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Services at a Glance:

Parent-Child Therapy
Individual Play Therapy
Parenting Guidance
School Observation
Teacher Consultation
Preschool Selection
In-Home Support

 

Symptoms I Can Help With:

  • Tantrums
  • Aggression
  • Night Terrors
  • Defiance
  • Difficult Transitions
  • Hyperactivity
  • Anxiety
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Low Frustration Tolerance
  • Poor Social Skills
  • Withdrawn Behavior
  • School Expulsion
  • Parent-Child Relationship Problems
Rebecca L. Soffer, PsyD
#PSY22279

Office Locations:

2915 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94703

2940 Camino Diablo
Suite 105
Walnut Creek, CA 94597

510-282-5710

[email protected]
African American Mother with Daughter
African American Boy

Welcome

  

Welcome to my psychology practice for young children and the adults who care for them. I am specialized in working with preschool and kindergarten aged children, but I have experience with and welcome children of all ages!

If you are a parent who.... 

  • Has questions or concerns about your child's behavior
  • Is seeking parenting guidance or support
  • Desires a more satisfying parent-child relationship 
                                              ...you have come to the right place!  

I am here to offer you support through an array of consultation and therapy services.

I have a unique perspective on children's growth and development. I believe that social and emotional development is intricately connected to growth in other areas of a child's life, including intellectual growth. My services thus focus on improving relationships among children and their parents, teachers, and peers, and helping children build social and emotional skills, so that they can thrive. 

I also believe that many difficult behaviors exhibited by children are related to self-regulation, or the way that they manage strong emotions and uncomfortable sensations. I thereby focus on understanding a child's self-regulation cues (e.g., behavioral indications that children are attempting to cope with stress), and look for alternative explanations for children's behaviors that go beyond labels and diagnoses.

By understanding the underlying causes of children's behavior and identifying different ways for the adults to respond, I can help families (and teachers!) make the shift out of distressing interactions to ones that feel better to everyone. 

My services are developmentally respectful, strength based and take the entire relational context of the child- and his family- into account.  

Please call for a free 20 minute phone consultation to discuss your concerns and determine if I might be of assistance to you and your child.