So is being a kid! My therapy offers a safe space to strengthen you and/or your child’s resiliency and find the ease you’ve been seeking. Together, let’s deepen your self-understanding with therapy in a collaborative journey of compassion, healing, and skill building. We all need support at times to develop our strengths, gain guidance towards healing, and create space for positive change.
(510) 350-3934 View (510) 350-3934
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Lindsay Juricich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94103  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with how to manage your child’s challenging behaviors? Maybe you have tried different strategies, but you can’t seem to make any real progress. Your child may have difficulty following directions, throw tantrums when they don’t get their way, or demonstrate aggressive behaviors that can make parenting draining. You can learn the tools to help shape your child’s behavior and handle any undesirable situations when they arise, resulting in a positive and happy relationship. Having helped many parents do exactly that, the same is possible for you and your family.
Are you struggling with how to manage your child’s challenging behaviors? Maybe you have tried different strategies, but you can’t seem to make any real progress. Your child may have difficulty following directions, throw tantrums when they don’t get their way, or demonstrate aggressive behaviors that can make parenting draining. You can learn the tools to help shape your child’s behavior and handle any undesirable situations when they arise, resulting in a positive and happy relationship. Having helped many parents do exactly that, the same is possible for you and your family.
(669) 271-7673 View (669) 271-7673
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Vani Hariharan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94123
I believe that people are resilient and resourceful, capable of overcoming difficulties. Sometimes we get entangled in personal and relational patterns that can overwhelm our resources. I help clients identify these problematic patterns and empower them to break free from patterns that do not serve them well. I focus on my client's interpersonal relationships and relationships with larger social systems. I have experience working with children, teens, families, and couples on several issues, including family and couple distress, trauma, and various presentations of anxiety and depression through a systemic and attachment-based lens.
I believe that people are resilient and resourceful, capable of overcoming difficulties. Sometimes we get entangled in personal and relational patterns that can overwhelm our resources. I help clients identify these problematic patterns and empower them to break free from patterns that do not serve them well. I focus on my client's interpersonal relationships and relationships with larger social systems. I have experience working with children, teens, families, and couples on several issues, including family and couple distress, trauma, and various presentations of anxiety and depression through a systemic and attachment-based lens.
(650) 374-0238 View (650) 374-0238
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Kierra Shirley
MSEd, LEP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94101  (Online Only)
I am also the author of a book titled A Kids Book About Learning, which I wrote to encourage all children to feel like capable learners regardless of their unique strengths and challenges.
Hi, my name is Kierra! I am a California licensed educational psychologist and founder of Sunset Educational Psychology. I strive to help my clients access learning to the best of their ability, whether that’s learning in school or on the job. I serve children, adolescents, and young adults who are experiencing various challenges along their educational or vocational paths. Some areas that I support include anxiety impacting learning, social challenges, LGBTQIA+ support, school avoidance, school transitions, homework refusal, and executive functioning. I have years of experience working with clients who have special needs.
I am also the author of a book titled A Kids Book About Learning, which I wrote to encourage all children to feel like capable learners regardless of their unique strengths and challenges.
Hi, my name is Kierra! I am a California licensed educational psychologist and founder of Sunset Educational Psychology. I strive to help my clients access learning to the best of their ability, whether that’s learning in school or on the job. I serve children, adolescents, and young adults who are experiencing various challenges along their educational or vocational paths. Some areas that I support include anxiety impacting learning, social challenges, LGBTQIA+ support, school avoidance, school transitions, homework refusal, and executive functioning. I have years of experience working with clients who have special needs.
(323) 612-1385 View (323) 612-1385
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Stephanie Pawlowicz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RPT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94101
Our work together will help you as an adult, or as a child, feel better about yourself-to feel stronger inside and have a clear sense of Self.
A person comes to therapy when their present ways of being in relationship, or in the world, no longer seem to hold the meaning they once did. My aim is to support you in creating a new foundation of hope, purpose, and meaning in your life. I help people seek wholeness through the integration of mind, body, and soul, thus expanding their current level of understanding, and in so doing, creating the capacity to live more meaningfully.
Our work together will help you as an adult, or as a child, feel better about yourself-to feel stronger inside and have a clear sense of Self.
A person comes to therapy when their present ways of being in relationship, or in the world, no longer seem to hold the meaning they once did. My aim is to support you in creating a new foundation of hope, purpose, and meaning in your life. I help people seek wholeness through the integration of mind, body, and soul, thus expanding their current level of understanding, and in so doing, creating the capacity to live more meaningfully.
(805) 324-6675 View (805) 324-6675
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Rachel A. Murray
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94115
Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or generally dissatisfied with your life? Do you want to experience less anxiety and sadness? Does procrastination, over-thinking, perfectionism or people pleasing get in your way? If you are seeking help for your child, are you concerned they do not have the coping skills necessary to navigate the challenges of modern life? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone. Whether you or your child is experiencing the first signs of emotional distress or are struggling with debilitating symptoms, therapy can help.
Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or generally dissatisfied with your life? Do you want to experience less anxiety and sadness? Does procrastination, over-thinking, perfectionism or people pleasing get in your way? If you are seeking help for your child, are you concerned they do not have the coping skills necessary to navigate the challenges of modern life? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone. Whether you or your child is experiencing the first signs of emotional distress or are struggling with debilitating symptoms, therapy can help.
(415) 506-8172 View (415) 506-8172
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Samuel Shapiro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94104  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome to my profile! My practice is largely geared toward supporting individuals, couples and families in navigating difficulties and transitions (relationship dynamics, grief, stress, anxiety, and disconnection) as well as those seeking a deeper connection with themself or others. I have a special interest in supporting male identified folks, emerging adults (16 and up), as well as those who feel firmly, or not so firmly, planted in the adulting world. I also specialize in supporting caregivers of children of any age.
Hello and welcome to my profile! My practice is largely geared toward supporting individuals, couples and families in navigating difficulties and transitions (relationship dynamics, grief, stress, anxiety, and disconnection) as well as those seeking a deeper connection with themself or others. I have a special interest in supporting male identified folks, emerging adults (16 and up), as well as those who feel firmly, or not so firmly, planted in the adulting world. I also specialize in supporting caregivers of children of any age.
(341) 444-2461 View (341) 444-2461
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Danielle Cornacchio
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94123
Cornacchio also specializes in telehealth for children, delivering treatment via secure videoconferencing.
Dr. Cornacchio is a clinical psychologist specializing in assessing & treating childhood mental health problems. She has particular expertise in treating childhood anxiety and behavioral disorders. Dr. Cornacchio delivers treatment that is high quality and science-backed. She is a certified Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) therapist, the gold standard treatment for early childhood behavior problems (e.g., ODD). Dr. Cornacchio has a particular expertise in the treatment of childhood selective mutism and OCD, two disorders lacking available expert care.
Cornacchio also specializes in telehealth for children, delivering treatment via secure videoconferencing.
Dr. Cornacchio is a clinical psychologist specializing in assessing & treating childhood mental health problems. She has particular expertise in treating childhood anxiety and behavioral disorders. Dr. Cornacchio delivers treatment that is high quality and science-backed. She is a certified Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) therapist, the gold standard treatment for early childhood behavior problems (e.g., ODD). Dr. Cornacchio has a particular expertise in the treatment of childhood selective mutism and OCD, two disorders lacking available expert care.
(661) 338-5710 View (661) 338-5710

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