James O'Dowd, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist, PSY 18588
Tel: 415.725.0804

582 Market Street, Ste. 307 SF, CA 94104

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2345 California Street #7, SF, CA 94115
Psychotherapy and Counseling in San Francisco.

Family

Family Counseling in San Francisco

While parents often find themselves successful in many other areas of their lives, parenting a teenager can often feel like a losing battle.

I appreciate the challenge of parenting a teen.  Teens demand more freedom and space at a time in their lives when the stakes seem higher and they appear unprepared for the challenges ahead. My counseling services include parent consultations to help parents understand this difficult time and feel more confident navigating those tricky and seemingly impossible moments. This may mean learning to set firmer limits, knowing when to let go, or finding the right balance between the two. And sometimes a parent may just need a safe place to decompress, unload their stress, and be supported.

Couples
Couples

Many couples come for help when their relationship has hit a 'bump' in the road. It's during these periods when it becomes clear to us just how difficult it is to be in a relationship. These breakdowns can often leave us feeling alone. Read more...

Teens
Couples

Being a teenager is hard and raising one can be even harder. I appreciate and respect the challenge teens and families experience during this life stage and believe this time presents a unique opportunity for growth by all family members. Read more...

Families
Couples

While parents often find themselves
successful in many other areas of their lives, parenting a teenager can often feel like a losing battle. No wonder! Teens demand more freedom and space at a time in their lives... Read more...

Adults
Couples

Our lives involve circumstances which present numerous crossroads. Sometimes, for a multitude of reasons, we get stuck at these junctures, feel unable to move forward, and can even feel emotionally paralyzed... Read more...