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  • Stirling Somers, AMFT

    A Child Therapist in Marin County

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    It is painful to see your child struggling. You feel like you are failing as a parent. Frustration, confusion and deep concern keep surfacing.  You try to find solutions but nothing works. 

    As an experienced Clinician, mother, and adopted daughter of ten children — I hear you. Through collaboration with the family, my work is centered on creating a safe space for your child to share and feel understood. My approach enables you to not only understand what is behind your child’s behavioral changes but also develop ways to help you feel more empowered and connected as a parent. Through use of developmental play therapy, talk therapy and the latest neuroscience, you will understand your child’s needs, behaviors and struggles.

    I believe that every child deserves to experience connection and joy. Each family has a unique narrative and that each child has unique gifts that can be buried by their challenges. My goal is to surface your child’s unique gifts by helping you and your child develop tools and coping skills to work through these challenges.

    Play Therapy and Talk Therapy for Anxiety, Depression and Other Childhood Struggles

    Through play therapy and talk therapy, you will understand your child’s developmental needs, behaviors and struggles.

    I believe that every child deserves to experience connection and joy. Each family has a unique narrative and that each child has unique gifts that can be buried by their challenges.

    My goal is to surface your child’s unique gifts by helping you and your child develop tools and skills for coping with and working through challenges.

    Learn more about my approach.

    My Therapy Specialties in Marin County

    • Play Therapy for Kids

    • Anxiety and Depression in Children

    • Trauma/PTSD in Children and Young Adults

    • Select Mutism

    • Functional Neurologic Disorder/Conversion Disorder

      Child Therapy in Corte Madera, CA

    Stirling Somers is an Associate Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology.  She is supervised by Robbin Rockett, PsyD license number PSY17943.  Stirling also has a Master’s of Business in Health Administration and a BS in Health Sciences. She has over ten years of experience working with and advocating for children, young adults and families. Stirling’s therapeutic work includes elementary and college level academic settings, UCSF Infant-Parent Psychotherapy Training, and private practice. Her experience and training has focused on treating anxiety, depression, parent-child attachment disorders, childhood trauma, life transitions, child illness and grief/loss. She is a member of Marin CASA and frequently provides trainings on the impact of childhood trauma on the brain and body called Adverse Child Exposures (ACE’s).