meet our team


marjorie swig
Marjorie Swig
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.

 


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.

 


carol nathan
Carol Nathan
Carol Nathan, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist in private practice in San Francisco. She sees individuals and couples. She is a graduate of The Wright Institute. She has worked in child, adolescent, and family mental health at Richmond Area MultiServices Clinic, UCSF/SF General Hospital Department of Psychiatry Child Trauma Research Program, and California Pacific Medical Center Department of Outpatient Psychiatry.

 


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.

 


gayle canton
Gayle Canton
Gayle is a licensed psychotherapist MFT who for 30 years has specialized in working with women, teens and adults in transition, personal change and life discovery. Gayle has been trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities which give her a broad perspective to bring to clients. She is especially trained to deal with anxiety, grief and loss, relationship challenges, parenting struggles, low self-esteem and stressful life transitions. Gayle has a Bachelor’s degree from California State University of Northridge in Child Development: Specialty: Child Mental Health and a Master’s degree in Psychology: Emphasis MFT from Philips Graduate Institute.

 

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.”

 

samantha podstupka
Samantha Podstupka
Samantha earned a Masters Degree in Integral Counseling Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco and is registered with the BBS as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor.  Samantha views healing through a holistic lens and recognizes the interrelationships of the mind, body, heart, and spirit.  Samantha is grounded in Gestalt Therapy and utilizes expressive arts interventions, cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness exercises in her work with clients.  Samantha believes that through building self-support and increasing our holistic awareness, choice emerges and we’re able to step more fully into our authentic selves.

 

saunders moore
Saunders Moore
Saunders Moore is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Associate Clinical Counselor. She received her Masters in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Integral Counseling from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco. Saunders worked as a school counselor for both public and private schools through SFUSD and Seeds of Awareness. She has also facilitated mindfulness camps for kids and children’s grief groups with Josie’s Place and Camp Erin. She has worked with all ages at a Gestalt-based community mental health clinic and currently sees adult patients in private practice in San Francisco. Her work is based in a humanistic and relational approach, using creative, somatic and artistic therapies to bring awareness to our present moment experiences.

 

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.

 

micah fein
Micah Fein
Micah is an associate clinical social worker providing therapy for teens and young adults. She received her Master’s in Social Work from UC Berkeley. She has experience counseling young people in schools, a juvenile detention center, and an inpatient psychiatric treatment center. She believes in a holistic approach to therapy and draws upon CBT, relational-cultural therapy, and mindfulness techniques.

 

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.