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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The thought of engaging in psychotherapy can be daunting, the task of finding a clinician can feel overwhelming.

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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 Classes

  • Developmental and Clinical Issues with Children and Adolescents
  • Theories of Counseling
  • Counseling Pre-Practicum
  • Counseling Practicum Supervision
  • 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 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 (Coming April 2018)