Doreen Maller, MFT
Family Counselor in San Mateo, CA
I believe that all people have innate skills and strengths and have the potential to live rich and meaningful lives but sometimes get stuck in patterns and behaviors that interfere with their capability to grow. I believe psychotherapy is an integral tool to aid people discover their natural capability to heal, to love and to live healthy and fulfilling lives. I engage with customers from a systems perspective to explore the entire of the customer's life and address the complex and varied realities that impact them and their families.
read moreThe focus of each group will include support and education regarding child behavior and development, working and advocating for your child at school and at home, parenting and co-parenting, kids' social issues, when to worry, what to do beyond worrying, when to hold tight and when to let go. This group setting is an excellent way for parents to learn and support each other at the same time. Research has shown that groups provide a comfort and re-enforcement that is different from the experience of individual therapy, and can offset the isolation of dealing with the complications of modern parenting.
read moreI work with individual children and their families using the symbolic language of play and practical behavioral and relational interventions. Together we explore and relieve difficult feelings, behaviors and thoughts. I work with all family members to create structure and improve communication and connection. If needed I can work collaboratively with families and schools to understand the child's triggers, behaviors and reactions at school in order to reduce behavioral symptoms. I also work with other medical and behavioral care providers to support the family in addressing and improving family harmony and growth.