Education and Learning Disabilities Therapists in San Rafael, CA

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Dina Schweitzer Leitch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I provide individual therapy to adults and adolescents, and provide parent consultation services to parents whose child struggles with learning differences, behavioral issues, or who are medically challenged.
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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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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Jessica (Jesse) A. Strassman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Are you concerned or confused by your child's behavior? Has your child's teacher suggested your child work with a therapist? 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
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Wellspring Psychotherapy Center
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
We also work with children who have learning , speech, language, sensory, and medical issues that can complicate development and growing up.
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
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San Rafael, CA 94903
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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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Anne-Olivia S. Rose
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a licensed psychologist who works with teens and adults to address Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Relationship Issues, Infertility, Postpartum Issues, ADHD and learning disabilities in both therapy and testing. My therapy clients are individuals seeking to improve their overall functioning through exploring and identifying personal patterns so they can learn to make more successful choices in their lives. Through helping clients develop healthy coping and decision making skills, I aim to instill a long lasting sense of well-being.
(415) 236-2965
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Alexandra Matthews
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. I specialize in treatment of anxiety (including obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic, phobias, discomfort in any social situation, separation anxiety), child and adult ADD/ADHD, depression, bipolar disorder, parent/child difficulties, and coping with chronic and/or life-threatening medical illness. I will help you develop effective coping skills, healthier habits, and new tools for future use. My goal is to reduce anxiety and depression, to increase confidence, and create lasting change. I do neuropsychological testing for youth and adults who may have learning differences.
(415) 767-1667
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Bay Area Community Counseling
Psychologist, PsyD, LCSW, MFT, MFTI, PCCi
Verified
Verified
At Bay Area Community Counseling, we provide therapy for children, teenagers, adults, and couples and are able to be flexible with clients' financial needs. Everyone can use some help now and then and at BACC we can provide you that help to get your life back on track. We work with various issues such as anxiety, depression, ADHD/ADD, relationship problems, learning problems, and a number of other issues that get in the way of living a fulfilling life.
(415) 767-1637
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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California Brain Health Center
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am trained to diagnosis a wide range of conditions, including (but not limited to) ADHD/ learning disability, concussion/brain injury, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, stroke, mild cognitive impairment, and dementia.
I see adult patients (18+) for neuropsychological assessment. Individuals can experience changes in thinking for many reasons, and the goal of the evaluation is to assist in accurate diagnosis and provide recommendations for daily life to help you function your best.
(415) 917-1206
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Faye Dorman
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Verified
Learning to recognize these cycles and reconnect emotionally is the basis of my work with both individuals and couples.
We all have difficulties in living. Problems of self esteem often underlie these difficulties. Resulting depression and anxiety, compulsive behaviors such as overeating, overspending, alcohol abuse and unhappy, frustrating relationship choices, can be changed. My style of working has developed over many years of practice and is interactive. Clients would most likely describe me as warm, and responsive. While serious in my work I have a good sense of humor; which I believe is essential for a productive, happy life.
(707) 879-8909
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Susan Jager
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I bring over 20 years of experience working in mental health and also in education with a focus on learning issues.
I help people manage life challenges, improve self-understanding, self-esteem, and learn new ways to manage their unique experiences and hardships. If you are experiencing difficult emotions in relationships, a transition or loss, it can be so helpful to work through feelings in a safe, confidential space.
(415) 683-7903
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Jenny Forman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I provide individual psychotherapy to older adolescents and adults using primarily cognitive behavioral and mindfulness-based strategies. I specialize in working with individuals who experience anxiety, self-judgment, depression, life transitions, or obstacles that may keep them from experiencing greater ease, joy, and alignment in their lives. I also provide psychological and psychoeducational assessments to children and adults to better understand their learning or psychological profile and to receive services that will help them reach their full potential.
(408) 676-9927
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San Rafael, CA 94912
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Sara Brooker
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I’m a clinical psychologist with specialized training in child and adolescent psychological assessment of attention issues and learning differences. I also have extensive experience supporting youth struggling with anxiety and OCD. My approach to psychotherapy is warm, collaborative, goal-oriented, and strength-based. I strive to create a safe environment in which youth and their families feel comfortable and understood. I also individualize care based on clients’ unique set of strengths and challenges, while also integrating evidence-based techniques to achieve both quick symptom relief and long-lasting change.
(415) 886-2809
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Not accepting new clients
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Heather Eileen Meader
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If you are getting through life, maybe even succeeding at many aspects of it, but just not feeling like you are truly thriving, I may be able to help. I enjoy supporting clients in finding new ways to increase their unique strengths and address challenges that hold them back from being present and engaged in creating a fulfilling life. My specialties include neurodivergence (ADHD, learning differences etc.), climate and social-political distress/anxiety or grief, those who work in the education field, mild/moderate anxiety and depression, stress, and those navigating new landscapes and transitions in life.
(707) 881-9302
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Allie Phelps
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I specialize in working with individuals with social learning deficits. During intake calls, many parents report their child to have some (or all) of the following traits: Very bright (above average IQ), better with adults and younger children than with peers, interrupts, trouble with balanced conversation (tends to monologue or doesn't contribute), struggles with losing, challenges with emotional regulation and impulse control, inflexible, strong language abilities, difficulty with perspective taking, wants to engage with others but often gets stuck, trouble with problem-solving, and/or executive function challenges.
(415) 849-7737
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Helen Elizabeth Shamis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
Verified
My treatment approach is best described as strength-based. I believe that we come to even our most challenging moments, with the best of intentions. When a client chooses me as their therapist, they provide themselves with a dedicated, judgment-free professional who believes in their ability to guide their own journey. If you are at your most vulnerable or in the darkest of places, there is always hope. Both short-term and long-term therapy is available.
(415) 877-6328
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Brian King
Psychologist, PsyD, QME
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I seek to provide a thoughtful and reflective setting where clients develop greater understanding of their problems and limitations through honest exploration of themselves, and to bolster strengths/foster growth. I provide a friendly and open atmosphere to invite sharing of whatever thought or feeling that comes up so that they can be explored, analyzed and ultimately changed if you want. I work in a collaborative way and do not necessarily see my role as an advice giver, but as a thoughtful companion in helping you find your own solutions and understanding. I use a flexible blend of clinical techniques and theories.
(415) 991-3069
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Dylan Kersh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MEd, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Through authenticity and a wide range of clinical experience, I have cultivated a unique therapeutic style that has helped many of my clients to heal and thrive. It is my mission to create a private practice accessible to everyone in our community where clients feel safe to open up, take risks, be vulnerable, explore themselves, and grow. I've worked with individuals, families, and couples from a diverse spectrum of backgrounds and found that with an open heart, a sincere desire to connect, and clinical integrity, I can affect real change in my clients' lives.
(510) 901-3771
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Laura Bulchis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Many challenges we experience in daily life relate to conflict between parts of ourself. Each part reflects our body’s own loving attempts to care for us in the ways it knows. When we shift one part of the feedback loop, our body's whole system rearranges. This is what makes transformation possible. My approach to therapy is holistic, somatic and client-centered. I start with creating a non-judgmental, inclusive space for you to come as you are. As we form and reach for your goals, our work may include body and mindfulness practices, regulation tools, trauma integration, behavior/communication coaching, and creative guidance.
(424) 372-8738
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Tracey Herman Broome
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years of clinical experience, I provide psychotherapy for children, teens, adults, and families in Marin and San Francisco. My professional focus is helping my clients find the right theapeutic tools so that they can move beyond destructive thinking and feeling patterns, have new insight and healing regarding past traumas, and face their life challenges with confidence.
(415) 488-8278
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San Rafael, CA 94901

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Education and Learning Disabilities Therapists

How effective is treatment for learning disabilities?

When initiated early and tailored to a child’s specific needs, learning disability treatment can be quite effective at helping a child cope with their disability, though its exact efficacy may depend on the severity of symptoms and whether comorbid disorders exist. Less is known about treatment initiated in adulthood, but it is certainly possible that an adult with a learning disability will see some improvement—or at the very least, identify workarounds and accommodations that could make symptoms less burdensome in day-to-day life.

When should someone seek treatment for learning disabilities?

It’s best to seek treatment as early as possible. Because learning disabilities often go unnoticed until a child starts school, or even until they’re a few years along, regular check-ins with teachers and doctors can help parents determine whether children are meeting milestones and keeping up with peers or whether an evaluation for learning disabilities may be warranted. And although earlier is always better, it’s never too late to be evaluated for learning disabilities and to seek treatment.

What happens if learning disabilities are left untreated?

Undiagnosed and untreated learning disabilities can be a source of significant frustration and shame for a child, who may feel that their challenges stem from a lack of intelligence or willpower. Such feelings can trigger low self-esteem, depression, or anxiety, which may push a child toward risky behaviors, including substance use. In adulthood, untreated learning disabilities can interfere with career success, and lingering feelings of self-doubt and shame can negatively affect someone’s mental health.

Are there medications for learning disabilities?

Currently, there are no medications designed to treat specific learning disabilities such as dysgraphia or dyscalculia. However, someone with a learning disability may be prescribed medication for a comorbid condition, such as anxiety, depression, or ADHD, which may have positive downstream effects on their learning disability; for example, a child with both ADHD and dyslexia may find that they’re better able to focus on their reading exercises after being prescribed a stimulant medication.