SF Bay Play Therapy Family Counseling Center

SF Bay Play Therapy Family Counseling Center

A Helping Hand in the Journey of Childhood and Parenthood
Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Orinda, Grand Lake, Western Addition Accepting In-person
Updated January 16, 2024

As trained child therapists and parent coaches, our clinicians have a unique perspective on the many causes of emotional and relational distress that the average adult seeking therapy is experiencing. We offer individual, family, and couples counseling in addition to play therapy for children.

Our clinicians:

Karen Wolfe, LMFT - the founder of SF Bay Play Therapy. Karen offers emotionally focused couples therapy, child-centered play therapy, and sexual polarity and embodiment work for couples, in addition to individual therapy for adults.

Nauser Wolfe, LMFT - Nauser offers parent coaching using Parenting by Connection (Hand in Hand Parenting), child-centered play therapy, and individual therapy to teens and adults combining mindfulness, psychoeducation, and relational modalities.

Suzy Young, LMFT - in addition to child therapy, Suzy works holistically with adults, paying attention to the link between physical and mental health. Her work incorporates mindfulness, parts work, guided imagery, somatic awareness, and self-compassion. She is also trained in brainspotting.

Katie Behm, AMFT - Katie offers play therapy for children as well as somatic therapy for adults.

Jen Cornell, AMFT - Jen offers play therapy for children. In her work with adults, she uses a client-centered, strengths-based, and solution-focused approach.

Lori Moreci, AMFT - Lori offers play therapy for children. Her work with adults is collaborative, client-centered, relational, strengths-based, and incorporates mindfulness, self-compassion, and parts work.


About

What services does your practice offer?

SF Bay Play Therapy is a full-service therapy group practice in the bay area. We offer child, adult, couples, and family therapy sessions in San Francisco, Oakland, and Orinda, and online for clients throughout California.

How does payment work at your practice?

At SF Bay Play Therapy, we do not take insurance directly. However we have found that some PPO's with out of network benefits will reimburse fully or partially for services by some providers. Please inquire with your insurance directly. We can provide superbills when requested.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues.

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Mind-body connection - Practicing mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

SF Bay Play Therapy Family Counseling Center is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $155 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $290 (60min)
  • First-year associate 45-min session: $155 (45min)
  • First-year associate 60-min session: $185 (60min)
  • First-year associate 75-min intake session: $205 (75min)
  • Second-year associate 45-min session: $170 (45min)
  • Second-year associate 60-min session: $200 (60min)
  • Second-year associate 75-min intake: $220 (75min)
  • Third-year associate 45-min session: $185 (45min)
  • Third-year associate 60-min session: $215 (60min)
  • Third-year associate 75-min intake: $235 (75min)
  • Fourth-year licensed clinician 90-min intake: $414 (90min)
  • Fourth-year licensed clinician 45-min session: $230 (45min)
  • Fourth-year licensed clinician 60-min session: $276 (60min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Orinda practice
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 3:30pm, 4:30pm
  • Wed 11am
  • Thu 2:30pm, 5:15pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Grand Lake practice
3655 Grand Ave, 1, Oakland, California 94610
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue 2:45pm - 8pm
  • Wed 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Western Addition practice
2354 Post St, San Francisco, California 94115
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Head of Practice's Licensure

California: 53878


Languages

English