Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"I specialize in working affirmatively with sexual and gender minorities and sex-positive communities (LGBTQ*, non-normative relationships, open/non-monogamous, polyamory, polysexuality, BDSM, leather/kink, fetishism, gender nonconformity/fluidity, HIV+). I also welcome clients with issues around minority stress, depression/anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, couples/multiple-partner relationships, parent/child relationships, family counseling, and ADHD."
Motivational Interviewing
(415) 578-5306
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Motivational Interviewing
"I specialize in working affirmatively with sexual and gender minorities and sex-positive communities (LGBTQ*, non-normative relationships, open/non-monogamous, polyamory, polysexuality, BDSM, leather/kink, fetishism, gender nonconformity/fluidity, HIV+). I also welcome clients with issues around minority stress, depression/anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, couples/multiple-partner relationships, parent/child relationships, family counseling, and ADHD."
Kelly Ceglarz, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, BCBA
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94903
"With a background in Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), I am strongly grounded in empirically-validated approaches that allow clients to see results and symptom relief quickly. I strive to create a warm and open environment and provide a pragmatic approach to solving problems where clients feel safe and comfortable expressing themselves. My focus is on creating positive behavior changes that are meaningful to each individual and support both the child and parent with a plan and strategies that allow for collaborative treatment during the therapy process."
Motivational Interviewing
(415) 941-3901
Verified
San Rafael, California 94903
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Motivational Interviewing
"With a background in Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), I am strongly grounded in empirically-validated approaches that allow clients to see results and symptom relief quickly. I strive to create a warm and open environment and provide a pragmatic approach to solving problems where clients feel safe and comfortable expressing themselves. My focus is on creating positive behavior changes that are meaningful to each individual and support both the child and parent with a plan and strategies that allow for collaborative treatment during the therapy process."
Dylan Kersh, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, M.Ed, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"Through authenticity and a wide range of clinical experience, I have cultivated a unique therapeutic style that has helped many of my clients to heal and thrive. It is my mission to create a private practice accessible to everyone in our community where clients feel safe to open up, take risks, be vulnerable, explore themselves, and grow. I've worked with individuals, families, and couples from a diverse spectrum of backgrounds and found that with an open heart, a sincere desire to connect, and clinical integrity, I can affect real change in my clients' lives."
Motivational Interviewing
(510) 901-3771
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Motivational Interviewing
"Through authenticity and a wide range of clinical experience, I have cultivated a unique therapeutic style that has helped many of my clients to heal and thrive. It is my mission to create a private practice accessible to everyone in our community where clients feel safe to open up, take risks, be vulnerable, explore themselves, and grow. I've worked with individuals, families, and couples from a diverse spectrum of backgrounds and found that with an open heart, a sincere desire to connect, and clinical integrity, I can affect real change in my clients' lives."
Ginny Bahr, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LPCC, MAC
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 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."
Motivational Interviewing
(415) 969-3045
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Motivational Interviewing
"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."
Amy Cosby-Frost, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"We all need help sometimes. Clients come to me with a variety of problems, depression, anxiety, parenting, relationship issues and substance abuse. I work with my clients, identifying the strengths they already have and teaching new skills to address the problems that are causing them pain."
Motivational Interviewing
(415) 868-4519
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Motivational Interviewing
"We all need help sometimes. Clients come to me with a variety of problems, depression, anxiety, parenting, relationship issues and substance abuse. I work with my clients, identifying the strengths they already have and teaching new skills to address the problems that are causing them pain."
Ro Loughran, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"I offer a compassionate space to bring gentle attention to whatever needs tending in your life, so that you may heal and thrive. No matter how wounded or hopeless you feel, I will be your ally in strengthening your connection to your inner wisdom, clarity, courage, and confidence. I consider it a privilege to help you honor your deepest nature, amplify your strengths, and live the life that you want for yourself."
Motivational Interviewing
(415) 966-4285
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Motivational Interviewing
"I offer a compassionate space to bring gentle attention to whatever needs tending in your life, so that you may heal and thrive. No matter how wounded or hopeless you feel, I will be your ally in strengthening your connection to your inner wisdom, clarity, courage, and confidence. I consider it a privilege to help you honor your deepest nature, amplify your strengths, and live the life that you want for yourself."
Kenneth Perlmutter, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"My work focuses on families who have a member requiring intensive help for psychiatric conditions including substance abuse and addiction. Parents of troubled teens and stuck young adults are helped to navigate the perilous course through finding treatment solutions and maintaining their own serenity and sanity. I work from the "Stress-Induced Impaired Coping" model of family system distress and recovery I have developed. Together we pursue solutions for the family members needing acute care while simultaneously reducing chaos and pain in the family environment. Members are helped to create shifts in the system toward peace and wellness for all."
Motivational Interviewing
(415) 787-4610
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Motivational Interviewing
"My work focuses on families who have a member requiring intensive help for psychiatric conditions including substance abuse and addiction. Parents of troubled teens and stuck young adults are helped to navigate the perilous course through finding treatment solutions and maintaining their own serenity and sanity. I work from the "Stress-Induced Impaired Coping" model of family system distress and recovery I have developed. Together we pursue solutions for the family members needing acute care while simultaneously reducing chaos and pain in the family environment. Members are helped to create shifts in the system toward peace and wellness for all."
Anicia A Williams, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, BS, MS, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"Feeling a bit down lately and nothing seems to lift your spirits? Feeling isolated and alone, even though you are surrounded by people who care and love you? Are your loved ones complaining about your substance use? Having a hard time blocking out the internal negative messages that keep you from taking risks and being vulnerable? Wondering why it’s hard to hang on to a successful relationship? Do you know you need healing from something in the past but not sure how to do it? Spending too much time in the past or future, preventing you from staying in the moment?"
Motivational Interviewing
(415) 991-1428
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Motivational Interviewing
"Feeling a bit down lately and nothing seems to lift your spirits? Feeling isolated and alone, even though you are surrounded by people who care and love you? Are your loved ones complaining about your substance use? Having a hard time blocking out the internal negative messages that keep you from taking risks and being vulnerable? Wondering why it’s hard to hang on to a successful relationship? Do you know you need healing from something in the past but not sure how to do it? Spending too much time in the past or future, preventing you from staying in the moment?"
Kate Gustin, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"For the past 15 years as a senior staff psychologist at Kaiser Permanente, I have helped hundreds of people to heal their emotional wounds and recover peace of mind. If you're finding that your daily mood and quality of life are being diminished by mental or physical symptoms related to anxiety, depression, trauma, work stress or relationship challenges, please give yourself the gift of a free phone consultation. My expertise includes health psychology, having pioneered PoZitive Strides - an approach to healing, health and happiness based on the clinical science of positive psychology. I offer individual as well as group therapy and educational programs."
Motivational Interviewing
(415) 426-2617
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Motivational Interviewing
"For the past 15 years as a senior staff psychologist at Kaiser Permanente, I have helped hundreds of people to heal their emotional wounds and recover peace of mind. If you're finding that your daily mood and quality of life are being diminished by mental or physical symptoms related to anxiety, depression, trauma, work stress or relationship challenges, please give yourself the gift of a free phone consultation. My expertise includes health psychology, having pioneered PoZitive Strides - an approach to healing, health and happiness based on the clinical science of positive psychology. I offer individual as well as group therapy and educational programs."
Anneli Richards, Director Family Matters Of Marin, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, PPS
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"At Family Matters Of Marin we help clients create more joy, love, and harmony in their lives. We are deeply interested in learning how our clients would like to change and grow, and supporting them in this process. We work collaboratively with clients to improve their relationships, and resolve any trauma from their past that maybe holding them back from living the life they yearn for. We are very experienced coaching parents and work with many families using EMDR, CBT, IFS, and Mindfulness to resolve any issues that are hindering their ability to be the best parent they can be, and the best partners."
Motivational Interviewing
(415) 639-9164
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Motivational Interviewing
"At Family Matters Of Marin we help clients create more joy, love, and harmony in their lives. We are deeply interested in learning how our clients would like to change and grow, and supporting them in this process. We work collaboratively with clients to improve their relationships, and resolve any trauma from their past that maybe holding them back from living the life they yearn for. We are very experienced coaching parents and work with many families using EMDR, CBT, IFS, and Mindfulness to resolve any issues that are hindering their ability to be the best parent they can be, and the best partners."
Wendy Santos-Modesitt, Neuropsychologist, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94903
"Specializing: pediatric & adult neuropsychological and cognitive assessments and psychotherapy. Areas of expertise: ADHD, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, cognitive rehabilitation, epilepsy/seizure disorders, Learning Disabilities, PTSD, Sports Concussion, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, effects of brain tumor resection, chemotherapy and radiation. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has been regarded in the psychological and medical community as an effective method in treating emotional and cognitive concerns. Clinical trials across medical and psychological disciplines have found CBT substantially reduces symptoms including anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD, chronic pain symptoms, sleep disturbance, among others. Compared to other therapy approaches, CBT treatment is short-term and goal-oriented."
Motivational Interviewing
(415) 366-8562
Verified
San Rafael, California 94903
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Motivational Interviewing
"Specializing: pediatric & adult neuropsychological and cognitive assessments and psychotherapy. Areas of expertise: ADHD, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, cognitive rehabilitation, epilepsy/seizure disorders, Learning Disabilities, PTSD, Sports Concussion, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, effects of brain tumor resection, chemotherapy and radiation. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has been regarded in the psychological and medical community as an effective method in treating emotional and cognitive concerns. Clinical trials across medical and psychological disciplines have found CBT substantially reduces symptoms including anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD, chronic pain symptoms, sleep disturbance, among others. Compared to other therapy approaches, CBT treatment is short-term and goal-oriented."
Andrew Getz, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"Are you coming to terms with a challenging life transition, or feeling overwhelmed by feelings of anxiety, stress, sadness or depression finding yourself in crisis, or simply wanting a deeper connection with yourself? If so I invite you to contact me. I am skilled at creating a supportive and empathic environment that will allow you to explore your relationship to life's challenges and to align with your inner resources. My approach draws on strategies that are tailored to meet you where you are and to focus on your individual goals and needs."
Motivational Interviewing
(415) 236-3536
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Motivational Interviewing
"Are you coming to terms with a challenging life transition, or feeling overwhelmed by feelings of anxiety, stress, sadness or depression finding yourself in crisis, or simply wanting a deeper connection with yourself? If so I invite you to contact me. I am skilled at creating a supportive and empathic environment that will allow you to explore your relationship to life's challenges and to align with your inner resources. My approach draws on strategies that are tailored to meet you where you are and to focus on your individual goals and needs."
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."
Motivational Interviewing
(415) 697-3808
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Motivational Interviewing
"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."
Susan Quigley, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"Ready for change and a more satisfying and balanced life? I offer compassionate listening, practical guidance and an action oriented approach to assist you in making the changes you want in your life."
Motivational Interviewing
(415) 481-4921
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Motivational Interviewing
"Ready for change and a more satisfying and balanced life? I offer compassionate listening, practical guidance and an action oriented approach to assist you in making the changes you want in your life."
Amanda Stason, Counselor
Counselor, MA, PhD, LMHC
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"This may come as a surprise to you, but if you are looking for regular "talk therapy" I lovingly suggest you contact someone else. Most of my clients have done a lot of therapy and personal growth work with some rewards, but without getting to the core of what they are seeking. Integrating the best of body-centered psychotherapy, meditation and mental and emotional skills training, I support my clients to connect deeply with their own inner truth, heal the wounds that are ready to be healed, and hone the skills necessary to live sanely and well in our fast-paced world. www.amandastason.com"
Motivational Interviewing
(617) 446-3894
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Motivational Interviewing
"This may come as a surprise to you, but if you are looking for regular "talk therapy" I lovingly suggest you contact someone else. Most of my clients have done a lot of therapy and personal growth work with some rewards, but without getting to the core of what they are seeking. Integrating the best of body-centered psychotherapy, meditation and mental and emotional skills training, I support my clients to connect deeply with their own inner truth, heal the wounds that are ready to be healed, and hone the skills necessary to live sanely and well in our fast-paced world. www.amandastason.com"
Stephanie Daigre, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"Therapy is a collaborative relationship, as individual as the people in the room. Often the work involves slowing down and creating a secure space for being open, curious and able to revisit and make sense of thoughts, memories and feelings that give rise to present difficulties. I'm especially attentive to your higher powers of perception and positive self determination. Together we resolve present-day problems with roots in the past, changing patterns that produce familiar and unwanted results so you are freer to choose the life you want."
Motivational Interviewing
(415) 969-2137
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Motivational Interviewing
"Therapy is a collaborative relationship, as individual as the people in the room. Often the work involves slowing down and creating a secure space for being open, curious and able to revisit and make sense of thoughts, memories and feelings that give rise to present difficulties. I'm especially attentive to your higher powers of perception and positive self determination. Together we resolve present-day problems with roots in the past, changing patterns that produce familiar and unwanted results so you are freer to choose the life you want."
David Noble Therapy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"I specialize in working with adolescent males who are experiencing externalizing behaviors (e.g. oppositional defiance, aggression, truancy, delinquency, etc.). In addition, I have extensive experience working with families struggling with attachment, attunement, and communication issues. I also work with couples dealing with relational problems and life transitions."
Motivational Interviewing
(415) 851-2360
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Motivational Interviewing
"I specialize in working with adolescent males who are experiencing externalizing behaviors (e.g. oppositional defiance, aggression, truancy, delinquency, etc.). In addition, I have extensive experience working with families struggling with attachment, attunement, and communication issues. I also work with couples dealing with relational problems and life transitions."
Suzanne D Alfandari, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"According to medical literature, 80% of all illness comes from mental or emotional stress. While you may not be able to change the source of stress, you can learn to have a healthier relationship with it. Once you learn how to remove limiting beliefs and calm overwhelming emotions, the things you want to do come more easily. I use Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT/Tapping) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) to respectfully guide you through areas of ambivalence to change. Together, I help you create your next steps for the change you want, leading to greater satisfaction with life. "
Motivational Interviewing
(415) 870-7494
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Motivational Interviewing
"According to medical literature, 80% of all illness comes from mental or emotional stress. While you may not be able to change the source of stress, you can learn to have a healthier relationship with it. Once you learn how to remove limiting beliefs and calm overwhelming emotions, the things you want to do come more easily. I use Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT/Tapping) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) to respectfully guide you through areas of ambivalence to change. Together, I help you create your next steps for the change you want, leading to greater satisfaction with life. "
Andrew Copperman, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"I practice Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples. I am getting certified in this method. In this therapy we re-frame and restructure the emotional experience you have with your partner. We help you move from conflict and disappointment to intimacy and love. We all want to be seen, heard and understood by our partner; to feel our loved one is accessible, responsive and engaged. This therapy, through experiential work in the sessions, accomplishes amazing shifts in the safety, closeness and love felt with your partner. My approach is highly interactive and experiential."
Motivational Interviewing
(415) 237-2044
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Motivational Interviewing
"I practice Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples. I am getting certified in this method. In this therapy we re-frame and restructure the emotional experience you have with your partner. We help you move from conflict and disappointment to intimacy and love. We all want to be seen, heard and understood by our partner; to feel our loved one is accessible, responsive and engaged. This therapy, through experiential work in the sessions, accomplishes amazing shifts in the safety, closeness and love felt with your partner. My approach is highly interactive and experiential."
Jason Zuchowski, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94903
"It’s no secret. Many boys hate the idea of therapy or even just talking about their feelings. I’ve been working almost exclusively with boys (ages 5-18) and their families for over 15 years. If your son and family feel overwhelmed or distant from each other, I take a fresh look at your family’s unique strengths and build on these to work through conflict, reconnect, and re-establish joy as a daily practice. My work is driven by the latest research in neurobiology."
Motivational Interviewing
(415) 582-4124
Verified
San Rafael, California 94903
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Motivational Interviewing
"It’s no secret. Many boys hate the idea of therapy or even just talking about their feelings. I’ve been working almost exclusively with boys (ages 5-18) and their families for over 15 years. If your son and family feel overwhelmed or distant from each other, I take a fresh look at your family’s unique strengths and build on these to work through conflict, reconnect, and re-establish joy as a daily practice. My work is driven by the latest research in neurobiology."

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Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a method of therapy that works to engage the motivation of clients to change their behavior. Clients are encouraged to explore and confront their ambivalence. Therapists attempt to influence their clients to consider making changes, rather than non-directively explore themselves. San Rafael Motivational Interviewing is frequently used in cases of problem drinking or mild addictions. Check these therapists for Motivational Interviewing in San Rafael.

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.