meet our team


marjorie swig
Marjorie Swig, Founder
Marjorie Swig, MS/LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist providing psychotherapy for young adults, teens and children in Marin County and San Francisco since 2005. Marjorie’s focus is to help these young people cope with the challenges presented to them and to feel safe in this fast paced and complicated world.

 


Daniel Schmid, Development Director
Daniel previously served as the Development Director for Daly City Youth Health Center, a provider of counseling services and physician led healthcare. Daniel is very passionate about helping kids and making sure that they have access to the support that they need. He was a Director for the federal program Treasure Island Job Corps, where one of his roles was to administer a youth healthcare program. Previously, he worked for the San Francisco’s Mayor’s Office of Community Development, helping to grow local nonprofits such as Inner City Youth. In the local San Francisco community, Daniel has served on the Board of Directors of SteppingStone Health and Hospitality House, and has coached 7th grade basketball at Live Oak School. Daniel graduated from the University of California at San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts and earned a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Southern California, where he received a Dean’s Merit Scholarship.

 

Rachael Venezia
Rachael Venezia is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist that has been working with adolescents and adults since 2011. She is also a clinical supervisor and runs support groups. She specializes in working with survivors of sexual assault and other traumas, and utilizes a trauma informed, client centered, and strengths-based approach.  She previously was the Clinical Director at Rape Trauma Services, and has experience providing therapy at the juvenile hall, high school, milieu settings, and outpatient treatment centers. One of her favorite quotes on healing is by Lisa Wilson: “If you’ve come here to help me, you are wasting your time. If you’ve come here because your liberation is bound with mine, let us work together.”

 


kim norman
Kim Norman
Kim Norman, MD is the founder of the Young Adult and Family Center at UCSF. He has been awarded the Henry J Kaiser Award for Clinical Teaching and nominated for the American Association of Medical Colleges award for Humanism in Medicine. Dr. Norman specializes in Eating disorders, substance abuse/dual diagnosis, treatment of adolescents, young adults and families, CBT, DBT, IPT, PTSD, and dynamic psychotherapy.

 


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Dan Caul
Dan is a graduate of the California Institute of Integral Psychology where he received an MA in Counseling Psychology.  Dan trained at the Church Street Counseling Center, a Gestalt therapy clinic, and he is also an Associate with the Bay Area Gestalt Institute.  Dan is inspired by relational Gestalt therapy and its emphasis on awareness, support, acceptance, choice and self-responsibility and the client as the expert on their own experience. Dan’s work is trauma informed and he seeks to build a relationship that emphasizes care and safety, while supporting and making space for the sometimes challenging work of therapy and growth.

 


karen van brunt
Karen Van Brunt
Karen Van Brunt, MS/LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist since 1989. She has worked for the Center for Family Counseling, Marin County Health and Human Services – child treatment team, the Marin Sexual Abuse Treatment Program, Coordinated Youth Services Council as well as in private practice.

 

Laura Landress
Laura Landress, MS, LMFT, has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. She has worked with children, teens, adults and families in Bay Area high schools and the Youth Services Bureau within the San Rafael Police Department.

Laura has training and experience working with anxiety, depression, transition, self-esteem, grief, and trauma. Depending upon her client’s needs, she draws upon a variety of approaches including person-centered, strength-based, cognitive behavioral, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness techniques.

Laura connects to her clients with warmth and compassion. She collaborates with clients to challenge limiting beliefs and relational patterns, making space for new ideas, insights, connections, and fulfillment.

We all deserve support. Laura appreciates the strength and courage it takes to reach out and start this process.

Charles Lehrer
Charles is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who received his Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Golden Gate University. He previously worked with elementary and middle school students at a parochial school in San Francisco and for a community mental health organization as an ERMHS therapist and WRAP coordinator. He believes in the virtues and healing properties of kindness and honors the great courage it takes to seek help. Counseling is a shared journey and partnership whose ultimate destination is greater compassion for oneself and others.

 

catherine stern
Catherine Stern
Catherine Stern, MS/AMFT, works with children, teens and adults on a range of issues, from addressing specific life challenges to broader self-exploration and understanding. Catherine provides support and insight to her clients as they work together to identify and remove obstacles that might be in the way of their leading a full and meaningful life. This process can be challenging, fascinating, and profoundly rewarding. Catherine previously worked for Bay Area Community Resources and Dominican University Counseling Services. Prior to becoming a therapist, Catherine co-founded and co-directed Project Grace, a non-profit program that supported mothers and families grieving the loss of a child. Along with her work at Greenlight Clinic, Catherine also volunteers with the First Responder’s Support Net.

 

leonard change
Leonard Cheung
Leonard Cheung, AMFT received his Master’s in Counseling Psychology, with an emphasis on Marriage and Family therapy from the University of San Francisco. He has experience working with youth and their families ages 6 and up in schools and clinics in San Francisco. He believes in a person-centered approach to therapy and draws upon CBT. He also thinks family therapy is helpful in providing support for the client. Leonard’s wish for clients is to provide support for their goals.

 

julia campos
Julia Campos
Julia is a registered Associate Marriage Family Therapist who received her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University of Los Angeles with a focus on LGBTQIA Affirmative Therapy. She is able to assist clients in both Spanish and English and is passionate about creating a safe line of communication during therapy. She finds identifying the client’s values and naming supportive networks that will help individuals identify their preferred self-narratives. By being able to address therapy from a Narrative lens a client will be able to locate problems outside of people and situating them in a broader social, institutional and political context can give clients a sense of hope and clarity. Julia believes therapy is a safe space for growth and exploring different narratives through empowerment, by providing collaborative support with every client.