Katharina Sandizell, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapy in San Rafael, California, 94901

Katharina Sandizell, LMFT

Katharina Sandizell, LMFT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: MFT - 44404
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 15180
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1703 5th Avenue
San Rafael, California 94901
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I work with couples, individuals, and families. I am trained in EMDR for individuals and am a certified EFT Therapist in my work with couples and families. My approach with individuals centers on all kinds of issues including anxiety, past trauma, and relationship issues.

Couples form a significant part of my practice. I use and am certified in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, an attachment based approach to relationships based on the work by Sue Johnson. The focus of couples therapy is to stop negative cycles from continually escalating by getting at the root of deeper emotions and assumptions that propel repetitive patterns.

Though classically trained, my approach is down to earth and human - I don't sit back and nod but am actively engaged - giving you tools that feel both concrete and deep.
My degrees are from Columbia University in New York and CIIS San Francisco. I have been working as a therapist since 1998.

Email or Call Katharina Sandizell, LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15180

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Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

I believe that everyone has hard times and burdens to bear and it takes someone who is courageous and thoughtful to seek therapy. There is nothing weak about looking honestly at yourself, and being willing to make changes. The work that you do in therapy should help you to become generally more fulfilled as well as happier in your relationships - there's nothing flawed about that.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • French
  • German

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Non-Violent Communication
  • Object Relations
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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