Amy Klatzkin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
Does your family have extra challenges because of adoption and pre-adoption history, attachment problems, trauma, loss, or other complications? I am here to help children, teens, and parents struggling with issues most families don't have to deal with--issues like abandonment, abuse, insecure attachment/RAD, child/teen anxiety and depression, out-of-control behavior, and post traumatic stress. Therapy can help restore hope, promote attachment, develop new skills and new understanding, and return children to a healthy developmental trajectory. What's overwhelming becomes manageable, enhancing family relationships and functioning.
(415) 683-7966
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San Francisco, CA 94118
Does your family have extra challenges because of adoption and pre-adoption history, attachment problems, trauma, loss, or other complications? I am here to help children, teens, and parents struggling with issues most families don't have to deal with--issues like abandonment, abuse, insecure attachment/RAD, child/teen anxiety and depression, out-of-control behavior, and post traumatic stress. Therapy can help restore hope, promote attachment, develop new skills and new understanding, and return children to a healthy developmental trajectory. What's overwhelming becomes manageable, enhancing family relationships and functioning.
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Chad Kordt-Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
Offers online therapy
In response to current disruptions to daily life and worries related to Covid-19, I am now serving individual adults looking for strategies to manage stress. I specialize in teletherapy for individuals and for parents. I also specialize in supporting parents. Many parents need a forum to discuss the new reality of sheltering in place, and sometimes homeschooling children. If you have a child who is sensitive, reactive, or sometimes hard to parent, I can help. I have experience with a wide range of children of all ages, and have supported parents and individual adults for many years.
(415) 582-6952
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Offers online therapy
In response to current disruptions to daily life and worries related to Covid-19, I am now serving individual adults looking for strategies to manage stress. I specialize in teletherapy for individuals and for parents. I also specialize in supporting parents. Many parents need a forum to discuss the new reality of sheltering in place, and sometimes homeschooling children. If you have a child who is sensitive, reactive, or sometimes hard to parent, I can help. I have experience with a wide range of children of all ages, and have supported parents and individual adults for many years.
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Adrian Rivera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW Verified
San Francisco, CA 94117
Offers online therapy
I am a specialist in Child, Adolescent, and Family psychotherapy in homes, schools, clinics, and hospital settings since 2004 with an emphasis on Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Family Therapy for mood/anxiety disorders, evaluation and treatment of neurodevelopmental differences (ADHD/Autism), and educational counseling and advocacy.
We avoid psychotherapy for the same reasons we avoid the dentist, the accountant, or an ex— we’re sure they’ll tell us something's wrong and we’re afraid it might be our fault! Who wouldn’t be ambivalent? Some people might struggle emotionally for a week, a month, or even a year before reaching out to a therapist. And it makes sense— it's hard to confide in a stranger and it can take a while to find the right fit. We want someone who is authentic and experienced, but is also easy to talk to. For some, the flexibility to connect with our partners, children, and family members is even more important. We need someone who "gets" us!
(510) 901-5736
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94117
Offers online therapy
I am a specialist in Child, Adolescent, and Family psychotherapy in homes, schools, clinics, and hospital settings since 2004 with an emphasis on Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Family Therapy for mood/anxiety disorders, evaluation and treatment of neurodevelopmental differences (ADHD/Autism), and educational counseling and advocacy.
We avoid psychotherapy for the same reasons we avoid the dentist, the accountant, or an ex— we’re sure they’ll tell us something's wrong and we’re afraid it might be our fault! Who wouldn’t be ambivalent? Some people might struggle emotionally for a week, a month, or even a year before reaching out to a therapist. And it makes sense— it's hard to confide in a stranger and it can take a while to find the right fit. We want someone who is authentic and experienced, but is also easy to talk to. For some, the flexibility to connect with our partners, children, and family members is even more important. We need someone who "gets" us!
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Julie B Robbins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
San Francisco, CA 94121
Offers online therapy
I have had extensive experience in: child abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence, trauma, divorce, adoption, fertility, chronic illness and pain, depression and anxiety, families with special needs, learning differences, school adjustments, career changes, sexual intimacy.
After over 30 years of clinical practice I realize that getting involved in therapy takes great strength, endurance, and commitment. I am always willing to offer clients a safe environment with my own strength and commitment to do the work that needs to be done. My work with children has helped me work more effectively with adults and my work with adults have helped me work more effectively with the children.Please note that during the virus crisis I am conducting sessions both in person(with some requirements) and on a Hippa approved video therapy network.
(415) 802-0532
Verified

San Francisco, CA 94121
Offers online therapy
I have had extensive experience in: child abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence, trauma, divorce, adoption, fertility, chronic illness and pain, depression and anxiety, families with special needs, learning differences, school adjustments, career changes, sexual intimacy.
After over 30 years of clinical practice I realize that getting involved in therapy takes great strength, endurance, and commitment. I am always willing to offer clients a safe environment with my own strength and commitment to do the work that needs to be done. My work with children has helped me work more effectively with adults and my work with adults have helped me work more effectively with the children.Please note that during the virus crisis I am conducting sessions both in person(with some requirements) and on a Hippa approved video therapy network.
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Batya Ross
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
I help my clients, who include children, adults and couples, build their capacity to relate to their feelings and connect with others.
Most of us lug around a suitcase full of our thoughts, feelings, family history and past experiences and have no idea what's in there. Our current responses to and experience of life come from the contents of that suitcase. Together in therapy we gently unpack it. We will see what is working for you, what needs more support and what has served it's purpose but no longer works. I work collaboratively and am curious about all the things that make you who you are. I am particularly interested in working with people who feel misunderstood or unimportant.
(415) 275-6820
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San Francisco, CA 94115
I help my clients, who include children, adults and couples, build their capacity to relate to their feelings and connect with others.
Most of us lug around a suitcase full of our thoughts, feelings, family history and past experiences and have no idea what's in there. Our current responses to and experience of life come from the contents of that suitcase. Together in therapy we gently unpack it. We will see what is working for you, what needs more support and what has served it's purpose but no longer works. I work collaboratively and am curious about all the things that make you who you are. I am particularly interested in working with people who feel misunderstood or unimportant.
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Valerie Roberts
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
Offers online therapy
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
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94118
Offers online therapy
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.
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Nicole Leonard
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
San Francisco, CA 94127
Offers online therapy
Because of my work in the educational system, I am adept at school-based focus and attention issues, special-education advocacy, and parent & child interactions.
I am a CBT therapist who has been licensed since 2017. I have worked in the field of Psychology since 1992 and have extensive experience working with children, adults and families. I am most interested in working with children, parents, and families but I also work with individual adults.
(415) 692-4913
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San Francisco, CA 94127
Offers online therapy
Because of my work in the educational system, I am adept at school-based focus and attention issues, special-education advocacy, and parent & child interactions.
I am a CBT therapist who has been licensed since 2017. I have worked in the field of Psychology since 1992 and have extensive experience working with children, adults and families. I am most interested in working with children, parents, and families but I also work with individual adults.
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John C McLaughlin
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
My work is to help people discover this hidden other place from which their impulses and motivations flow, in an attempt at answering the questions of 'why am I this way?' and 'where am I going?' It works when it is a collaboration which can focus your insight at your future. My experience is detailed and extensive with both adult and child therapies. I also do infant parent psychotherapy geared at helping parents adapt to the new person the baby represents in their lives. Relationships, Depression, Identity, and Motivational issues respond to the work I do.
(415) 800-4862
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94102
My work is to help people discover this hidden other place from which their impulses and motivations flow, in an attempt at answering the questions of 'why am I this way?' and 'where am I going?' It works when it is a collaboration which can focus your insight at your future. My experience is detailed and extensive with both adult and child therapies. I also do infant parent psychotherapy geared at helping parents adapt to the new person the baby represents in their lives. Relationships, Depression, Identity, and Motivational issues respond to the work I do.
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Wendy Von Wiederhold
Psychologist, PhD Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
I provide consultation to parents with concerns regarding their child or adolescent.
Emotions can sometimes be difficult to bear-sadness, worries about yourself and others, fears, painful recurrent interactions and relationships. Working with an understanding professional to explore feelings and expectations about yourself and your relationships can be the key to clarifying troubling emotional states. These feelings can cause recurrent painful states, or push us toward repetitive or self-destructive behaviors. Exploring these feelings in a safe relationship can cause feelings about yourself and others to shift, opening to new ways of thinking and behaving. This allows for greater flexibility, enhanced creativity, a better relationship with yourself, and better connections and relationships.
(415) 322-0318
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94115
I provide consultation to parents with concerns regarding their child or adolescent.
Emotions can sometimes be difficult to bear-sadness, worries about yourself and others, fears, painful recurrent interactions and relationships. Working with an understanding professional to explore feelings and expectations about yourself and your relationships can be the key to clarifying troubling emotional states. These feelings can cause recurrent painful states, or push us toward repetitive or self-destructive behaviors. Exploring these feelings in a safe relationship can cause feelings about yourself and others to shift, opening to new ways of thinking and behaving. This allows for greater flexibility, enhanced creativity, a better relationship with yourself, and better connections and relationships.
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Patricia Jane Weiss
Psychologist, PhD Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
Offers online therapy
I love testing, and finding out what makes a person 'tick' and how to get the child//teen/adult to use all their abilities to work at their absolute top level of possibility.
This is Dr. Patricia Jane Weiss, PhD. I am a Neuropsychologist, and I specialize in treating children , teens and adults. I do an assessment of cognitive and psychological tests. The point of the battery is to determine if the client has any ADD/Learning Disorders that are blocking them from being able to use their full potential in both school and/or work. Since the COVID-19 situation has begun in late February, I have expanded my practice to include Teletherapy (and in office therapy after the order lifts): I work with many specialities: anxiety, depression, PTSD, substance abuse, and so on: see my list of specialities please!
(415) 528-3274
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94118
Offers online therapy
I love testing, and finding out what makes a person 'tick' and how to get the child//teen/adult to use all their abilities to work at their absolute top level of possibility.
This is Dr. Patricia Jane Weiss, PhD. I am a Neuropsychologist, and I specialize in treating children , teens and adults. I do an assessment of cognitive and psychological tests. The point of the battery is to determine if the client has any ADD/Learning Disorders that are blocking them from being able to use their full potential in both school and/or work. Since the COVID-19 situation has begun in late February, I have expanded my practice to include Teletherapy (and in office therapy after the order lifts): I work with many specialities: anxiety, depression, PTSD, substance abuse, and so on: see my list of specialities please!
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Antonia Servat
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
Offers online therapy
Welcome, I'm honored that you are viewing this page and discovering whether I might be a good fit for you. I have worked extensively with children, families, adults, and couples and am experienced in the areas of anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, attachment, matters related to self-esteem, relationship challenges, and life transition issues. I provide Individual, Couples & Family Therapy services and have worked with clients aged 4 and up since 2010. My approach is Strength-based, viewing my clients as the experts in their own lives. I utilize CBT techniques for skill building and Play Therapy techniques with children.
(415) 483-4819
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Offers online therapy
Welcome, I'm honored that you are viewing this page and discovering whether I might be a good fit for you. I have worked extensively with children, families, adults, and couples and am experienced in the areas of anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, attachment, matters related to self-esteem, relationship challenges, and life transition issues. I provide Individual, Couples & Family Therapy services and have worked with clients aged 4 and up since 2010. My approach is Strength-based, viewing my clients as the experts in their own lives. I utilize CBT techniques for skill building and Play Therapy techniques with children.
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Ashley Boyer
Psychologist, PhD Verified
San Francisco, CA 94122
Not accepting new clients
Hi, I am a San Francisco Bay Area Child Psychologist. I specialize in anxiety and other related concerns such as perfectionism, and difficult life adjustments. In my practice, I want to help you work through worries and achieve your best life.
(628) 228-6535
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94122
Not accepting new clients
Hi, I am a San Francisco Bay Area Child Psychologist. I specialize in anxiety and other related concerns such as perfectionism, and difficult life adjustments. In my practice, I want to help you work through worries and achieve your best life.
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Jack Fahy, PhD
Psychologist, PhD Verified
San Francisco, CA 94107
Not accepting new clients
If you are seeking a deeper understanding of why you or your child struggles with focusing or learning, then I can help clarify what is getting in the way of reaching one's full potential. You may wonder if there is a name for the difficulty (e.g., is it dyslexia? ADHD?) or you may be unsure if having such a name would be helpful. More importantly, you are wanting a better sense of the strengths and weaknesses that you or you child have and what strategies and interventions would be most helpful.
(415) 655-0174
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94107
Not accepting new clients
If you are seeking a deeper understanding of why you or your child struggles with focusing or learning, then I can help clarify what is getting in the way of reaching one's full potential. You may wonder if there is a name for the difficulty (e.g., is it dyslexia? ADHD?) or you may be unsure if having such a name would be helpful. More importantly, you are wanting a better sense of the strengths and weaknesses that you or you child have and what strategies and interventions would be most helpful.
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Bay Area Center for ADD/ADHD
Psychologist Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
The Bay Area Center for ADD/ADHD provides assessment and treatment for children, adolescents, and adults with ADD/ADHD.
At the Bay Area Center for ADD/ADHD we work collaboratively as a group to provide the most effective treatment possible. We have psychiatrists, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and an educational therapist to help develop the best treatment for you. Who provide up-to-date evidence-based, effective treatment.
(415) 236-3165
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94123
The Bay Area Center for ADD/ADHD provides assessment and treatment for children, adolescents, and adults with ADD/ADHD.
At the Bay Area Center for ADD/ADHD we work collaboratively as a group to provide the most effective treatment possible. We have psychiatrists, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and an educational therapist to help develop the best treatment for you. Who provide up-to-date evidence-based, effective treatment.
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R Clarke Heyes
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
San Francisco, CA 94107
Offers online therapy
Are you a parent looking for support for your young child, family, marriage, or relationship? Are you a parent/caregiver who is not sure if your child is showing signs of anxiety, stress, depression, or behavioral challenges? Or maybe you, your partner, or your relationship is needing some support. If so, I would love to help!
(650) 275-5407
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94107
Offers online therapy
Are you a parent looking for support for your young child, family, marriage, or relationship? Are you a parent/caregiver who is not sure if your child is showing signs of anxiety, stress, depression, or behavioral challenges? Or maybe you, your partner, or your relationship is needing some support. If so, I would love to help!
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Iliyana Gesheva
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
San Francisco, CA 94112
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with children, teens, and young adults with trauma histories, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, grief and loss, body and self-esteem issues, life and family transitions. I also work with clients who are dealing with immigration and acculturation issues and support them with exploring and resolving intergenerational conflicts and cultural differences within their families and communities. I strive to create a safe space that includes collaboration, reflective curiosity, opportunities for change, creativity and humor.
(628) 213-7635
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94112
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with children, teens, and young adults with trauma histories, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, grief and loss, body and self-esteem issues, life and family transitions. I also work with clients who are dealing with immigration and acculturation issues and support them with exploring and resolving intergenerational conflicts and cultural differences within their families and communities. I strive to create a safe space that includes collaboration, reflective curiosity, opportunities for change, creativity and humor.
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Robert Wynne, Ph.D., MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
Offers online therapy
I use verbal and non-verbal methods with children to help communicate upsets, relieve stress and adopt adaptive coping strategies.
Please note that Dr. Wynne is not accepting new psychotherapy patients at this time: My therapeutic approach is warm, respectful, active, engaged, compassionate and focused. My clinical framework is guided by convictions that individuals possess intrinsic drives toward health, happiness and love. When this inner wisdom becomes obscured by life's struggles, or when a child's development sways off course, I provide a space to reflect, regain perspective, and help individuals make adaptive choices and coping strategies that lend to greater fulfillment in play, school, work and relationships.
(628) 877-8714
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Offers online therapy
I use verbal and non-verbal methods with children to help communicate upsets, relieve stress and adopt adaptive coping strategies.
Please note that Dr. Wynne is not accepting new psychotherapy patients at this time: My therapeutic approach is warm, respectful, active, engaged, compassionate and focused. My clinical framework is guided by convictions that individuals possess intrinsic drives toward health, happiness and love. When this inner wisdom becomes obscured by life's struggles, or when a child's development sways off course, I provide a space to reflect, regain perspective, and help individuals make adaptive choices and coping strategies that lend to greater fulfillment in play, school, work and relationships.
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Lauren Simas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
San Francisco, CA 94112
Offers online therapy
I work with children, adolescents, and adults to address immediate mental health concerns and strengthen their relationships.
It is hard to be a parent...and in the middle of a pandemic? Unbelievably hard. Many families that were healthy before COVID-19 are facing new issues that are causing chaos at home. Families that were already struggling are even more vulnerable during this time. Distance learning, working from home, and being isolated from other members of your support system can turn your family upside down. Even after this pandemic is “over”, mental health challenges may linger.
(628) 200-3877
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94112
Offers online therapy
I work with children, adolescents, and adults to address immediate mental health concerns and strengthen their relationships.
It is hard to be a parent...and in the middle of a pandemic? Unbelievably hard. Many families that were healthy before COVID-19 are facing new issues that are causing chaos at home. Families that were already struggling are even more vulnerable during this time. Distance learning, working from home, and being isolated from other members of your support system can turn your family upside down. Even after this pandemic is “over”, mental health challenges may linger.
Sf Bay Play Therapy By Karen Wolfe Lmft
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
Offers online therapy
The natural language of child is play.
We are a group of Marriage and Family Therapists with locations in San Francisco and Oakland. We offer individual, family, and in-class therapy, social skills groups, and consultation and trainings. Whether you are a child, parent, or teacher, we want to empower you to connect deeply with yourself and to help you create meaningful and satisfying relationships. Through the tools of play therapy, hand in hand parenting coaching, and relational psychotherapy we help children and adults reflect, build stronger bonds, and find the inner resources to create the family life you are longing for.
(415) 692-7910
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Offers online therapy
The natural language of child is play.
We are a group of Marriage and Family Therapists with locations in San Francisco and Oakland. We offer individual, family, and in-class therapy, social skills groups, and consultation and trainings. Whether you are a child, parent, or teacher, we want to empower you to connect deeply with yourself and to help you create meaningful and satisfying relationships. Through the tools of play therapy, hand in hand parenting coaching, and relational psychotherapy we help children and adults reflect, build stronger bonds, and find the inner resources to create the family life you are longing for.
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Lauren Blumer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
San Francisco, CA 94111
Offers online therapy
I have experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families in Community and School-Based settings. I specialize in working with individuals who have experienced trauma and who also may be experiencing a range of additional presenting concerns or diagnoses, such as ADHD, PTSD, depression, anxiety disorders, family or other relational challenges, and questions around identity. I am infinitely curious about the people and world around me and am always eager to learn more about what makes you YOU.
(415) 324-4449
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94111
Offers online therapy
I have experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families in Community and School-Based settings. I specialize in working with individuals who have experienced trauma and who also may be experiencing a range of additional presenting concerns or diagnoses, such as ADHD, PTSD, depression, anxiety disorders, family or other relational challenges, and questions around identity. I am infinitely curious about the people and world around me and am always eager to learn more about what makes you YOU.

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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in San Francisco, CA provide mental health therapy to children and are experts in child development.

Every comprehensive review of therapy with children shows that all credible approaches, when performed by a competent mental health clinician, produce almost the same results. About half of all kids will get better. Of those that improve, 80% will show progress in a relatively short time, while the remaining 20% will need longer-term support.

The best child therapists in San Francisco 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.