Oakland Kaiser Child Psychiatry Recommendations?
I'm looking for a therapist at Oakland Kaiser for my daughter, and would love to hear people's experiences (positive or negative) with any of the female Child/Family therapists there.
I'm looking specifically for a female therapist, since I think my daughter will connect better with a woman. My daughter is 9 years old and dealing with what I believe is anxiety and mild depression, manifesting in social issues/social anxiety, negativity, and general irritability.
I've done the intake process already, and have an appointment booked with Dr. Rukhsaana Shabudin for the end of the month. That will be more than 6 weeks since my initial call to Kaiser to get the ball rolling...so in case Dr. Shabudin isn't a good fit, I want to have some idea of who else I can ask for. I know a lot of this will depend on the connection between my daughter and the therapist, which is a very individual thing, but I'm hoping that hearing others' experiences can help me gauge who is likely to have a good connection with my girl.
I looked at the Oakland child psychiatry provider bio's on Kaiser's site already (though it looks like only the providers who are accepting new patients are listed there). I understand Kaiser often recommends groups in conjunction with individual therapy, and I'm open to that, but really want to make sure my daughter has an individual therapist she can connect with.
Thank you in advance!