Child and Adult Psychotherapy


Understanding. Experience. Insight.

Clinical History

I have maintained a Private Practice in San Rafael since 2000 where I see a variety of child, adolescent and adult clients. Prior to opening my practice I also worked in a wide variety of community organizations including:

  • Three years as a member of clinical staff providing group and individual Psychotherapy for seriously mentally ill adults at therapeutic community operated by the Richmond Fellowship, London, U.K.

  • Three years as a member of staff for EMQ children’s services in San Jose, CA, providing group and individual psychotherapy for children in a public elementary school setting, family assessment and therapeutic services.

  • One year as a member of intern staff at Pyramid Alternatives in Pacifica, CA providing individual psychotherapy for children and adults with substance abuse issues.

  • Two years as a school counselor at Erikson School, a non public high school in San Francisco, CA. providing group and individual psychotherapy for seriously emotionally disturbed adolescents.

  • Seven years as a member of Clinical staff for the Family Service Agency of Marin, in a number of positions:

  • Three years as Assistant Clinical Director at the Community Institute for Psychotherapy where continue to teach both licensed and pre-licensed staff and supervise the clinical work of interns..

  • More than ten years experience teaching and supervising at the graduate level in the Department of Counseling at Sonoma State University. Courses include: Theories of Counseling, Child and Adolescent Treatment and Family Therapy.


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Mark Edwards



San Francisco State University
Master of Science, 1997

University of California, Davis
Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) training  2004

Activities & Affiliations

  • California Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) - Clinical Member

  • Marin CAMFT - Clinical Member

  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT) - Clinical Member

Teaching Experience: Graduate Level Classes

  • Developmental and Clinical Issues with Children and Adolescents

  • Theories of Counseling

  • Applied Counseling Techniques and Assessment

  • Applied Counseling Practicum and Advanced Techniques

  • Counseling Diverse Couples and Families

Teaching Experience: Postgraduate Clinical Training

  • Assessment and Treatment of Anxiety

  • Assessment and Treatment of Depression

  • Assessment and Treatment of Trauma

  • Shame and Guilt in Psychotherapy

  • Control Mastery Theory

  • Crisis Management and Harm Reduction

  • Countertransference and Early Relational Trauma

  • Family Assessment

Training for Clinical Supervisors

  • Shame in Supervision

  • Learning from History: Signs of an Intern in Trouble

  • Using Control Mastery Theory in Case Conceptualization

Professional Development / Parent Education Courses

  • The Illusion of Connection? Parenting in the Age of Technology

  • Clinical presentations of Pathological Internet use: Insights from research and suggestions for clinical practice

  • The Illusion of Connection? Psychotherapy in the age of Facebook, Minecraft and Online Pornography

  • Raising Boys to be Heroes in an Age of Villains