Robin Joy Berenson,PhD, MFT

Robin Joy Berenson,PhD, MFT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist, Other
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT
Billing and Insurance:
Fees: $180.00


1330 Lincoln Ave, Suite 301
San Rafael, California 94901

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My Approach to Helping

I believe in storytelling, and that the act of telling one's own story can be one of the most therapeutic experiences possible. As a therapist, I am a skilled listener, able to help clients understand their own stories. My style is interpersonal, open, and communicative, recognizing that each person is inherently valuable, possessing an innate capacity for wisdom and wholeness.

Therapy is an opportunity to learn better ways to live and thrive in the present. Whether the goal is a short-term, pragmatic solution to address a particular concern, or to engage in an in-depth exploration of a serious longstanding issue, I match my approach to clients a unique needs to enable them to successfully achieve personal goals and fulfillment. I help them to overcome obstacles, fears, and recurring, self-defeating attitudes and behaviors. Through our work together, they learn new skills and strategies to live the lives they want, heal from loss, betrayal, and broken trust, and replace shame with self-acceptance.

Please call or email me for an individual, couples or family therapy consultation today.
If you call 415-459-5999 #100, and get the intake coordinator, just ask specifically for me.

More Info About My Practice

As a therapist and trainer with more than 25 years experience, I have extensive expertise working with people of all walks of life. I work with individuals, couples, and families. My work with couples spans all relationship stages, including pre-marital guidance, parenthood, empty-nest, and divorce. I am particularly interested in helping couples maintain their relationship while parenting, and work with families of all descriptions, including blended families. I specialize in transitions: from teens and young adults who want to identify their goals and work on changing relationships with their families; to mid-life crises, career and lifestyle changes; divorce; loss and bereavement. My clientele includes entrepreneurs, corporate workers, artists, writers, teachers, visionaries, healers, caretakers, adult children of alcoholics, and grief and trauma survivors. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs to help attain the personal growth they are striving for.

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Depth Therapy
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Dreamwork
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Integral Psychotherapy (IP)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Self Psychology

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