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Mental Health Professional Providing Services in Family Court Matters

Disclaimer

Individuals on this list may provide a variety of services such as custody evaluations, assessments, or counseling for families and children in separating/divorcing families.  An individual’s inclusion on this list is not a recommendation or endorsement by the Santa Clara County Superior Court, the Forensic Committee, or by SCCPA.  The Superior Court, the Forensic Committee, and SCCPA accept no responsibility for the training, education, or competence of individuals listed and assume no responsibility or liability for any damages arising directly or indirectly from services provide by any mental health professional on the list.  Litigants and attorneys are solely responsible for interviewing individuals on this list regarding their qualifications.


This list of mental health professionals have self-reported to the Santa Clara County Psychological Association’s (SCCPA) Forensic Committee completion of mandatory domestic violence training required as a condition for appointment by Santa Clara County Superior (Family) Court.  Please note that there may be other mandatory training and experience necessary before court appointment can be made, depending upon the requested service. No actual confirmation of training by individuals on this list is conducted by the Forensic Committee.  The Forensic Committee maintains this list for information purposes only.  The Family Court is not involved in the compilation of this list.

 

If you are a mental health provider and interested in being added to this list, please contact SCCPA, at Forensics@SCCPA.org

List of Providers

 


Faren Ray Akins, PhD, JD
PSY 7110
408-732-4412
dr.farenakins@cox.net
900 E. Hamilton Avenue
Suite 100
Campbell CA 95008
Comprehensive Child Custody Evaluations, Brief Focused Assessment,Psychological Evaluations



Terri Aquino Oliva, LMFT

LMFT 53901

(650) 691-5653

olivaterri@gmail.com  


51 E. Campbell Ave.
Suite 106-1 
Campbell, CA  95008 
Mediation, Therapy, Co-parent Counseling, Therapy Adult, Therapy Couples, Therapy Children/Youth


Caitlin Burgess, JD, LMFT
MFC 94485
Phone:  831.272.4299
caitlinrburgess@gmail.com
319 Los Gatos-Saratoga Rd., Los Gatos, CA  95030
4966 El Camino Real, Suite 119, Los Altos, CA  94022

Child Custody Evaluations, Brief Focused Assessments, Emergency Screenings, Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family, Co-parenting counseling, Re-connection Therapy, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation



Eddie Chiu
PSY 15495
dr.eddiechiu@gmail.com
Chinese Cantonese and Mandarin
12280 Saratoga-Sunnyvale Road
#104
Saratoga, CA 95070

4020 Balboa Street
San Francisco, CA 94121

Forensic evaluation including child custody, brief focus assessment, injury, immigration, and capacity; co-parenting. 



Marian Chow, Ph.D.

PSY15564 

(650) 796-8958  

Mindbodyso@yahoo.com  


630 University Ave.
Suite B
Palo Alto, CA 94301 

Custody Evaluation

Psychological Evaluation

Psychological Testing

Court Related Therapy and Services

Expert Witness

Individual, Family, Couples Therapy




David Dahl, Ph.D.   

PSY19014 

(408) 793-0313

Campbell  

davidfdahl@aol.com  


2542 S. Bascom Ave.
Suite 265 
Campbell, CA  95008 

Mediation, Therapy/Adult Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation, Brief Focused Assessment, Child Custody Evaluation, Parenting Coordination


Jamie Hanna Duddy, MFT

MFT 28215

(650) 655-2724  

jduddymft@yahoo.com  

 

 

 


1720 S. Amphlett Blvd. #118
San Mateo, CA 94402 
Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Family Coparent Counseling, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation, Brief Focused Assessment, Child Custody Evaluation, Parent Coordination


Felicia Eliazar, LCSW

LCSW 29861

(408) 292-4357

www.ps-ca.com  

felicia@ps-ca.com  


1625 The Alameda, Suite 207

San Jose, CA 95126 
17760 Monterey Rd. Ste. E 
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Brief Focused Assessments

Child Custody Evaluations

Co-Parent / Parallel Parent

Education Class

Parenting w/out violence

Individual Adult and Child Therapy

Family Therapy

Co-Parent Counseling

Reconnection Therapy 

Supervised Visitation




Lynn Huggins, LMFT

LMFT 19645

(408) 289-1233  

lynnhugginsmft@yahoo.com  


1625 The Alameda, Suite 304
San Jose, CA 95126 
Child Custody Evaluations

Emergency Screenings

Individual Therapy for Adults

Mediations

Brief Focused Assessment




Valerie Houghton, MFT 

MFT 18373

(408) 293-5853  

valerie@valeriehoughton.net  


1190 South Bascom Avenue #138
San Jose, CA 95128 
Mediation, Therapy/Adult Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation, Brief Focused Assessment, Child Custody Evaluation, Parenting Coordination

Jennifer Jones, LCSW

LCS18841

(650) 336-5882  

jj@jenniferjoneslcsw.com  

335 S. California Ave
Suite 6
Palo Alto, CA 94306 
Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy Therapeutic Supervised Visitation



Ana Karalic, MFT 

MFT 80301

(408) 332-1656  

abandjak@gmail.com  


51 E. Campbell Ave., Suite 106-1
Campbell, CA  95008 
Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Family, Co-parent Counseling, Parenting Coordination, Brief Focused Assessments (BFA)


Gregory Katz, Ph.D.

PSY7588

(831) 462-0696  

katzpsyc@cruzio.com  


1663 Dominican Way, #214
Santa Cruz, CA 95065 
Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Coparent Counseling Reconnection Therapy, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation, Brief Focused Assessment, Child Custody Evaluation, Parenting Coordination


Michael J. Kerner, PhD
License PSY10641

Phone: 408-236-6666

Fax: 408-236-6662
mkerner@kernerevals.com


1120 McKendrie Street

San Jose, CA 95126


custody evaluations, psychological evaluations, co-parenting counseling, parenting coordination, and therapy


Jeffrey S. Kline, Ph.D., ABPP

PSY10811

(650) 329-8904  

Jeffk1208@gmail.com  


825 Oak Grove Ave., D-201
Menlo Park, CA 94025 
Therapy/Adult, Coparent Counseling, Brief Focused Assessment, Child Custody Evaluation


Ellen Cirigliano Mauldin, MFT

MFC47006

(408) 657-0750  

ellen@ellenmauldin.com  


2155 S. Bascom Ave., Suite 203
Campbell, CA 95008 
Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation, Brief Focused Assessments, Child Custody Evaluations, Parenting Coordination


Terrance McLarnan, MFT

MFT 28957

(408) 247-9399  

tsmclarnan@gmail.com  


100 N. Winchester Blvd. #264
Santa Clara, CA 95050 
Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation


 Steve Newton, Ph.D.

PSY13259

(650) 949-2440  

Los Altos  

snewton@plusfoursolutions.com  


851 Fremont Ave., Suite 103
Los Altos, CA 94022 
Brief Focused Assessment, Child Custody Evaluation


Sandra Neuwelt-Truntzer, Ph.D. 

 PSY7890

 

(650) 961-8773   

sandra.neuwelt@gmail.com  


4966 El Camino Real, Suite 115
Los Altos, CA 94022 
Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child

Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling Reconnection Therapy, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation, Brief Focussed Assessment, Child Custody Evaluation




Sven Ohah, Psy.D.

PSY19473

(408) 236-6664  

Sven@DrOhah.com  


1120 McKendrie Street
San Jose, CA 95126 
Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family


John Orlando, Psy.D., MFT

LMFT 35192

(408) 295-5050  
dr.jorlando@yahoo.com  


1100 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 365
San Jose, CA 95125 
Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Brief Focused Assessment, Child Custody Evaluation, Parenting Coordination


Leslie Packer, Ph.D

PSY3802

(650) 321-6127  

 kidwrk@aol.com  

800 Menlo Avenue Suite 102
Menlo Park, CA 94025 
Mediation, Coparent Counseling, Brief Focused Assessment, Child Custody Evaluation


Rafael Padilla, Psy.D., LMFT

MFC 37574

(408) 710-5484  

dr.rpadilla@yahoo.com  


1625 The Alameda,
Suite 305
San Jose, CA 95126 
Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation, Brief Focused Assessment, Child Custody Evaluation, Parenting Coordination


Kenneth Perlmutter, Ph.D.

PSY7053

(650) 322-5011  

drperl@earthlink.net  


467 Hamilton Ave.
Suite 21
Palo Alto, CA 94301 
Mediation, Coparent Counseling, Brief Focused Assessment, Child Custody Evaluation, Parenting Coordination


Tricia Peterson, MFT 

MFT 44781

(408) 204-4248  

Triciapeterson@hushmail.com  


441 N. Central Ave.,
Suite 5A
Campbell, CA  95008 
Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation


 Fawn Powers, Ph.D. 

PSY 8658

(408) 370-6135  

nerdoc@comcast.net  


51 E. Campbell Ave.,
Suite 170
Campbell, CA 95008 
 Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Parenting Coordination


Robin Press, Ph.D.

PSY8587

(650) 960-3333  

drpress714@gmail.com  


4966 El Camino Real
Suite 119
Los Altos, CA 94022 
Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Brief Focused Assessment, Child Custody Evaluation, Parenting Coordination


Nancy Read, Ph.D. 

PSY14918

(650) 325-2406  

nancyread@mac.com  


635 Bryant St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301 
Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation, Brief Focused Assessment, Child Custody Evaluation, Parenting Coordination


Mary Day Rolison, Ph.D., LCSW

LCS12823

(408) 513-5107  

drmaryrolison@gmail.com


1625 The Alameda,
Suite 207
San Jose, CA 95126 
18525 Sutter Blvd., Suite 200 
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation, Brief Focused Assessment, Child Custody Evaluation, Parenting Coordination


Kimberly Shannon, MFT

MFC 23791

(408) 776-1009  

info@kimberlyshannon.com  


18525 Sutter Blvd.,
Suite 200
Morgan Hill, CA 95037 
Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation, Brief Focused Assessment, Child Custody Evaluation


Susan Stahl, MFT

MFT30126

(650) 965-8551   

sstahl.mft@sbcglobal.net  


4962 El Camino Real,
Suite 235
Los Altos, CA 94022 
Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation, Brief Focused Assessment, Child Custody Evaluation, Parenting Coordination


Larry Stone, MFT 

MFC33084

(831) 600-7665  

MFT@StoneMFT.com

    

127 Jewell St.  Santa Cruz, CA 95060 
1350 Dell Ave., Ste 103 
Campbell, CA 95008
39803 Paseo Padre, Suite C 

 Fremont, CA 94538 



Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation, Brief Focused Assessment, Child Custody Evaluation, Parenting Coordination


Enna Taylor, PsyD




Janice Tempey Wolf, Ph.D.

PSY18072

(408) 245-9488

jatewo@yahoo.com  


12280 Saratoga-Sunnyvale Rd.
Suite 210 
Saratoga, CA 95070 
Therapy/Adult


Quyen Tiet, Ph.D. 

PSY 18568

(650) 906-5134  

tietq2@yahoo.com   


949 Sherwood Ave.,
Suite 100
Los Altos, CA 94022 
Individual Therapy (for adolescents, adult, and elderly); Couple and Family Therapy. Languages include Cantonese and Vietnamese


Margot Tuckner, Ed.D., MFT 

MFC50357

(650) 669-7776  

margotmft@gmail.com  


621 E. Campbell Ave.,
Suite 11D
Campbell, CA 95008 
Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Family, Coparent counseling, Reconnection therapy, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation, Parenting Coordination


Laurie Williams, MFT

MFT 13667

(408) 506-2989  

rabbitt3339@gmail.com  


1588 Homestead Road,
Suite C
Santa Clara, CA 95050 
Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation, Parenting Coordination


Lynne Woodward, LCSW

LCS5327

(408) 356-3738  

lyneewood@earthlink.net  


15810 Los Gatos Blvd. 
Los Gatos, CA 95032 



Ferial Yasmine Yeganegi, MFT 

MFC40388

(408) 236-2220  
ferialymft@yahoo.com  


1625 The Alameda,
Suite 207
San Jose, CA  95126 
Mediation, Therapy/Adult, Therapy/Child, Therapy/Family, Coparent Counseling, Reconnection Therapy, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation, Brief Focused Assessment, Child Custody Evaluation, Parenting Coordination






















Definitions of Services

 

Mediation:

Family and divorce mediation ("family mediation" or "mediation") is a process in which a mediator, an impartial third party, facilitates the resolution of family disputes by promoting the participants’ voluntary agreement.

 

Therapy/Adult: Therapy with Adult(s)

This may include one or more adults and may also include other collaterals. Court-Involved Therapists (CIT’s) are mental health professionals who provide therapeutic services to family members involved in child custody or juvenile dependency Court processes. Any mental health professional providing psychotherapeutic treatment of a parent, child, couple, or family who is, at any time during the treatment, involved with the legal system. Guidelines for Court-Involved Therapy were published by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) in 2010.

 

Therapy/Child: Therapy with a Child or Sibling Groups

This may also include sessions with a parent(s) and/or other or other family members. Court-Involved Therapists (CIT’s) are mental health professionals who provide therapeutic services to family members involved in child custody or juvenile dependency Court processes. The term Court-Involved Therapists (CIT) applies to any mental health professional providing psychotherapeutic treatment of a parent, child, couple or family who is, at any time during the treatment, involved with the legal system. Guidelines for Court-Involved Therapy were published by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) in 2010.

 

Therapy/Family: Therapy with Multiple Family Members

This type of therapy may include family sessions, conjoint sessions with various combinations of family members, and individual sessions. Court-Involved Therapists (CIT’s) are mental health professionals who provide therapeutic services to family members involved in child custody or juvenile dependency Court processes. Any mental health professional providing psychotherapeutic treatment of a parent, child, couple or family who is, at any time during the treatment, involved with the legal system. Guidelines for Court-Involved Therapy were published by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) in 2010.

 

Co-parent Counseling:

Co-parent Counseling is deemed as confidential unless there is a Court Order or stipulation to the contrary. Co-parenting counseling is used as one type of referral designed to support parents in the articulation and development of their new relationship as co-parents. It is goal oriented and the content of discussion is driven by the articulated needs of the parties. Guidelines for Court-Involved Therapy were published by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) in 2010.

 

Reconnection Therapy:

Reconnection therapy, conducted under the guidance of a licensed mental health professional, is a non-confidential therapeutic process whereby the parent who has been separated from and/or rejected by their child(ren), is “reconnected” with their child(ren), to the fullest extent possible.  This process would apply to families in which there has been limited or no contact between parent and child(ren).  For the therapeutic process to be effective, both parents need to participate, at the discretion of the therapist.  Guidelines for Court-Involved Therapy were published by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) in 2010.

 

Therapeutic Supervised Visitation (TSV):

Therapeutic supervised visitation is a non-confidential, short-term intervention between a non-custodial parent and their child(ren) which requires therapeutic assistance. Due to significant disruption of the parent/child(ren) relationship(s) and the consequential need for guidance in “how to” re-establish and operate these relationships more successfully, TSV teaches skill building and may require periodic updates to the Court about the status of the progress. However, these status reports shall not include any recommendations about visitation and custody.  Providers must meet the requirements of Rule of Court 5.230. 

 

Brief Focused Assessment (BFA):

The Brief Focused Assessment (BFA) is a Court Ordered Assessment of narrowly defined, issue-specific questions which arise in Family Court settings. A BFA best addresses questions which are well defined, narrow in scope, and require some clinical judgment; e.g. To what extent is a child’s expression of preference based on developmentally appropriate reasoning? Is supervised visitation needed to protect the child’s safety or well-being while with a parent, in light of some aspect of the parent-child relationship? Whether and under what conditions to reunite a long-absent parent with a child? Providers must meet the requirements of Rule of Court 5.230 regarding domestic violence training. Provider must meet the requirements for completion of FL-326, Declaration of Court-Connected Child Custody Evaluator Regarding Qualifications.
  • FF: Flat Fee 
  • RF: Reduced Fee 
  • SF: Standard Fee

The Judge decides whether or not the parties qualify for a reduced fee (RF) or a flat fee (FF). Qualification is not determined by the provider. The flat fee (FF) is $250 per family.  The reduced fee (RF) is set by the provider and is a fixed percentage of the provider's standard fee.  The standard fee (SF) is set by the provider and is the provider's standard fee for these matters.  All fees are clearly stated in the provider's Consent and Agreement for BFA.

Comprehensive Custody Evaluation (CCE):

A Comprehensive Custody Evaluation (also known as a Section 730 Evaluation) is a comprehensive forensic investigation ordered by the court, whereby the investigator/mental health professional assists parents and the court in determining a parenting or child sharing plan which is in the children's best interests. Providers must meet the requirements of Rule of Court 5.230 regarding domestic violence training. Provider must meet the requirements for completion of FL-326, Declaration of Court-Connected Child Custody Evaluator Regarding Qualifications.

 

Parenting Coordination:

Parenting coordination is a voluntary, non-confidential, non-adversarial dispute resolution process utilized by divorced and/or separated parents who have demonstrated an ongoing pattern of high conflict and/or litigation about their children. Providers must meet the requirements of Rule of Court 5.230 regarding domestic violence training. Providers must also be compliant with training standards established by AFCC (2005 Association of Family and Conciliation Courts), with specific advanced training in: (1) the Parenting Coordination Process, (2) Family Dynamics in Separation and Divorce, (3) Parenting Coordination Techniques and Issues and (4) Court Specific Parenting Coordination Procedures.