“Karin Chandler is a gifted champion for children and teens. Witnessing her love and devotion for them is an honor. I’m so glad for the children and parents who are blessed to work with her.”
“I’ve know Karin for years, as a friend and colleague. Her approach to her work is fastidious and committed. She dedicates her self to seeing families through difficult circumstances and is very successful at navigating rough terrain. I would trust her with any referral.”
“I trust and respect Karin Chandler with any of my patients. She has a cutting edge style that most therapists do not and is willing and able to look at all aspects of a patients life and lifestyle in order to bring the best results possible. She is thorough, extremely knowledgeable and highly attuned to the needs of the children and parents she works with. I highly recommend her work.”
“Karin Chandler has helped countless children, adolescents, and parents for more than 25 years. Alongside the warmth and empathy family counseling requires, she brings great intelligence, imagination, and and creativity to her family practice, and closely follows her field’s ever-developing research. I’ve known her for many years and have admired her growing understanding of the twists and turns, the ups and downs, and the complex adventures of family dynamics.”
“I have worked and collaborated with Karin Chandler for over 18 years. Besides being a wonderful colleague, she possesses a combination of qualities that contribute to her being one of the best in her field. Ms. Chandler is insightful, genuine, compassionate, bright, and current with best therapeutic practices. She flexibly adapts to the needs of the children, teens, and families that she works. She has longstanding experience working with family systems, social groups, and schools, which is exceptional relative to many in our field. Those who have the opportunity to work with her will find themselves quite fortunate!”
“Karin Chandler is an excellent therapist with over 20 years of experience and expertise in working with children, teens and their parents. She also works in direct collaboration with teachers and other educators to develop effective educational programs for kids in schools. Karin’s special gift is a deep capacity to connect with children on multiple levels. This connection allows her to engage them in playful and serious work that ultimately supports their healing, resilience, and their relationships with peers, teachers and parents, She is trusted and respected in our community and I would recommend her work to anyone who would like to help their child thrive.”
“Karin Chandler has worked with Beyond Differences for the past 5 years as a member of our Advisory Council for Adolescent Therapists and School Counselors. And is the founding Co-Chair of our organization. Beyond Differences is an organization dedicated to ending social isolation among students in middle school. Karin’s work with our Teen Board of Directors, now made up of 32 high school students, reveals her dedication to helping teens feel a sense of inclusion and community. Her time and energy, generously donated as a volunteer, has made a significant impact on the Teen Board and her workshops are consistently ranked as a favorite of the students’ on their program evaluations. We have been grateful to have Karin’s heartfelt support of our student leaders as well as our overall mission to create a community that allows all students to feel accepted and valued.”
“Karin Chandler has an extensive yoga practice along with a wealth of knowledge in nutrition and overall fitness. I have admired her ability to integrate the emotional, psychological and behavioral health in children and teens into her practice by incorporating not only her vast clinical expertise, but her in-depth knowledge of physical fitness and overall health practices. I’ve seen her work with children who would typically be put on medication using her wellness approach and created a lifestyle where the child not only does not need medication, but begins to thrive in ways that a medicated child would not be able to. I wish more clinical practitioners used this approach to helping children, teens and their parents create thriving lifestyles. I really believe this is how mental health issues should be treated.”
“Karin Chandler is an excellent psychotherapist specializing in work with challenged children and their families. She has many years of experience, and many patients who have improved from their work with her and are grateful to her for years afterward. Her training is excellent and she continues to learn from the latest well conducted research and from other specialists in her field. Karin is unique in her capacity for warmth and deep empathy with the painful difficulties presented to her in the lives of her patients. Karin is open to new experience and is dedicated to improving communication and completing the work even in the most difficult situations. If you choose to work with Karin, you are in very good hands.”
“Karin Chandler has worked with me for many years in Gestalt. She is devoted to supporting the lives of children, adolescents, and their parents. She has been practicing in her field for over 25 years, has taught parenting workshops throughout the Bay Area and is consequently now recognized as an expert at innovative and effective parenting. She is very personable, heartfelt and excellent in her work. I am recommending her whole-heartedly as a therapist.”
Our 7 year old son was terrified of sleepovers, sleeping alone and of the dark. He had been sleeping in our bed or else me or my husband would sleep in his bed, every night, for years. It was hard on all of us. We weren’t getting enough sleep and we were worried that our son wouldn’t be able to sleep on his own or enjoy camps, sleepovers and being more independent with his friends as he was growing older. We asked him if anything bad had ever happened to him in the dark or if he had nightmares and he reported that he didn’t know of anything, he “just didn’t like it.” We had him go see Karin Chandler after she was recommended to us by another parent at our son’s school. Within a few sessions, he was willing to try to sleep on his own in his room and had successfully spent the whole night alone, within a month. He continues to sleep on his own now and we are planning our third sleepover for a friend’s birthday party. He seems much more confident, open with his friends and proud of himself for being able to do what his friends are doing. We are proud of him and so grateful for Karin’s help with this long standing issue. We recommend her to our friends with kids on a regular basis. She does great work to support kids and their families!
I have three kids that are all close in age. They argue constantly and I’ve been overwhelmed by trying to get them to do what I ask. I’ve tried many parenting approaches I’ve read about, heard about and even worked with a therapist years back to see if I could get the situation managed. But I just get exhausted and forget to continue to use each system. When I called Karin and set up an appointment, I was desperate. Things had become so chaotic and I was getting worried that it was too late for my kids to learn basic respect, follow through and cooperation. Karin helped me to put together a program, specifically designed to meet the needs of our family. She coached me through the steps of using it and within two weeks, our home was much more calm and I felt like I had a sense of control I’d never felt before. We have been using that system now, for almost 2 years and are all getting along and thriving. I’m really grateful for Karin’s professionalism, guidance and belief in our family. She has worked miracles for us! And I’m so glad she’s helping kids and their parents. We need more professionals like her! I’d recommend her to any parent!
Our 15 year old son is an exceptional athlete but has had great difficulty staying focused in school and hasn’t felt like he’s made close friends in school. He started to spend excessive amounts of time in his room with the door closed and was not communicating with me or his mother. We sent him to see Karin Chandler and within only a few weeks, he started to communicate with us again, had a few friends over from school and spent a lot less time in his room alone. Karin contacted his school and was able to get the staff to provide one-on-one time with our son to support his ability to stay organized and to complete his work. She also got the school to do an evaluation on him and we found out that he has executive functioning challenges. We now know how to support his education. He is doing much better after only a short time. His social life has improved dramatically and he is engaged with the family again. We are very grateful to Karin for her expertise, her caring and thoroughness. We could not have gotten through this without her support and guidance.
“Karin Chandler treated our 7 year old son when he was having some difficulties with his social relationships. Karin helped him feel more confident in his relationship with his peers and coached us in how to help support him in this area of his life. He learned valuable communication skills and now has happy, thriving friendships.”
“Our daughter was having challenges adjusting to a new school and we had her see Karin Chandler for a short time. Within a couple of months, our daughter was laughing and smiling again and happy at her new school. Karin’s advice on parenting and her consultation with our daughter’s teacher made a significant difference in how we all approached my daughter’s fear of school. Our daughter is doing great now and we are grateful for Karin’s positive influence on her and the lessons we learned.”
“With profound mastery, creativity and a generosity of spirit, Ms. Chandler guided me through some very challenging crisis points in my life. Her unique work, I believe is pure genius! Ms. Chandler has an understanding of the artist’s soul in ways I’ve never encountered in any therapy before. The safe space she created helped me transform painful experiences into beautiful life lessons that now inform my every choice.”