Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"For over twenty-five years, I have provided understanding and relief to people who have come to me in emotional distress and psychological pain. I offer psychotherapeutic help with warmth, patience, skill, and an experienced, open mind as has long been my depth-oriented approach. Psychological distress takes us into the landscape of our private struggles, vulnerabilities and emotional injuries, but also to pathways toward restoration and healing. I invite you to listen to these internal communications with me, to learn from them, and to discover ways to translate them into guideposts for change toward greater balance, confidence, and contentment in living life."
Psychoanalytic
(415) 323-3989
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Psychoanalytic
"For over twenty-five years, I have provided understanding and relief to people who have come to me in emotional distress and psychological pain. I offer psychotherapeutic help with warmth, patience, skill, and an experienced, open mind as has long been my depth-oriented approach. Psychological distress takes us into the landscape of our private struggles, vulnerabilities and emotional injuries, but also to pathways toward restoration and healing. I invite you to listen to these internal communications with me, to learn from them, and to discover ways to translate them into guideposts for change toward greater balance, confidence, and contentment in living life."
Robin Joy Berenson, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"I believe in storytelling, and that the act of telling one's own story can be one of the most therapeutic experiences possible. As a therapist, I am a skilled listener, able to help clients understand their own stories. My style is interpersonal, open, and communicative, recognizing that each person is inherently valuable, possessing an innate capacity for wisdom and wholeness."
Psychoanalytic
(415) 702-3420 x100
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Psychoanalytic
"I believe in storytelling, and that the act of telling one's own story can be one of the most therapeutic experiences possible. As a therapist, I am a skilled listener, able to help clients understand their own stories. My style is interpersonal, open, and communicative, recognizing that each person is inherently valuable, possessing an innate capacity for wisdom and wholeness."
Marshall Bush, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
" We all need therapy at certain times in our lives. Good therapy will help you master the problems you are struggling with. Finding the right therapist is important because the fit between you and your therapist is critical to outcome. You must feel your therapist understands your goals and can help you achieve them. I believe that people are strongly motivated to master their problems. Most people suffer from false self-blame and self-criticism. I have devoted my practice to helping patients overcome their guilt, shame, and anxiety. People don't realize how much they can be helped by good therapy. "
Psychoanalytic
(415) 940-7943
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Psychoanalytic
" We all need therapy at certain times in our lives. Good therapy will help you master the problems you are struggling with. Finding the right therapist is important because the fit between you and your therapist is critical to outcome. You must feel your therapist understands your goals and can help you achieve them. I believe that people are strongly motivated to master their problems. Most people suffer from false self-blame and self-criticism. I have devoted my practice to helping patients overcome their guilt, shame, and anxiety. People don't realize how much they can be helped by good therapy. "
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."
Psychoanalytic
(415) 787-4610
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Psychoanalytic
"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."
A. Raja Hornstein, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"I can help if you are struggling with: anxiety, depression or other mood issues; aging or life-threatening illness; or relationship difficulties; or the consequences of living with serious mental disorders. I help people affected by loss including people dealing with grief, facing death, or serious illness, but if you think of your own situation you might realize that loss is playing a role in your search for a therapist. I also work with people who aren't deeply troubled, but are searching for growth in their work, relationships, or who are feeling the absence of a spiritual center in their lives."
Psychoanalytic
(650) 924-9936
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Psychoanalytic
"I can help if you are struggling with: anxiety, depression or other mood issues; aging or life-threatening illness; or relationship difficulties; or the consequences of living with serious mental disorders. I help people affected by loss including people dealing with grief, facing death, or serious illness, but if you think of your own situation you might realize that loss is playing a role in your search for a therapist. I also work with people who aren't deeply troubled, but are searching for growth in their work, relationships, or who are feeling the absence of a spiritual center in their lives."
Eileen Cohune Brown, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"While your relational style helped you to navigate your childhood, you, like many people, may feel frustrated by painful life-long patterns of relating (to yourself and others) which seem to repeat. I empathize with this frustration and work with you to more deeply understand yourself so that you can enact real and lasting change."
Psychoanalytic
(510) 878-4322
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Psychoanalytic
"While your relational style helped you to navigate your childhood, you, like many people, may feel frustrated by painful life-long patterns of relating (to yourself and others) which seem to repeat. I empathize with this frustration and work with you to more deeply understand yourself so that you can enact real and lasting change."
Helen Schoenhals Hart, Licensed Psychoanalyst
Licensed Psychoanalyst
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94903
"Perhaps you have some symptom that's bothering you: writer's cramp, an embarrassing blushing problem, relationship or sexual difficulties, an eating disorder, a problem with anger, or perhaps you have debilitating anxiety attacks. Or you simply are unhappy, depressed and dissatisfied with your life, even though you are relatively successful. The list of possible symptoms is endless. As a psychoanalyst, I can assist you on the classic and still the most adventurous road to relief: the search for self-understanding. Also, should you need it, I offer short-term counseling and couples therapy."
Psychoanalytic
(415) 689-9225
Verified
San Rafael, California 94903
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Psychoanalytic
"Perhaps you have some symptom that's bothering you: writer's cramp, an embarrassing blushing problem, relationship or sexual difficulties, an eating disorder, a problem with anger, or perhaps you have debilitating anxiety attacks. Or you simply are unhappy, depressed and dissatisfied with your life, even though you are relatively successful. The list of possible symptoms is endless. As a psychoanalyst, I can assist you on the classic and still the most adventurous road to relief: the search for self-understanding. Also, should you need it, I offer short-term counseling and couples therapy."
Christopher M Mayer, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CBA
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"I offer low-fee counseling for people looking to heal their pain and transforms their lives. People who come to me find a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment where they are free to work through difficulties with someone capable of really listening, holding space, and who sees them and the struggles they are living with. It is my passion to help guide people through the courageous process of healing the past and moving forward into greater health and well-being."
Psychoanalytic
(415) 688-2031
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Psychoanalytic
"I offer low-fee counseling for people looking to heal their pain and transforms their lives. People who come to me find a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment where they are free to work through difficulties with someone capable of really listening, holding space, and who sees them and the struggles they are living with. It is my passion to help guide people through the courageous process of healing the past and moving forward into greater health and well-being."
Renee Spencer, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"You may be educated, even successful, but struggle to feel good about yourself, have difficulties with close relationships or just want more out of life. I believe it's human to struggle and that we all can benefit from self-exploration. Not only do you stand to gain, but your partner, children, friends, even co-workers benefit when you're bringing more of your best self to the table. I bring humor and compassion alongside extensive training and nearly 20 years of experience in private practice to help you develop solutions as well as grow from your struggles. My approach is flexible and practical, tailored to meet your needs. "
Psychoanalytic
(415) 429-3431
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Psychoanalytic
"You may be educated, even successful, but struggle to feel good about yourself, have difficulties with close relationships or just want more out of life. I believe it's human to struggle and that we all can benefit from self-exploration. Not only do you stand to gain, but your partner, children, friends, even co-workers benefit when you're bringing more of your best self to the table. I bring humor and compassion alongside extensive training and nearly 20 years of experience in private practice to help you develop solutions as well as grow from your struggles. My approach is flexible and practical, tailored to meet your needs. "
Toni K Macdonald, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"I believe that human beings have an inner motivating force that moves them toward more health and fulfillment. Life is difficult. We all have our particular, usually life long issues that get in the way of our personal growth. The going is often ridiculously slow and repetitive; this is where therapy can be so helpful. I think and feel it is an honor to be let into someone’s life and be a catalyst for beneficial change. I believe in being happy NOW! So I will not hesitate to be straightforward and directive if I think it will be helpful."
Psychoanalytic
(415) 799-7170
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
Psychoanalytic
"I believe that human beings have an inner motivating force that moves them toward more health and fulfillment. Life is difficult. We all have our particular, usually life long issues that get in the way of our personal growth. The going is often ridiculously slow and repetitive; this is where therapy can be so helpful. I think and feel it is an honor to be let into someone’s life and be a catalyst for beneficial change. I believe in being happy NOW! So I will not hesitate to be straightforward and directive if I think it will be helpful."
Gretchen Kishbaugh, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"I work with children, adolescents, and adults, providing individual, couples, and family therapy, play therapy, and parenting consultation. If you're looking for a safe and supportive place in which to explore your concerns, I offer careful listening and collaborative engagement in the service of working toward your goals. People seek psychotherapy for many reasons. Some want help with specific problems such as depression, relationship conflict, or concern about a child. Others feel stuck in problematic patterns that cause emotional distress, interfere with their ability to connect with others, or hinder their ability to find fulfillment in life."
Psychoanalytic
(415) 459-5051
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Psychoanalytic
"I work with children, adolescents, and adults, providing individual, couples, and family therapy, play therapy, and parenting consultation. If you're looking for a safe and supportive place in which to explore your concerns, I offer careful listening and collaborative engagement in the service of working toward your goals. People seek psychotherapy for many reasons. Some want help with specific problems such as depression, relationship conflict, or concern about a child. Others feel stuck in problematic patterns that cause emotional distress, interfere with their ability to connect with others, or hinder their ability to find fulfillment in life."
Derek Rubinstein, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"Like any new endeavor, beginning therapy can bring both anxiety and hope. Whether you're seeking therapy to address specific concerns or to engage in personal exploration, I bring many years of experience working with a broad range of issues and people. I see therapy as a unique opportunity to help my clients gain a deeper understanding of themselves, develop greater awareness and insight, and make meaningful changes that lead to greater fulfillment in their lives, relationships, and careers."
Psychoanalytic
(415) 521-3766
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Psychoanalytic
"Like any new endeavor, beginning therapy can bring both anxiety and hope. Whether you're seeking therapy to address specific concerns or to engage in personal exploration, I bring many years of experience working with a broad range of issues and people. I see therapy as a unique opportunity to help my clients gain a deeper understanding of themselves, develop greater awareness and insight, and make meaningful changes that lead to greater fulfillment in their lives, relationships, and careers."
Robert Waska, Counselor
Counselor, LPCC, MFT, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94903
"EFFECTIVE ANXIETY TREATMENT. 30 years of professional experience in the field. I will help resolve the panic, self-doubt, nervousness, and fear. Anxiety can cripple your day-to-day happiness, your relationships, your career, and your self-worth. Obsessive thinking, compulsive behaviors, worry patterns, and social anxiety can all be conquered. I use research based counseling techniques to create change and lasting relief."
Psychoanalytic
(415) 689-1009
Verified
San Rafael, California 94903
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Psychoanalytic
"EFFECTIVE ANXIETY TREATMENT. 30 years of professional experience in the field. I will help resolve the panic, self-doubt, nervousness, and fear. Anxiety can cripple your day-to-day happiness, your relationships, your career, and your self-worth. Obsessive thinking, compulsive behaviors, worry patterns, and social anxiety can all be conquered. I use research based counseling techniques to create change and lasting relief."
Frederick Gene Rozendal, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"Psychotherapy can be a powerful means of finding your ground to live out your potential, which can be triggered by suffering. I offer support in seeking meaning and assistance in growth in the face of challenges. Compassion and understanding can be powerful tools for facing conflicts that are beyond your current understanding. I work with adults using psychodynamic and transpersonal frameworks."
Psychoanalytic
(628) 227-5637
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Psychoanalytic
"Psychotherapy can be a powerful means of finding your ground to live out your potential, which can be triggered by suffering. I offer support in seeking meaning and assistance in growth in the face of challenges. Compassion and understanding can be powerful tools for facing conflicts that are beyond your current understanding. I work with adults using psychodynamic and transpersonal frameworks."
Rachael Vaughan, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"JUNGIAN-ORIENTED, WITH EMDR. I have an engaged, relational approach, grounded in modern research on the brain, trauma and attachment. I believe the goal of therapy is to realistically become who you truly are--not to fix you, or tell you how to be. If you work with me, we'll look at your personal, family and cultural history, and the beliefs you hold about yourself and the world. Where we find traumas, disturbing memories, negative beliefs and uncomfortable feelings, we can use a variety of methods to loosen then, learn from them and heal them, including SE and EMDR."
Psychoanalytic
(415) 799-3702
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Psychoanalytic
"JUNGIAN-ORIENTED, WITH EMDR. I have an engaged, relational approach, grounded in modern research on the brain, trauma and attachment. I believe the goal of therapy is to realistically become who you truly are--not to fix you, or tell you how to be. If you work with me, we'll look at your personal, family and cultural history, and the beliefs you hold about yourself and the world. Where we find traumas, disturbing memories, negative beliefs and uncomfortable feelings, we can use a variety of methods to loosen then, learn from them and heal them, including SE and EMDR."
Payton Tontz, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94903
"Welcome! I offer short-term and long-term models of psychotherapy for individual adults of all ages and walks of life. I work with a wide range of people who come to therapy for different reasons wether it be symptoms of mood dysregulation such as anxiety or depression, issues related childhood or adult trauma, relationship challenges, dealing with a chronic health condition, a major loss or life transition, or wether it is simply for personal growth and healing. Regardless of the reason that calls a person to seek therapeutic support, my over 15 years of clinical experience have taught me that the heart of the process that unfolds in psychotherapy can be boiled down to a few key principles that apply to most peoples journey of gaining a better degree of psychological wholeness and health. My integrative approach to psychotherapy draws from a number of different schools of thought in the field including classical psychoanalytic/psychodynamic theory, humanistic psychology, Jungian archetypal psychology, CBT/mindfulness based practices, and solution focused therapy. I recommend checking out my personal website site for more information about my work!"
Psychoanalytic
(415) 877-1431
Verified
San Rafael, California 94903
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Psychoanalytic
"Welcome! I offer short-term and long-term models of psychotherapy for individual adults of all ages and walks of life. I work with a wide range of people who come to therapy for different reasons wether it be symptoms of mood dysregulation such as anxiety or depression, issues related childhood or adult trauma, relationship challenges, dealing with a chronic health condition, a major loss or life transition, or wether it is simply for personal growth and healing. Regardless of the reason that calls a person to seek therapeutic support, my over 15 years of clinical experience have taught me that the heart of the process that unfolds in psychotherapy can be boiled down to a few key principles that apply to most peoples journey of gaining a better degree of psychological wholeness and health. My integrative approach to psychotherapy draws from a number of different schools of thought in the field including classical psychoanalytic/psychodynamic theory, humanistic psychology, Jungian archetypal psychology, CBT/mindfulness based practices, and solution focused therapy. I recommend checking out my personal website site for more information about my work!"
Art Raisman, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"In 40 years of clinical practice I have come to think of what I do as a unique form of education. Psychotherapists "teach" not so much by telling people what to do (although good advice is often useful), but by helping clients to find the strength within themselves, and the needed support from those around them, to address the difficulties in their current lives in new and more effective ways. A therapeutic environment enables clients to develop a new way of understanding their life experiences that promotes higher self-esteem, increased capacity for intimacy, and greater effectiveness in work."
Psychoanalytic
(415) 569-7286
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Psychoanalytic
"In 40 years of clinical practice I have come to think of what I do as a unique form of education. Psychotherapists "teach" not so much by telling people what to do (although good advice is often useful), but by helping clients to find the strength within themselves, and the needed support from those around them, to address the difficulties in their current lives in new and more effective ways. A therapeutic environment enables clients to develop a new way of understanding their life experiences that promotes higher self-esteem, increased capacity for intimacy, and greater effectiveness in work."
Raya Smail, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"If you have made your way to this page, you are probably struggling with a "relationship problem"--either with someone else, or with yourself. This is likely causing you significant emotional pain. Your predicament may have been triggered by a recent event, such as loss or trauma, or may have lingered and festered for years. Your symptoms may vary--you may experience persistent discontent, loneliness, emptiness...; have difficulty finding or sustaining a relationship, or have a spouse who wants you to get "fixed".You may be battling addiction or a destructive behavior that is thwarting your life, but impossible to give up, despite endless attempts."
Psychoanalytic
(415) 766-0949
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Psychoanalytic
"If you have made your way to this page, you are probably struggling with a "relationship problem"--either with someone else, or with yourself. This is likely causing you significant emotional pain. Your predicament may have been triggered by a recent event, such as loss or trauma, or may have lingered and festered for years. Your symptoms may vary--you may experience persistent discontent, loneliness, emptiness...; have difficulty finding or sustaining a relationship, or have a spouse who wants you to get "fixed".You may be battling addiction or a destructive behavior that is thwarting your life, but impossible to give up, despite endless attempts."
Arlene Bermann, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94901
"I think of therapy as like sanctuary - a place where there aren't distractions, where there is an opportunity to pay attention to what is important, in a spirit of kindness. Because of this, many individuals and couples find it to be enjoyable, and very relieving. Of course, since people do therapy to work on painful things, therapy itself isn't always easy. But at least things can be approached thoughtfully and skillfully, in a safe context, and this itself brings great benefits."
Psychoanalytic
(415) 574-0962
Verified
San Rafael, California 94901
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Psychoanalytic
"I think of therapy as like sanctuary - a place where there aren't distractions, where there is an opportunity to pay attention to what is important, in a spirit of kindness. Because of this, many individuals and couples find it to be enjoyable, and very relieving. Of course, since people do therapy to work on painful things, therapy itself isn't always easy. But at least things can be approached thoughtfully and skillfully, in a safe context, and this itself brings great benefits."
Robert Waska, Counselor
Counselor, LPCC, MFT, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
San Rafael, California 94903
"EFFECTIVE DEPRESSION TREATMENT. 30 years of professional experience in the field. I will help you master the symptoms and repair the core cause of your depression, whether it is a recent and sudden state or a long term condition. Your sadness, lack of hope, self-sabotage, emptiness, self-hatred, and not feeling alive are all parts of a problem that can be resolved."
Psychoanalytic
(415) 723-4083
Verified
San Rafael, California 94903
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Psychoanalytic
"EFFECTIVE DEPRESSION TREATMENT. 30 years of professional experience in the field. I will help you master the symptoms and repair the core cause of your depression, whether it is a recent and sudden state or a long term condition. Your sadness, lack of hope, self-sabotage, emptiness, self-hatred, and not feeling alive are all parts of a problem that can be resolved."

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Psychoanalysis is an in-depth form of therapy. The client learns what conscious and unconscious wishes drive their patterns of thinking and behavior on the theory that, by making the unconscious conscious, they will make more educated choices over how they think and act.

If you're looking for psychoanalysis in San Rafael or for San Rafael psychoanalysis these professionals provide psychoanalytic therapy, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, psychoanalytic group therapy in San Rafael. They include San Rafael Psychoanalysts, Psychoanalytic therapists, Psychoanalytic psychologists, psychotherapists in San Rafael and Psychoanalytic counselors.

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.