If you have come to my website, it is likely because your child’s wellbeing is at risk. I understand that asking for assistance can feel overwhelming. I have dedicated myself to providing help and support to children, adolescents and their families. It would be a pleasure to help you and your child find a way towards more success and happiness.
For me, therapy with children and teens is one of the more satisfying parts of clinical practice. Much of my training has been in this area. A bachelor's in human biology from Stanford University provided me with an understanding of the complexities of the human body. A master's from Smith College assured fine clinical training. I spent my internships in settings which had a major focus on child and adolescent therapy. This included psychological assessments and therapy for adolescents and children through the Children's Health Council in Palo Alto. I have extensive work experience with children and adolescents who were not able to cope in a standard school setting. All of my work with youth has included family therapy. Perhaps my best training, though, has been in enjoying a marriage for over twenty years and the raising of my own three children.
Claire Burke-Chinn, Pleasanton Child Therapist , Pleasanton, CA 94588 and 94566