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Disclaimer

Individuals on this list may provide a variety of services such as custody evaluations, assessments, or counseling for families and children in separating/divorcing families.  An individual’s inclusion on this list is not a recommendation or endorsement by the Santa Clara County Superior Court, the Forensic Committee, or by SCCPA.  The Superior Court, the Forensic Committee, and SCCPA accept no responsibility for the training, education, or competence of individuals listed and assume no responsibility or liability for any damages arising directly or indirectly from services provide by any mental health professional on the list.  Litigants and attorneys are solely responsible for interviewing individuals on this list regarding their qualifications.

This list of mental health professionals have self-reported to the Santa Clara County Psychological Association’s (SCCPA) Forensic Committee completion of mandatory domestic violence training required as a condition for appointment by Santa Clara County Superior (Family) Court.  Please note that there may be other mandatory training and experience necessary before court appointment can be made, depending upon the requested service. No actual confirmation of training by individuals on this list is conducted by the Forensic Committee.  The Forensic Committee maintains this list for information purposes only.  The Family Court is not involved in the compilation of this list.

 

If you are a mental health provider and you are interested in being added to this list, please contact Stephanie Raney, Ph.D., at Stephanie@DrRaney.com 


Providers

Contact Info

Address

Services Provided

Faren Akins, Ph.D.
PSY7110
(408) 732-4412
Campbell
Email

900 E Hamilton #100
Campbell, CA  95008

Brief Focused Assessments (SF), Child Custody Evaluations, Parent Coordination

Mark Raphael Bruguera, Ph.D.
PSY9456
(650) 207-0653
Belmont
Email

2810 Belmont Canyon Rd.
Belmont, CA  94002

Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Reconnection Therapy, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation

 

Nicole Bueno, LCSW
LCS23339
(408) 724-1009
San Jose
Email

1625 The Alameda, Suite 207
San Jose, CA  95126

Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation, Brief Focused Assessment (SF, FF, RF), Child Custody Evaluation

Eddie Yu-Wai Chiu, Ph.D.
PSY15495
(415) 533-8318
Saratoga
Email

12280 Saratoga-Sunnyvale Rd., Suite 104
Saratoga, CA  95070

Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Brief Focused Assessment (SF, RF), Child Custody Evaluation, Parenting Coordination

Marian Chow, Ph.D.
PSY15564
(650) 796-8958
Palo Alto
Email

630 B University Avenue
Palo Alto, CA  94301

Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation, Brief Focused Assessments (SF, FF, RF), Child Custody Evaluation, Parenting Coordination

C. Wesley Christensen, MFT
MFT 31425
(650) 473-9718
Palo Alto
Email

2625 Middlefield Rd., #667
Palo Alto, CA  94306

Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation, Parenting Coordination, Brief Focused Assessment (SF, FF, RF)

Marcia Clark, MFT
MFT 36013
(408) 404-6968
Campbell
Email

653 E. Campbell Ave., Suite 3
Campbell, CA  95008

Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation, Brief Focused Assessment (SF), Child Custody Evaluation, Parenting Coordination

Thao Do, MFT

MFC39489

(408) 289-1235

San Jose

Email
 

1625 The Alameda, Suite 304

San Jose CA 95126
 Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation, Brief Focused Assessment (SF, FF, RF), Child Custody Evaluation

Jonee Donnelly, MFT
MFC 24874
(408) 247-3660
San Jose
Email

4020 Moorpark Avenue, Suite 108
San Jose, CA  95117

Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation, Brief Focused Assessment (SF, FF, RF), Child Custody Evaluation, Parenting Coordination

Jamie Hanna Duddy. MFT
MFT 28215
(650) 655-2724
San Mateo
Email

1720 S. Amphlett Blvd. #118
San Mateo, CA  94402

Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation, Brief Focused Assessment (SF, FF, RF), Child Custody Evaluation

Christy Fraser, MFT
MFC43014
(650) 504-6107
Palo Alto
Email

220 S. California Ave., #115
Palo Alto, CA  94306

Therapy/Child, Reconnection Therapy, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation, Parenting Coordination

Andrea Gardinier, MFT
MFT 40861
(650) 279-2688
Palo Alto
Email

2875 Middlefield Rd., Suite 8
Palo Alto, CA  94306

Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation, Parenting Coordination

Brenda Hart, Ph.D.
PSY24697
(408) 244-2939
San Jose, Saratoga
Email

PO Box 9205
San Jose, CA  95157

Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation

Valerie Houghton, MFT
MFT MZ18373
(408) 293-5853
San Jose
Email

1190 South Bascom Avenue, #138
San Jose, CA  95128

Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Brief Focused Assessment (SF, FF, RF), Child Custody Evaluation, Parenting Coordination

Lynn Huggins, MFT

MFT19645

(408) 289-1233

San Jose

lynnhugginsmft@yahoo.com
 

1625 The Alameda, Suite 304

San Jose CA 95126
 Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Brief Focused Assessment (SF, FF, RF), Child Custody Evaluation

 

Mary Jo Huetteman, Ph.D.
PSY20640
(650) 302-0159
Menlo Park
Email

825 Oak Grove Ave., A-205
Menlo Park, CA  94025

Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling

Bret Johnson, Ph.D.
PSY10630
(831) 426-8901
Santa Cruz, Santa Clara
Email

550 Water Street, Ste. F2
Santa Cruz, CA  95060

160 Saratoga Ave, #140
Santa Clara, CA  95051

Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Child Custody Evaluation

Terry Johnston, Ph.D., ABPP
PSY4514
(408) 294-6866
San Jose
Email

PO Box 8396
San Jose, CA  95155

Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Coparent Counseling, Parenting Coordination

Gregory Katz, Ph.D.
PSY7588
(831) 462-0696
Santa Cruz
Email

1663 Dominican Way, #214
Santa Cruz, CA  95065

Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation, Child Custody Evaluation, Parenting Coordination

Michael Kerner, Ph.D.
PSY10641
(408) 236-6666
San Jose
Email

1120 McKendrie Street
San Jose, CA  95126

Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Coparent Counseling, Brief Focused Assessment (SF, RF), Child Custody Evaluation

Jeffrey S. Kline, Ph.D., ABPP
PSY10811
(650) 329-8904
Menlo Park
Email

825 Oak Grove Ave., D-201
Menlo Park, CA  94025

Therapy/Adult, Coparent Counseling, Brief Focused Assessment (SF, RF), Child Custody Evaluation

Shawn McCall, Psy.D.
PSY25658
(415) 263-9930
Palo Alto
Email

417 Tasso St.
Palo Alto, CA  94301

Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation, Brief Focused Assessment (SF, FF, RF), Child Custody Evaluation, Parenting Coordination

Steve Newton, Ph.D.
PSY13259
(650) 949-2440
Los Altos
Email

425 First Street, Suite E
Los Altos, CA  94022

Brief Focused Assessment (SF, FF, RF), Child Custody Evaluation, Parenting Coordination

Sven Ohah, Psy.D.
PSY19473
(408) 236-6664
San Jose
Email

1120 McKendrie Street
San Jose, CA  95126

Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation

John Orlando, Psy.D., MFT
LMFT 35192
(408) 295-5050
San Jose
Email

1625 The Alameda, Suite 305
San Jose, CA  95126

Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Brief Focused Assessment (SF, FF, RF), Child Custody Evaluation

Leslie Packer, Ph.D
PSY3802
(650) 321-6127
Menlo Park
Email

800 Menlo Avenue, Suite 102
Menlo Park, CA  94025

Mediation, Coparent Counseling, Brief Focused Assessment (SF, FF), Child Custody Evaluation

Rafael Padilla, Psy.D., LMFT
MFC 37574
(408) 710-5484
San Jose, Morgan Hill
Email

1625 The Alameda, Suite 305
San Jose, CA  95126

18181 Butterfield Blvd., Suite 105
Morgan Hill, CA  95037

Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation, Brief Focused Assessment (SF, FF, RF), Child Custody Evaluation, Parenting Coordination

Kenneth Perlmutter, Ph.D.
PSY7053
(650) 322-5011
Palo Alto
Email

467 Hamilton Ave., #21
Palo Alto, CA  94301

Mediation, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Brief Focused Assessment (SF, FF, RF), Child Custody Evaluation, Parenting Coordination

Fawn Powers, Ph.D.
PSY 8658
(408) 370-6135
Campbell
Email

51 E. Campbell Ave., #170
Campbell, CA  95008

Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Parenting Coordination

Robin Press, Ph.D.
PSY8587
(650) 960-3333
Los Altos
Email

4966 El Camino Real, #119
Los Altos, CA  94022

Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Brief Focused Assessment (SF, RF), Child Custody Evaluation, Parenting Coordination

Stephanie Raney, Ph.D.
PSY19978
(408) 603-4213
Los Gatos
Email

15951 Los Gatos Blvd., Suite 13
Los Gatos, CA  95032

Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy

Nancy Read, Ph.D.
PSY14918
(650) 325-2406
Palo Alto
Email

635 Bryant St.
Palo Alto, CA  94301

Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation, Brief Focused Assessment (SF, FF), Child Custody Evaluation, Parenting Coordination

Jennifer Rhodes, Psy.D.
PSY23201
(415) 509-5616
Menlo Park
Email

899 Santa Cruz Ave., Suite 200
Menlo Park, CA  94025

Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Child Custody Evaluation, Parenting Coordination

Kimberly Shannon, MFT
MFC 23791
(408) 776-1009
Morgan Hill
Email

18181 Butterfield Blvd., Suite 105
Morgan Hill, CA  95037

Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation, Brief Focused Assessment (SF, FF, RF), Child Custody Evaluation

Susan Stahl, MFT
MFT30126
(650) 965-8551
Los Altos
Email

4966 El Camino Real, Suite 115
Los Altos, CA  94022

Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation, Brief Focused Assessment (SF), Child Custody Evaluation, Parenting Coordination

Larry Stone, MFT
MFC33084
(831) 600-7665
San Jose, Santa Cruz
Email

940 Saratoga Ave, Suite 104
San Jose, CA  95129

127 Jewell St.
Santa Cruz, CA  95060

Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation, Brief Focused Assessment (SF, RF), Child Custody Evaluation, Parenting Coordination

 

Matt Sullivan, Ph.D.
PSY10214
(650) 326-2004
Palo Alto
Email

417 Tasso St.
Palo Alto, CA  94301

Mediation, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Parenting Coordination

Joseph Tansek, MFT
MFC 47964
(408) 649-4007
Campbell
Email

621 E. Campbell Ave., Suite 11D
Campbell, CA  95008

Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation, Brief Focused Assessment (SF), Parenting Coordination

Wendy Taylor, MFT
MFC50165
(408) 355-3532
San Jose
Email

2170 The Alameda, Suite 103
San Jose, CA  95126

Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Coparent Counseling

Janice Tempey Wolf, Ph.D.
PSY18072; L007997; ML17133
(408) 245-9488
Saratoga
Email

12280 Saratoga-Sunnyvale Rd., Suite 210
Saratoga, CA  95070

Therapy/Adult

 Margot Tuckner, MFT

MFC50357

(650) 669-7776

Email

 1777 Hamilton Ave., #2380
San Jose, CA  95125
Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation, Parenting Coordination

Arthur Jacob Weiner, Ph.D.
PSY10417
(408) 438-3160
Campbell
Email

653 E. Campbell Ave., #3
Campbell, CA  95008

Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation, Brief Focused Assessment (SF, RF)

Laurie Williams, MFT
MFT 13667
(408) 246-7996
Santa Clara
Email

1588 Homestead Road, #3
Santa Clara, CA  95050

Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation, Parenting Coordination

Ferial Yasmine Yeganegi, MFT
MFC 40388
(408) 236-2220
San Jose
Email

1625 The Alameda, Suite 207
San Jose, CA  95126

Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation, Brief Focused Assessment (SF, FF, RF), Child Custody Evaluation, Parenting Coordination

Carlene Young, Ph.D. 
PSY7380
(408) 374-1884
Campbell
Email

 

 

1550 S. Winchester Blvd., Suite 216
Campbell, CA  95008





Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Parenting Coordination



SCCPA Definition of Terms

Mediation
Family and divorce mediation ("family mediation" or "mediation") is a process in which a mediator, an impartial third party, facilitates the resolution of family disputes by promoting the participants’ voluntary agreement.

Therapy/Adult:  Therapy with Adult(s)
This may include one or more adults and may also include other collaterals. Court-Involved Therapists (CIT’s) are mental health professionals who provide therapeutic services to family members involved in child custody or juvenile dependency Court processes. Any mental health professional providing psychotherapeutic treatment of a parent, child, couple, or family who is, at any time during the treatment, involved with the legal system. Guidelines for Court-Involved Therapy were published by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) in 2010.

Therapy/Child:  Therapy with a Child or Sibling Groups

This may also include sessions with a parent(s) and/or other or other family members.  Court-Involved Therapists (CIT’s) are mental health professionals who provide therapeutic services to family members involved in child custody or juvenile dependency Court processes. The term Court-Involved Therapists (CIT) applies to any mental health professional providing psychotherapeutic treatment of a parent, child, couple or family who is, at any time during the treatment, involved with the legal system. Guidelines for Court-Involved Therapy were published by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) in 2010.


Therapy/Family: Therapy with Multiple Family Members

This type of therapy may include family sessions, conjoint sessions with various combinations of family members, and individual sessions. Court-Involved Therapists (CIT’s) are mental health professionals who provide therapeutic services to family

members involved in child custody or juvenile dependency Court processes. Any mental health professional providing psychotherapeutic treatment of a parent, child, couple or family who is, at any time during the treatment, involved with the legal system. Guidelines for Court-Involved Therapy were published by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) in 2010.

Coparent Counseling

Coparent Counseling is deemed as confidential unless there is a Court Order or stipulation to the contrary. Coparenting counseling is used as one type of referral designed to support parents in the articulation and development of their new relationship as co-parents. It is goal oriented and the content of discussion is driven by the articulated needs of the parties. Guidelines for Court-Involved Therapy were published by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) in 2010.


Reconnection Therapy

Reconnection therapy, conducted under the guidance of a licensed mental health professional, is a non-confidential therapeutic process whereby the parent who has been separated from and/or rejected by their child(ren), is “reconnected” with their child(ren), to the fullest extent possible. This process would apply to families in which there has been limited or no contact between parent and child(ren). For the therapeutic process to be effective, both parents need to participate, at the discretion of the therapist. Guidelines for Court-Involved Therapy were published by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) in 2010.


Therapeutic Supervised Visitation (TSV)

Therapeutic supervised visitation is a non-confidential, short-term intervention between a non-custodial parent and their child(ren) which requires therapeutic assistance. Due to significant disruption of the parent/child(ren) relationship(s) and the consequential need for guidance in “how to” re-establish and operate these relationships more successfully, TSV teaches skill building and may require periodic updates to the Court about the status of the progress. However, these status reports shall not include any recommendations about visitation and custody. Providers must meet the requirements of Rule of Court 5.230.


Brief Focused Assessment (BFA)

Brief Focused Assessment (BFA) is a Court Ordered assessment of narrowly defined, issue-specific questions which arise in Family Court settings.  A BFA best addresses questions that are well defined, narrow in scope, and require some clinical judgment, e.g., to what extent is a child's expression of preference based on developmentally appropriate reasoning?; is supervised visitation needed to protect a child's safety or well-being while with a parent, in light of some aspect of the parent/child relationship?; whether and under what conditions to reunite a long-absent parent and child(ren)? Providers must meet the requirements of Rule of Court 5.230 regarding domestic violence training.  Providers must meet the requirements for completion of FL-326, Declaration of Court-Connected Child Custody Evaluator Regarding Qualifications.


SF=Standard Fee
FF=Flat Fee*
RF=Reduced Fee*

* The judge decides whether or not the parties qualify for a reduced fee (RF) or a flat fee (FF).  Qualification is not determined by the provider.  The flat fee (FF) is $250 per family.  The standard fee (SF) and the reduced fee (RF) are determined solely by the provider.  

 

Comprehensive Custody Evaluation (CCE)

A Comprehensive Custody Evaluation (also known as a Section 730 Evaluation) is a comprehensive forensic investigation ordered by the court, whereby the investigator/mental health professional assists parents and the court in determining a parenting or child sharing plan which is in the children's best interests. Providers must meet the requirements of Rule of Court 5.230 regarding domestic violence training. Provider must meet the requirements for completion of FL-326, Declaration of Court-Connected Child Custody Evaluator Regarding Qualifications.


Parenting Coordination

Parenting coordination is a voluntary, non-confidential, non-adversarial dispute resolution process utilized by divorced and/or separated parents who have demonstrated an ongoing pattern of high conflict and/or litigation about their children. Providers must meet the requirements of Rule of Court 5.230 regarding domestic violence training. Providers must also be compliant with training standards established by AFCC (2005 Association of

Family and Conciliation Courts), with specific advanced training in: (1) the Parenting Coordination Process, (2) Family Dynamics in Separation and Divorce, (3) Parenting Coordination Techniques and Issues and (4) Court Specific Parenting Coordination Procedures.