BJ Douglass is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years’ experience working with children, youth, teens, and families. Her goal is to help you heal and feel better. She utilizes a humanistic and person-centered perspective, to help you learn coping skills, and help you explore your options towards recovering a stronger sense of self, identity, spirituality and balance.
BJ’s specialties include bullying, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, gender and sexuality issues, adoption/reunion issues, school stress, life/work stress, women’s issues, and disability issues. She likes to focus on the individual and also the family, helping to improve communication skills and increase self-esteem. BJ is also a certified Adoption Therapist.
She has worked as a psychiatric social worker for a community counseling center, as a school counselor for an elementary school, as a therapist and social worker for various child and family agencies, as a community based counselor in group homes and foster homes, and had a small private practice in upstate New York prior to moving back to the Bay Area. BJ was born and raised in the Bay Area, and attended San Rafael High school, and San Francisco State University.
BJ has a PhD in Education, and taught graduate school in social work and undergraduate college in social and behavioral sciences, both in upstate New York.
We highly recommend BJ Douglass as a therapist. She worked with our 12-year-old daughter, and us as a family, to help learn about anxiety, adoption issues, and how important communication is. She brought us all closer together as a family, and we are forever grateful for that.
BJ Douglas is a caring and insightful therapist who helped our daughter during the first few months of her gender transition while she was a college student. She was also helpful in facilitating communication between us and our daughter. Based on our own experience, we would highly recommend her to anyone dealing with anxiety, depression or gender dysphoria, and to their loved ones.