Welcome!


Are you looking for support through a challenging time or transition in your life?

Are you and your family stuck in negative behavior patterns that aren't really serving you?

Are you feeling hopeless, drained, and depleted as a partner and parent?

Do you want to feel more joy, love, and harmony in your home and relationships?

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If so you have come to the right place. Welcome. We would like to help you create the kind of positive relationships and family life that will sustain and nourish you and your family.

My name is Anneli Richards and I am the director of Family Matters of Marin. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Expressive Arts Therapist. I have over 15 years of experience working with children and families. Our goal is to help you and your family reach your highest potential, to live more authentically, and to lead a rich and satisfying life full of depth, clarity, and connection.

We work collaboratively and will support you in creating realistic and achievable goals that help you get to where you want to be in your life. In order to support you in your process we take great care in creating a strong and safe therapeutic relationship. You can feel safe enough to allow all parts of yourself to come forward when needed in the healing process, and know that we will be right there to help guide you along the way. 

If you are looking for extra support and guidance for you and your family through a challenging situation, or if you are ready to move in a new direction in your life give us a call for a free 15 minute consultation today. We look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

 

Specialties

  • Conflict resolution/anger management
  • Attachment/relationship issues
  • Adoption/foster care
  • Divorce
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Trauma
  • Abuse
  • Neglect
  • Spirituality
  • Personal Growth Exploration
  • Relationship support
  • Pre/post-natal support
  • Parenting/co-parenting
  • Depression/anxiety
  • Social skills
  • Grief and loss
  • School/career issues
  • Special needs
  • Stress management
 
 

We practice Psychotherapy to help people ultimately come home to themselves, to heal old wounds, and ways of being that no longer serve them. We listen with compassion and non-judgement.

 
 

We work creatively to help you look at alternative ways of seeing and resolving difficult situations and relationships. We are deeply interested in helping you to feel heard and understood.  We will help you to look at your difficulties from a place of strength where you are in touch with both inner and outer resources.  We are gentle yet powerful guides sometimes following and sometimes guiding you along the path to finding your own state of health and wellness.  We see life as an incredible journey with many ups, downs, twists, turns, and surprises both pleasant and unpleasant. We are here to stand by you and help you understand and move through all of life's changes, challenges, and transitions.

In our practice we work with children, adolescents, adults, and families of all ages and cultural backgrounds.  We love having a diverse practice because it allows us to work with people from many different walks of life full of rich and varied experiences.  We work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues and provide services that span from therapy for couples, to child therapy, parenting support, and beyond.  In a safe, comfortable, and very supportive atmosphere we offer a highly personalized approach tailored to our clients' individual needs supporting them to attain the personal growth they are seeking.

 

Testimonials

“I have had the pleasure of facilitating a MFT consultation group in which Anneli was a participant so I know her work with clients well. Anneli is a committed, caring, and a well-informed therapist with many years of experience under her belt. I would not hesitate to refer her clients and I have, because I trust her abilities as a therapist implicitly.”
— MFT, Clinical Supervisor, and Consultation Group Facilitator in Marin
“I went to Anneli for Parent Coaching. As she says on her website, “Parenting can be extremely rewarding and enjoyable, but is not always easy. In fact it can be demanding, frustrating, and exhausting.” This is how I felt and was eager to learn from her. Anneli’s methods, knowledge, and deep understanding of parenting issues came through in her sessions. Her calm and confident manner helped me feel comfortable and helped me learn and retain the invaluable techniques and skills she taught. I highly recommend Anneli, she helped our family tremendously and I am a better parent for it.”
— Michelle, mother of 2 young children in Marin
“I came to Anneli for help when my daughter and I were going through some very big transitions in our lives. I was very concerned about a huge disconnect from our usually very tight relationship. I needed help with her challenging and sassy behavior. Anneli’s help came from a very compassionate place. She helped me see and understand my daughter’s “off-track” behavior from a different perspective. After I had a deeper understanding of my daughter’s feelings and actions Anneli gave me concrete and very helpful tools to work with. After only one session we developed a plan and had a list of ideas to work with. I felt immediate relief and a sense of hope for myself as a parent, as well as for my relationship with my daughter. It was so amazing to have such a supportive ally, helper, and masterful guide to work with. I no longer felt alone. With Anneli’s help I was able to get to a place where I felt confident as a parent again. My daughter felt good about herself and connected with me once again, but in an even deeper way.”
— Tatyana