We are a group of therapists who each have private counseling practices in Half Moon Bay, California and/or neighboring communities. We are as diverse in our practices as we are in our lives. We thought that it would be a good idea to introduce ourselves to the Half Moon Bay community and to explain our various counseling styles so that, should you need therapy for yourself, your family or your friends, you will be better able to choose a therapist that will fit with your particular needs.

Please Note: This website represents only those therapists associated with the Coastside Therapists Group in Half Moon Bay.

Counseling Articles
by Phyllis L. Neumann, MS, MFT

What is Therapy All About?

Summer Vacations

Letting Your Anger Out

Does Your Child Need Help?

Helping a Friend in Tears

Do You Have an
Abusive Relationship?

Do You Need Couple Counseling?

The Holiday Season
A Time for Celebration, Joy and Stress

Spending the Holidays
with Young Children

Santa Claus:
The Child's First Betrayal

Eye Movement Desensitization
and Reprocessing

in Five Short Chapters

by Portia Nelson

by Victoria Woodrow, MA, ATR


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City departments, community links, meeting and events calendar.

Half Moon Bay Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
A comprehensive guide to goods and services, travel information, community information, and history for the Half Moon Bay community.

Half Moon Bay Review
Community newspaper serving the coastal regions of San Mateo County.

Complete community directory of Half Moon Bay and the surrounding communities.


Janet Buchalter
MS, MFT (LMFT48662)
(408) 386-6225

Works with adults who have been wounded by trauma. Through healing of mind-body-spirit, she takes a systemic look, with the client pointing out the direction of change desired.

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Cathy Hauer
MS, MFT (LMFT23633)
(650) 568-1210

Works with individuals and couples. Issues: transitions, job stress, multicultural populations, communication. Specializes in working with lesbians and gay men and people with HIV and chronic illness.

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Kathy Carlson
PhD, MFT (LMFT17742)
(650) 357-1190

Certified EMDR clinician. PTSD, trauma and abuse recovery; treatment of anxiety and depression; clinical hypnosis. Women’s workshops on freeing yourself from internal limitation, using creativity and spirituality as resources.

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Jane Kinsley

Jane Kinsley
MS, MFT (LMFT52538)
(650) 421-1905

Provides client-centered psychotherapy for families, children, teens, individuals and couples dealing with depression, anxiety, anger issues, as well as relationship and self-esteem problems. Also has strong experience working with schools and the community.

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Caroline Morton
(650) 455-2547

Works with adults, teens and children specializing in art therapy, mood disorders, trauma, grief and life transitions.

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Padma Moyer
MSW, LCSW (LCS 8765)
(650) 728-3830

Works with individual adults and couples, EMDR, relationships, self-esteem, creative outlet, spiritual nourishment, grief and loss.

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Beth Myers
(650) 619-9331

Works with adult men and women in individual, couple and group settings. Specializes in grief and loss (including pet loss) and trauma recovery, including survivors of domestic violence, violent crimes, and childhood trauma/abuse. Also works with adults in the later stages of life to address the unique concerns associated with aging, long-term illness, caregiving challenges, and end-of-life planning.

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Phyllis Neumann
MS, MFT (LMFT5508)
(650) 726-8199

Works with individuals and couples, and especially women dealing with personal, marital/relationship and parenting issues. Trained in hypnotherapy and EMDR.

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Keely Sikes Rollings
PsyD, MBA (PSY19634)
(650) 270-9388

Provides therapy for individuals of all ages, exceutive coaching, adult AD(H)D coaching, parent and school consultation, as well as community/school presentations.

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Sarah Rubin
(650) 635-6888

Provides marriage and family therapy, art therapy, and equine-assisted psychotherapy for children, teenagers and adults. Specializes in helping anyone struggling with anxiety, addiction, eating disorders, coping with divorce, and trauma.

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Victoria Woodrow
MA, ATR (ATR 01-141)
(650) 726-6722

Art therapist; relationship issues, transitions, improving self-esteem and positive choice-making. Caring creative counseling, Art Therapy and Mandala making.

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For questions or comments about this website,
please contact Phyllis Neumann