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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  • Withdrawn Behavior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

Office Locations:

1035 San Pablo Ave, Suite 5
Albany CA 94706

2940 Camino Diablo
Suite 105
Walnut Creek, CA 94597


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

Parent Workshops

The following is a list of Parent Workshops that can be carried out at Parent Evenings or events such as Back to School Night. Workshops normally run 60 minutes.  The topics and content of these workshops can be tailored to fit the unique needs of the parents and children at your school. Please see below for a description of each.
  • Emotional Wellness in Young Children: How Do I Know if My Child Needs Help?
  • Self-Regulation: Helping Your Child Manage Difficult Emotions 
  • Supporting Your Child's Social Development
  • Kindergarten Readiness: A Psychologist's Perspective 
Emotional Wellness in Young Children: How Do I Know if My Child Needs Help?
This workshop is aimed at promoting awareness of young children's emotional health, and identifying when young children and their families might need extra help and support. Little in known about young children's emotional health and it's impact on children's growth and development, particularly their success in academic settings. Yet intervening early can quickly and effectively set kids and families on the correct developmental path. Through awareness and understanding, parents can learn how and when to intervene in a way that will benefit their children for years to come.  
Self-Regulation: Helping Your Child Manage Difficult Emotions 
The ability to recover from strong emotions and uncomfortable sensations is called self-regulation. It is the developmental milestone of preschool aged children, and underlies young children's ability to learn new information and do well in academic settings. During this workshop, we will explore the concept of self-regulation in depth, and discuss ways for parents to help children develop the self-regulatory skills neccessary for academic success.

Supporting Your Child's Social Development  
You want your child to have lots of friends, but you don't know how to help them navigate the inevitable "playground" conflicts. This workshop will talk about young children's social development, and will provide guidance on how to help them with conflict resolution in a way that appropriately supports their burgeoning social identities.

Kindergarten Readiness: A Psychologist's Perspective
There is so much emphasis on children being "ready" for Kindergarten. But what does this really mean? This workshop will discuss Kindergarten Readiness from a social and emotional  perspective, and how children's psychological development is just as important as their academic "readiness."