Melissa "Missy" Satterberg, Ph.D, MFT, ATR-BC

Clinical Director

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  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #52925
  • Board Certified Art Therapist ATCB# 13-148
  • Advanced training in Crisis and Suicide Intervention
  • Specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Family Systems


  • Therapist at Teen Therapy Center (formerly Los Gatos Teen Therapy) (2016-present)
  • Psychiatric Social Worker for Mills Peninsula Intensive Outpatient Program for Adolescents in San Mateo (2013-2016)
  • Supervising Clinician for Oakes Children’s Center Intensive Day Treatment program in San Francisco (2008-2009, 2011-2013)
  • Clinician for EMQ Children & Family Services in both the System of Care program and the School Based program (2006-2008)
  • Working with teens and families in various environments including community, in-home, and office based settings since 2003 in Santa Clara, San Mateo and San Francisco Counties providing clinical assessments, individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, parent support services, crisis intervention and safety planning. 

Special Areas of Interest: 

  • Depression
  • Family conflicts
  • Sexuality (LGBTQ)

Additional interest areas: ADHD, adoption, anger management, anxiety/stress management, Bipolar Disorder, body image, developmental delays, extremely challenging teens, fears and phobias, foster care, gender identity issues, grief and loss, medical problems, parent coaching, school difficulties, self-esteem, self-injurious behaviors, sleep problems, trauma