Therapists in San Rafael, CA

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Heather Chamberlain
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
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
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San Rafael, CA 94903
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T Craig Isaacs
Psychologist, MDiv, PhD
Verified
Verified
Depression, anxiety, even relational problems, often have a meaning which--when understood--leads to a more productive and satisfying life. Utilizing a psychodynamic approach, we explore the meaning of the difficulties you are experiencing to heal them and provide you a more fulfilling life. Having worked with all ages, from pre-school to elderly, my primary practice is with adults and adolescents. I specialize in dealing with trauma, and am certified as a Post-Combat Behavioral Health specialist. I am trained in the utilization of EMDR and, when applicable, we may learn to use a mindfulness-based therapy in the treatment of depression and anxiety.
(415) 749-9213
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San Rafael, CA 94903
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Wendy Shaw-Lyons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I believe psychotherapy leads to finding an authentic self, and has the ability to enhance one's quality of life.. I will provide a therapeutic relationship based on compassion, warmth and non judgment to guide you through the process. Together we will identify and work with the blocks that are preventing you from living your life more fully. I have worked with a diverse clientele with a wide range of challenges including trauma, phase of life change, loss, depression, anxiety, and family conflict.
(415) 358-3128
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San Rafael, CA 94903
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Community Institute for Psychotherapy
Verified
Verified
Welcome to CIP… We are here to help. Founded in 1977, CIP has provided quality, affordable mental health services to individuals, families, and couples for more than 40 years. We offer a full range of services designed to meet a variety of needs, including long-term depth psychology as well as short-term counseling, therapy groups, and psychological testing. We work with depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, co-occurring disorders, addictions, and in-depth work with clients with axis II disorders. CIP is a welcoming place, attentive to the needs of our diverse community.
(415) 870-2294
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Gigi Pagani
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Are you or your child unhappy, anxious, angry, or grieving? Has your life been upended by COVID19? Perhaps you are adjusting to a bipolar diagnosis, recovering from trauma, struggling in relationships, seeking personal growth, or discovering your identity. Adults, couples, and children are all welcome in my practice! Together, we will consider the complexity of who and how you are—your unique combination of life experiences, temperament, culture, relationships, and more. In exploring formative experiences and present-day struggles and strengths, we will discover and address what is interfering with you having the life you desire.
(415) 300-2099
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San Rafael, CA 94903
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Not accepting new clients
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Frederick Gene Rozendal
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Psychotherapy can be a powerful means of finding your ground to live out your potential, which can be triggered by suffering. I offer support in seeking meaning and assistance in growth in the face of challenges. Compassion and understanding can be powerful tools for facing conflicts that are beyond your current understanding. I work with adults using psychodynamic and transpersonal frameworks.
(628) 227-5637
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Linda Dolan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I find that what brings people to psychotherapy is a personal struggle, feeling stuck or a sense that something is missing, though what specifically is missing may not be known. As a psychologist I work with feelings of frustration or disappointment that may be related to anxiety, fear or prior messages that keep us from achieving personal goals. I am experienced in working with lifes transitions, such as a change in career, becoming a parent, diagnosis of a chronic illness or retirement. I believe bringing these challenges into therapy can be both illuminating and helpful.
(415) 202-6923
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Dina Schweitzer Leitch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Do you feel lonely, anxious or sad? If you are looking for a therapist, you are taking the first step towards feeling better. I have been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for over 20 years and provide psychotherapy to adolescents, adults and families in Marin. I tailor my approach to your individual specific needs and concerns so that you can feel empowered to make positive changes in your relationships and in your life. I utilize complementary psychotherapy approaches and give constructive feedback to help my clients attain their goals in a safe and supportive environment.
(415) 723-4828
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Melissa Guyot
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MSc
Verified
Verified
I work with individuals, couples and families. As a psychotherapist, my intention is to build a relationship of inquiry that not only allows for healing of the past, but also facilitates bringing your fullest self forward by creating an environment where you feel safe, supported and well resourced. My style is relational and trauma-informed, warm and direct. I am passionate about understanding how you’ve learned to adapt to your environment by honoring the strategies you’ve used to survive. By looking at your past experiences we can better understand the ways you are struggling today.
(415) 878-7731
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Renee Owen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Do you have the feeling that something is missing in your life? Are you single & dissatisfied, or married but discontent? Is your social or work life not as fulfilling as it used to be, or difficult family relationships getting you down? Positive, solution-therapy can assist you to: *learn more about your unique personality type, and how you can work with it, instead of against it, to create more fulfillment in your relationships and life. *develop your ability to understand, empathize with and relate to others with ease & joy. *discover effective ways of dealing with your core issues, so you feel more fulfilled & alive.
(415) 403-2657
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Lynn Ervin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My work is grounded in the belief that we all have innate resources for happiness and ease that become concealed or undeveloped. Feeling overwhelmed or experiencing trauma we often develop coping skills that may no longer be serving us. It is my role to help you realign with your strengths and wisdom while uncovering what may be blocking these resources. I provide a safe space for exploring the changes you want to make in your life. I will help you address areas in your life where you feel stuck while offering you the tools and guidance to do that safely.
(415) 307-3669
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Dorothy O'Leary
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Estrangement in families is more common than many people realize. Adult children find themselves making the impossible choice to separate themselves from a family they love and can't manage. On the other side, parents can feel fearful and powerless, hurt and confused. I can help you explore how efforts to reach your adult child could be backfiring, and why your selfless generosity may be met with rejection. With training and experience in individual therapy a variety of family constellations, I'm ready to help you get beyond feeling stuck.
(415) 889-2775
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Kate Gustin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
For the past 15 years as a senior staff psychologist at Kaiser Permanente, I have helped hundreds of people to heal their emotional wounds and recover peace of mind. If you're finding that your daily mood and quality of life are being diminished by mental or physical symptoms related to anxiety, depression, trauma, work stress or relationship challenges, please give yourself the gift of a free phone consultation. My expertise includes health psychology, having pioneered PoZitive Strides - an approach to healing, health and happiness based on the clinical science of positive psychology. I offer individual as well as group therapy and educational programs.
(415) 426-2617
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Kerry Graser
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist with 15 years of experience working with adolescents and adults in a variety of settings, including private practice, non-profit and school-based counseling. I work with individuals, both long and short-term on issues of anxiety, depression, overcoming pain from the past, and a general feeling of being "stuck."
(415) 909-5760
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Family Matters Of Marin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, PPS
Verified
Verified
Family Matters Of Marin is a trauma informed group practice focused on supporting children and families. We help clients create more joy, love, and harmony in their lives. We are deeply interested in learning how our clients would like to change and grow, and supporting them in this process. We work collaboratively with clients to improve their relationships and resolve any trauma from their past that maybe holding them back from living the life they yearn for. We are experienced therapists who use a variety of therapeutic modalities to resolve issues that are hindering our client's ability to be their best selves.
(415) 639-9164
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Linda K Ormiston
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
For the past 35 years, I have been helping people explore and work through barriers to living and loving well. If you are feeling stuck or overwhelmed, therapy can provide space to understand and experience ourselves in a new way. I work with people to change the way they think about and experience the challenges they face, to effect positive change and resilience. I can work with you to navigate the ups and downs of anxiety and depression, the hopes and fears of life transitions, the joys and challenges of creative pursuit, the pain of grief and loss, and the wounds of trauma and abuse.
(628) 222-7923
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Michelle Baumgartner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, OTR/L
Verified
Verified
Are life's challenges leaving you feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed? Highly skilled in helping clients navigate and integrate the experience of having a chronic/serious health condition, or the loss of a loved one. Help resolving difficult or early life experiences that are affecting current relationships. Enjoy supporting women as they transition: A young adult woman finding her authentic, empowered self. A pregnant/postpartum woman managing her changing moods, preparing for this rite of passage, and adjusting to a new role. A perimenopausal/menopausal woman examining her life, finding her voice, and taking new risks.
(415) 969-4170
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Cynthia Vergara
Marriage & Family Therapist, M S, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Making the time for yourself to feel happier, to alleviate stress or anxiety, to find meaning in your life or to improve your relationships- these are all some of the reasons that people decide to enter therapy. In today’s world we are all confronted with many existential issues that can make us question our purpose in life. Therapy is an act of self-care and an investment into yourself to find how to get the most out of your life, to feel happier, more connected and fulfilled. I have worked in a variety of settings over 15 years in this field.
(415) 212-4803
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San Rafael, CA 94903
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Hannah Milan Gottsegen, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I offer psychotherapy for adults, kids, teens, couples and families. I support each client to explore what their needs and feelings are in a safe and supportive relationship. I have specialized training in Somatic Experiencing & Mindfulness tools to help relieve symptoms of trauma and anxiety.
(415) 660-9541
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Amy Cosby-Frost
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
We all need help sometimes. Clients come to me with a variety of problems, depression, anxiety, parenting, relationship issues and substance abuse. I work with my clients, identifying the strengths they already have and teaching new skills to address the problems that are causing them pain.
(415) 868-4519
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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What type of San Rafael mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist or psychologist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counselor in San Rafael?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

How to use my insurance?
Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.