Below please find a list of vetted professionals who work in various fields related to child and family well-being who come highly recommended by parents and professionals.
Laura Horsch PhD
Cofounder and Licensed Psychologist
The Pacific Anxiety Group (PAG) was founded by Stanford-trained clinical psychologists with expertise in the treatment of anxiety, stress, and depression for child and adult clients across the lifespan. We provide compassionate, effective treatment to help clients overcome obstacles and lead more fulfilling lives. We have offices throughout the Bay Area and offer video therapy appointments throughout California. We offer neuropsychological testing for children and adults as well.
The top 1-on-1 kids coding classes. We work with many gifted students challenging them to keep advancing over months and years. Typically it is a weekly 90 minute session on Zoom, but it is also possible to meet the mentor at Stanford or UC Berkeley. We offer all types of coding.
Pete and Michelle Briggs
Briggs O.T focuses on building fine and gross motor skills with a solid foundation of sensory integration. This is provided in a fun and motivating way in the home or school setting to ensure carryover and follow through in those environments.
Jennifer Louie, PhD
Dr. Louie values using evidence-based approaches, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma-focused CBT (TF-CBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Selective Mutism (PCIT-SM), and Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE). In addition to providing individual, family and group therapy in typical outpatient settings, Dr. Louie has worked with children in intensive outpatient programs as well as school-based programs. She enjoys working closely with families to figure out the best parenting tools and coping skills for each family’s specific needs. Dr. Louie strongly believes in early intervention and nurturing children’s inherent resilience.
Right Fit Admission Counseling
We help students and their families learn more about the private school landscape and aid in identifying a list of "right fit" schools. We help them prepare and navigate each step of the complex admissions process. While we primarily assist students applying to middle and high scho.ol
I offer guided, 1:1 individualized math instruction using Making Math Real strategies that make math accessible to all learners. I am available to teach the full scope of math levels through Algebra II or to focus on specific math skill development. Sessions held via Zoom.
Sujin Sabrina Gabel Ph.D.
Clinical Director and Founder
415-553-8070 (landline) SF
650-539-3066 (landline) Burlingame
We specialize in evidence-based, goal-oriented, and brief therapy. The length of therapy depends on the presenting challenges. Therapy is typically between 3 to 9 months. At times, clients may engage in a different service (e.g. individual therapy and then group therapy). We also offer neuropsychological evaluations and social groups for children.
We provide a range of support centered around Dr. Hallowell’s strength-based philosophy toward ADHD. This concept—that ADHD comes with as many strengths as it does challenges—disputes the traditional idea of ADHD as merely a “deficit disorder.” When managed well, ADHD can be an incredible gift associated with many positive traits like creativity, entrepreneurship, warmth, and resilience, among others.
Marissa Joy Ganz is the Founder & Artistic Director of the N.Y. Broadway Training Programs a full-serviced Musical theatre and Dance program offering Broadway Master Classes, workshops, weekly classes, Private lessons, Summer Camps & Broadway Intensives all taught by Broadway Professionals! Her students, ranging from children to professionals, have appeared on Broadway, National Tours, Film & T.V and more! Marissa offers private coaching for all levels of students, amateur to professional, children to adults. Private Coaching available in: Vocal Technique, Vocal Coaching, Acting, Dancing (all styles), audition prep, professional consultation and personal mentoring. Lessons as a one stop shop to enhancing Musical Theatre skills. Lessons will be tailored toward student's individual needs and goals. In-Person & Virtual options available.
Family Vision Care and Vision Therapy
Voted Bay Area's "Best of the Best" and a "Family Favorite" for many years. Since the 1950’s, our office has built a solid reputation for providing quality personal vision care for each member of the family, with a unique emphasis on diagnosing and treating learning related vision problems, combating myopia or nearsightedness in children and helping patients who are in need of Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation.
We have carried on the tradition of this practice, treating vision problems that interfere with attention, reading and learning. And, with specially trained doctors in the areas of vision therapy, pediatrics and visual rehabilitation, trusted referrals from other professionals, and a blend of state-of-the-art technology and old-fashioned values, we are able to meet the needs of thousands of families every year.
Katherine Peterson PhD.
(650) 48-Learn / (650) 485-3276
Katherine Peterson, Ph.D. is a licensed educational psychologist with a strong background in psychoeducational assessment, educational consultation and counseling. Using a combination of interviews, observations, and standardized testing, she identifies a child's unique learning style and strives to help the family and the student understand and appreciate relative strengths and weaknesses. Her specialties include the diagnosis of learning disabilities/disorders, social and emotional problems, behavioral challenges, ADHD, and giftedness. Services also include parent consultation and student counseling regarding these issues.
Aileen Mosig PysD.
Dr. Aileen Mosig provides comprehensive neuropsychological and educational assessments and counseling to children, adolescents, couples and families. Dr. Mosig’s approach is solution-focused, strength-based, and client-centered, with consideration and appreciation for the depth of individual and cultural diversity. She has a background in humanistic, cognitive behavioral, behavioral medicine, existential and Eastern psychological traditions. In addition, Dr. Mosig has experience leading groups through workshops on life skills development, anxiety management, anger management, chronic pain & stress management, meditation, relaxation training, and positive thinking.
Dr. Mosig’s area of passion is helping gifted and twice-exceptional children and families. She is active in the gifted community and has had success with her own gifted children, one of whom is twice exceptional, whom she has helped overcome severe sensory difficulties and to excel socially. Dr. Mosig is available to make suggestions/referrals with regard to gifted and homeschooling resources.
Nicole Percifield recently graduated from Yale School of Music with a diploma in Opera Performance. While at Yale, Nicole taught voice lessons for Yale College and for Yale Glee Club. Her students won numerous auditions, resulting in leads in numerous main-stage school productions, a-cappella groups, and summer stock. Nicole teaches voice, beginner piano, and theory, encompassing a wide variety of musical genres, and loves working with all age groups. Nicole’s lessons are always tailored to her student’s needs, while incorporating basic theory, ear training, musicality, and expression. She brings all of her performance energy to each lesson, creating an engaged, focused environment, and nurtures a love and passion for music in all of her students.
JungEun Lee is an interdisciplinary artist (the University of Chicago, MFA) whose works have been shown nationally and internationally through a wide range of venues, such as museums, galleries, art festivals, symposiums, and alternative non-profit spaces, including The Smart Museum of Art (University of Chicago), the Hunter Museum of American Art, Design Center Pusan, the Zhou B Art Center, Andrew Bae Gallery, Greeley Square Gallery, Chicago Art Open, and the Bing Play Symposium (Stanford University). She has also been directing, curating, lecturing, and mentoring art workshops, exhibitions, courses, and classes (portfolio prep) internationally for over two decades. Her teaching approach draws from her own artistic practice and background in art therapy (Northwestern University), art education & educational psychology (NTC for upper school), and different disciplines from eastern/western and traditional/contemporary art.
Kathryn Ian Gentzke
Kathryn is an award-winning educator, recognized by the City and County of San Francisco Board of Supervisors and the San Francisco Legislative Assembly for her commitment to youth empowerment and civic engagement through education. She has facilitated interdisciplinary art, media, and writing workshops as well as youth mentorship and empowerment programs at cultural institutions in the San Francisco Bay Area, NYC, Upstate New York, and Berlin.
Kathryn is a professional visual artist and musician. Her work has been recently featured in the Crossroads Film Festival (SFMoMA), and at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICALive!), among other venues in the United States, Europe, and Russia. She holds an MFA in interdisciplinary studio practice from California College of the Arts in San Francisco, an MA in Intercultural Humanities focusing on the history and theory of contemporary art from International University Bremen in Bremen, Germany, and a BFA in photography from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Learn more about her work by visiting kathrynian.com.