Zachary Stahl, MA, LMFT
John F. Kennedy University
CSU Monterey Bay
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
I see therapy as a bridge to help connect children, teens and families back to their own resources and build on their strengths. I believe that kids and parents are experts on their lives, and I try to meet them where they are at. Initially, I join with families to assess, in partnership with a BACA psychiatrist, whether psychotherapy, parent coaching and other services here would be helpful. I take a child-and-family-centered approach to therapy that is responsive to each family’s unique needs. I draw on attachment and cognitive behavioral therapy theories and incorporate play, art, and mindfulness interventions. I aim to develop authentic, therapeutic relationships to overcome mental health challenges in a collaborative and culturally-responsive manner.