Mark Hirschfield

Mark Hirschfield
Family Counselor

Mark Hirschfield MFT

Location: , San Anselmo

As well as child, individual and couples counseling, I specialize and am very successful as a family counselor. I have extensive experience, working with just parent and child, siblings or a whole large extended family. I use a family systems form of therapy, which is very interactive and allows each member of the family to feel understood, empathized with and find resolution. Please go to my website for more information at www.markhirschfield.com.

Claudia Sinay-Mosias, MFT, MHA

Claudia Sinay-Mosias, MFT, MHA
Family Counselor

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 5028 Geary, San Francisco

Family therapy may involve all members of the family or parts of it. Sometimes "family therapy" means seeing two sisters, sometimes a son and his dad and sometimes every member of the family. It is a dynamic process, often involving homework assignments. Emphasis tends to be on developing communication skills, listening skills and developing honesty and intimacy. Often the behavior of one or more members needs to change to bring the family back into harmony. Families are mobiles, if one part of the mobile is "spinning" all others tend to spin as well. The family is the most profound and arguably the most important unit of our society. It's health and well-being is crucial for all of us

Bill Roller, Director, Group and Family Therapy Institute

Bill Roller, Director, Group and Family Therapy Institute
Family Counselor

Marriage and Family Therapist, state of California

Location: 1104 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley

Family therapy is the hallmark of counseling. All mental illness harkens back to family of origin issues. To unweave the skein of family disorder is the essential gift only a few clinicians in the field have. This is an area to which I have devoted much effort in my study and attention of family structures. The negative messages that families pass down to their descendants last for generations unless contradicted by effective family intervention.

Natalie M. Mills, MFT

Natalie M. Mills, MFT
Family Counselor

Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 870 Market St., Ste. 1055, San Francisco

The most frequent family issues I see are problems with parenting (agreeing on limits, consequences, either parent feeling supported by the other), difficulty with issues of adolescence (self injury, eating disorder, suicidality, substance abuse, abusive relationships, bullying), and arguing/ yelling at one another. Any one of these issues can be difficult to handle; often times they occur as a bundle of issues. This can feel overwhelming to both a parent and a child. The whole system suffers and feelings of fear, hopelessness, guilt, anger, and resentment are free-floating with no useful direction. We will find strategies that work for your family so that you can enjoy one another again.

Jayn Rajandran, LMFT, CGE, DTS, MA I/O Psychology

Jayn Rajandran, LMFT, CGE, DTS, MA I/O Psychology
Family Counselor

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 45 Franklin Street, San Francisco

You will be taught to explore with each family member how they function in the midst of your family and when alone. This helps your family members focus less on one particular person and focus more on the impact it has on the family as a whole. As a team, we will identify the various roadblocks as a result of conflicts and the unnecessary anxieties that arise, as a result of. We will then develop strategies that helps to solve them. This helps to strengthen the family unit which helps family members work on their problems without assigning blame. We will also handle conflicts and changes arising within the family as a result of therapy. Your family's strengths are utilized at all levels

Rainer Geissler, MA

Rainer Geissler, MA
Family Counselor

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Location: 870 Market Street, Suite 1101, San Francisco

My approach to family therapy is to help all members of the family become aware of what they are doing, how they are doing it, and how what they do effects the family system as a whole. Only when each individual family member is able and willing to take responsibility for their behavior in the family system can the desired changes be implemented while at the same time being able to respect, accept, and value each others differences.

Tom Wooldridge, PsyD

Tom Wooldridge, PsyD
Family Counselor

Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY25475)

Location: 2041 Bancroft Way #307, Berkeley

Families are powerful sources of nurturance, support, and guidance. The challenges of family life, however, can be difficult to negotiate. In those times, family therapy can be immensely helpful. In an environment of safety, I help families to explore and change these difficulties while rediscovering their strengths. I have completed an intensive training in structural family therapy at the Minuchin Center for the Family in New York. In addition, I am certified in Brief Strategic Family Therapy, an empirically validated model of family therapy, and I regularly teach a graduate course on marriage and family therapy. Please see my website for more information.

Cheryl Deaner, LMFT

Cheryl Deaner, LMFT
Family Counselor

Cheryl Deaner, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 842 Elizabeth Street, San Francisco

Family therapy is perhaps the richest experience of therapy one can have - bringing a family together in a safe place where all points of view and perspectives can be examined is invaluable. It helps the individuals in a family, as well as the therapist, to understand how it is a family has gotten to the point where its problems can no longer easily be solved from within. In times of family stress or crisis, family therapy can be an amazing tool to help families find new and better ways of functioning.

Charis Khoury, MA

Charis Khoury, MA
Family Counselor

MFT Registered Intern #69245

Location: 3150 18th St, San Francisco

I particularly enjoy working with pairs within a family system—a mother and daughter for instance or siblings. Family members who are longing to be closer to each other and having trouble doing it, or wanting to better communicate. This isn't about trying to fix another person or convince them of our views. In therapy, getting to deeper levels of empathy and understanding with the people closest to us can solve a lot of issues on its own, building respect and tolerance for differences, and a gratifying sense of connection. It takes courage, effort, and the willingness to lay down our swords and shields, but it is worth it.

Ivan Skolnikoff

Ivan Skolnikoff
Family Counselor

Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 2127 Ashby Ave, Berkeley

Family therapy gives the family the opportunity to explore its strengths, define its challenges and treat the entire family system. Individual Therapy offers the teen a safer place to vent difficult feelings, explore unpopular beliefs. This leads to more self-awareness and self-confidence. I have had considerable success working with teenagers. They sense my empathic interest in their problems and quickly recognize my understanding and desire that they solve their problems.


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Family Counseling San Rafael.

If you are in California and seek assistance with parenting and extended family, or perhaps you are dealing with issues in your children, or trying to work out harmony in a blended family, family counseling San Rafaelcan help. Theravive is the best source for effective San Rafael family therapy in California. A professional San Rafael family therapist has training and expertise in family dynamics both in and outside the home and can help resolve toxic and broken relationships. Please contact a San Rafael, CA family counselor to begin your new commitment to beneficial change.

Welcome to our network of family therapists in San Rafael. Strife and turmoil in the home, or with extended family, can damage many of our relationships. Family counseling San Rafael, CA with a licensed and skilled family counselor can help find common ground, and begin restoration and healing. We hope that you will contact any one of our San Rafael family counselors below for more information and to book an appointment.