Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
It's another day feeling inundated by work and family demands. Working, parenting, and home schooling are three jobs you never thought you would be doing at the same time. Your sweet kid went to bed late last night again and woke up tired and complaining about everything. You worry she might fall behind in school or that she's developing bad habits. Your protectiveness and patience turns to irritation and you tell her to “Just stop!” She stays in her room for most of the day doesn’t say another word to you until dinner. You want what’s best for your kid. It’s confusing not knowing what just happened and why.
Sandplay
(415) 354-4241
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Sandplay
It's another day feeling inundated by work and family demands. Working, parenting, and home schooling are three jobs you never thought you would be doing at the same time. Your sweet kid went to bed late last night again and woke up tired and complaining about everything. You worry she might fall behind in school or that she's developing bad habits. Your protectiveness and patience turns to irritation and you tell her to “Just stop!” She stays in her room for most of the day doesn’t say another word to you until dinner. You want what’s best for your kid. It’s confusing not knowing what just happened and why.
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Psychologist, Ph.D. Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
I have extensive experience working with adults and children as young as 3. I specialize in helping children other therapists describe as "difficult to treat," including children who are traumatized, emotionally unregulated, physically aggressive, or have difficulty connecting with adults and caregivers. I will work with your child whose needs have not been met in schools or by other therapists. I help children through play, physical movement, games, art, and words. I help overwhelmed parents with sound psychological guidance. I have thirteen years' experience and I teach and train other therapists.
Sandplay
(510) 756-2426
Verified
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Sandplay
I have extensive experience working with adults and children as young as 3. I specialize in helping children other therapists describe as "difficult to treat," including children who are traumatized, emotionally unregulated, physically aggressive, or have difficulty connecting with adults and caregivers. I will work with your child whose needs have not been met in schools or by other therapists. I help children through play, physical movement, games, art, and words. I help overwhelmed parents with sound psychological guidance. I have thirteen years' experience and I teach and train other therapists.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94903
I provide comprehensive psychological/neuropsychological assessment, therapy, and consultation services for children, adolescents, and adults. I am a strong advocate for my clients and offer a supportive, nurturing and flexible approach throughout the assessment and treatment process. I utilize a variety of research-based techniques, tailored to the child and family's needs. I have extensive training and experience working with families from different cultures/ethnicities in a variety of settings.
Sandplay
(650) 727-1134
Verified
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San Rafael, CA 94903
Sandplay
I provide comprehensive psychological/neuropsychological assessment, therapy, and consultation services for children, adolescents, and adults. I am a strong advocate for my clients and offer a supportive, nurturing and flexible approach throughout the assessment and treatment process. I utilize a variety of research-based techniques, tailored to the child and family's needs. I have extensive training and experience working with families from different cultures/ethnicities in a variety of settings.
Photo of Dr. Rebecca Brandi, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, Psy.D, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Rafael, CA 94901
Developing a deeper awareness of our emotional suffering creates an overall sense of well-being, allowing us to live an authentic life. With this deeper awareness, we begin to understand the underlying dynamics that keep us stuck. Inner work in its very essence facilitates insight, healing and transformation, connecting us to our innate wisdom. I work with adults, children and adolescents experiencing a wide range of difficulties. My collaborative, compassionate approach with parents, facilitates conscious, positive parenting to strengthen the parent-child attachment relationship.
Sandplay
(415) 895-9192
Verified
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Office is near:
San Rafael, CA 94901
Sandplay
Developing a deeper awareness of our emotional suffering creates an overall sense of well-being, allowing us to live an authentic life. With this deeper awareness, we begin to understand the underlying dynamics that keep us stuck. Inner work in its very essence facilitates insight, healing and transformation, connecting us to our innate wisdom. I work with adults, children and adolescents experiencing a wide range of difficulties. My collaborative, compassionate approach with parents, facilitates conscious, positive parenting to strengthen the parent-child attachment relationship.
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Psychological Assistant, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Rafael, CA 94901
Life is filled with all sorts of transitions, many of which can be quite challenging. I’m thinking of adjusting to a first job or making a career change, committing to a relationship, becoming a parent, deciding to retire or adjusting to the diagnosis of a chronic illness, just to name a few. While many transitions may go smoothly, others may evoke unanticipated anxiety, frustration, or sadness. This is where another perspective or some added support could be helpful.
Sandplay
(415) 202-6923
Verified
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Office is near:
San Rafael, CA 94901
Sandplay
Life is filled with all sorts of transitions, many of which can be quite challenging. I’m thinking of adjusting to a first job or making a career change, committing to a relationship, becoming a parent, deciding to retire or adjusting to the diagnosis of a chronic illness, just to name a few. While many transitions may go smoothly, others may evoke unanticipated anxiety, frustration, or sadness. This is where another perspective or some added support could be helpful.
Photo of Deborah Ann Spake, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
I enjoy working with adults, individual and couples, children and adolescents. I start with where you are at and collaborate on meeting your needs/goals. I treat the whole person, harness your own unique strengths and offer my unconditional positive support. I trust the process and believe in each person's capacity to make their life what they want it to be. I see therapy as utilizing a nurturing relationship to create a safe place where self exploration and healing is possible. In this process you can gain clarity, get perspective on a situation and reach a sense of satisfaction and aliveness in your relationships and life.
Sandplay
(415) 870-3696
Verified
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Sandplay
I enjoy working with adults, individual and couples, children and adolescents. I start with where you are at and collaborate on meeting your needs/goals. I treat the whole person, harness your own unique strengths and offer my unconditional positive support. I trust the process and believe in each person's capacity to make their life what they want it to be. I see therapy as utilizing a nurturing relationship to create a safe place where self exploration and healing is possible. In this process you can gain clarity, get perspective on a situation and reach a sense of satisfaction and aliveness in your relationships and life.
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Psychologist, PhD, Psychol Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
I am a licensed psychologist. I see both children and adults in my private practice. My work with children and adults utilizes our human ability to express ourselves through imagery in art, play, imagination, and dreams in ways that catalyzes healing and inner transformation. With children my work includes collateral sessions with their parents. With adults I also draw on my many years of spiritual practice, using such techniques as mindfulness and Yoga Nidra with my clients.
Sandplay
(707) 879-8948
Verified
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Sandplay
I am a licensed psychologist. I see both children and adults in my private practice. My work with children and adults utilizes our human ability to express ourselves through imagery in art, play, imagination, and dreams in ways that catalyzes healing and inner transformation. With children my work includes collateral sessions with their parents. With adults I also draw on my many years of spiritual practice, using such techniques as mindfulness and Yoga Nidra with my clients.
Photo of Richard D. Flout, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94903
I enjoy working with people who have a desire to get to know their authentic self. I believe that a warm, spacious, empathic and interactive relationship with my clients is key to the healing process. I will teach you a method to make sense of your inner experiences as well as your interactions with other people. I will help you identify the particular roles that you played in your family system and the resulting patterns of behavior that inhibit your self- expression, creativity and intimacy with others.
Sandplay
(415) 799-9215
Verified
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San Rafael, CA 94903
Sandplay
I enjoy working with people who have a desire to get to know their authentic self. I believe that a warm, spacious, empathic and interactive relationship with my clients is key to the healing process. I will teach you a method to make sense of your inner experiences as well as your interactions with other people. I will help you identify the particular roles that you played in your family system and the resulting patterns of behavior that inhibit your self- expression, creativity and intimacy with others.
Photo of Laurie Javier, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
Wow, 2020 has started off with some crazy and different challenges, like sheltering in place! Being a home-schooling parent to your children while being a worker from home, or being around people 24/7 and trying to keep the peace. You are finding that prioritizing is complicated when everyone seems to need you. But what about you? Can't seem to find a healthy balance that includes time for yourself? Seeking the help of an experienced therapist may be exactly what you need at this time. You don't have to continue drowning in overwhelm. Just pick up the phone for a free consultation. Isn't it worth giving it a try, today?
Sandplay
(415) 991-8303
Verified
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Sandplay
Wow, 2020 has started off with some crazy and different challenges, like sheltering in place! Being a home-schooling parent to your children while being a worker from home, or being around people 24/7 and trying to keep the peace. You are finding that prioritizing is complicated when everyone seems to need you. But what about you? Can't seem to find a healthy balance that includes time for yourself? Seeking the help of an experienced therapist may be exactly what you need at this time. You don't have to continue drowning in overwhelm. Just pick up the phone for a free consultation. Isn't it worth giving it a try, today?
Photo of Ellis Mccauley, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
Welcome. Wisdom has led you to consider help. Maybe thought patterns or behaviors feel out of control or limiting. Maybe the choices you make and ways you spend your time are not in sync with what is important to you. Perhaps you feel hindered by past trauma or painful memories. I can support and guide you to re-align with your true self and values and take steps toward living the life you want to live.
Sandplay
(831) 777-2810 x824
Verified
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Sandplay
Welcome. Wisdom has led you to consider help. Maybe thought patterns or behaviors feel out of control or limiting. Maybe the choices you make and ways you spend your time are not in sync with what is important to you. Perhaps you feel hindered by past trauma or painful memories. I can support and guide you to re-align with your true self and values and take steps toward living the life you want to live.
Photo of Patti M Boucher, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Rafael, CA 94901
Are you craving balance, emotional stability, happiness and harmony in your life? Do you experience helplessness yet desire a sense of hope, self-love and meaning? Suffering from a web of intense emotions is a part of life that we can all use help to accept, regulate and navigate. I guide clients in deepening self-love, intimacy and trust. Together we build resiliency, connect to your creativity and vitality, and move towards your life purpose and joy. I will help you prepare and then dive in, with support, decades of experience, compassion and flexibility. I support clients' unique journeys.
Sandplay
(510) 974-7592
Verified
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Office is near:
San Rafael, CA 94901
Sandplay
Are you craving balance, emotional stability, happiness and harmony in your life? Do you experience helplessness yet desire a sense of hope, self-love and meaning? Suffering from a web of intense emotions is a part of life that we can all use help to accept, regulate and navigate. I guide clients in deepening self-love, intimacy and trust. Together we build resiliency, connect to your creativity and vitality, and move towards your life purpose and joy. I will help you prepare and then dive in, with support, decades of experience, compassion and flexibility. I support clients' unique journeys.
Photo of Anneli Richards, Director Family Matters Of Marin, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, PPS Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 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 their best selves.
Sandplay
(415) 639-9164
Verified
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Sandplay
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 their best selves.
Photo of Karina Colliat, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
Therapy is a very personal and unique process. No two people are alike and there is no specific formula for healing. I offer grounded guidance and a safe space to fully explore yourself and open to your own innate wisdom. I use the arts, nature and somatic therapy to support people struggling with mental and emotional challenges so they can live more connected and joyful lives. I bring warmth and compassion to my work as well as encourage a sense of humor and play. I believe that when we get to the edge of our comfort level and bring a sense of curiosity and flexibility there is room for growth and healing.
Sandplay
(510) 996-4432
Verified
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Sandplay
Therapy is a very personal and unique process. No two people are alike and there is no specific formula for healing. I offer grounded guidance and a safe space to fully explore yourself and open to your own innate wisdom. I use the arts, nature and somatic therapy to support people struggling with mental and emotional challenges so they can live more connected and joyful lives. I bring warmth and compassion to my work as well as encourage a sense of humor and play. I believe that when we get to the edge of our comfort level and bring a sense of curiosity and flexibility there is room for growth and healing.
Photo of Sherry M Freeman, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
Therapy is about how you can feel better, how to make your life rich and satisfying. What is in your way? What stops you from being the person you want to be, from living the life you want to live? I see people of all ages, in all walks of life and help them overcome obstacles to acheiving their goals. Often it is inner blocks like anxiety and depression, that stand in your way. Other times there are experiences you've had that make it hard to feel free. Therapy can help you sort it all out, and take positive steps towards a new start.
Sandplay
(650) 385-8707
Verified
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Sandplay
Therapy is about how you can feel better, how to make your life rich and satisfying. What is in your way? What stops you from being the person you want to be, from living the life you want to live? I see people of all ages, in all walks of life and help them overcome obstacles to acheiving their goals. Often it is inner blocks like anxiety and depression, that stand in your way. Other times there are experiences you've had that make it hard to feel free. Therapy can help you sort it all out, and take positive steps towards a new start.
Photo of Valerie Hinard, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
Cultivating meaningful-healthy relationships may be especially difficult when our sense of self is overshadowed by traumatic and emotionally painful experiences. My approach to the therapy process focuses on helping foster your innate strengths and resiliency while exploring your vulnerabilities and concerns. Together we help you build a greater understanding of yourself through healing limiting patterns, fears, and beliefs. In this way, you become rooted in a life grounded in meaning, aliveness, and depth. I believe that building a stronger relationship with yourself can help cultivate healthier relationships with others, making them easier to initiate, maintain, and enjoy.
Sandplay
(707) 559-9920
Verified
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Sandplay
Cultivating meaningful-healthy relationships may be especially difficult when our sense of self is overshadowed by traumatic and emotionally painful experiences. My approach to the therapy process focuses on helping foster your innate strengths and resiliency while exploring your vulnerabilities and concerns. Together we help you build a greater understanding of yourself through healing limiting patterns, fears, and beliefs. In this way, you become rooted in a life grounded in meaning, aliveness, and depth. I believe that building a stronger relationship with yourself can help cultivate healthier relationships with others, making them easier to initiate, maintain, and enjoy.
Photo of Gail Kirk Poust, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94903
Gail has worked with children, adolescents and families for over sixteen years in a variety of capacities. As a therapist she has provided individual, group and family therapy in outpatient clinics and elementary, middle, and high schools. She has extensive experience supporting children, teens and young adults with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, social anxiety, social skills, peer conflict, family communication, self-esteem, gender identity, and life transitions. Regulation, attachment, social skills, problem solving and developing a plan for long-term wellness are key elements of Gail’s work.
Sandplay
(833) 376-0865
Verified
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San Rafael, CA 94903
Sandplay
Gail has worked with children, adolescents and families for over sixteen years in a variety of capacities. As a therapist she has provided individual, group and family therapy in outpatient clinics and elementary, middle, and high schools. She has extensive experience supporting children, teens and young adults with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, social anxiety, social skills, peer conflict, family communication, self-esteem, gender identity, and life transitions. Regulation, attachment, social skills, problem solving and developing a plan for long-term wellness are key elements of Gail’s work.
Photo of Vesna Sturman, Psychologist
Psychologist, Ph.D. Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
I am an evidence-based counselor, practicing different types of therapy depending on the issues that bring you to me. Included are cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and biofeedback. These have been proven to be effective treatments for both mental health issues such as depression and anxiety and physical problems like chronic pain. I am a certified Clinical Trauma Professional. The therapy I provide helps people deal with different kinds of trauma. Mindfulness is also an important aspect of my counseling; it helps you to remain calm and to be present during stressful times.
Sandplay
(415) 413-1077
Verified
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Sandplay
I am an evidence-based counselor, practicing different types of therapy depending on the issues that bring you to me. Included are cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and biofeedback. These have been proven to be effective treatments for both mental health issues such as depression and anxiety and physical problems like chronic pain. I am a certified Clinical Trauma Professional. The therapy I provide helps people deal with different kinds of trauma. Mindfulness is also an important aspect of my counseling; it helps you to remain calm and to be present during stressful times.
Photo of Intercultural Psychology ~For Cultural Hybrids~, Psychological Associate
Psychological Associate, Ph.D., MA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Rafael, CA 94903
I help people who experienced being a "foreigner" at some point in their lives. You are often triggered by a sense of not belonging and long for more connections. Somehow it's difficult to feel at home, make friends, be in a relationship, and engage at work. Part of you is longing to fit in and part of you just wants to be seen for who you are. You are going through identity changes, and hold ambiguous feelings about yourself, and your choices. The feelings of disconnection from your partner, spouse, family, work, and community is tiring. Ultimately, you'd like to be more assertive, appreciated and loved for who you are.
Sandplay
(628) 265-5826
Verified
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Office is near:
San Rafael, CA 94903
Sandplay
I help people who experienced being a "foreigner" at some point in their lives. You are often triggered by a sense of not belonging and long for more connections. Somehow it's difficult to feel at home, make friends, be in a relationship, and engage at work. Part of you is longing to fit in and part of you just wants to be seen for who you are. You are going through identity changes, and hold ambiguous feelings about yourself, and your choices. The feelings of disconnection from your partner, spouse, family, work, and community is tiring. Ultimately, you'd like to be more assertive, appreciated and loved for who you are.
Photo of Jessica Potter, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
I am versatile in my clinical experience with clients of different ages and cultures. I have particular interest in working with teens, families, and individuals struggling with addiction. I most enjoy providing support groups for adults and teenagers. I have worked in schools, outpatient clinics, and private practice. I also have expertise in suicide prevention work with teenagers and young adults. Additionally, I have worked within the deaf commjunity for over twenty years, and am fluent in American Sign Language.
Sandplay
(415) 689-1017
Verified
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Sandplay
I am versatile in my clinical experience with clients of different ages and cultures. I have particular interest in working with teens, families, and individuals struggling with addiction. I most enjoy providing support groups for adults and teenagers. I have worked in schools, outpatient clinics, and private practice. I also have expertise in suicide prevention work with teenagers and young adults. Additionally, I have worked within the deaf commjunity for over twenty years, and am fluent in American Sign Language.
Photo of Sarah Alexander, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Rafael, CA 94901
I hold a deeply calm, present, and nurturing space for your brightest dreams and your darkest wounds. Whatever your concerns, you will feel sincerely heard, held, and guided in a safe and constructive way. You will discover and reclaim hidden or submerged parts of your fullest self, as well as the positive and promising reasons behind the challenges that you face. Together, we will creatively discover new and vital directions for you, internally and dynamically, into the world. Your purpose will become more grounded, more meaningful, more genuinely alive. Depth psychodynamic and brief solution focused therapy, integrative, collaborative, and empowering.
Sandplay
(415) 801-0119
Verified
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Office is near:
San Rafael, CA 94901
Sandplay
I hold a deeply calm, present, and nurturing space for your brightest dreams and your darkest wounds. Whatever your concerns, you will feel sincerely heard, held, and guided in a safe and constructive way. You will discover and reclaim hidden or submerged parts of your fullest self, as well as the positive and promising reasons behind the challenges that you face. Together, we will creatively discover new and vital directions for you, internally and dynamically, into the world. Your purpose will become more grounded, more meaningful, more genuinely alive. Depth psychodynamic and brief solution focused therapy, integrative, collaborative, and empowering.

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Sandplay Therapists
Sandplay therapy in San Rafael establishes a safe and protected space, where the complexities of the client's inner world can be explored. Often young children, clients place miniature figurines in a small sandbox to express confusing feelings and inner experiences. This creates a visual representation of the client's thoughts and feelings and can reveal unconscious concerns that are inaccessible. The therapist does not interpret, interfere with, or direct the client's sand play but maintains an attitude of receptivity and acceptance, so the client can bring unconscious material into consciousness without censure. If you're looking for a San Rafael sandplay Therapist, or sand play Therapists for sand therapy.

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.