Molly Gales, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Authentic and Compassionate Psychotherapy for Adolescents, Individuals, Families, and Groups
I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, serving clients in the San Francisco Bay Area, particularly Berkeley and Oakland.
I have been working with adolescents and families in a variety of ways since 1992. I have an MA Ed in English Education from Columbia University as well as an MA from The Wright Institute Counseling program. I am a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT).
As a therapist, I have experience working with all ages and orientations. I have worked in high school-based settings as a mental health clinician as well as in community mental health centers with a focus on teens, women and the LGBTQIA communities. I have created therapy groups for teens and young adults focusing on stress reduction, parenting teens, anxiety and academics, and neuroplasticity and the growth mindset.
In addition to being a therapist, I have over 25 years of experience in education. I have taught in high schools around the Bay Area and worked with teams of teachers both in and out of the classroom. In direct individual coaching, I have guided teachers, students and families to develop sustainable systems for academic success through an understanding of mindfulness, neuroplasticity, and the executive functions of the adolescent brain. I also founded Classroom Matters, a student learning and advocacy center in Berkeley, California.
I look forward to meeting you and discussing what you want out of therapy. Together, we can work to clarify and reach achievable goals.