Kavitha Goldowitz

Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MA , MFTI

(707) 549-6681
I have over 10 years experience working with children and families. My area of expertise includes working with ethnic and multicultural population and addressing issues related to couples in inter-racial marriages, struggles with cultural assimilation and family relationship dynamics. I speak 5 languages and I am keenly aware of the specific issues faced by Indian-Americans in particular and Asian Americans and Latinos in general, especially with regards to struggles with personal and cultural identity. I offer brief and long term models of therapy. I also provide therapy via Skype and phone in addition to face-to-face counseling.
My areas of interest also includes helping women with anxiety, depression and stress that arises from various life transitions (relationships, marriage, divorce, birth of a child). My clients value the insights, compassion and genuine respect I have for their struggles and my gentle and approachable style.
I draw from various psychotherapy techniques and firmly believe that every one is capable of positive changes in life. My counseling practice stems primarily from a strength-based approach and I am passionate about helping clients achieve their life goals, while validating, supporting and challenging them in a compassionate manner.
Call or Email Kavitha Goldowitz for a free phone consultation now - (707) 549-6681

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 3 Years
  • School: Sonoma State University
  • License No. and State: IMF71809 California
  • Supervisor: Jill A. Silverman
  • Supervisor License: MFC31242

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Sonoma State University/MFT Intern #71809
  • Year graduated: 2012
  • Certificate: Hospice of Petaluma/
  • Certificate Date: 2011

Location

Kavitha Goldowitz
220 Montgomery Street
Suite 400
San FranciscoCalifornia 94104
(707) 549-6681
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Additional Location

The Petaluma Counseling Center
855 Lakeville Street, Suite 108
Www.petalumacounseling.com
PetalumaCalifornia 94952
(415) 857-1669

Specialties

Issues:

  • Academic Underachievement
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Abuse

Mental Health:

  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Sexuality:

  • Bisexual Issues
  • Lesbian Issues
  • Gay Issues

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian, Hispanic and Latino
Alternative Languages: Hindi, Japanese, Tamil, Kannada

Age:

  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Categories:

  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation:

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Family Systems
  • Family of Origin
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

Modality:

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Professional Connections

Dr. Martha Kahane, PhD

Dr. Martha Kahane, PhD

Psychologist
Friend, known for 4 years
Dr. Melinda Douglass, CGP, Prepare, Enrich

Dr. Melinda Douglass, CGP, Prepare, Enrich

Psychologist
Colleague, known for 2 years
Jill Silverman, MFT

Jill Silverman, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist
Colleague, known for 2 years
Dr. Melanie Horn, PhD

Dr. Melanie Horn, PhD

Psychologist
Colleague, known for 2 years
David Vendig, MA, LMFT

David Vendig, MA, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist
Friend, known for 2 years
Faye Simpson, MFT

Faye Simpson, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist
Colleague, known for 3 years
Ms. Rachel Kaplan, MA, MFT

Ms. Rachel Kaplan, MA, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

Nearby Areas

Last Modified: 20 Jan 2014