Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"Relationships are often the most rewarding, and the most frustrating thing in our lives. Yes, I am talking about the relationship with your spouse/partner, parents, children, co-workers, but can you stretch your definition of relationship counseling? Do you find yourself using food, sex, money, drugs, alcohol to avoid what is happening in the present moment? What is your relationship to those vices? How do you relate to life's transitions? Are you finding yourself trying to hold to the ground as you navigate changes in jobs, the arrival of newborns, the inevitable fate of aging…As you can see we are in relationship to all of life."
(415) 991-8346
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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"Relationships are often the most rewarding, and the most frustrating thing in our lives. Yes, I am talking about the relationship with your spouse/partner, parents, children, co-workers, but can you stretch your definition of relationship counseling? Do you find yourself using food, sex, money, drugs, alcohol to avoid what is happening in the present moment? What is your relationship to those vices? How do you relate to life's transitions? Are you finding yourself trying to hold to the ground as you navigate changes in jobs, the arrival of newborns, the inevitable fate of aging…As you can see we are in relationship to all of life."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"My experience has been in helping children, families and adults who wish to work on communication, relational and social issues. I have a strong background in school related issues, trauma, grief, relationships, as well as deepening connection with one's self. "
(415) 870-8450
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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"My experience has been in helping children, families and adults who wish to work on communication, relational and social issues. I have a strong background in school related issues, trauma, grief, relationships, as well as deepening connection with one's self. "
David Noble Therapy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"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
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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"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."
Helen Schoenhals Hart, Licensed Psychoanalyst
Licensed Psychoanalyst
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94903
"Perhaps you have some symptom that's bothering you: writer's cramp, an embarrassing blushing problem, relationship or sexual difficulties, an eating disorder, a problem with anger, or perhaps you have debilitating anxiety attacks. Or you simply are unhappy, depressed and dissatisfied with your life, even though you are relatively successful. The list of possible symptoms is endless. As a psychoanalyst, I can assist you on the classic and still the most adventurous road to relief: the search for self-understanding. Also, should you need it, I offer short-term counseling and couples therapy."
(415) 689-9225
Verified
San Rafael, California 94903
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"Perhaps you have some symptom that's bothering you: writer's cramp, an embarrassing blushing problem, relationship or sexual difficulties, an eating disorder, a problem with anger, or perhaps you have debilitating anxiety attacks. Or you simply are unhappy, depressed and dissatisfied with your life, even though you are relatively successful. The list of possible symptoms is endless. As a psychoanalyst, I can assist you on the classic and still the most adventurous road to relief: the search for self-understanding. Also, should you need it, I offer short-term counseling and couples therapy."
Isabel Mize, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"I believe that deepening our self-awareness, interpreting our life experiences, and having a safe place to open our hearts is the first step in transformation and growth. I am most passionate about creating a space for you to search for meaning and understanding as you navigate the unpredictability of life. My work focuses on helping you create your own narrative, rediscover who you truly are, heal wounds and practice self-love and compassion. By healing yourself you develop the capacity for deep connection that is authentic, supportive, and fulfilling."
(415) 462-4125
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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"I believe that deepening our self-awareness, interpreting our life experiences, and having a safe place to open our hearts is the first step in transformation and growth. I am most passionate about creating a space for you to search for meaning and understanding as you navigate the unpredictability of life. My work focuses on helping you create your own narrative, rediscover who you truly are, heal wounds and practice self-love and compassion. By healing yourself you develop the capacity for deep connection that is authentic, supportive, and fulfilling."
Tessamarie Capitolo, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, CST-T
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"I am a seasoned psychotherapist treating clients who are experiencing emotional distress such as: relationship difficulties, parenting challenges, anxiety, grief and loss,and trauma. Adults in my practice are often in need of support in moving through painful situations in their lives. These might include divorce and separation, mid-life transitions, grief and loss and family challenges. In my work with adolescents and children, I address impulsivity depression, academic failure, phobias (social and environmental),and developmental delays."
(415) 448-6992
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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"I am a seasoned psychotherapist treating clients who are experiencing emotional distress such as: relationship difficulties, parenting challenges, anxiety, grief and loss,and trauma. Adults in my practice are often in need of support in moving through painful situations in their lives. These might include divorce and separation, mid-life transitions, grief and loss and family challenges. In my work with adolescents and children, I address impulsivity depression, academic failure, phobias (social and environmental),and developmental delays."
Tracy Williams, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"I utilize cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused and dialectical behavioral interventions to help my clients bring about the necessary changes in their lives to feel comfortable and happy again and diminish the distress and discomfort they are feeling. By learning to focus on strengths and resources rather than past problems and failings, my clients report feeling less depressed and anxious, while looking forward to the days ahead. I am aware of the important role of thinking in how we feel and what we do, and so I help my clients replace dysfunctional thoughts with more adaptive ones. Life is special."
(415) 801-3029
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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"I utilize cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused and dialectical behavioral interventions to help my clients bring about the necessary changes in their lives to feel comfortable and happy again and diminish the distress and discomfort they are feeling. By learning to focus on strengths and resources rather than past problems and failings, my clients report feeling less depressed and anxious, while looking forward to the days ahead. I am aware of the important role of thinking in how we feel and what we do, and so I help my clients replace dysfunctional thoughts with more adaptive ones. Life is special."
Toni K Macdonald, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"I believe that human beings have an inner motivating force that moves them toward more health and fulfillment. Life is difficult. We all have our particular, usually life long issues that get in the way of our personal growth. The going is often ridiculously slow and repetitive; this is where therapy can be so helpful. I think and feel it is an honor to be let into someone’s life and be a catalyst for beneficial change. I believe in being happy NOW! So I will not hesitate to be straightforward and directive if I think it will be helpful."
(415) 799-7170
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
"I believe that human beings have an inner motivating force that moves them toward more health and fulfillment. Life is difficult. We all have our particular, usually life long issues that get in the way of our personal growth. The going is often ridiculously slow and repetitive; this is where therapy can be so helpful. I think and feel it is an honor to be let into someone’s life and be a catalyst for beneficial change. I believe in being happy NOW! So I will not hesitate to be straightforward and directive if I think it will be helpful."
Alan N Boyar, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"I have been practicing in San Rafael and San Francisco for 30+years working with adults, couples, children and adolescents. From my patients I have learned that in addition to being empathic and easy to relate to, most people want a therapist who is direct and interactive, who offers solutions to problems. We will do this in 3 Steps. First I will evaluate the reason you have come. For some people it is symptom relief; to feel less depressed and anxious...For others it is to understand the patterns in their behavior that may prevent more satisfying relationships."
(415) 805-9773
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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"I have been practicing in San Rafael and San Francisco for 30+years working with adults, couples, children and adolescents. From my patients I have learned that in addition to being empathic and easy to relate to, most people want a therapist who is direct and interactive, who offers solutions to problems. We will do this in 3 Steps. First I will evaluate the reason you have come. For some people it is symptom relief; to feel less depressed and anxious...For others it is to understand the patterns in their behavior that may prevent more satisfying relationships."
Ginny Bahr, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LPCC, MAC
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"Addiction is a complex illness that has a lasting impact on a person and their entire family. Everyone's best intentions to heal or change can often result in outcomes that perpetuate suffering. The addiction cycle can feel like a rollercoaster with fleeting to no progress, or worse. There is a way off this ride. At Marin Family Recovery, we believe that a person's ability to change their life story and fully live a satisfying life is possible no matter how dark the starting place feels. Addiction is 100% treatable. With life there is always opportunity."
(415) 969-3045
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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"Addiction is a complex illness that has a lasting impact on a person and their entire family. Everyone's best intentions to heal or change can often result in outcomes that perpetuate suffering. The addiction cycle can feel like a rollercoaster with fleeting to no progress, or worse. There is a way off this ride. At Marin Family Recovery, we believe that a person's ability to change their life story and fully live a satisfying life is possible no matter how dark the starting place feels. Addiction is 100% treatable. With life there is always opportunity."
Cathy Della Valle, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94903
"I have many years of experience and training and enjoy working with adults, couples and teens. I find that most clients come to me when their old ways of coping are no longer working (or they are unhealthy) and the stress is too much! Also, when they can't avoid the strong feelings bubbling to the surface. Why do it alone. I hold the hope for my clients when they aren't able."
(415) 813-5401
Verified
San Rafael, California 94903
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"I have many years of experience and training and enjoy working with adults, couples and teens. I find that most clients come to me when their old ways of coping are no longer working (or they are unhealthy) and the stress is too much! Also, when they can't avoid the strong feelings bubbling to the surface. Why do it alone. I hold the hope for my clients when they aren't able."
Jason Zuchowski, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94903
"It’s no secret. Many boys hate the idea of therapy or even just talking about their feelings. I’ve been working almost exclusively with boys (ages 5-18) and their families for over 15 years. If your son and family feel overwhelmed or distant from each other, I take a fresh look at your family’s unique strengths and build on these to work through conflict, reconnect, and re-establish joy as a daily practice. My work is driven by the latest research in neurobiology."
(415) 582-4124
Verified
San Rafael, California 94903
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"It’s no secret. Many boys hate the idea of therapy or even just talking about their feelings. I’ve been working almost exclusively with boys (ages 5-18) and their families for over 15 years. If your son and family feel overwhelmed or distant from each other, I take a fresh look at your family’s unique strengths and build on these to work through conflict, reconnect, and re-establish joy as a daily practice. My work is driven by the latest research in neurobiology."
David J Kest, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"I offer an "Integrated Approach to Psychotherapy" for adults, teens, couples and families. We may first seek to reduce negative symptoms and increase stability in our life, but eventually I support and challenge my clients to graduate from "surviving to truly "thriving" in all major aspects of their life. Relationships have shaped and influenced who we are and many clients appreciate help with essential relationship skills. I am one of the few therapists in Marin and SF actually certified as an Imago Relationship Therapist and had the honor to assist the founder in a local 2010 weekend couples workshop."
(650) 924-9677
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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"I offer an "Integrated Approach to Psychotherapy" for adults, teens, couples and families. We may first seek to reduce negative symptoms and increase stability in our life, but eventually I support and challenge my clients to graduate from "surviving to truly "thriving" in all major aspects of their life. Relationships have shaped and influenced who we are and many clients appreciate help with essential relationship skills. I am one of the few therapists in Marin and SF actually certified as an Imago Relationship Therapist and had the honor to assist the founder in a local 2010 weekend couples workshop."
Mariefrance Y Cote, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"I thoroughly enjoy supporting children, teens, and parents and individuals reach their full sense of joy and success. I assist the person access their inner wisdom by engaging an exploration of thoughts and behaviors that get in the way of having harmonious relationships with family, partners, friends, and others. My therapeutic style is calm, yet dynamically engaged, which is particularly helpful for individuals with anxiety and depression. I have extensive training in Somatic practices, Guided Imagery, and Mindfulness combined with evidence based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and exposure therapy."
(415) 969-5278
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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"I thoroughly enjoy supporting children, teens, and parents and individuals reach their full sense of joy and success. I assist the person access their inner wisdom by engaging an exploration of thoughts and behaviors that get in the way of having harmonious relationships with family, partners, friends, and others. My therapeutic style is calm, yet dynamically engaged, which is particularly helpful for individuals with anxiety and depression. I have extensive training in Somatic practices, Guided Imagery, and Mindfulness combined with evidence based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and exposure therapy."
Christa Johnson, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"We live in a fast paced world, and in the best of times this can make it difficult to reach our personal goals. Therapy can provide the opportunity for meaningful change whether you are having difficulty adjusting to a transition in your life or are experiencing significant difficulties that are impacting your ability to function. I would be happy to meet with you to discuss your unique experience and the areas of your life you want to enhance. I believe therapy is a collaborative process and I would welcome the opportunity to support you through a transformation that allows you to reach the goals you’ve set for yourself."
(415) 521-1509
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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"We live in a fast paced world, and in the best of times this can make it difficult to reach our personal goals. Therapy can provide the opportunity for meaningful change whether you are having difficulty adjusting to a transition in your life or are experiencing significant difficulties that are impacting your ability to function. I would be happy to meet with you to discuss your unique experience and the areas of your life you want to enhance. I believe therapy is a collaborative process and I would welcome the opportunity to support you through a transformation that allows you to reach the goals you’ve set for yourself."
Laura Fannon, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"My work with individual adults at all stages of life recognizes the transformative power of even the most challenging life transitions. These opportunities may take many forms: fears about mortality and aging, grief and loss, questions about career and calling, spiritual and existential crises, shifts in sexual identity and orientation, and relationship challenges. I also work with couples (including LGBTQ) and adult family members who want to improve their relationships. Y sí, hablo español. Si desea obtener más información, llámeme, por favor, y podemos platicar de sus necesidades. Trabajo solamente con adultos y no acepto aseguranza."
(415) 323-0925
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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"My work with individual adults at all stages of life recognizes the transformative power of even the most challenging life transitions. These opportunities may take many forms: fears about mortality and aging, grief and loss, questions about career and calling, spiritual and existential crises, shifts in sexual identity and orientation, and relationship challenges. I also work with couples (including LGBTQ) and adult family members who want to improve their relationships. Y sí, hablo español. Si desea obtener más información, llámeme, por favor, y podemos platicar de sus necesidades. Trabajo solamente con adultos y no acepto aseguranza."
Sara Abbot Edrington, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"Therapy provides space for finding meaning while inciting change. We will work collaboratively to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for your life experiences and what drives your current decision-making process. A focus will be on identifying ways to meet your needs, build resiliency, and sustain hope."
(415) 230-2616
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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"Therapy provides space for finding meaning while inciting change. We will work collaboratively to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for your life experiences and what drives your current decision-making process. A focus will be on identifying ways to meet your needs, build resiliency, and sustain hope."
Audrey L. Franklin, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"Are you feeling anxious or depressed, living with a chronic illness, going through a life transition or experiencing other challenging circumstances? As a licensed psychologist with 30 years of experience, I help people navigate difficult times with openness, curiosity and compassion. Together we can identify your particular needs and forge a path to best meet them. You may be struggling with difficulties from the past. You may want to transform repetitive thought and behavior patterns that are affecting your relationships and your job success. In our work, you can develop inner resources and skills to face life's challenges with greater freedom and resilience."
(415) 417-1392
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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"Are you feeling anxious or depressed, living with a chronic illness, going through a life transition or experiencing other challenging circumstances? As a licensed psychologist with 30 years of experience, I help people navigate difficult times with openness, curiosity and compassion. Together we can identify your particular needs and forge a path to best meet them. You may be struggling with difficulties from the past. You may want to transform repetitive thought and behavior patterns that are affecting your relationships and your job success. In our work, you can develop inner resources and skills to face life's challenges with greater freedom and resilience."
John Gusman, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"Experience counts.... along with good training, a sense of openness, curiosity, warmth, and even the judicious use of humor. If you are like many people, getting started is often the hardest part. Whether you are looking for a one-time consultation on a particular concern or wanting to engage in an in-depth exploration of a serious longstanding issue, I will approach the work in a respectful and collaborative fashion."
(415) 689-3396
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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"Experience counts.... along with good training, a sense of openness, curiosity, warmth, and even the judicious use of humor. If you are like many people, getting started is often the hardest part. Whether you are looking for a one-time consultation on a particular concern or wanting to engage in an in-depth exploration of a serious longstanding issue, I will approach the work in a respectful and collaborative fashion."
Ilene Malt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"Choosing a therapist can be a confusing process. Research has shown that the relationship between the therapist and client is the most important indicator of a successful outcome, more so than the therapist's type of professional degree or theoretical orientation. You need a therapist who will create a supportive atmosphere, but also one in which you will be gently challenged to think about your problems in a new and more adaptive manner. I will offer a compassionate and intelligent response to your concerns."
(415) 787-2974 x2
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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"Choosing a therapist can be a confusing process. Research has shown that the relationship between the therapist and client is the most important indicator of a successful outcome, more so than the therapist's type of professional degree or theoretical orientation. You need a therapist who will create a supportive atmosphere, but also one in which you will be gently challenged to think about your problems in a new and more adaptive manner. I will offer a compassionate and intelligent response to your concerns."

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