Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
Have you had a recent difficult or traumatic life experience that you can't recover from on your own? Did you grow up in a chaotic home where it felt hard to be seen or get your needs met? You may have felt an underlying anxiety and not enough soothing due to issues beyond your control. If you struggle in your current relationships and seem to experience too many painful feelings like fear, anger, sadness, shame, or guilt you probably have unresolved trauma, even if it doesn't seem to match your idea of what that is. I can help you overcome these damaging experiences and negative feelings so that you can feel more at peace inside.
Family / Marital
(650) 924-9473
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Family / Marital
Have you had a recent difficult or traumatic life experience that you can't recover from on your own? Did you grow up in a chaotic home where it felt hard to be seen or get your needs met? You may have felt an underlying anxiety and not enough soothing due to issues beyond your control. If you struggle in your current relationships and seem to experience too many painful feelings like fear, anger, sadness, shame, or guilt you probably have unresolved trauma, even if it doesn't seem to match your idea of what that is. I can help you overcome these damaging experiences and negative feelings so that you can feel more at peace inside.
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Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MSEd, MHC, APCC Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94903
Finding the right therapist can be overwhelming. It takes a lot of strength to begin the process of therapy and I applaud you for taking the first step. Entering into a therapeutic relationship is all about building trust. I provide a relaxed, non-judgmental, and compassionate atmosphere in which you can safely explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I truly want to get to know who you are and how we can work together to reach your goals, work on changing behaviors that are no longer suiting your needs, and modify unhealthy thinking styles.
Family / Marital
(628) 229-3527
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San Rafael, CA 94903
Family / Marital
Finding the right therapist can be overwhelming. It takes a lot of strength to begin the process of therapy and I applaud you for taking the first step. Entering into a therapeutic relationship is all about building trust. I provide a relaxed, non-judgmental, and compassionate atmosphere in which you can safely explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I truly want to get to know who you are and how we can work together to reach your goals, work on changing behaviors that are no longer suiting your needs, and modify unhealthy thinking styles.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Rafael, CA 94901
Is your relationship distressed? Helping couples is my specialty. After over twenty-five years in practice, I know how frustrating those old and painful patterns of communication can be. I can help you change with effective, research-based interventions that really work and will stay with you for good. You may feel you've tried everything-- but nothing works without experienced guidance and proper tools which get to "the heart of the matter". I have trained with this country's leading marital experts and I know there is a practical, easy-to-understand roadmap for getting your relationship back on track.
Family / Marital
(415) 689-8715
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Office is near:
San Rafael, CA 94901
Family / Marital
Is your relationship distressed? Helping couples is my specialty. After over twenty-five years in practice, I know how frustrating those old and painful patterns of communication can be. I can help you change with effective, research-based interventions that really work and will stay with you for good. You may feel you've tried everything-- but nothing works without experienced guidance and proper tools which get to "the heart of the matter". I have trained with this country's leading marital experts and I know there is a practical, easy-to-understand roadmap for getting your relationship back on track.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CHT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Rafael, CA 94901
There's in fact a tried and true way of finally coming to fully trust in yourself, which heals the self-doubt that can otherwise complicate life so unhappily. Whether your self-doubt involves anxiety, depression, relationship troubles, trauma or shame, there sleeps within you the instinctual self-certainty which silences the "critical voices" from your past.To revive an abiding faith in your core self with a reliable confidence in your instincts and innate abilities, you recover the inspired initiative to actualize your life's goals and dreams, while engendering harmonious and mutually respectful relationships with others.
Family / Marital
(415) 388-2340
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Office is near:
San Rafael, CA 94901
Family / Marital
There's in fact a tried and true way of finally coming to fully trust in yourself, which heals the self-doubt that can otherwise complicate life so unhappily. Whether your self-doubt involves anxiety, depression, relationship troubles, trauma or shame, there sleeps within you the instinctual self-certainty which silences the "critical voices" from your past.To revive an abiding faith in your core self with a reliable confidence in your instincts and innate abilities, you recover the inspired initiative to actualize your life's goals and dreams, while engendering harmonious and mutually respectful relationships with others.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Rafael, CA 94903
We are Bay Area Gestalt Institute (BAGI), a non-profit collective of highly trained marriage and family therapists and associates, providing affordable psychotherapy throughout the Bay Area. We offer counseling to individuals, couples, families, and children. Our work is active, creative and holistic. Our therapists work with a variety of issues including: * Relationship Issues * Anxiety * Depression * LGBTQI Concerns * Trauma * Substance Use / Abuse * Eating Disorders * Spiritual * Personal Growth * Integration of Non-Ordinary States
Family / Marital
(415) 969-3361
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Office is near:
San Rafael, CA 94903
Family / Marital
We are Bay Area Gestalt Institute (BAGI), a non-profit collective of highly trained marriage and family therapists and associates, providing affordable psychotherapy throughout the Bay Area. We offer counseling to individuals, couples, families, and children. Our work is active, creative and holistic. Our therapists work with a variety of issues including: * Relationship Issues * Anxiety * Depression * LGBTQI Concerns * Trauma * Substance Use / Abuse * Eating Disorders * Spiritual * Personal Growth * Integration of Non-Ordinary States
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 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.
Family / Marital
(415) 894-0982
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San Rafael, CA 94903
Family / Marital
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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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
To others, it seems like you have it all. But underneath lives a different story. Despite your outward success, you feel haunted sometimes by feelings of failure, conflict, self-doubt. At certain moments, a gnawing sense overcomes you, telling you: Something is not right. You've made changes but somehow still end up in the same unsatisfying patterns, repeating the same unhelpful behaviors -- feeling more and more alone. You want to understand your patterns and your past so you can create a different future. You want to learn to feel differently about yourself and how you relate with others. You want to find a different way.
Family / Marital
(415) 991-0289
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Family / Marital
To others, it seems like you have it all. But underneath lives a different story. Despite your outward success, you feel haunted sometimes by feelings of failure, conflict, self-doubt. At certain moments, a gnawing sense overcomes you, telling you: Something is not right. You've made changes but somehow still end up in the same unsatisfying patterns, repeating the same unhelpful behaviors -- feeling more and more alone. You want to understand your patterns and your past so you can create a different future. You want to learn to feel differently about yourself and how you relate with others. You want to find a different way.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Rafael, CA 94901
If you or a family member is struggling with substance abuse issues, I can help. I am a compassionate, solution focused therapist. Together we can build a strong therapeutic alliance in which to address, discover and resolve the issues in your life that are causing you emotional distress, discontent, confusion and unhappiness. Whether you are suffering from unresolved grief issues, relationship problems, substance abuse issues, difficult life transitions or want to find meaning in your life, I provide a safe, caring environment where healing can take place.
Family / Marital
(707) 800-3420
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Office is near:
San Rafael, CA 94901
Family / Marital
If you or a family member is struggling with substance abuse issues, I can help. I am a compassionate, solution focused therapist. Together we can build a strong therapeutic alliance in which to address, discover and resolve the issues in your life that are causing you emotional distress, discontent, confusion and unhappiness. Whether you are suffering from unresolved grief issues, relationship problems, substance abuse issues, difficult life transitions or want to find meaning in your life, I provide a safe, caring environment where healing can take place.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
Have you hit an emotional roadblock? Maybe your life has taken a turn you never expected and you've noticed your ability to cope isn't what it use to be. And you don't know how to change it. I can help you understand the patterns and dynamics that are holding you back. Together we'll help you create new strategies to manage life challenges and deepen your connection to others. You don't have to do it all alone. I am passionate about helping my clients overcome hurdles that seem overwhelming so they can regain footing in life, or a relationship, that feels meaningful. You can expect me to be emphatic, honest, curious and supportive.
Family / Marital
(628) 333-2373
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Family / Marital
Have you hit an emotional roadblock? Maybe your life has taken a turn you never expected and you've noticed your ability to cope isn't what it use to be. And you don't know how to change it. I can help you understand the patterns and dynamics that are holding you back. Together we'll help you create new strategies to manage life challenges and deepen your connection to others. You don't have to do it all alone. I am passionate about helping my clients overcome hurdles that seem overwhelming so they can regain footing in life, or a relationship, that feels meaningful. You can expect me to be emphatic, honest, curious and supportive.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Rafael, CA 94901
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with training in Anthroposophic Psychology and over 15 years of experience working with diverse populations and issues. I have worked on both prevention and treatment with adolescents, teens and adults struggling with mental health concerns, chronic medical difficulties, addiction, trauma and behavioral problems. I take an Anthroposophical approach in assisting individuals and families therapeutically. Inspired by the works of Rudolf Steiner on the physical, soul and spiritual development of the human being, I offer unique insight into the struggles adolescents, teens and adults encounter on our journeys to becoming whole and satisfied people.
Family / Marital
(707) 800-3782
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Office is near:
San Rafael, CA 94901
Family / Marital
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with training in Anthroposophic Psychology and over 15 years of experience working with diverse populations and issues. I have worked on both prevention and treatment with adolescents, teens and adults struggling with mental health concerns, chronic medical difficulties, addiction, trauma and behavioral problems. I take an Anthroposophical approach in assisting individuals and families therapeutically. Inspired by the works of Rudolf Steiner on the physical, soul and spiritual development of the human being, I offer unique insight into the struggles adolescents, teens and adults encounter on our journeys to becoming whole and satisfied people.
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Psychologist, PsyD, MA Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 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.
Family / Marital
(415) 692-6331
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Family / Marital
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.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
I see adult individuals who would like to: feel empowered, self-compassionate and self-expressive, to know their heart's desires, and to overcome self-defeating thoughts, behaviors and anxiety. I see straight and queer couples who want to: learn new ways of relating to co-create secure and fulfilling attachment, to learn how to make effective repairs with each other, and to learn how to manage oneself and one's partner in the best way.
Family / Marital
(415) 813-2649
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Family / Marital
I see adult individuals who would like to: feel empowered, self-compassionate and self-expressive, to know their heart's desires, and to overcome self-defeating thoughts, behaviors and anxiety. I see straight and queer couples who want to: learn new ways of relating to co-create secure and fulfilling attachment, to learn how to make effective repairs with each other, and to learn how to manage oneself and one's partner in the best way.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
The goal of therapy is to enable people to have richer and more satisfying lives. I match my approach to the person I'm seeing, offering both short-term, pragmatic, solution-oriented therapy, and longer-term treatment that involves complex historical material and ingrained self-defeating patterns. I think of therapy as an opportunity to learn better ways to live and thrive in the present. I use a combination of approaches including EMDR, AEDP, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and longer-terms work to change recurring patterns.
Family / Marital
(650) 918-4476
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Family / Marital
The goal of therapy is to enable people to have richer and more satisfying lives. I match my approach to the person I'm seeing, offering both short-term, pragmatic, solution-oriented therapy, and longer-term treatment that involves complex historical material and ingrained self-defeating patterns. I think of therapy as an opportunity to learn better ways to live and thrive in the present. I use a combination of approaches including EMDR, AEDP, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and longer-terms work to change recurring patterns.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
I have worked more than 30 years w individuals & families with serious psychological and relational problems including the mood, behavior and substance problems that tear families apart. I help individuals and families navigate the perilous course of finding solutions while we work to improve serenity and sanity for all. Individual work is relational w/psychodynamic and a Real World approach. I have developed the “Stress-Induced Impaired Coping" model for family system distress and recovery. See my 2019 book: “Freedom From Family Dysfunction: A Guide for Families Battling Addiction or Mental Illness.” Available on Amazon
Family / Marital
(415) 787-4610
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Family / Marital
I have worked more than 30 years w individuals & families with serious psychological and relational problems including the mood, behavior and substance problems that tear families apart. I help individuals and families navigate the perilous course of finding solutions while we work to improve serenity and sanity for all. Individual work is relational w/psychodynamic and a Real World approach. I have developed the “Stress-Induced Impaired Coping" model for family system distress and recovery. See my 2019 book: “Freedom From Family Dysfunction: A Guide for Families Battling Addiction or Mental Illness.” Available on Amazon
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Counselor, MA, LPCC, MAC Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
Addiction is a complex illness that has a lasting impact on a person and their entire family. Everyone's best intentions to heal or change can often result in outcomes that perpetuate suffering. The addiction cycle can feel like a rollercoaster with fleeting to no progress, or worse. There is a way off this ride. At Marin Family Recovery, we believe that a person's ability to change their life story and fully live a satisfying life is possible no matter how dark the starting place feels. Addiction is 100% treatable. With life there is always opportunity.
Family / Marital
(415) 969-3045
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Family / Marital
Addiction is a complex illness that has a lasting impact on a person and their entire family. Everyone's best intentions to heal or change can often result in outcomes that perpetuate suffering. The addiction cycle can feel like a rollercoaster with fleeting to no progress, or worse. There is a way off this ride. At Marin Family Recovery, we believe that a person's ability to change their life story and fully live a satisfying life is possible no matter how dark the starting place feels. Addiction is 100% treatable. With life there is always opportunity.
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Rafael, CA 94903
I am currently accepting child and adult clients in both San Francisco and Marin. In general, my approach is insight oriented, psychodynamic and solution based. My clients would say that I am excellent at understanding the complex dynamics of both psychological and interpersonal issues. I have excellent rapport with parents and understand that bringing a child into therapy can be a difficult decision. Therapy may be a longer-term process, or it may be brief to solve an immediate crisis. Working together, we can be successful with both approaches. I am also accepting Parent Coordination clients, and Co-Parent Counseling
Family / Marital
(415) 697-3134
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Office is near:
San Rafael, CA 94903
Family / Marital
I am currently accepting child and adult clients in both San Francisco and Marin. In general, my approach is insight oriented, psychodynamic and solution based. My clients would say that I am excellent at understanding the complex dynamics of both psychological and interpersonal issues. I have excellent rapport with parents and understand that bringing a child into therapy can be a difficult decision. Therapy may be a longer-term process, or it may be brief to solve an immediate crisis. Working together, we can be successful with both approaches. I am also accepting Parent Coordination clients, and Co-Parent Counseling
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Rafael, CA 94901
I am an interactive and relational therapist. I work well with couples with difficult problems as well as with families. I specialize in helping adolescents and their families deal with substance abuse and other acting out behaviors. With individuals, I use the therapuetic relationship to uncover and change dysfunctional beliefs and patterns that inhibit growth and happiness in themselves and in relationships.
Family / Marital
(650) 741-3149
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Office is near:
San Rafael, CA 94901
Family / Marital
I am an interactive and relational therapist. I work well with couples with difficult problems as well as with families. I specialize in helping adolescents and their families deal with substance abuse and other acting out behaviors. With individuals, I use the therapuetic relationship to uncover and change dysfunctional beliefs and patterns that inhibit growth and happiness in themselves and in relationships.
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Office is near:
San Rafael, CA 94901
My psychological counseling approach is an in depth, psychodynamic, very engaged therapeutic relationship that addresses the body/mind connection both verbally and somatically. It is known in medical research that we hold our feelings in our body and as stress and tension build up, we have problems and symptoms that respond to therapeutic intervention. When our emotions go unheard, unexpressed, or even unfelt, our symptoms can worsen over time, developing our personal and interpersonal problems and often actual disease and disorders - such as pain, insomnia, muscle tensions, and indigestion.
Family / Marital
(415) 985-1196
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Office is near:
San Rafael, CA 94901
Family / Marital
My psychological counseling approach is an in depth, psychodynamic, very engaged therapeutic relationship that addresses the body/mind connection both verbally and somatically. It is known in medical research that we hold our feelings in our body and as stress and tension build up, we have problems and symptoms that respond to therapeutic intervention. When our emotions go unheard, unexpressed, or even unfelt, our symptoms can worsen over time, developing our personal and interpersonal problems and often actual disease and disorders - such as pain, insomnia, muscle tensions, and indigestion.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
You and your relationships are important and worth the investment of therapy. Reaching out for help can be challenging, but know that part of healthy relating is being able to reach out and trust that your needs can be met. It may be helpful to know that my Marin County office hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in Novato and Thursdays in San Rafael. I look forward to meeting you for a free initial consultation to see if we're a good fit!
Family / Marital
(415) 877-9318
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Family / Marital
You and your relationships are important and worth the investment of therapy. Reaching out for help can be challenging, but know that part of healthy relating is being able to reach out and trust that your needs can be met. It may be helpful to know that my Marin County office hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in Novato and Thursdays in San Rafael. I look forward to meeting you for a free initial consultation to see if we're a good fit!
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Rafael, CA 94901
I enjoy working with adolescents(16 and older), adults and couples. I have fourteen years experience as a clinician and have been licensed for the past 10 years. I use many different tools to facilitate change, including CBT and ACT for symptom relief and the techniques and processes of Hakomi, a body-centered depth psychotherapy, which integrates western psychology, advances in neurobiology, and the mindfulness practices of Buddhist Meditation. I believe that decreasing unhealthy stress, restoring trust in relationships, and changing self-limiting belief systems can lead to transformation. I use a warm, friendly, and engaged style of therapy.
Family / Marital
(415) 237-2110
Verified

Office is near:
San Rafael, CA 94901
Family / Marital
I enjoy working with adolescents(16 and older), adults and couples. I have fourteen years experience as a clinician and have been licensed for the past 10 years. I use many different tools to facilitate change, including CBT and ACT for symptom relief and the techniques and processes of Hakomi, a body-centered depth psychotherapy, which integrates western psychology, advances in neurobiology, and the mindfulness practices of Buddhist Meditation. I believe that decreasing unhealthy stress, restoring trust in relationships, and changing self-limiting belief systems can lead to transformation. I use a warm, friendly, and engaged style of therapy.

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Family / Marital Therapists
Therapists in San Rafael using the techniques of 'family therapy' work with families or couples both together and individually to help them improve their communication skills, build on the positive aspects of their relationships, and repair harmful or negative dynamics.

As an approach to therapy, 'family therapy' (also referred to as family systems therapy, marital therapy, marriage therapy, marriage and family therapy, marital therapy and family counseling) views change in terms of the systems of interaction between family members or couples.

Family relationships often affect psychological well-being and, regardless of the origin of an issue, or whether it may be the "individual" or "family" who is presenting it, involving the family in the solution can be of great benefit. Families participate directly in sessions during which the family therapist helps conversations in a way that draws upon and builds the strengths, wisdom and support of the wider family unit.

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. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in San Rafael

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.