Child Therapists in San Rafael, CA

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Debbie Vuong, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94903
I have been in practice for nearly 20 years. I treat children, teens and adults who have difficulty with social skills, suffer from social anxiety, or difficulty with emotional regulation. I offer individual and group therapy for those struggling with communication, understanding their emotions, and understanding themselves in the context of their relationships with others. I help adults, teens, and children improve their self-esteem, learn better communication skills, and enjoy more satisfying relationships with friends and family.
I have been in practice for nearly 20 years. I treat children, teens and adults who have difficulty with social skills, suffer from social anxiety, or difficulty with emotional regulation. I offer individual and group therapy for those struggling with communication, understanding their emotions, and understanding themselves in the context of their relationships with others. I help adults, teens, and children improve their self-esteem, learn better communication skills, and enjoy more satisfying relationships with friends and family.
(628) 600-2959 View (628) 600-2959
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Jay Stone Rice
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
My professional clinical training integrates individual and family therapy, attachment, child development, and Jungian psychology.
We all wish to live happy, successful and meaningful lives. Yet, life often challenges us in unexpected ways. In these moments, we may feel overwhelmed, confused, and filled with doubt. Difficulties in health, relationships, employment, or a child's development are some of the circumstances I have been contacted about for assistance. Through active listening and thoughtful inquiry, I will assist you in developing tools and strategies to address your concerns. Over the course of my years as a psychotherapist, I have frequently been moved by the persistence, courage and inner strength my clients have uncovered in the midst of their struggles.
My professional clinical training integrates individual and family therapy, attachment, child development, and Jungian psychology.
We all wish to live happy, successful and meaningful lives. Yet, life often challenges us in unexpected ways. In these moments, we may feel overwhelmed, confused, and filled with doubt. Difficulties in health, relationships, employment, or a child's development are some of the circumstances I have been contacted about for assistance. Through active listening and thoughtful inquiry, I will assist you in developing tools and strategies to address your concerns. Over the course of my years as a psychotherapist, I have frequently been moved by the persistence, courage and inner strength my clients have uncovered in the midst of their struggles.
(415) 813-4477 View (415) 813-4477
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Mark Edwards
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Rafael, CA 94901
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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Simone Rodin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94903
My practice includes children, families and individual adults. I am an experienced child psychologist who has been helping children and teens for over 25 years. I see children who are struggling with friendships, school issues, the effects of divorce, low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. I specialize in treating anxiety using a model that incorporates CBT and play therapy principles to help build coping skills, resiliency, empathy, and better social skills. I view children as complete individuals deserving of respect. My warm engaging style creates a safe trusting environment for children and adults.
My practice includes children, families and individual adults. I am an experienced child psychologist who has been helping children and teens for over 25 years. I see children who are struggling with friendships, school issues, the effects of divorce, low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. I specialize in treating anxiety using a model that incorporates CBT and play therapy principles to help build coping skills, resiliency, empathy, and better social skills. I view children as complete individuals deserving of respect. My warm engaging style creates a safe trusting environment for children and adults.
(628) 400-0506 View (628) 400-0506
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Gellaine Rabino
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94903
Gellaine is energetic and passionate about working with children and families experiencing anxiety, sensory regulation issues, potty training, life transitions, increasing self-esteem, and shifting trauma.
Gellaine (Jeh-lane) is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and board certified Art Therapist who centers her work through creativity and authentic connections with her clients. In addition to talking, therapy with Gellaine is a dynamic collaborative process. Using art therapy, play therapy, movement, and a strengths-based approach, she encourages clients to use their imaginations and curiosity to explore struggles and concerns.
Gellaine is energetic and passionate about working with children and families experiencing anxiety, sensory regulation issues, potty training, life transitions, increasing self-esteem, and shifting trauma.
Gellaine (Jeh-lane) is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and board certified Art Therapist who centers her work through creativity and authentic connections with her clients. In addition to talking, therapy with Gellaine is a dynamic collaborative process. Using art therapy, play therapy, movement, and a strengths-based approach, she encourages clients to use their imaginations and curiosity to explore struggles and concerns.
(415) 358-7243 View (415) 358-7243
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Family Matters Of Marin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, PPS
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
We've been working for 20+ years helping children and families with issues pertaining to school and home life.
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.
We've been working for 20+ years helping children and families with issues pertaining to school and home life.
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 View (415) 639-9164
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Gigi Pagani
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94903
Are you or your child unhappy, anxious, angry, or grieving? 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.
Are you or your child unhappy, anxious, angry, or grieving? 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 View (415) 300-2099
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Heather Chamberlain
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Rafael, CA 94903
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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Matthew Carter
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
I specialize in working with Children and Families, with a focus on building communication and cohesion within the family. How this works depends on the age of the child/youth and the needs of each family. I am currently not working with couples.
I specialize in working with Children and Families, with a focus on building communication and cohesion within the family. How this works depends on the age of the child/youth and the needs of each family. I am currently not working with couples.
(415) 322-5391 View (415) 322-5391
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Dr. Jessica (Jesse) Aldrich Strassman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DSW
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
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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David Noble Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Rafael, CA 94901
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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Wellspring Psychotherapy Center
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94903
We specialize in the treatment of children, teens, adults and families. We use ACT, CBT, art and play therapy to work with children who are struggling with friendships, impulse control issues, the effects of divorce, low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. Our evidence based practices are especially helpful for children with OCD, separation anxiety, fears and phobias, attachment and adoption issues, sleep issues, and post traumatic stress. As a parent you can also benefit by gaining new insights about your child and getting guidance and consultation.
We specialize in the treatment of children, teens, adults and families. We use ACT, CBT, art and play therapy to work with children who are struggling with friendships, impulse control issues, the effects of divorce, low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. Our evidence based practices are especially helpful for children with OCD, separation anxiety, fears and phobias, attachment and adoption issues, sleep issues, and post traumatic stress. As a parent you can also benefit by gaining new insights about your child and getting guidance and consultation.
(415) 878-1892 View (415) 878-1892
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Sara Staley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94903
I provide therapeutic support for adults, children, teens, and families that have experienced psychological trauma, are experiencing a challenging life transition, or want to build self-awareness and resiliency. My focus is working with children and their parents, especially between the ages of 3 to 7 years old, using Play Therapy. With all ages of individuals I have the ability to get to the root causes of psychological symptoms using Psychodynamic Therapy and Sandplay Therapy. I also use evidence based short term treatment modalities such as CBT, depending on my clients desires and needs.
I provide therapeutic support for adults, children, teens, and families that have experienced psychological trauma, are experiencing a challenging life transition, or want to build self-awareness and resiliency. My focus is working with children and their parents, especially between the ages of 3 to 7 years old, using Play Therapy. With all ages of individuals I have the ability to get to the root causes of psychological symptoms using Psychodynamic Therapy and Sandplay Therapy. I also use evidence based short term treatment modalities such as CBT, depending on my clients desires and needs.
(415) 226-4845 View (415) 226-4845
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Daniel Alterman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94903
My practice also includes: comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological evaluations; diagnosing and designing treatment plans for children with ADHD and behavioral problems; conducting individual and family psychotherapy for children with anxiety and depression; providing counseling and co-parenting advice to divorcing parents; and leading workshops for parents of strong-willed children.
Because childhood and adolescence are such fragile stages of life, treating emotional and behavioral problems quickly and efficiently is essential. I join forces with you to resolve your children’s problems through expert assessment and carefully designed treatment plans. I begin this process by offering you a free personal consultation by phone to discuss your concerns and possible evaluations/interventions.
My practice also includes: comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological evaluations; diagnosing and designing treatment plans for children with ADHD and behavioral problems; conducting individual and family psychotherapy for children with anxiety and depression; providing counseling and co-parenting advice to divorcing parents; and leading workshops for parents of strong-willed children.
Because childhood and adolescence are such fragile stages of life, treating emotional and behavioral problems quickly and efficiently is essential. I join forces with you to resolve your children’s problems through expert assessment and carefully designed treatment plans. I begin this process by offering you a free personal consultation by phone to discuss your concerns and possible evaluations/interventions.
(415) 236-3551 View (415) 236-3551
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Meredith Simpson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94903
Meredith's passion lies in working with children and families.
Meredith is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over a decade of experience providing therapy for children, teens, and families. With a warm style and strength-based approach, Meredith utilizes evidence-based treatments such as Behavioral and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and incorporates Play Therapy techniques when working with children, recognizing the importance of creative and fun expressive modalities to facilitate healing and growth.
Meredith's passion lies in working with children and families.
Meredith is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over a decade of experience providing therapy for children, teens, and families. With a warm style and strength-based approach, Meredith utilizes evidence-based treatments such as Behavioral and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and incorporates Play Therapy techniques when working with children, recognizing the importance of creative and fun expressive modalities to facilitate healing and growth.
(415) 324-6955 x1 View (415) 324-6955 x1
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Karen Shay
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
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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Kate Herrington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94903  (Online Only)
In my practice I bring compassion, humor, insight, and a sincere dedication to my clients. My practice is grounded in attachment theory, play therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), exposure and response prevention (E/RP), and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR). With my warm and welcoming nature, I strive to create a safe space for children, teens and adults to explore their concerns. In collaboration with you, I will support you in taking steps toward an improved sense of well-being and a life path that aligns with your deepest values. I work with individuals of all ages, families, and provide parent coaching.
In my practice I bring compassion, humor, insight, and a sincere dedication to my clients. My practice is grounded in attachment theory, play therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), exposure and response prevention (E/RP), and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR). With my warm and welcoming nature, I strive to create a safe space for children, teens and adults to explore their concerns. In collaboration with you, I will support you in taking steps toward an improved sense of well-being and a life path that aligns with your deepest values. I work with individuals of all ages, families, and provide parent coaching.
(415) 578-6083 x1 View (415) 578-6083 x1
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Gretchen Kishbaugh
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
I work with children, adolescents, and adults, providing individual, couples, and family therapy, play therapy, and parenting consultation. If you're looking for a safe and supportive place in which to explore your concerns, I offer careful listening and collaborative engagement in the service of working toward your goals. People seek psychotherapy for many reasons. Some want help with specific problems such as depression, relationship conflict, or concern about a child. Others feel stuck in problematic patterns that cause emotional distress, interfere with their ability to connect with others, or hinder their ability to find fulfillment in life.
I work with children, adolescents, and adults, providing individual, couples, and family therapy, play therapy, and parenting consultation. If you're looking for a safe and supportive place in which to explore your concerns, I offer careful listening and collaborative engagement in the service of working toward your goals. People seek psychotherapy for many reasons. Some want help with specific problems such as depression, relationship conflict, or concern about a child. Others feel stuck in problematic patterns that cause emotional distress, interfere with their ability to connect with others, or hinder their ability to find fulfillment in life.
(707) 518-6142 View (707) 518-6142
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Suzanne Austin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94903
What stands between you and a greater enjoyment of life? Are you in the midst of a challenging time and yearn for additional support? Are you awake at night worrying about your child? Do you dream about having more harmony in your family life? I love working with individuals, children and families to help them find their own unique solutions so that they can enjoy life to the fullest. My role as your therapist is to help you find lasting change and to create strategies for addressing life's challenges that keep you true to your own path.
What stands between you and a greater enjoyment of life? Are you in the midst of a challenging time and yearn for additional support? Are you awake at night worrying about your child? Do you dream about having more harmony in your family life? I love working with individuals, children and families to help them find their own unique solutions so that they can enjoy life to the fullest. My role as your therapist is to help you find lasting change and to create strategies for addressing life's challenges that keep you true to your own path.
(415) 917-2664 View (415) 917-2664
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Casey Hineline
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
Specializing in child/teen therapy. Specializing in attachment concerns, suicidal ideation, self-harm, relational issues and more... I treat the whole child/teen by providing our youth in the greater community with a space to explore, process and express their own emotional experiences through play, art and talk therapies. Therapy has proven to help kids improve self-esteem, identify their strengths, lean into their growing edges, learn perspective, process trauma, develop healthy coping strategies and find and maintain healthy relationships.
Specializing in child/teen therapy. Specializing in attachment concerns, suicidal ideation, self-harm, relational issues and more... I treat the whole child/teen by providing our youth in the greater community with a space to explore, process and express their own emotional experiences through play, art and talk therapies. Therapy has proven to help kids improve self-esteem, identify their strengths, lean into their growing edges, learn perspective, process trauma, develop healthy coping strategies and find and maintain healthy relationships.
(415) 200-2913 View (415) 200-2913
Child Therapists
Child psychologists in San Rafael, 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 Rafael 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.