Sign Up for our New San Francisco-based Group!

Sign Up for our New San Francisco-based Group!

Psychotherapy Process-Oriented Group

This process group usually consists of a group of people who meet regularly for the common purpose of finding out more about who they are and what they would like to change in their personal lives and relationships with other. The members and the group as a whole are assisted with guided feedback and process comments from Caleb Birkoff, an experienced psythotherapists, and co-leaders.

The group members will have the opportunity to talk as openly as they possibly can about their interactions and experiences of each other as well as any aspects of the group experience that may come to mind. Many thoughts and feelings associated with the activity of the group may arise and are often reflective of the particular stage of the life cycle in which the group is encountering. By engaging with one another on different emotional levels, individuals can freely gain wider perspectives about the various ways they relate to their inner world, and how this becomes reflected in their relationships with others.


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FREE Clinical Training: DBT for PTSD 7/24

FREE Clinical Training:  DBT for PTSD 7/24

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

DBT was originally developed to help clients struggling with borderline personality disorder (BPD). Many of these clients also have PTSD, and vice versa. DBT helps clients analyze their emotional and psychological issues and teaches them to enact new behaviors. It encourages clients to identify their emotional experiences and manage them through the skills they learn and practice in therapy. DBT teaches mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance and emotional regulation skills with real-life scenarios. With DBT-PTSD, clients are guided to transfer these skills from therapy to real life and use them to cope with the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety and co-occurring mental and emotional issues.

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David E. Smith Symposium at UCSF 6/28

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Mind Therapy Clinic participates at the annual David E. Smith, MD Symposium with one of the Bay Area's legendary doctors, David E. Smith, MD, founder of the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic. Come say hi at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center and learn about the latest in medication-assisted treatment, neuromusicology and recovery, technological advances in addiction treatment, updates on approaches to substance use disorder education in the medical system, and more.


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New Wednesday Groups

New Wednesday Groups

We have added new groups on Wednesdays to accommodate the IOP/PHP programming, and in response to many of you requesting additional group options. Check out the program calendar to learn more about these new weekly Wednesday groups.

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New! Multi-Family Group

New!  Multi-Family Group

Multi-Family Group is a group designed to educate and support family members of individuals who are diagnosed with mental health and substance use disorders. Group members will learn about mental illness and addiction, how to support a loved one who is struggling with mental illness and/or addiction, and most importantly, how to take care of oneself in the face of supporting a loved one who is struggling with these issues.

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Stories for children and parents by Dr. Perez: "Love Me" and "The WilliNewbies"

Stories for children and parents by Dr. Perez:  "Love Me" and "The WilliNewbies"

"Love Me" and "The WilliNewbies" are two wonderful stories in a series of books for children.....each with a much needed message for parents beautifully written by Mind Therapy Clinic’s Dr. Claudia Perez.

Stories that reminds parents to love and honor their children, every day and in every way, to love unconditionally and see each child as unique and special, regardless of what life throws their way.

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Book by Dr. Kobrin - Emotional Well-Being: Embracing the Gift of Life

Book by Dr. Kobrin - Emotional Well-Being: Embracing the Gift of Life

“Emotional Well-Being: Embracing the Gift of Life”, by Mind Therapy Clinic’s Dr. Neil Kobrin shows us how through mindful awareness and embracing the present moment, we can transform our life. It provides a rich illustration of how we developed emotionally and what we can do as adults to lead a happier, more meaningful life.

Pick up a copy at Mind Therapy Clinic or submit your request for a copy.

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May 17 CE Lunch: DBT for Substance Use Disorders

May 17 CE Lunch:  DBT for Substance Use Disorders

DBT for Substance Use Disorders: Advances in a Novel Approach for Clients Struggling with Chronic Emotion Dysregulation and Addiction

Substance abuse frequently co-occurs with Borderline Personality Disorder and may cause heightened symptoms in either disorder. Learn how this well researched modality is used to help clients struggling with substance abuse and bring home some DBT skills that can be taught to your clients.

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FREE Professional Training: Psychological Trauma, an Overview, 2/15

FREE Professional Training:  Psychological Trauma, an Overview, 2/15

For Clinicians

We'd love you to join Mind Therapy Clinic's staff at our clinical training the evening of February 15. Tea and light snacks will be offered.

When: Friday, February 15, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Where: Mind Therapy Clinic, 240 Tamal Vista Drive, Corte Madera CA 94925, Upstairs Classroom

FREE with no CEs. $25 for 2 CEs.

RSVP here by Friday, February 8.

For questions, please contact Jacqueline Perlmutter, Director of Professional Relations, 415-846-8409

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Latest Publication by Dr. Schiller - Quantitative Electroencephalography in Guiding Treatment of Major Depression

Latest Publication by Dr. Schiller - Quantitative Electroencephalography in Guiding Treatment of Major Depression

The latest paper by Mind Therapy Clinic’s Dr. Mark Schiller reviews significant contributions to the evidence for the use of quantitative electroencephalography features as biomarkers of depression treatment and examines the potential of such technology to guide pharmacotherapy.

More recent machine learning approaches such as the Psychiatric Encephalography Evaluation Registry (PEER) technology and other efforts analyze large datasets to develop variables that may best predict response rather than test a priori hypotheses. Frequency band abnormalities such as alpha and theta band abnormalities have shown promise as have combinatorial measures such as cordance (a measure combining alpha and theta power) and the Antidepressant Treatment Response Index in predicting medication treatment response. Nevertheless, studies have been hampered by methodological problems and inconsistencies, and these approaches have ultimately failed to elicit any significant interest in actual clinical practice. Technologies such as PEER may go beyond predicting response to a particular antidepressant and help to guide pharmacotherapy.

Read the full article here.

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BPD expert added to the Mind Therapy Clinic team!

BPD expert added to the Mind Therapy Clinic team!

We are thrilled to announce, Katy Tarella, LCSW, joins Mind Therapy Clinic as assistant clinical director and brings her expertise in borderline personality disorder treatment from her previous position at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA. Katy is a licensed clinical social worker, trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (DBT-PTSD), MBT for families, and General Psychiatric Management (GPM).

Learn more about Katy

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Holiday Wisdom for Families with a Member with Complex Psychiatric Issues

Holiday Wisdom for Families with a Member with Complex Psychiatric Issues

As family members, we would love it at our get-togethers if members could relax and enjoy each other. However, when a member experiences depression, anxiety, social anxiety, addiction struggles and personality disorders, we may have to adjust that dream picture of cozy camaraderie and stress-free relationships. A key tool of this readjustment is to cultivate our own inner peace, acceptance and equanimity. Here are some tools to help move into peace of mind and create the space for joy and gratitude.

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Frontiers of Trauma Treatment CE Event - Jan 18

Frontiers  of Trauma Treatment CE Event - Jan 18

Clinicians: Join Andrew Sidoli, MSW, Executive Clinical Director, Recovery Ways Treatment Programs to learn more about effective trauma treatment for families with a member in treatment. Moderated by Katy Tarella, LCSW, Assistant Clinical Director at Mind Therapy Clinic, we’ll review the neurobiology of attachment, examine current theory about attachment trauma and discuss and practice the use of the attachment interview as a practical therapeutic tool.

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Welcome Katherine Bregar, our new intern to Mind Therapy Clinical Training Program

Welcome Katherine Bregar, our new intern to Mind Therapy Clinical Training Program

A warm welcome to our newest predoctoral intern, Katherine Bregar!  She has a M.A. in Counseling Psychology and is working toward completion of her PsyD degree in Clinical Psychology.   She is supervised by Nicole Poell, PsyD. Mind Therapy Clinic's Internship Program in Clinical Psychology prepares interns to relate to clients and the community in constructive, positive, and effective ways and to utilize an integrated approach to therapy.  If you are interested in becoming an intern or would like to refer a patient who could benefit from receiving care from our interns on a sliding-scale based fee, contact Nicole Poell, PsyD, Mind Therapy Clinic's Director of Clinical Training.

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