Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"Alternatives increase our choices in life. Alternative psychotherapy considers all aspects of living, including work, lifestyle and spiritual practice, as well as thoughts and feelings, in healing our mind, body and spirit."
Domestic Violence
(415) 237-4941
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Domestic Violence
"Alternatives increase our choices in life. Alternative psychotherapy considers all aspects of living, including work, lifestyle and spiritual practice, as well as thoughts and feelings, in healing our mind, body and spirit."
Brooke Barnett, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94903
"Through compassion, humor, and gentle challenge, I create a supportive environment to help people overcome temporary setbacks, heal old wounds, and change dysfunctional family patterns. My areas of expertise include anxiety, postpartum depression, interpersonal trauma, PTSD, life transitions for young adults, and issues related to parenting, co-parenting, and disruptions in early attachment."
Domestic Violence
(415) 423-1107
Verified
San Rafael, California 94903
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Domestic Violence
"Through compassion, humor, and gentle challenge, I create a supportive environment to help people overcome temporary setbacks, heal old wounds, and change dysfunctional family patterns. My areas of expertise include anxiety, postpartum depression, interpersonal trauma, PTSD, life transitions for young adults, and issues related to parenting, co-parenting, and disruptions in early attachment."
Anna Billings, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"Are you facing difficult challenges in your life? In your relationships, your work, or life in general? Trying your best but tired of struggling with the pain and frustration on your own? Do you find yourself thinking it shouldn't be this hard? Longing for the freedom and joy to simply be yourself and live the life you were meant to live?"
Domestic Violence
(510) 985-4145
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Domestic Violence
"Are you facing difficult challenges in your life? In your relationships, your work, or life in general? Trying your best but tired of struggling with the pain and frustration on your own? Do you find yourself thinking it shouldn't be this hard? Longing for the freedom and joy to simply be yourself and live the life you were meant to live?"
Ben Chris Shuts, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"Your first 50 minute session is FREE! so that we can make sure it is a good "fit" between us without any financial commitment on your part. I am currently offering therapy only by phone. I practice using a "client-centered" approach. I am not interested in psychotherapy jargon, but offer a "Down-to-Earth," easy-to-access approach! Therapy can facilitate achievement of your life goals, help you move through transitions with ease, and peacefully nurture ongoing relationships. Offering a compassionate, and collaborative environment, I can help you develop coping strategies that promote acceptance and healing."
Domestic Violence
(415) 855-1293
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Domestic Violence
"Your first 50 minute session is FREE! so that we can make sure it is a good "fit" between us without any financial commitment on your part. I am currently offering therapy only by phone. I practice using a "client-centered" approach. I am not interested in psychotherapy jargon, but offer a "Down-to-Earth," easy-to-access approach! Therapy can facilitate achievement of your life goals, help you move through transitions with ease, and peacefully nurture ongoing relationships. Offering a compassionate, and collaborative environment, I can help you develop coping strategies that promote acceptance and healing."
Pam Sweeney, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"This moment--as you look at the long list of available therapists and their specialties--you wonder who and what can help you with what is not working in your life. Who has the knowledge and experience to help you make the changes you are contemplating? Can you trust one of these strangers with your life story? Talking about it does help. Being willing to face your pain and share it with another person is a crucial first step toward change."
Domestic Violence
(415) 689-9538
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
Domestic Violence
"This moment--as you look at the long list of available therapists and their specialties--you wonder who and what can help you with what is not working in your life. Who has the knowledge and experience to help you make the changes you are contemplating? Can you trust one of these strangers with your life story? Talking about it does help. Being willing to face your pain and share it with another person is a crucial first step toward change."
Cheryl R Woodruff, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94903
"The most difficult step in therapy is getting to the first session. If you are ready to say goodbye to loneliness, depression or bad habits such as overeating, dieting, drinking or using drugs, please call me. I will help you reduce anxiety, anger, depression and self-destructive behaviors. If you are stuck or contemplating a career, marriage or relationship change, call me. I provide a safe, neutral environment to explore your issues. Weekend hours available. I accept credit, ATM, and FSA cards and all insurance PPO plans."
Domestic Violence
(424) 254-5005
Verified
San Rafael, California 94903
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Domestic Violence
"The most difficult step in therapy is getting to the first session. If you are ready to say goodbye to loneliness, depression or bad habits such as overeating, dieting, drinking or using drugs, please call me. I will help you reduce anxiety, anger, depression and self-destructive behaviors. If you are stuck or contemplating a career, marriage or relationship change, call me. I provide a safe, neutral environment to explore your issues. Weekend hours available. I accept credit, ATM, and FSA cards and all insurance PPO plans."
Daria Sievers, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"My personal style is warm, welcoming and non-judgmental. My work is values and mindfulness-based, somatically informed and grounded in the neurobiology of trauma. I practice Sensorimotor and cognitive psychotherapy in my work with young and older adults, and couples. I have extensive experience as a trauma therapist, both the small "t" traumas, as well as the big "T" traumas that may be life changing. On the second and fourth Tuesday of the month I facilitate a group for women recovering from traumatic experiences."
Domestic Violence
(415) 689-7450
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Domestic Violence
"My personal style is warm, welcoming and non-judgmental. My work is values and mindfulness-based, somatically informed and grounded in the neurobiology of trauma. I practice Sensorimotor and cognitive psychotherapy in my work with young and older adults, and couples. I have extensive experience as a trauma therapist, both the small "t" traumas, as well as the big "T" traumas that may be life changing. On the second and fourth Tuesday of the month I facilitate a group for women recovering from traumatic experiences."
Mary Jane DeWolf-Smith, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PHN, CHT, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"I am honored to work with you to create the life you long for, learning tools to find peace, hope and abundance. I will meet you where you are and honor your goals. Together we will celebrate your strengths and find effective strategies for lifelong wellness."
Domestic Violence
(415) 827-2974
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Domestic Violence
"I am honored to work with you to create the life you long for, learning tools to find peace, hope and abundance. I will meet you where you are and honor your goals. Together we will celebrate your strengths and find effective strategies for lifelong wellness."
Jennifer Parlette, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"People come to therapy for all sorts of reasons: Relief from sadness or anxiety, to break patterns that cause pain, to get clarity when you just don't know why life feels like an uphill battle or to simply get an "emotional tune-up." With compassion, emotional safety, and a clear, candid therapeutic style, I help people work through life's challenges using effective, evidence-based treatments that target the underlying causes for painful feelings. I believe healing happens holistically; Mind-Body-Spirit are aligned when people feel "right" within themselves."
Domestic Violence
(415) 697-3808
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Domestic Violence
"People come to therapy for all sorts of reasons: Relief from sadness or anxiety, to break patterns that cause pain, to get clarity when you just don't know why life feels like an uphill battle or to simply get an "emotional tune-up." With compassion, emotional safety, and a clear, candid therapeutic style, I help people work through life's challenges using effective, evidence-based treatments that target the underlying causes for painful feelings. I believe healing happens holistically; Mind-Body-Spirit are aligned when people feel "right" within themselves."
Terry Rivera, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"Imagine having someone by your side who is completely dedicated to your well being. I am here to inspire, to uncover, to transform. We'll work together to sort things out so you can feel better, connect more deeply and genuinely with the people you love, and live in alignment with your values and dreams. Are you fully engaging with your life? Are you facing obstacles which prevent you from doing so? Let's identify and address your obstacles-- some may be external and inalterable but others may be within your power to change. I will guide you toward reconnecting with your strengths and opening to a new way of being."
Domestic Violence
(415) 870-3422
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Domestic Violence
"Imagine having someone by your side who is completely dedicated to your well being. I am here to inspire, to uncover, to transform. We'll work together to sort things out so you can feel better, connect more deeply and genuinely with the people you love, and live in alignment with your values and dreams. Are you fully engaging with your life? Are you facing obstacles which prevent you from doing so? Let's identify and address your obstacles-- some may be external and inalterable but others may be within your power to change. I will guide you toward reconnecting with your strengths and opening to a new way of being."
T Craig Isaacs, Psychologist
Psychologist, MDiv, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94903
"Depression, anxiety, even relational problems, often have a meaning which--when understood--leads to a more productive and satisfying life. Utilizing a psychodynamic approach, we explore the meaning of the difficulties you are experiencing to heal them and provide you a more fulfilling life. Having worked with all ages, from pre-school to elderly, my primary practice is with adults and adolescents. I specialize in dealing with trauma, and am certified as a Post-Combat Behavioral Health specialist. I am trained in the utilization of EMDR and, when applicable, we may learn to use a mindfulness-based therapy in the treatment of depression and anxiety."
Domestic Violence
(415) 749-9213
Verified
San Rafael, California 94903
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Domestic Violence
"Depression, anxiety, even relational problems, often have a meaning which--when understood--leads to a more productive and satisfying life. Utilizing a psychodynamic approach, we explore the meaning of the difficulties you are experiencing to heal them and provide you a more fulfilling life. Having worked with all ages, from pre-school to elderly, my primary practice is with adults and adolescents. I specialize in dealing with trauma, and am certified as a Post-Combat Behavioral Health specialist. I am trained in the utilization of EMDR and, when applicable, we may learn to use a mindfulness-based therapy in the treatment of depression and anxiety."
Katharina Sandizell, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"Relationships are my speciality - I work with individuals and couples on attachment issues, connection, and emotional safety. I am a certified 'Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist' and Supervisor (ICEEFT). My approach involves turning around patterns that feel out of control and repetitive while increasing bonding and closeness. I also work with individuals on connecting with others in a positive way while understanding and changing patterns that are hard to shift."
Domestic Violence
(415) 942-9941
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Domestic Violence
"Relationships are my speciality - I work with individuals and couples on attachment issues, connection, and emotional safety. I am a certified 'Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist' and Supervisor (ICEEFT). My approach involves turning around patterns that feel out of control and repetitive while increasing bonding and closeness. I also work with individuals on connecting with others in a positive way while understanding and changing patterns that are hard to shift."
Maggie Benedict-Montgomery, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"My approach is collaborative, flexible, and engaging. I believe that change is sustainable when it involves community support, so I like to get everyone involved in the solution! In both therapy and assessment, I utilize a strengths-based perspective that highlights clients' natural resources and supports and makes space for positive change. More than anything else, I believe in the importance of relationships in our mental health, and I focus on developing a strong alliance as we work toward your goals."
Domestic Violence
(510) 306-7892
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Domestic Violence
"My approach is collaborative, flexible, and engaging. I believe that change is sustainable when it involves community support, so I like to get everyone involved in the solution! In both therapy and assessment, I utilize a strengths-based perspective that highlights clients' natural resources and supports and makes space for positive change. More than anything else, I believe in the importance of relationships in our mental health, and I focus on developing a strong alliance as we work toward your goals."
Laura Mayorga, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"I am skilled in helping clients heal from trauma, anxiety, depression and relational challenges. I have a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley and fulfilled all pre-licensure clinical training at the UCSF Department of Psychiatry. I have broad experience in treating trauma and attachment difficulties through somatic skills and specialized touch. Born in Spain, to Colombian parents, I bring a multicultural perspective to my work. I also bring a broad knowledge base as Trauma Expert Witness (State and Federal Courts), Adjunct Professor in Somatic Psychology (CIIS) Clinical Supervisor (UCSF/Children's Hospital, and CIIS) and co-parenting counselor (California Co-parenting Center)."
Domestic Violence
(415) 849-3905
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Domestic Violence
"I am skilled in helping clients heal from trauma, anxiety, depression and relational challenges. I have a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley and fulfilled all pre-licensure clinical training at the UCSF Department of Psychiatry. I have broad experience in treating trauma and attachment difficulties through somatic skills and specialized touch. Born in Spain, to Colombian parents, I bring a multicultural perspective to my work. I also bring a broad knowledge base as Trauma Expert Witness (State and Federal Courts), Adjunct Professor in Somatic Psychology (CIIS) Clinical Supervisor (UCSF/Children's Hospital, and CIIS) and co-parenting counselor (California Co-parenting Center)."
Golda Michelson, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"Are you finding that your relationships are not working so well? It can be your relationship to yourself (just not feeling good about your self), your relationship to work (such as difficulties with co-workers or a boss), or your relationships with your family and/ or partner or friends. I believe that we are always striving to move towards personal growth and health. Our work is to remove these blocks with compassion and understanding so that you can achieve the changes that you want to make. My style is an interactive,individualized one with warmth, support, insight and humor."
Domestic Violence
(415) 408-7705
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Domestic Violence
"Are you finding that your relationships are not working so well? It can be your relationship to yourself (just not feeling good about your self), your relationship to work (such as difficulties with co-workers or a boss), or your relationships with your family and/ or partner or friends. I believe that we are always striving to move towards personal growth and health. Our work is to remove these blocks with compassion and understanding so that you can achieve the changes that you want to make. My style is an interactive,individualized one with warmth, support, insight and humor."
Deborah Ann Spake, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"I enjoy working with adults, individual and couples, children and adolescents. I start with where you are at and collaborate on meeting your needs/goals. I treat the whole person, harness your own unique strengths and offer my unconditional positive support. I trust the process and believe in each person's capacity to make their life what they want it to be. I see therapy as utilizing a nurturing relationship to create a safe place where self exploration and healing is possible. In this process you can gain clarity, get perspective on a situation and reach a sense of satisfaction and aliveness in your relationships and life."
Domestic Violence
(415) 870-3696
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Domestic Violence
"I enjoy working with adults, individual and couples, children and adolescents. I start with where you are at and collaborate on meeting your needs/goals. I treat the whole person, harness your own unique strengths and offer my unconditional positive support. I trust the process and believe in each person's capacity to make their life what they want it to be. I see therapy as utilizing a nurturing relationship to create a safe place where self exploration and healing is possible. In this process you can gain clarity, get perspective on a situation and reach a sense of satisfaction and aliveness in your relationships and life."
Wendy Labov-Dunne, LMFT, Owner, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"I respect the courage it takes to begin psychotherapy and choose the path of healing. My kind, authentic presence supports a client's willingness to trust. My expertise is helping others learn to be more present with difficult emotions, help regulate body and mind and gradually create new beliefs and identities that serve them. I work with Individuals, Couples, Young Adults, Children and Families who have experienced trauma or crisis, relationship difficulties, a major life transition, addiction, loss and grief, or spiritual, medical or psychiatric issues. I've witnessed lasting change as clients become more secure, creative and alive."
Domestic Violence
(415) 635-0502
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Domestic Violence
"I respect the courage it takes to begin psychotherapy and choose the path of healing. My kind, authentic presence supports a client's willingness to trust. My expertise is helping others learn to be more present with difficult emotions, help regulate body and mind and gradually create new beliefs and identities that serve them. I work with Individuals, Couples, Young Adults, Children and Families who have experienced trauma or crisis, relationship difficulties, a major life transition, addiction, loss and grief, or spiritual, medical or psychiatric issues. I've witnessed lasting change as clients become more secure, creative and alive."
Jeannie Brown, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"Are you feeling overwhelmed, sad or mad? Many people choose to seek professional help to alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety, phobias, marital/family discord, childhood abuse or trauma that's too painful, or complex to solve alone and interferes in reaching their potential. I provide a safe, nonjudgmental place and work collaboratively with clients to help them develop awareness and skills needed to change and improve behavior and moods. My clinical experience is versatile including different ages, backgrounds, cultures and sexual orientations. I completed my undergrad at UC Berkeley in psychology and my Doctorate at California School of Professional Psychology."
Domestic Violence
(415) 692-6331
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Domestic Violence
"Are you feeling overwhelmed, sad or mad? Many people choose to seek professional help to alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety, phobias, marital/family discord, childhood abuse or trauma that's too painful, or complex to solve alone and interferes in reaching their potential. I provide a safe, nonjudgmental place and work collaboratively with clients to help them develop awareness and skills needed to change and improve behavior and moods. My clinical experience is versatile including different ages, backgrounds, cultures and sexual orientations. I completed my undergrad at UC Berkeley in psychology and my Doctorate at California School of Professional Psychology."
Integrative Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"I have a warm, collaborative, relational and empowering style. At times we look at what holds you back, and at times we look at the evolving being that is struggling to emerge. Both polarities have something to offer when properly accessed and integrated. Since wounding frequently happens in relationship, healing may best be facilitated in relationship with someone that is accepting all of who you are. Trauma requires a safe and inviting space to move into, and needs delicate handling. I help couples find a way to communicate that makes it safer for both to come forward vulnerably."
Domestic Violence
(415) 944-2103
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Domestic Violence
"I have a warm, collaborative, relational and empowering style. At times we look at what holds you back, and at times we look at the evolving being that is struggling to emerge. Both polarities have something to offer when properly accessed and integrated. Since wounding frequently happens in relationship, healing may best be facilitated in relationship with someone that is accepting all of who you are. Trauma requires a safe and inviting space to move into, and needs delicate handling. I help couples find a way to communicate that makes it safer for both to come forward vulnerably."
Rita Groszmann, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94903
"What I bring to my work in over 25 years of working with people is clarity, competence, personal warmth and an ability to draw from a wide range of effective approaches. I have had particular success with couples, teenage girls and individuals in recovery. My approach is both personable and effective."
Domestic Violence
(415) 894-0982
Verified
San Rafael, California 94903
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Domestic Violence
"What I bring to my work in over 25 years of working with people is clarity, competence, personal warmth and an ability to draw from a wide range of effective approaches. I have had particular success with couples, teenage girls and individuals in recovery. My approach is both personable and effective."

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Domestic Violence Therapists
If you're looking for help with domestic violence in San Rafael or for a San Rafael domestic violence therapist, these professionals provide confidential support for spousal abuse or for individuals and couples in a violent relationship. They include domestic violence therapists and domestic violence psychologists who conduct domestic violence counseling.

A therapist can help with children as victims of domestic violence, support for battered women and referrals to shelters in San Rafael. Therapists can help identify the signs of domestic violence, the differences between men and women as victims of domestic violence, and the distinctions of passive aggressive behavior. If you think you may be a victim of domestic violence in San Rafael, please seek help soon and learn how to stop or prevent it escalating further.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in San Rafael are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in San Rafael you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in San Rafael and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in San Rafael or family therapy in San Rafael.