Maryellen P. Mullin, LMFT and CEO of San Francisco Family Therapy, has over a decade of experience and work in schools as teacher, counselor and clinical supervisor. When working with children and families, she collaborates with parents and school staff to provide wrap-around support by:
Consult with teaching staff or administration in person or by phone to listen to concerns.
Observe a student at school to assess strength and growth areas.
Meet to follow-up with both teaching staff and caregivers at school to collaborate and create positive support plans/next steps.
Develop and deliver parenting workshops to fit the needs of the school community requesting support. Listed below is a sampling of past workshop topics given at both public and private elementary schools in San Francisco:
Ages and Stages: Child Development Overview Birth Through Adolescence Beginning Behavior Management Demystifying Kindergarten Friendship First: Supporting little ones in social skills Homework Help: How to support your child without engaging in messy moments How to do Family Meetings Messy Parenting: Progress Not Perfection® Parenting by Emotion Coaching and Temperament Training with Kimochis® Positive Discipline: Coaching children to be independent in life skills to build self-esteem