Psychologist
Gretchen Kishbaugh, Ph.D.
License:   PSY16689   

Adult, Adolescent, & Child Psychotherapy Professional Consultation

Downtown Petaluma, Central San Rafael


Gretchen Kishbaugh, Ph.D.
7 Fourth Street
Suite 47
Petaluma, CA 94952

1330 Lincoln Avenue
Suite 304A
San Rafael, CA 94901


707-765-1033

415-459-5051





I'm a licensed psychologist and marriage & family therapist and have been in practice in Sonoma and Marin counties for over 20 years. My work involves helping people become more self-aware and more able to tolerate and manage strong feelings, resolve painful conflicts, strengthen relationships, manage life transitions, grieve losses - and, ultimately, to become more able to experience meaning and fulfillment in life.

I work with children, adolescents, and adults, providing individual, couples, and family therapy, play therapy, and parenting consultation. I offer careful listening and collaborative engagement in the service of working toward your goals.

People seek psychotherapy for many reasons. Some want help with specific problems such as depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, or concern about a child. Others feel stuck in problematic patterns that cause emotional distress, interfere with their ability to connect with others, or leave them feeling unfulfilled, in some way dissatisfied.

My effort is to address immediate concerns and, ultimately, help you experience life as deeply and fully as possible. My approach is influenced by a number of schools of thought: humanistic, psychoanalytic, Jungian, cognitive-behavioral, family systems, Buddhist psychology/mindfulness, the Japanese Morita and Naikan therapies, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), somatic awareness, and dream work. I work in a longer-term mode suitable for self exploration and personal growth as well as for addressing deeply rooted problems, and also in a shorter-term mode suitable for time-limited problem solving.

I received a master's degree in psychology from Antioch University and a doctorate in psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. I'm a member of the American Psychological Association, the California Psychological Association and its Sonoma and Marin County chapters, the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists, the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology, the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science: Acceptance & Commitment Therapy {ACT} & Relational Frame Theory {RFT}, the ToDo Institute: Japanese Morita & Naikan Therapies, the European Association for Psychotherapy, the International Association for Jungian Studies, the International Society for the Psychological Treatments of the Schizophrenias & Other Psychoses, and Bay Area Therapists Specializing in Adolescents.

Services
Adult and Adolescent Diagnostic Assessment
Adult and Adolescent Psychotherapy
Adult and Adolescent Sand Tray Therapy
Couples Therapy
Family Therapy
Child Diagnostic Assessment
Child Play Therapy
Sand Play Therapy
Parent Consultation
Professional Consultation


Areas of Expertise
Adjustment Problems
Anxiety Disorders
Behavior Problems
Childhood Problems: Attachment, Adjustment, Attention, Behavior, Development,
Learning, Mood
Children Who are Gifted: Special Issues
Elder Issues
End of Life Issues
Family Problems
Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual-Transgender Issues
Health-Related Issues
Infant-Parent Problems
Mood Disorders
Parenting Issues
Problematic Personality Styles
Phase of Life Problems
Relationship Issues
Sexual Dysfunction
Sleep Disorders
Trauma-Related Disorders

Office Information:

Please call if you have any questions about my practice or would like to make an appointment to see me. Before meeting in person, we'll speak over the phone to determine whether I offer the service you are seeking and to see if I have an appointment time available that fits with your schedule.


In order to provide maximum privacy and autonomy, my practice is fee-for-service. Statements for out-of-plan insurance reimbursement can be provided on request.