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We can haul your family back from the brink. Soon, your family can be less volatile. Your family can learn how to deal with arguments and attitude.  The struggle over chores and homework can settle down.  With better behaviors at home and school, as well as more tools to use, you will be able to relax.  Your teens will be free to love you.  They can mature along their own paths instead of rebelling against you.  Peaceful, functioning families where home is a refuge, a place filled with love and protection.

 
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Dr. Marc

Dr. Marc D. Komori Stager, Psy.D.

In my twenty years of experience I have worked with:

  • Runaway teens

  • Teens who struggle with depression, self-harm, or suicidal thoughts.

  • Families welcoming their son or daughter back after an out-of-home placement

  • Single mothers who believe they need a father figure to raise a son

  • Families from differing cultures and backgrounds

  • Families who have not found success with previous therapists

  • Parents who want their children to take on more responsibility

  • Families involved with CPS

  • Families completely taken over by arguments


I have been helping teens and their families navigate through tough issues for over 2 decades. In my years of working at a psychiatric hospital, group homes, county clinics, and in private practice, I have helped families get out from under the problems that have kept them down. Unlike many who specialize in family therapy, I hold a doctorate degree, and with that comes greater expertise, training and skill.

I like to work with a whole family, as the larger group provides more opportunities for finding solutions and maintaining the changes made. I like to include anyone who might be helpful, if that is grandma or a boyfriend. Once we get rolling, I might divide people up into smaller units, for example sometimes there is adult business which should not be discussed in front of the kids, or perhaps I'll talk with the sibling group about how they can help decrease fighting and bring in more peace. Then I might reconvene the whole family so that conversations can come back to the larger group.

While my specialty is in helping families with teenagers, the same principals of relationships apply to couples counseling, pre-marital counseling, and individuals who are having problems in relationships (dating, family, boss, etc).

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Virtually practicing and licensed in all of California, with a concentration in Lamornida, Lafeyette and Moraga.