Karen Shay

Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT

Verified by Psychology Today
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Karen Shay

Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

1214 Lincoln Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 259-9669

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About

My style is collaborative, engaged and supportive. I will work with you to overcome depression, anxiety, substance abuse or relationship issues that are holding you back from leading a more fulfilling life. In individual work we will explore your past experiences and family of origin that may have brought you to hold on to many negative unconscious beliefs and behaviors that are leaving you unhappy or unsuccessful in both your work and intimate relationships. In couples work we will work to dismantle destructive communication patterns, learn new ways of reaching toward your partner and increase levels of true intimacy.
In addition to the individual and couple work, I also do family counseling. Most of my family work falls into two areas: families that are struggling with a child with school difficulties, mood disorders or substance abuse and families that are going through the painful transition of divorce adjustment.
I have had extensive experience in child and adolescent therapy and was the Child and Adolescent Treatment Coordinator at Family Service Agency for 8 eight years prior to private practice. Issues in child treatment included school phobias, conduct disorders, and anxiety disorders. Treatment with adolescents included substance abuse, anxiety/depression.

Qualifications

  • License: California / MFT 32828
  • School: San Francisco State University
  • Year Graduated: 1991

Location

1214 Lincoln Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 259-9669

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Child
  • Relationship Issues
  • Divorce
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Faith: Buddhist
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler
Communities
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 30 Sep 2020
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Karen Shay

Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT