- Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology
Feeling like The Giving Tree? Worn down to the stump? Kids struggling at home or at school? Parenting can be so hard. So can growing up.
I specialize in providing support for childhood and parenting challenges. I have a knack for helping families sift through life’s complex knots, create space for new insights, maximize what’s working, and let go of what isn’t. Learning to respond intentionally rather than react can help both parents and children communicate and thrive at home and in the classroom.
Sometimes we are quick to pathologize ourselves and our children. I believe it’s important to help families understand the diﬀerence between tendencies, issues, and true disorders, all of which can be addressed within a supportive and caring therapeutic relationship. I provide a strengths-based holistic approach to therapy.
I am interested in the holistic health of Marin and its collective communities. And at the heart of each community is family. Creating a healthy family is no easy task. Our culture wants us to believe this happens naturally and individually. But as social creatures, relying on others for support is natural. I feel truly grateful to have found my calling as an advocate for children and families.
After graduating from the Wright Institute in Berkeley with a master’s degree in counseling psychology, I honed my skills as a K-8 school-based clinician in Marin City. At Bayside MLK Academy, I worked with children, teens, parents, caregivers, and an amazing team of caring professionals. I also have extensive experience working with children and families in the pediatric healthcare setting at UCSF Benioﬀ Children’s Hospital San Francisco, where I am part of the Creative Arts Therapies team. My undergraduate degree is from the University of Southern California’s School of Film and Television.
In working with children, it’s important to connect in a genuine way. That’s why we play! Play is the language of children. And play can make even the toughest conversation possible. We can play through games, arts, storytelling and other activities. I love building real relationships with my young clients. Using my superpowers of calm and patience mixed with a dose of silliness and curiosity, I can become a trusted resource for you and your child. Working with parents, it’s so important to be collaborative. You know your family best and we’ll need to face challenges together to create real change.
Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful! I believe in the simple wisdom of children, the power of a parent’s love, and the gift of post-traumatic growth. Families have deep reserves of problem-solving abilities. As we work together, both children and parents can uncover and master these hidden skills.
- Children: 7-12
- Adults: 25-65
- Foster Youth
- Gender Fluid or Gender Non-Conforming Individuals
- LGBTQIAA+ persons
- Persons Experiencing Grief and Loss
- Persons Recovering from Domestic Violence
- Persons Recovering from Traumatic Events/Experiences
- Persons Struggling with/Recovering from Addiction
- Persons with Histories of Childhood Sexual Abuse
- Persons with Histories of Physical or Emotional Abuse
- Persons with Disabilities
- Spiritual Seekers/Practitioners
School difficulties; Learning differences
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Expressive Arts Therapy
- Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
- Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy
Cultural Competency; Play Therapy
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119 Ward Street Larkspur, CA 94939
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Rawna Romero, LMFT 41466