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Laura Schulkin-Parnell, LMFT

Laura Schulkin-Parnell, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
LIC NO. 38149

San Francisco, CA


I am a licensed Marriage Family and Child Therapist, with over 25 years of experience providing trauma informed, culturally competent evidence-based psychological services to children, teens, adults, families and couples. I graduated from the University of San Francisco with a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, where she began working with school-age children and families through the USF Center for Child and Family Development. I also worked with children and adolescents in group homes and with the children of domestic abuse survivors. I have worked in both primary and secondary education providing psychotherapy/counseling to students and their families. My initial training was in the Mission Schools of San Francisco, which led to an interest in providing both school-based psychotherapy and private practice.
I have served as a Guidance Counselor, Director of Guidance and Counseling and Associate Dean of Students at local private schools, while maintaining a private practice. I hold a safe space for you to explore and discover the best solutions, while recognizing patterns and overcoming barriers.


Anxiety and Stress
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Family Issues
Grief and Loss
LGBTQ Issues
Life Transitions
Marital Issues
Relationship Issues
Self-Harm and Coping Skills

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