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  • Family therapist or individual therapist for preteen

    (3 replies)

    We are desperately seeking an excellent family or individual therapist for out 9 year old.  She is an excellent student and very social but her behavior at home is out of control: defiant, angry, rude, aggressive with her little brother , drives us crazy and has gotten into a pattern at home we would like to break.  Please help with any recommendations in Berkeley, Albany etc areas. We would prefer a female therapist.

    thanks so much!!

    I highly recommend Rebecah Freeling. She has an office in Berkeley and this kind of behavior is her specialty. Her email is rebecah [at] rfreeling.com and her number is 614-769-3563.

    Lenny Levis in the Berkeley area has had 25-30 years experience with kids. He's great, and a dad himself.

    I would recommend East Bay Behavior Therapy Center.  They are all female therapists there.  Their website is http://eastbaybehaviortherapycenter.com/ and their phone number is 925-956-4636.  

Archived Q&A and Reviews

Here are some things to know about the therapist reviews on the BPN website:
  • These reviews were all posted by BPN subscribers, who were responding to a request from another BPN subscriber asking for a therapist recommendation.

  • All reviews appeared originally in BPN's Recommendations newsletter or Parents of Teens newsletter, which are emailed to subscribers only.

  • We receive 3-5 new requests each week for therapist referrals. Many requests never receive any responses, and those that do, typically receive only a handful of responses.

  • Multiple recommendations for the same therapist could indicate a well-regarded therapist, but it could also indicate: (1) one person who has recommended the same therapist repeatedly over the years, or 2) a therapist who has asked her/his clients to post a favorable review to BPN in response to a recent question.