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Results from the 2019 Marin CAMFT Membership Survey are complete. Read what members who responded said they want most in terms of continuing education topics, professional advancement, networking and social opportunities ...Read more 


Marin CAMFT offers its Continuing Education Series on the second Friday of most months from 12:00 to 2:00 in its NEW LOCATION: 185 North Redwood Highway, San Rafael, CA 94903 CLICK for map...Read more


Please join us Friday September 13 for the kickoff of our Fall 2019 Marin CAMFT program offerings: a double-feature: Nabil El-Ghoroury will examine The State of the Profession & a panel will discuss Therapist Self-Care/Burnout....Read more


If you and your clients are dealing with difficult feelings triggered by our changing climate, you should attending our September 14 Workshop, Learning to Treat Eco-Anxiety with Leslie Davenport. Registration is open ....Read more

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The Therapy Groups List is published in the quarterly newsletter and emailed to Marin CAMFT members. The public may access and download a PDF of the Therapy Groups List from a link on the home page of Marin CAMFT's website. Groups advertised here are offered by licensed psychotherapists and supervised prelicensed psychotherapists, who may or may not be members of Marin CAMFT. Marin CAMFT does not take responsibility for the quality of services provided.

Groups for Women

Women's Group. Renée Owen, LMFT 415 453 8117 

Ongoing weekly group for women (clinicians & non-clinicians). Develop & deepen intimacy skills through support, process work, goal setting. Excellent adjunct to individual therapy. Thursdays PM San Rafael

Divorce Groups for Women Only  Susan Pease Gadoua, LCSW 415 448 6242 

Ongoing biweekly groups provide community, emotional support and information for all stages divorce or separation. Topics: self-esteem, empowerment and recovery from difficult feelings situations

Relationship Insight Group - Women Only Susan P. Gadoua, LCSW 415 448 6242 

Ideal for any woman who is ready to change unhealthy relationship patterns. Bring to light outdated beliefs & perceptions that set women up for unfulfilling, sometimes abusive situations.

Monthly Saturday Groups for Women Gilda Meyers, LMFT 415 453 1839

Ongoing groups exploring issues of midlife & aging, meet one Saturday monthly in San Rafael. Ages 65+ meet 2nd Saturday per month 10 - 1. Ages 55+ meet 3rd Saturday 10-1 or 10-3. Call for flyer, information, free interview.

Women's Interpersonal Group Lois  Friedlander, LMFT, CGP 415 383 3337 

Integrates psychodynamic, interpersonal models. For students, professionals. Examine relationships. Consultant: Dr. Irv Yalom Wednesday, 6:30-8 PM, Ongoing. 3569 Sacramento Street, SF

Weight Loss and Weight maintenance Group Dr. Jean Hayes, LMFT 415 897 1348 

Gain tools and develop strategies for successful weight loss/ long-term maintenance. Food plans individualized for new habits with group therapy & support for emotional ups and downs.12-week am/pm in Novato.

Partners of Sex Addicts Support Groups Willow Tree Counseling, 707 200 2332 X 102 

Education and a support for betrayed partners impacted by sex addiction. A safe place to share experiences and receive guidance - a Christian group is available. 

Women's Group Dee (Laudene) Treshnell, LMFT 415 246 1211 

Ongoing support weekly support and process group for women experiencing the expectations, stress and anxiety of our demanding society. Explore ways to find stress relief/balance.

Groups for Men

Group Therapy for Men Scott  Nelson, PhD, LMFT  415 383 9254

Strengths & Positivity-Based. Move in cooperation toward greater emotional awareness, resolving challenges, improved relationships and competence. Wednesday 6:30 - 8 PM

Right Men's Team, Richard Platt, LMFT  415 760 8541 

Helps men become alive, creative, productive through setting goals & being held accountable by trustworthy men. Supports clients to take their lives to the next level.

Men and RelationshipsDavid Kest, LMFT 415 246 1739 

San Rafael Group forming. Practice mindfulness, safe conversations & relationship skills to promote healing & growth. Ready for the next level through support & compassion? Wed, 7-9 PM 1703 Fifth  Ave, SR

Men's Sex Addiction Recovery Group Willow Tree Counseling, 707 200 2332 X 101 

Ongoing homework/process group helping create and maintain sobriety, establish recovery and address underlying issues. Santa Rosa: Monday 4 PM, Tuesday 8 AM, Thursday 5PM. San Rafael: Friday 3 PM. 

CoEd Groups

Intimacy Groups Renée Owen, LMFT 415 453 8117 

Ongoing weekly process groups for men and women (single, in relationship, or married). Explore blocks and learn how to experience more fulfillment & success in relationships and life. Monday or Tuesday PM San Rafael.

Singles Group Renée Owen, LMFT  415 453 8117 

Psychoeducational group for men and women desiring to create more committed, intimate relationships. Assists in discovering blocks/obstacles. Excellent adjunct to individual therapy. 9 weeks, Tuesday PM San Rafael. 

Interpersonal Process Group, Lou Dangles LMFT and Chris Armstrong LMFT 415 454 2722 

Members will have an opportunity to learn about relationship patterns in their lives, understand impact on others. Wednesdays, 7:30– 9 PM San Anselmo.

Bariatric Surgery/Education Support Group, Dr. Jean Hayes, LMFT 415 897 1348 

For women and men contemplating weight loss surgery & for those post-surgery, to establish new eating habits for weight loss & successful maintenance. 12-weeks.  AM/PM in Novato.

Substance Abuse Education/Support Group, Dr. Jean Hayes, LMFT  415 897 1348  

For women and men contemplating their behavior, use or abuse of various substances, i.e., alcohol, drugs, food, pills, sex, shopping, gambling-and the effects they have had on their lives. 12-week AM & PM, Novato.

Monthly Psychodrama Groups/Workshops, Sylvia Israel, LMFT, TEP, RDT/BCT 415 454 7308 

Issues addressed: relationship with self and others, family of origin, self-esteem, empowerment, trauma and addictions recovery, spirituality. Emphasis on creativity and spontaneity.

Couples Communication Workshop, Kathy Jarosz, LCSW 415 999 4414

Crash course to improve communication with a partner. Focus on skills to use right away. Materials given for practice. Great relationship tune-up. One evening per month.

Children, Teens and Parenting

Teen Boys Mentoring Team, Richard Platt, LMFT 415 760 8541 

Supports boys 13 and older through the challenges of becoming a teen in Marin. Members build character, learn communication and leadership skills in a safe and fun environment.

T(w)eens and Young Adults, Alane Freund, MS, MA, LMFT 415 203 6600 

Anxiety, Creatives, Overwhelm, Sensitivity, EQ, Ecotherapy, Fun, LGBTQ+ welcome. Mindfulness, heal from trauma, social skills, self-esteem.  Woodacre

Parenting Highly Sensitive and Anxious Kids/Teens Alane Freund, LMFT 415 203 6600

20% have highly tuned nervous systems, they think deep thoughts, easily over-aroused, emotionally reactive and notice subtleties. Ongoing

Teens and Young Adults, Dee (Laudene) Treshnell, LMFT 415 246 1211

Ongoing weekly support groups for teens (13+) experiencing the challenges of today in Marin: stress, inclusion/exclusion, transitions, cyber addiction, manage expectations Mill Valley.,

Parenting Adolescents Dee (Laudene) Treshnell, LMFT 415 246 1211 

Ongoing support group for parents of teens: focus on defining your evolving role, navigating developmental changes, transitions, find common ground, improve communication.

Therapeutic Art Group for Teens, Annie Danberg, LMFT, 415 322 8984

Teens - ages 14-17 experience a variety of creative mediums to: Gain self-confidence and awareness, Soothe anxiety, increase self-esteem. Tuesday afternoons 4:15-5:45, 

Specialty Groups

Men Partners of Abuse Survivors Scott Nelson, PhD, LMFT 415 383 9254 

Education about the impact of abuse; support and exploring response-able resolution to personal and couple challenges with others who will understand. Tuesdays, 6:30-8 PM

$$$ Money Matters $$$  Laurie Buntain, LMFT 415 721 9555 

Explore and understand your relationship with money. Identify influences and patterns to increase rational financial behavior and harmony. Seven sessions for individuals and couples. Group meets biweekly in Kentfield.

Horse/Animal Supported Therapy Group, Dr. Jean Hayes, LMFT 415  897 1348 

Therapeutic skills and problem solving for new possibilities, learned and practiced through interacting with unique and friendly horses and farm animals for adults, adolescents and youth.

Arts-Based Process Group for Women/Men, Dr. Shira Marin LMFT/Annie Danberg, LMFT 415 499 0737 

Clinicians & non-clinicians. Liberate self-expression, cultivate self-awareness & self-acceptance and transform self-judgment. 8-wk San Rafael

Online Dream Groups, Shira  Marin, PhD, LMFT  415 499 0737 

Benefit your life through the psyche’s language of images. Immersion in dreams with possible Expressive Arts. Group 1- clinicians, Group 2 - non-clinicians. 6 members. Friday AM 1.5 hours weekly. 40 yrs

Couples Group Ilene Wolff, LMFT 415 420 3619

Bimonthly process group: Falling In Love With Your Partner Again. Evidence-based communication tools, psycho-ed. group, find support, give up blame. Stanford-trained, 35 yrs. experience. SF & San Rafael,

Groups for Therapists

Co-Led Therapy Group for Mature Therapists Geraldine Alpert, PhD, Elaine Cooper, PhD, LCSW 415 479 9479

One opening in high functioning, long term, co-ed group with psychodynamic, interpersonal orientation. Wednesday AM in San Rafael.

Workshops and Trainings

Enliven Your Work with Psychodrama Training Sylvia Israel, LMFT, TEP, RDT/BCT 415 454 7308 

Experiential methods can enliven and inspire both client and therapist. Access your spontaneity and creativity as you learn powerful action methods to incorporate into your work.

Gottman Method Couple Therapy Groups, Lisa Lund, CRC, LMFT 415 721 4310   

See to learn about our workshops for professionals and for couples. Interns are welcome and will receive discounts. CE hours available for all workshops.

Consultation Groups

Thrive Consultation Groups, Renée Owen, LMFT 415 453 8117 

Connect and network with colleagues. Receive help in creating a thriving practice, or  starting, facilitating or sustaining groups and general case consultation. Meets once a month in San Rafael.

Consultation/Supervision Group, Scott Nelson, PhD, LMFT 415 383 9254 

Ongoing group 1.5 hours twice a month – 6 members. 43 years experience Your energy engaged, your knowledge strengthened, your insight brightened

Online Clinical Supervision: Prelicensed/Early Career, Shira Marin, PhD, LMFT 415 499 0737 

Learn about the aspects of private practice that will further your development.  35 years clinical/teaching experience. Depth, Jungian, Dream, EAT approaches. 90 minutes, twice a month in San Rafael.

Online Consultation: Mid/Late Career, Shira Marin, PhD, LMFT 415 499 0737

Get support & deepen grasp of complex case material. Private practice and agency issues. CEs. Collaborate, connect. 35 years clinical/teaching experience. 90 minutes twice/month in San Rafael

Consultation Group: Experienced Clinicians, Fran Goldie-Marcus, LCSW 415 892 4310 

Consultation group with special emphasis on evaluating and treating personality-disordered clients from a psychodynamic and object relations perspective. Contact Fran for more information at

Bi-Monthly Consultation Group, Geraldine Alpert, PhD. 415 497 9479

Formerly Director Post Doctorate Training at Kaiser; Associate Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF, Director of Group Therapy at McAuley Neuro-Psychiatric Institute. Input/ Support.

  1. Submit new ads to
  2. Renew existing ads with no changes by mailing your check, payable to Marin CAMFT, to: Renee Owen, LMFT at 1703 Fifth Avenue #101, San Rafael, CA 94901, no hard copy required.
  3. Mail a hard copy of your new ad and check, payable to Marin CAMFT to Renee Owen, LMFT at 1703 Fifth Avenue #101, San Rafael, CA 94901.
  4. Specify the section in which you would like to see your ad (groups for women, men, etc.)
  5. Include your email address or website address for a free weblink.
  6. Maximum ad length (Note: this is for the printable pdf version): First 2 lines for title of group, facilitator, phone # - 44 characters. Next 3 lines- description of group and web address, 65 characters per line. If too long or doesn’t follow the existing format…. editing will happen! 
  7. Price: Marin CAMFT Members: $20 first listing, $10 for additional listings in the same issue. Nonmembers: (including agencies) $25 first listing, $15 for additional listings in the same issue.
  8. In addition to appearing in Marin CAMFT's quarterly newsletter, Connections, the Therapy Groups list is accessible to the public from a link on the home page of Marin CAMFT’s website:, where it can be downloaded as a pdf and easily printed from your desktop printer. If you have questions, call Renee Owen - 415 453 8117 or email Pam Sweeney at


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