Child Therapists in Sausalito, CA

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Sarah Wescott
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sausalito, CA 94965
I believe parents need to grow in response to their maturing children.
Now accepting clients for the 23-24 school year. I am fascinated by the resilience of the human body/mind to withstand stress and continue to grow. How we evolve in reaction to adversity can be automatic or we can learn to have more choice in our responsiveness. Therapy is the process of learning to slow down, reflect, and move forward with greater influence over our actions. Connecting teens with the ability to be self-reflective early in their lives will be a resource as they mature. Adolescence is a potent time to intervene with self-destructive behaviors and course correct for success.
I believe parents need to grow in response to their maturing children.
Now accepting clients for the 23-24 school year. I am fascinated by the resilience of the human body/mind to withstand stress and continue to grow. How we evolve in reaction to adversity can be automatic or we can learn to have more choice in our responsiveness. Therapy is the process of learning to slow down, reflect, and move forward with greater influence over our actions. Connecting teens with the ability to be self-reflective early in their lives will be a resource as they mature. Adolescence is a potent time to intervene with self-destructive behaviors and course correct for success.
(415) 419-8910 View (415) 419-8910
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Pamela Taylor, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sausalito, CA 94965
As a child therapist, understanding that play therapy, expressive art and talking are all important ways to engage and build trust.
Often times children, adolescents and their family members may not know what they want or need. As an experienced therapist, I work collaboratively to help understand how thoughts, feelings and actions are connected. Many clients are struggling with relationships, personal, academic or professional goals. We will examine the root causes, behavioral challenges and environmental factors which may contributing. Understanding the therapeutic alliance between client and therapist is key to exploring issues, I offer a genuine, empathic and nonjudgemental approach that helps clients feel at ease and safe to explore these issues.
As a child therapist, understanding that play therapy, expressive art and talking are all important ways to engage and build trust.
Often times children, adolescents and their family members may not know what they want or need. As an experienced therapist, I work collaboratively to help understand how thoughts, feelings and actions are connected. Many clients are struggling with relationships, personal, academic or professional goals. We will examine the root causes, behavioral challenges and environmental factors which may contributing. Understanding the therapeutic alliance between client and therapist is key to exploring issues, I offer a genuine, empathic and nonjudgemental approach that helps clients feel at ease and safe to explore these issues.
(415) 687-3259 View (415) 687-3259
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Jean-Paul Eberle
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sausalito, CA 94965
I am an educator and trainer throughout the Bay Area, providing workshops on various topics with an emphasis on body-mind health and integration, including but not limited to trauma-informed care, positive parenting, substance abuse, and child development, alongside providing therapy for individuals (children and adults), couples, and families.
Are you struggling with some seemingly insurmountable hurdle in your life? Do you need support navigating a life transition, significant relationship challenge, or inner conflict? I am here to support you. I specialize in working holistically from a body-oriented perspective (i.e. - mindfulness, movement, etc.) with individuals, families (e.g. - nuclear, blended, co-parenting, foster), couples, and children with acute or chronic behavior, emotional, or relational challenges. All life's challenges are workable. Reduce stress, increase capacity, and restore the sense of balance, well-being, integration and fulfillment that is your birthright today.
I am an educator and trainer throughout the Bay Area, providing workshops on various topics with an emphasis on body-mind health and integration, including but not limited to trauma-informed care, positive parenting, substance abuse, and child development, alongside providing therapy for individuals (children and adults), couples, and families.
Are you struggling with some seemingly insurmountable hurdle in your life? Do you need support navigating a life transition, significant relationship challenge, or inner conflict? I am here to support you. I specialize in working holistically from a body-oriented perspective (i.e. - mindfulness, movement, etc.) with individuals, families (e.g. - nuclear, blended, co-parenting, foster), couples, and children with acute or chronic behavior, emotional, or relational challenges. All life's challenges are workable. Reduce stress, increase capacity, and restore the sense of balance, well-being, integration and fulfillment that is your birthright today.
(415) 780-9042 View (415) 780-9042
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Jodi Engstrom
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Sausalito, CA 94965
In addition to working with adults, I specialize in working with children and adolescents with a range of presenting problems including anxiety, depression, divorce/separation, learning differences, anger, poor coping, and low self-esteem.
I work with individuals and couples who are experiencing stress, recovering from trauma, and dealing with transition. I have a warm, collaborative approach wherein you and I work together to assess how you are affected by certain core beliefs, and then begin to think about what's in your best interest. Working from a Control Mastery perspective, I believe that you have a plan to overcome what's difficult for you and my job is to help you actualize it.
In addition to working with adults, I specialize in working with children and adolescents with a range of presenting problems including anxiety, depression, divorce/separation, learning differences, anger, poor coping, and low self-esteem.
I work with individuals and couples who are experiencing stress, recovering from trauma, and dealing with transition. I have a warm, collaborative approach wherein you and I work together to assess how you are affected by certain core beliefs, and then begin to think about what's in your best interest. Working from a Control Mastery perspective, I believe that you have a plan to overcome what's difficult for you and my job is to help you actualize it.
(415) 726-2779 View (415) 726-2779
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Briana Aitkenhead
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFTI
Verified Verified
Sausalito, CA 94965
I enjoy working with adolescents and children using a combination of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Social Thinking Curriculum.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in California. I have been working in the Bay Area for 10 years now as a psychotherapist. I have experience working with adolescents, couples and children. I believe that therapy is a collaborative relationship that can transform a persons perspective. I utilize many different therapeutic approaches such as DBT and emotion focused therapy.
I enjoy working with adolescents and children using a combination of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Social Thinking Curriculum.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in California. I have been working in the Bay Area for 10 years now as a psychotherapist. I have experience working with adolescents, couples and children. I believe that therapy is a collaborative relationship that can transform a persons perspective. I utilize many different therapeutic approaches such as DBT and emotion focused therapy.
(415) 687-4433 View (415) 687-4433
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Debbie Vuong, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Sausalito, CA 94965
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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Benjamin Russack
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sausalito, CA 94965
In the short term, I am directive and structured, and will work with you, your spouse or your child to put out any "fires" --acute stressors such as job loss, divorce, heartbreak or addiction issues need to be resolved before the deeper work of therapy can begin.
I tend to be quite direct in my approach and begin therapy with a combination of focused goal and solution oriented work. As the therapy proceeds, I then branch out into deeper issues concerning the unconscious, dream work, unresolved trauma and more. Additionally, I specialize and am not limited to, treating depression, anxiety and chemical dependency. Lastly, I also enjoy working with adolescents, couples and families. ** I host a podcast called "Look, Just Tell Me What To Do" which addresses issues related to mental health which is available here https://lookjusttellmewhattodo.podbean.com/ or on most podcast platforms.
In the short term, I am directive and structured, and will work with you, your spouse or your child to put out any "fires" --acute stressors such as job loss, divorce, heartbreak or addiction issues need to be resolved before the deeper work of therapy can begin.
I tend to be quite direct in my approach and begin therapy with a combination of focused goal and solution oriented work. As the therapy proceeds, I then branch out into deeper issues concerning the unconscious, dream work, unresolved trauma and more. Additionally, I specialize and am not limited to, treating depression, anxiety and chemical dependency. Lastly, I also enjoy working with adolescents, couples and families. ** I host a podcast called "Look, Just Tell Me What To Do" which addresses issues related to mental health which is available here https://lookjusttellmewhattodo.podbean.com/ or on most podcast platforms.
(415) 735-3508 View (415) 735-3508
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Valerie Roberts
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Sausalito, CA 94965
If you (or your child) are struggling with anxiety, depression, overwhelm, or you find yourself just needing some extra support, don't hesitate to reach out.
Hi! I'll start by saying that I am an LGTBQ+ ally, I believe in anti-racism and I value the importance of faith in people's lives. I work hard at creating a safe space for my clients. I recognize that the work to achieve cultural competency is in life long learning and I don't tire of learning.
If you (or your child) are struggling with anxiety, depression, overwhelm, or you find yourself just needing some extra support, don't hesitate to reach out.
Hi! I'll start by saying that I am an LGTBQ+ ally, I believe in anti-racism and I value the importance of faith in people's lives. I work hard at creating a safe space for my clients. I recognize that the work to achieve cultural competency is in life long learning and I don't tire of learning.
(628) 209-6407 View (628) 209-6407
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Kat Schoolland
Marriage & Family Therapist, CA10337, ORT2523
Verified Verified
Sausalito, CA 94965
Child Anxiety, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder can show up in big ways and leave families spiraling. Being a parent of two myself I get that we can’t always prevent our kids from struggling, but we can give them the skills to thrive in the face of life's challenges. With skill building through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), I help kids and parents develop a toolbox of evidenced based strategies to face their fears and courageously take back their lives from anxiety and OCD.
Child Anxiety, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder can show up in big ways and leave families spiraling. Being a parent of two myself I get that we can’t always prevent our kids from struggling, but we can give them the skills to thrive in the face of life's challenges. With skill building through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), I help kids and parents develop a toolbox of evidenced based strategies to face their fears and courageously take back their lives from anxiety and OCD.
(415) 493-9229 View (415) 493-9229
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Mary Kennedy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sausalito, CA 94965
My expertise includes treatment of alcoholics and addicts; family recovery; codependency; trauma and the prevention of addiction in children and teens.
I am a licensed psychotherapist who is deeply committed to supporting those whose lives have been impacted by alcohol or drugs. I am compassionate, practical, engaged and genuine. If you have struggled or are still struggling, I can help. If you are worried about someone who struggles, I can help. Even if you are unsure of what you may need, I can support you. I strive to develop meaningful therapeutic relationships that allow for understanding, grieving, healing and growth. Those who find help may be children, adult children, spouses, partners, parents, grandparents, couples, women or men.
My expertise includes treatment of alcoholics and addicts; family recovery; codependency; trauma and the prevention of addiction in children and teens.
I am a licensed psychotherapist who is deeply committed to supporting those whose lives have been impacted by alcohol or drugs. I am compassionate, practical, engaged and genuine. If you have struggled or are still struggling, I can help. If you are worried about someone who struggles, I can help. Even if you are unsure of what you may need, I can support you. I strive to develop meaningful therapeutic relationships that allow for understanding, grieving, healing and growth. Those who find help may be children, adult children, spouses, partners, parents, grandparents, couples, women or men.
(415) 689-1690 View (415) 689-1690
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Anne Diedrich
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sausalito, CA 94965
I have over 18 years clinical experience, and have maintained a private practice in San Francisco, providing therapy to adults, couples, and children.
I trust that people come to therapy seeking a more authentic happiness; and I work as best as I can to help clients let go of concepts and mistaken views of themselves that have led to more pain and confusion. I work with individuals, couples, children and families, bringing warmth and understanding to the relationships and life problems that surround us. Sometimes the first call is the most difficult. I am often available to speak briefly or will return your call as soon as possible, making the next steps and new perspectives possible.
I have over 18 years clinical experience, and have maintained a private practice in San Francisco, providing therapy to adults, couples, and children.
I trust that people come to therapy seeking a more authentic happiness; and I work as best as I can to help clients let go of concepts and mistaken views of themselves that have led to more pain and confusion. I work with individuals, couples, children and families, bringing warmth and understanding to the relationships and life problems that surround us. Sometimes the first call is the most difficult. I am often available to speak briefly or will return your call as soon as possible, making the next steps and new perspectives possible.
(415) 944-3945 View (415) 944-3945
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Jaime M Bardacke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sausalito, CA 94965
I work extensively with children and adults who have experienced child abuse and neglect.
I work with individuals, children, and families from a psychodynamic perspective to explore the ways conscious and unconscious processes affect current patterns, emotions, and behavior. The goal of this type of therapy is to increase awareness, relieve tension, and open avenues for change. I also practice Somatic Experiencing, a body-orientated method designed to support people in processing traumatic experiences and connect with their own capacity for healing. I incorporate principles of Mindfulness into my practice. I work with compassion, respect, and a deep belief in our ability to develop increased ease and clarity in our lives.
I work extensively with children and adults who have experienced child abuse and neglect.
I work with individuals, children, and families from a psychodynamic perspective to explore the ways conscious and unconscious processes affect current patterns, emotions, and behavior. The goal of this type of therapy is to increase awareness, relieve tension, and open avenues for change. I also practice Somatic Experiencing, a body-orientated method designed to support people in processing traumatic experiences and connect with their own capacity for healing. I incorporate principles of Mindfulness into my practice. I work with compassion, respect, and a deep belief in our ability to develop increased ease and clarity in our lives.
(415) 612-5926 View (415) 612-5926
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A Step Forward Inc.
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Sausalito, CA 94965
About Us - We are an incorporated psychotherapy group practice established in 1985. We specialize in working with children, adults, families who are dealing with issues of sexual abuse and/or other forms of trauma. We also provide co-parenting, custody evaluation, forensic evaluation, family reunification, and general psychotherapy services, including couples counseling.
About Us - We are an incorporated psychotherapy group practice established in 1985. We specialize in working with children, adults, families who are dealing with issues of sexual abuse and/or other forms of trauma. We also provide co-parenting, custody evaluation, forensic evaluation, family reunification, and general psychotherapy services, including couples counseling.
(925) 278-6160 View (925) 278-6160
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Sheela Joshi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sausalito, CA 94965
My objective is to make your life better now and into the future. Therapists helped me over the years, taught and inspired me to become one. I pivoted to my career as a therapist 16 years after earning a B.A. in Economics at University of Chicago. I earned my LCSW at Smith College. I'm a mother of two and a first-generation child of immigrants. In my practice I want you to make the most of your time with me. I work with a range of clients, from executives to college students. My office is tucked into hills and trees. Clients are from my town, Mill Valley, Sausalito, Kentfield, Tiburon, San Francisco and the South Bay. I Zoom too.
My objective is to make your life better now and into the future. Therapists helped me over the years, taught and inspired me to become one. I pivoted to my career as a therapist 16 years after earning a B.A. in Economics at University of Chicago. I earned my LCSW at Smith College. I'm a mother of two and a first-generation child of immigrants. In my practice I want you to make the most of your time with me. I work with a range of clients, from executives to college students. My office is tucked into hills and trees. Clients are from my town, Mill Valley, Sausalito, Kentfield, Tiburon, San Francisco and the South Bay. I Zoom too.
(617) 275-3982 x617275 View (617) 275-3982 x617275
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Beth E Leib
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sausalito, CA 94965
Many of us are experiencing increased anxiety and depression due to the current pandemic, climate changes and other stressors. Perhaps you are feeling disconnected from yourself and life. Let me help you reconnect and come home to yourself and your inner resources. My work is an integrative, holistic and collaborative exploration of my clients experiences and issues. I have found that profound growth and transformation can occur within a safe and nurturing environment. I work with women who are experiencing depression, grief and loss, anxiety, life transitions and relational issues. I also work with children ages 3 to 12.
Many of us are experiencing increased anxiety and depression due to the current pandemic, climate changes and other stressors. Perhaps you are feeling disconnected from yourself and life. Let me help you reconnect and come home to yourself and your inner resources. My work is an integrative, holistic and collaborative exploration of my clients experiences and issues. I have found that profound growth and transformation can occur within a safe and nurturing environment. I work with women who are experiencing depression, grief and loss, anxiety, life transitions and relational issues. I also work with children ages 3 to 12.
(415) 964-4168 View (415) 964-4168
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Brian D Gustman
Psychologist, PhD, NCSP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sausalito, CA 94965
My work is first and foremost relational, whether that is your relationship with yourself, your child or parents, or other important people (and pets) in your life.
I am licensed clinical psychologist and school psychologist working with preschool children through adults. Clients who usually fit well with me have often reached a point of thinking that enough-is-enough, whether that is problem behaviors with a child, teens who are anxious/irritable/depressed, college students who are having major life changes, or adults who are having work or personal difficulties. I particularly specialize in the treatment of Trauma & Stress-Related Disorders. Clients who allow me to look out for them the way they do for their friends/family often find our work together to be helpful.
My work is first and foremost relational, whether that is your relationship with yourself, your child or parents, or other important people (and pets) in your life.
I am licensed clinical psychologist and school psychologist working with preschool children through adults. Clients who usually fit well with me have often reached a point of thinking that enough-is-enough, whether that is problem behaviors with a child, teens who are anxious/irritable/depressed, college students who are having major life changes, or adults who are having work or personal difficulties. I particularly specialize in the treatment of Trauma & Stress-Related Disorders. Clients who allow me to look out for them the way they do for their friends/family often find our work together to be helpful.
(415) 702-2017 View (415) 702-2017
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Andrew Vogl
MA, BCBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sausalito, CA 94965
I provide coaching and therapy for autism and Asperger's and have been doing so for 30 years. Most of my clients consider themselves autistic or on the autism spectrum. My clients learn to understand autism on a deeper level. I work with my clients on black-and-white thinking, expressing emotions, the need for masking, and understanding the needs of others. My clients learn to prioritize flexibility from a heartfelt standpoint to achieve a better career, relationship, or social life. I also train parents to teach this process to their children. Parents learn to address difficult behaviors and limitations in communication.
I provide coaching and therapy for autism and Asperger's and have been doing so for 30 years. Most of my clients consider themselves autistic or on the autism spectrum. My clients learn to understand autism on a deeper level. I work with my clients on black-and-white thinking, expressing emotions, the need for masking, and understanding the needs of others. My clients learn to prioritize flexibility from a heartfelt standpoint to achieve a better career, relationship, or social life. I also train parents to teach this process to their children. Parents learn to address difficult behaviors and limitations in communication.
(415) 527-5431 View (415) 527-5431
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Harriet E Schatz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sausalito, CA 94965
I believe that therapy is a gift that a person can give themself. It can be part of the journey that enables a person to join with me to figure out what may be getting in the way of living their best life. Starting therapy takes courage. I have 30 years of experience working in this field. I believe that each of us deserves to live our best life and that working with me, people come to new places of self-acceptance, forgiveness, self-awareness, resiliency and can go on to realize more of their hopes and dreams.
I believe that therapy is a gift that a person can give themself. It can be part of the journey that enables a person to join with me to figure out what may be getting in the way of living their best life. Starting therapy takes courage. I have 30 years of experience working in this field. I believe that each of us deserves to live our best life and that working with me, people come to new places of self-acceptance, forgiveness, self-awareness, resiliency and can go on to realize more of their hopes and dreams.
(415) 799-7955 View (415) 799-7955
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Kim Kokoska
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sausalito, CA 94966
Your peace and healing are the focus of my practice. Seeing into people's hearts and watching them grow and strengthen is my greatest joy. Some of the therapeutic tools I use to support you on your journey towards emotional well being include cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, Gestalt and Post-modern therapies, motivational interviewing and somatic experiencing.
Your peace and healing are the focus of my practice. Seeing into people's hearts and watching them grow and strengthen is my greatest joy. Some of the therapeutic tools I use to support you on your journey towards emotional well being include cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, Gestalt and Post-modern therapies, motivational interviewing and somatic experiencing.
(415) 801-3490 View (415) 801-3490
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Kimberly Parsons
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Sausalito, CA 94965
Therapy is a place to make genuine changes in your life. It is a safe place to evaluate your situation, behavior, and thinking without judgment or reproach. The task is not to label something as right or wrong. It is a chance to make an honest and thorough assessment and claim the values and passions you want to define your life. Change occurs in therapy by clarifying what’s not working for you.
Therapy is a place to make genuine changes in your life. It is a safe place to evaluate your situation, behavior, and thinking without judgment or reproach. The task is not to label something as right or wrong. It is a chance to make an honest and thorough assessment and claim the values and passions you want to define your life. Change occurs in therapy by clarifying what’s not working for you.
(415) 942-9527 View (415) 942-9527
Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Sausalito, 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 Sausalito 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.