Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"I am a seasoned licensed therapist who has been in practice for 25 years. My areas of specialty are women issues, stress management, post traumatic stress, critical incident debriefing, addictions, and couples work. I do well with people who are motivated to change but lack the tools to do so. I assist clients in accessing their strengths in healthier ways, as to understand and communicate with intention, purpose and focus on their desires and goals. I help people to get clearer and focused on how they want to be in the world, Life is about choices."
(650) 385-8870
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
"I am a seasoned licensed therapist who has been in practice for 25 years. My areas of specialty are women issues, stress management, post traumatic stress, critical incident debriefing, addictions, and couples work. I do well with people who are motivated to change but lack the tools to do so. I assist clients in accessing their strengths in healthier ways, as to understand and communicate with intention, purpose and focus on their desires and goals. I help people to get clearer and focused on how they want to be in the world, Life is about choices."
Integrative Therapy and Relationship Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"Therapy offers a powerful, almost sacred place to examine, heal and change one's life. You don't need to endure your struggles alone. In psychotherapy and relationship counseling you are invited to show up with all of who you are. All of your feelings are welcome. With careful attention and compassion it is possible to move out of pain, discomfort and stuckness into greater ease, vitality and authenticity. You will come to know yourself more fully and see yourself and your life through more compassionate understanding."
(628) 333-2139
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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"Therapy offers a powerful, almost sacred place to examine, heal and change one's life. You don't need to endure your struggles alone. In psychotherapy and relationship counseling you are invited to show up with all of who you are. All of your feelings are welcome. With careful attention and compassion it is possible to move out of pain, discomfort and stuckness into greater ease, vitality and authenticity. You will come to know yourself more fully and see yourself and your life through more compassionate understanding."
Robert Waska, Counselor
Counselor, LPCC, MFT, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94903
"EFFECTIVE ANXIETY TREATMENT. 30 years of professional experience in the field. I will help resolve the panic, self-doubt, nervousness, and fear. Anxiety can cripple your day-to-day happiness, your relationships, your career, and your self-worth. Obsessive thinking, compulsive behaviors, worry patterns, and social anxiety can all be conquered. I use research based counseling techniques to create change and lasting relief."
(415) 689-1009
Verified
San Rafael, California 94903
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"EFFECTIVE ANXIETY TREATMENT. 30 years of professional experience in the field. I will help resolve the panic, self-doubt, nervousness, and fear. Anxiety can cripple your day-to-day happiness, your relationships, your career, and your self-worth. Obsessive thinking, compulsive behaviors, worry patterns, and social anxiety can all be conquered. I use research based counseling techniques to create change and lasting relief."
Ann Gordon, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"At one time or another, day-to-day life can just feel too difficult. The perspective, support, and skills you can gain from working with a therapist can be an enormous help. I enjoy working with a wide range of adults struggling with life transitions, parenting, relationships, work challenges, or grief and loss. I am particularly interested in the personal issues brought up by the special needs, illnesses, or other challenges, of people you care about. I use both practical and exploratory approaches, depending on the situation."
(415) 237-4338
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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"At one time or another, day-to-day life can just feel too difficult. The perspective, support, and skills you can gain from working with a therapist can be an enormous help. I enjoy working with a wide range of adults struggling with life transitions, parenting, relationships, work challenges, or grief and loss. I am particularly interested in the personal issues brought up by the special needs, illnesses, or other challenges, of people you care about. I use both practical and exploratory approaches, depending on the situation."
Liz Kalmanson, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"Relationships have the potential to bring enormous happiness and fulfillment yet can also create deep wounding and pain. I specialize in working with both individuals and couples who are struggling in relationships with partners, family members, and close friends. I will help you recognize and change reoccurring patterns that can chip away at feelings of closeness, intimacy, and trust. Our relationship with ourselves and with others are central to the quality of our lives. Let me support you in learning the skills to repair, rebuild, and strengthen your relationships so you can live with more fulfillment and ease."
(415) 980-7890
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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"Relationships have the potential to bring enormous happiness and fulfillment yet can also create deep wounding and pain. I specialize in working with both individuals and couples who are struggling in relationships with partners, family members, and close friends. I will help you recognize and change reoccurring patterns that can chip away at feelings of closeness, intimacy, and trust. Our relationship with ourselves and with others are central to the quality of our lives. Let me support you in learning the skills to repair, rebuild, and strengthen your relationships so you can live with more fulfillment and ease."
Laurie Buehler, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"I support clients of all ages to transform anxiety, profound life transition, grief, illness, trauma, and chronic pain into a Life filled with meaning. I am known for bringing a genuine warmth to my client meetings, and will often guide clients through a process of self-discovery that can result in a lasting inner freedom. I use body-mind techniques beyond rudimentary "mindfulness" that enable clients to know themselves deeply. More choices emerge from this knowing."
(415) 940-7329
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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"I support clients of all ages to transform anxiety, profound life transition, grief, illness, trauma, and chronic pain into a Life filled with meaning. I am known for bringing a genuine warmth to my client meetings, and will often guide clients through a process of self-discovery that can result in a lasting inner freedom. I use body-mind techniques beyond rudimentary "mindfulness" that enable clients to know themselves deeply. More choices emerge from this knowing."
Suzanne Austin, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 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."
(415) 917-2664
Verified
San Rafael, California 94903
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"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."
Patrick Gannon, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"People come into therapy because they want to make changes. Whatever the issue, the key is your desire to take charge and apply the lessons of our work to make your life better. Being open to trying new approaches, staying aware of what your emotions are telling you and adopting a message of support, honesty and commitment to yourself. That allows me to partner with you on a path toward change. My responsibility is to guide you toward meeting those goals which I will do by setting out a plan that will bring results. With effort, anything is possible."
(415) 301-2126
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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"People come into therapy because they want to make changes. Whatever the issue, the key is your desire to take charge and apply the lessons of our work to make your life better. Being open to trying new approaches, staying aware of what your emotions are telling you and adopting a message of support, honesty and commitment to yourself. That allows me to partner with you on a path toward change. My responsibility is to guide you toward meeting those goals which I will do by setting out a plan that will bring results. With effort, anything is possible."
Raya Smail, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"If you have made your way to this page, you are probably struggling with a "relationship problem"--either with someone else, or with yourself. This is likely causing you significant emotional pain. Your predicament may have been triggered by a recent event, such as loss or trauma, or may have lingered and festered for years. Your symptoms may vary--you may experience persistent discontent, loneliness, emptiness...; have difficulty finding or sustaining a relationship, or have a spouse who wants you to get "fixed".You may be battling addiction or a destructive behavior that is thwarting your life, but impossible to give up, despite endless attempts."
(415) 766-0949
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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"If you have made your way to this page, you are probably struggling with a "relationship problem"--either with someone else, or with yourself. This is likely causing you significant emotional pain. Your predicament may have been triggered by a recent event, such as loss or trauma, or may have lingered and festered for years. Your symptoms may vary--you may experience persistent discontent, loneliness, emptiness...; have difficulty finding or sustaining a relationship, or have a spouse who wants you to get "fixed".You may be battling addiction or a destructive behavior that is thwarting your life, but impossible to give up, despite endless attempts."
Demetry Apostle, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"Searching for new meaning and exploring life’s possibilities often stems from painful experiences from our past or current situations. I aspire to cultivate a safe environment with my clients so that they may explore new possibilities and develop an enriching curiosity about themselves. Reaching out for help takes strength and courage. I believe that helping my clients identify and sort through their issues while fostering their strengths is the catalyst that brings about the regenerative change they seek. "
(415) 915-0403
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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"Searching for new meaning and exploring life’s possibilities often stems from painful experiences from our past or current situations. I aspire to cultivate a safe environment with my clients so that they may explore new possibilities and develop an enriching curiosity about themselves. Reaching out for help takes strength and courage. I believe that helping my clients identify and sort through their issues while fostering their strengths is the catalyst that brings about the regenerative change they seek. "
Monique Haan, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RYT-500
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94903
"I see therapy as an opportunity for self discovery, healing and a safe space to move towards our growing edges. My approach is mindfulness based and collaborative. Together we can explore the narratives and relational patterns that may be getting in the way of our personal growth or intimacy with other. Through a somatic approach (integration of mind-heart-body), we arrive into a more empowered and embodied sense of being. "
(415) 212-4506
Verified
San Rafael, California 94903
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"I see therapy as an opportunity for self discovery, healing and a safe space to move towards our growing edges. My approach is mindfulness based and collaborative. Together we can explore the narratives and relational patterns that may be getting in the way of our personal growth or intimacy with other. Through a somatic approach (integration of mind-heart-body), we arrive into a more empowered and embodied sense of being. "
Robert Waska, Counselor
Counselor, LPCC, MFT, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94903
"EFFECTIVE DEPRESSION TREATMENT. 30 years of professional experience in the field. I will help you master the symptoms and repair the core cause of your depression, whether it is a recent and sudden state or a long term condition. Your sadness, lack of hope, self-sabotage, emptiness, self-hatred, and not feeling alive are all parts of a problem that can be resolved."
(415) 723-4083
Verified
San Rafael, California 94903
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"EFFECTIVE DEPRESSION TREATMENT. 30 years of professional experience in the field. I will help you master the symptoms and repair the core cause of your depression, whether it is a recent and sudden state or a long term condition. Your sadness, lack of hope, self-sabotage, emptiness, self-hatred, and not feeling alive are all parts of a problem that can be resolved."
Sheira A Kahn, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"YOU CAN BE FREE FROM OBSESSION ABOUT FOOD AND YOUR BODY Have you lost weight and gained it back? Do you feel out-of-control around food? Are you dominated by thoughts about what you ate and how you look? Have you tried to address this, without lasting success? Disliking your body and being preoccupied with food are so constant and started so long ago, you may wonder if it will ever be different. You may feel frustrated that this part of your life hasn't changed. But a relaxed relationship with your body and carefree eating are very possible."
(628) 257-8358
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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"YOU CAN BE FREE FROM OBSESSION ABOUT FOOD AND YOUR BODY Have you lost weight and gained it back? Do you feel out-of-control around food? Are you dominated by thoughts about what you ate and how you look? Have you tried to address this, without lasting success? Disliking your body and being preoccupied with food are so constant and started so long ago, you may wonder if it will ever be different. You may feel frustrated that this part of your life hasn't changed. But a relaxed relationship with your body and carefree eating are very possible."
Shelley Richardson, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"I enjoy working with individuals and couples who are looking for ways to heal from past hurts, create lives worth living, or deal with anxiety, stress, and life transitions. Approaching each client from a place of acceptance, my style varies depending on your needs - from listening and supporting you, to asking tough questions or providing more direction. I incorporate mindfulness into my work to support people in connecting with their emotions as well as to help them regulate their emotions."
(415) 236-2963
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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"I enjoy working with individuals and couples who are looking for ways to heal from past hurts, create lives worth living, or deal with anxiety, stress, and life transitions. Approaching each client from a place of acceptance, my style varies depending on your needs - from listening and supporting you, to asking tough questions or providing more direction. I incorporate mindfulness into my work to support people in connecting with their emotions as well as to help them regulate their emotions."
Gary Buck, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, Psychol
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"I am a licensed psychologist associated with The Child Therapy Institute. Although our focus is on children, I also see adolescents and adults in my practice. My work with children and adults utilizes our human ability to express ourselves through imagery in art, play, imagination, and dreams in ways that catalyzes healing and inner transformation. With children my work includes collateral sessions with their parents. With adults I also draw on my many years of spiritual practice, using such techniques as mindfulness and Yoga Nidra with my clients."
(707) 879-8948
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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"I am a licensed psychologist associated with The Child Therapy Institute. Although our focus is on children, I also see adolescents and adults in my practice. My work with children and adults utilizes our human ability to express ourselves through imagery in art, play, imagination, and dreams in ways that catalyzes healing and inner transformation. With children my work includes collateral sessions with their parents. With adults I also draw on my many years of spiritual practice, using such techniques as mindfulness and Yoga Nidra with my clients."
Leora Fulvio, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, CCHT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"If you are suffering with food & body image issues, issues of self-esteem & self-worth, relationship issues or dealing with trauma, I can help you. There are so many women who feel as though they are not enough. They believe that they somehow have to be better, look different, lose weight, be a whole different person to have a good relationship and a happy life. They beat themselves up constantly and are always trying to change. Do you understand this feeling? If so, I can help you have a loving relationship with yourself and settle into who you really are."
(415) 649-8964
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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"If you are suffering with food & body image issues, issues of self-esteem & self-worth, relationship issues or dealing with trauma, I can help you. There are so many women who feel as though they are not enough. They believe that they somehow have to be better, look different, lose weight, be a whole different person to have a good relationship and a happy life. They beat themselves up constantly and are always trying to change. Do you understand this feeling? If so, I can help you have a loving relationship with yourself and settle into who you really are."
Karen Weinberger, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"I have been helping my clients find solutions to problems of addiction, depression and difficult relationships for more than twenty-five years. I can help you feel better and make the changes you want to make. I recognize and respect what is unique about you and I don't practice "one size fits all" psychotherapy. I understand emotional pain and how a good therapeutic relationship can heal the hurt. Having better relationships, overcoming depression, or getting off the merry-go-round of addiction is possible with help, commitment and hard work."
(415) 799-8787
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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"I have been helping my clients find solutions to problems of addiction, depression and difficult relationships for more than twenty-five years. I can help you feel better and make the changes you want to make. I recognize and respect what is unique about you and I don't practice "one size fits all" psychotherapy. I understand emotional pain and how a good therapeutic relationship can heal the hurt. Having better relationships, overcoming depression, or getting off the merry-go-round of addiction is possible with help, commitment and hard work."
Karen Newcomb, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"I am committed to providing a safe, nurturing environment to explore options,develop strategies and build coping skills. My approach is supportive and warm, but also action-oriented. I am experienced working with clients who are dealing with, depression, anxiety, trauma and life transitions, such as grief, illness, or parenting challenges."
(510) 788-2744
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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"I am committed to providing a safe, nurturing environment to explore options,develop strategies and build coping skills. My approach is supportive and warm, but also action-oriented. I am experienced working with clients who are dealing with, depression, anxiety, trauma and life transitions, such as grief, illness, or parenting challenges."
Roberta Godbe-Tipp, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"Tired of talk therapy? Are you looking for a dynamic, empowering approach to counseling? Maybe you are noticing that the natural felt sense of joy, aliveness and peace is eluding you. There are times in life when we all need support. As a seasoned Transpersonal Therapist with over forty years of contemplative practice, I bring an intuitive sensitivity, trained attention and wisdom to our work together and support you in awakening to a deeper awareness of Self, that will radically transform your experience of daily life. This naturally results in greater creativity, aliveness, inner strength and courage."
(650) 646-5410
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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"Tired of talk therapy? Are you looking for a dynamic, empowering approach to counseling? Maybe you are noticing that the natural felt sense of joy, aliveness and peace is eluding you. There are times in life when we all need support. As a seasoned Transpersonal Therapist with over forty years of contemplative practice, I bring an intuitive sensitivity, trained attention and wisdom to our work together and support you in awakening to a deeper awareness of Self, that will radically transform your experience of daily life. This naturally results in greater creativity, aliveness, inner strength and courage."
Kelly Kennard, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"Couples and individual Adults come to me to improve their relationships, find relief from intense emotions/anxiety, get emotional support for their chronic illness, cope with challenging life transitions, heal from childhood trauma as well as other issues. Life can feel painful, complicated and confusing. I provide a safe, supportive environment where you can explore these hard feelings, with compassion and curiosity. I help you identify unconscious, limiting beliefs and emotions, so you can make new, healthy life choices. I guide you in cultivating self-compassion as a resource for making these changes. "
(510) 567-4687
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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"Couples and individual Adults come to me to improve their relationships, find relief from intense emotions/anxiety, get emotional support for their chronic illness, cope with challenging life transitions, heal from childhood trauma as well as other issues. Life can feel painful, complicated and confusing. I provide a safe, supportive environment where you can explore these hard feelings, with compassion and curiosity. I help you identify unconscious, limiting beliefs and emotions, so you can make new, healthy life choices. I guide you in cultivating self-compassion as a resource for making these changes. "

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