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Kim Fahlen(She/Her/Hers)

Master of Science, MS - Mental Health Counseling
Academic challenges-Adolescent mental health- Anxiety -Body image-Child mental health-Parenting-

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Professional statement

Kim Fahlen is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Marin. She works with children, teens, and parents who are facing transitions and academic and mental health issues. Kim is passionate about serving families looking to improve communication and find more balance in their home, work, and school lives. She has experience navigating school settings and understands the pressures facing families today. Clients come to Kim with stress, anxiety, learning issues, spectrum disorders, body image, test anxiety, and mood regulation.

Kim is a client-centered therapist trained in somatic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, sandtray therapy, and play therapy. Somatic therapy utilizes mindfulness practices, breathwork, and movement techniques while CBT strategies help clients combat and reframe negative thoughts. Some people need a non-verbal way to express themselves by using figures in the sandtray to explore their inner world. Younger clients will express themselves through play. What all these methods have in common is the recognition that our thoughts, feelings, physical sensations, and behaviors are interconnected and understanding this connection can lead to meaningful change.

Kim gets to know her clients before suggesting a therapeutic path forward. Kim’s style is interactive, action-oriented, and centered on the belief that we all can shift unhelpful thought patterns, release stress and tension, explore trauma, and regulate emotions. Kim collaborates with you to discover the most effective way to support your child or teen’s emotional well-being, hone your parenting skills, strengthen your family relationships, and find greater harmony at home.

Kim received her Master’s degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling from San Francisco State University. She spent over 30 years working in schools as a teacher and school counselor, and is the parent of 2 teens, making her well-equipped to support clients with educational and home issues.

Message to clients

Creating strong, resilient families is at the heart of what I do. As a therapist specializing in supporting children, teens, and parents, I am dedicated to providing compassionate and effective guidance to help families thrive. If you are ready to face the struggles happening within your family, then I am here to walk that path with you. I know that therapy is a big commitment of time and resources and taking that first step can feel insurmountable. But I assure you, once you put the focus on finding solutions, then real growth can be possible.

To get started, contact me for a free 15 minute phone consultation. This is a chance to give a brief overview of what brings you to therapy as well as an opportunity to learn more about how I can help you. If we determine we are a good fit, then I will email you a packet of intake forms to be completed before the first session. With children 12 and under, I will first have an intake appointment with the parents, then with the parents and child, and finally the child individually. With teens, I will meet with the individual teen for the first session, and then with the parents only for the second session.

If you're ready to support your child's or teen's emotional well-being and strengthen your family relationships, I'm here to help. Contact me today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards positive change.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 22 years

Oak Hill School, Therapist
The Branson School, Director of Student Counseling
Pyramid Alternatives, Director of School-Based and Adolescent Programs
Brandeis Hillel Day School, San Francisco Campus, General Studies Teacher

San Francisco State Univeristy, MS, Marriage Family and Child Counseling, 2002
University of Memphis, BS, Elementary Education, 1993


California: 41746




Academic challenges - Addressing underperformance in coursework, school avoidance, and procrastination

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

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

Body image - Development of skills for handling negative thoughts about physical appearance; building habits of more positive self-talk and self-perception.

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.

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


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

Locations & Hours


Kim Fahlen is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$210 (55min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
Therapist's note

Individual sessions are $210/55-min and couples, parent, and family sessions are $250/55-min. Superbills are generated once a month for out-of-network reimbursement.