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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  • Withdrawn Behavior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

Social-Emotional Assessments

I provide comprehensive Social-Emotional Assessments for children that will help parents understand who their child is and how he is functioning socially and emotionally. If you are worried about a behavior exhibited by your child that is not getting better with time, if you feel that something may be wrong with your child but don't know what, if you want to know what you can do to support your child by getting a better understanding of their needs, or if you just want reassurance that your child is ok, my Social-Emotional Assessment is for you.

Grounded in knowledge about temperament, self-regulation, the impact of trauma and emotionally costly experiences, child development, and children's relationships, my Social-Emotional Assessment will help parents distinguish where their child's behaviors are stemming from and how to address them. At the end of the assessment process, I will make a recommendation for next steps. This may include a referral to another professional, such as an occupational therapist, physical therapist, couples therapist or a neuropsychologist, or a recommendation to work together on parenting strategies or for child play therapy.

The Social-Emotional Assessment is my starting point for all beginning therapy clients. However, for many families, the Social-Emotional Assessment has been an extremely helpful stand alone intervention. It is an excellent starting place for children and families who feel they need support but don't know where to start.