Doreen R Maller, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Mateo
I believe that all people have innate skills and strengths and have the potential to live rich and meaningful lives but sometimes get stuck in patterns and behaviors that interfere with their ability to grow. I believe psychotherapy is an important tool to help people discover their natural ability to heal, to love and to live healthy and fulfilling lives. Our fast-paced and demanding lives can create uncomfortable stressors in individuals and families. My time with each client provides an opportunity for calm and reflection in challenging and stressful lives.
I have a warm, non-judgmental approach that provides an opportunity to address short and long terms goals, crisis situations, and long-term underlying issues. I work to help individuals better understand themselves, and families each other.
I have been trained in the Expressive Arts and bring art into sessions with both children and adults to add insight and deepen self-observation.
Call or Email Doreen R Maller for a free phone consultation now - (415) 800-1718


  • Years in Practice: 5 Years
  • School: California Institute of Integral Studies
  • Year Graduated: 2004
  • License No. and State: MFC 45737 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $160 - $180
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Medical for KIds
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Doreen R Maller's Groups

Women's Support Groups

My women’s support groups are designed to create a community of support and growth for women in transitions in their lives. Modern life can leave women feeling lonely and isolated. Group therapy provides an opportunity to try out new ideas and plan for growth and transitions. My groups are a safe place to grow and explore your true potential, receive kind and constructive feedback and find and give support.

More about this group


  • Relationship Issues
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Parenting


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • School Issues
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Elderly Persons Disorders

Client Focus


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Play Therapy
  • Relational


  • Individuals
  • Family
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2016
Doreen R Maller, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Mateo

Doreen R Maller

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT