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Mental Health Professional Providing Services in Family Court Matters


List of Providers

Definitions of Services

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
dr.farenakins@cox.net

900 E Hamilton Ave., #100
Campbell, CA 95008

Brief Focused Assessment, Child Custody Evaluation

Mark Raphael Bruguera, Ph.D.
PSY9456
(650) 207-0653
Belmont
markb4460@gmail.com

2810 Belmont Canyon Rd.
Belmont, CA 94002

Mediation, Therapy/Adult,Therapeutic Supervised Visitation, Parenting Coordination, Spanish-speaking

Nicole Bueno, LCSW
LCS23339
(408) 724-1009
San Jose
nbueno.lcsw@yahoo.com

1625 The Alameda, Suite 207
San Jose, CA 95126

Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Brief Focused Assessment, Child Custody Evaluation

Eddie Yu-Wai Chiu, Ph.D.
PSY15495
(415) 533-8318
Saratoga, San Francisco
dr.eddiechiu@gmail.com

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

 

4020 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA 94121

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

Marian Chow, Ph.D.
PSY15564
(650) 796-8958
Palo Alto
mindbodyso@yahoo.com

630 B University Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301

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

C. Wesley Christensen, MFT
MFT 31425
(650) 473-9718
Palo Alto
wes@adr-advantage.com

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

 

Office: 260 Sheridan Ave., Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA 94306

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

Marcia Clark, MFT
MFT 36013
(408) 404-6968
Campbell
kim@marciaclarkmft.comcastbiz.net

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, Child Custody Evaluation, Parenting Coordination

David Dahl, Ph.D.
PSY19014
(408) 793-0313
San Jose
davidfdahl@aol.com

3880 S. Bascom Ave. #217
San Jose, CA 95124

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

Thao Do, MFT
MFC39489
(408) 289-1235
San Jose
tdomft@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, Child Custody Evaluation

Jonee Donnelly, MFT
MFC 24874
(408) 247-3660
San Jose
jdonlytx@pacbell.net

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, Child Custody Evaluation, Parenting Coordination

Jamie Hanna Duddy, MFT
MFT 28215
(650) 655-2724
San Mateo
jduddymft@yahoo.com

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

Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation, Brief Focused Assessment, Child Custody Evaluation

Christy Fraser, MFT
MFC43014
(650) 504-6107
Palo Alto
christyfra@aol.com

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

Therapy/Child, Reconnection Therapy, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation

Andrea Gardinier, MFT
MFT 40861
(650) 279-2688
Palo Alto
agardinier@yahoo.com

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
drbrendahart@gmail.com

PO Box 9205
San Jose, CA 95157

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

Valerie Houghton, MFT
MFT MZ18373
(408) 293-5853
San Jose
valerie@valeriehoughton.net

1190 South Bascom Avenue #138
San Jose, CA 95128

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

Mary Jo Huetteman, Ph.D.
PSY20640
(650) 302-0159
Menlo Park
mjhuetteman@yahoo.com

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

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

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, Child Custody Evaluation

Bret Johnson, Ph.D.
PSY10630
(831) 426-8901
Santa Clara, Santa Cruz
BretKJohn@aol.com

160 Saratoga Ave, #140
Santa Clara, CA 95051

 

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

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

Jennifer Jones, LCSW
LCS18841
(650) 336-5882
Palo Alto
jj@jenniferjoneslcsw.com

335 S. California Ave., Suite 6
Palo Alto, CA 94306

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

Gregory Katz, Ph.D.
PSY7588
(831) 462-0696
Santa Cruz
katzpsyc@cruzio.com

1663 Dominican Way, #214
Santa Cruz, CA 95065

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

Michael Kerner, Ph.D.
PSY10641
(408) 236-6666
San Jose
kernerevals@sbcglobal.net

1120 McKendrie Street
San Jose, CA 95126

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

Jeffrey S. Kline, Ph.D., ABPP
PSY10811
(650) 329-8904
Menlo Park
Jeffk1208@gmail.com

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

Therapy/Adult, Coparent Counseling, Brief Focused Assessment, Child Custody Evaluation

Ellen Cirigliano Mauldin, MFT
MFC47006
(408) 657-0750
Campbell
ellen@ellenmauldin.com

2155 S. Bascom Ave., Suite 203
Campbell, CA 95008

Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation, Brief Focused Assessments, Child Custody Evaluations, Parenting Coordination

Shawn McCall, Psy.D.
PSY25658
(415) 263-9930
Palo Alto, San Francisco
smccall@hush.com

417 Tasso St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301

 

524 Union St., #360
San Francisco, CA 94133

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

Terrance McLarnan, MFT
MFT 28957
(408) 247-9399
Santa Clara
tsmclarnan@gmail.com

100 N. Winchester Blvd. #264
Santa Clara, CA 95050

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

Susan Meehan, PhD., MFT
MFT 45549
(650) 704-8245
Menlo Park
susanmeehan@gmail.com

1220 University Ave., Suite 202
Menlo Park, CA 94025

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

Sandra Neuwelt-Truntzer, Ph.D.
PSY7890
(650) 961-8773
Los Altos
sandra.neuwelt@gmail.com

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

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

Steve Newton, Ph.D.
PSY13259
(650) 949-2440
Los Altos
snewton@plusfoursolutions.com

851 Fremont Ave., Suite 103
Los Altos, CA 94022

Brief Focused Assessment, Child Custody Evaluation

Sven Ohah, Psy.D.
PSY19473
(408) 236-6664
San Jose
Sven@DrOhah.com

1120 McKendrie Street
San Jose, CA 95126

Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family

John Orlando, Psy.D., MFT
LMFT 35192
(408) 295-5050
San Jose
dr.jorlando@yahoo.com

1625 The Alameda Suite 305
San Jose, CA 95126

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

Leslie Packer, Ph.D
PSY3802
(650) 321-6127
Menlo Park
kidwrk@aol.com

800 Menlo Avenue Suite 102
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Mediation, Coparent Counseling, Brief Focused Assessment, Child Custody Evaluation

Rafael Padilla, Psy.D., LMFT
MFC 37574
(408) 710-5484
San Jose, Morgan Hill
dr.rpadilla@yahoo.com

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, Child Custody Evaluation, Parenting Coordination

Kenneth Perlmutter, Ph.D.
PSY7053
(650) 322-5011
Palo Alto
drperl@earthlink.net

467 Hamilton Ave. #21
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Mediation, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Brief Focused Assessment, Child Custody Evaluation, Parenting Coordination

Fawn Powers, Ph.D.
PSY 8658
(408) 370-6135
Campbell
nerdoc@comcast.net

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
drpress714@gmail.com

4966 El Camino Real #119
Los Altos, CA 94022

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

Nancy Read, Ph.D.
PSY14918
(650) 325-2406
Palo Alto
nancyread@mac.com

635 Bryant St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301

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

Mary Day Rolison, Ph.D., LCSW
LCSW 12823
(408) 513-5107
San Jose, Morgan Hill
drmaryrolison@gmail.com

1625 The Alameda, Suite 207
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, Child Custody Evaluation, Parenting Coordination

Kimberly Shannon, MFT
MFC 23791
(408) 776-1009
Morgan Hill
info@kimberlyshannon.com

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, Child Custody Evaluation

Susan Stahl, MFT
MFT30126
(650) 965-8551
Los Altos
sstahl.mft@sbcglobal.net

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

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

Larry Stone, MFT
MFC33084
(831) 600-7665
Santa Cruz, San Jose, Fremont
Lstone@StoneMFT.com

127 Jewell St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

 

940 Saratoga Ave, Suite 104
San Jose, CA 95129

 

3100 Mowry Ave., Suite 402
Fremont, CA 94538

 

Mail: PO Box 1855
Soquel, CA 95073

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

Matt Sullivan, Ph.D.
PSY10214
(650) 326-2004
Palo Alto
sullydoc@aol.com

417 Tasso St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Mediation, Coparent Counseling, Parenting Coordination

Joseph Tansek, LMFT
MFC47964
(408)649-4007
Campbell
jtanseklmft@gmail.com

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, Parenting Coordination

Wendy Taylor, MFT
MFC50165
(408) 355-3532
Santa Clara
wendy@wendyjtaylormft.com

1588 Homestead Rd., Suite C
Santa Clara, CA 95050

Therapy/Adult, Coparent Counseling

Janice Tempey Wolf, Ph.D.
PSY18072; L007997; ML17133
(408) 245-9488
Saratoga
jatewo@yahoo.com

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

Therapy/Adult

Margot Tuckner, MFT
MFC50357
(650) 669-7776
San Jose
margotmft@gmail.com

1777 Hamilton Ave., #2380
San Jose, CA 95125

Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Family, Coparent counseling, Reconnection therapy, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation, Parenting Coordination

Arthur Jacob Weiner, Ph.D.
PSY10417
(408) 438-3160
Campbell
jacob_weiner@yahoo.com

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

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

Laurie Williams, MFT
MFT 13667
(408) 506-2989
Santa Clara
rabbitt3339@gmail.com

1588 Homestead Road, #C
Santa Clara, CA 95050

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

Ferial Yasmine Yeganegi, MFT
MFC40388
(408) 236-2220
San Jose
ferialymft@yahoo.com
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, Child Custody Evaluation, Parenting Coordination

 
Carlene Young, Ph.D.
PSY7380
(408) 374-1884
Campbell
drcyoung@sbcglobal.net
1550 S. Winchester Blvd., Suite 216
Campbell, CA  95008

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

 


Definition of Services

 

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. Co-parenting 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):

The 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 which 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 the 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 with a child? 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.
  • FF: Flat Fee 
  • RF: Reduced Fee 
  • SF: Standard 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 reduced fee (RF) is set by the provider and is a fixed percentage of the provider's standard fee.  The standard fee (SF) is set by the provider and is the provider's standard fee for these matters.  All fees are clearly stated in the provider's Consent and Agreement for BFA.


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.