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    Create a life of meaning, passion, and purpose

    Helping children, adolescents, adults, and families overcome eating disorders, depression, anxiety/worrying, difficult life transitions, and behavioral, attention, and social difficulties.

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    Providing specialized Eating Disorder Treatment for children, teenagers, and adults

    With specialized training in eating disorder treatment and research from Stanford, Harvard, and Yale Universities, we provide the Bay Area’s most cutting-edge treatment for females and males with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating, picky eating, and other eating disorders.

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    Parents can be their child/teen’s best resource in treatment

    Helping parents learn how to help their children, teens, and family – this is often the fastest route to your child/teen’s recovery and success.

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    Devoted to helping children and teenagers live happier and healthier lives

    Your children and teenagers are special and unique, and we are devoted to providing specialized, age-appropriate treatment to help them overcome emotional problems and improve relationships. Services include individual and family therapy as well as fun, interactive youth workshops.

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    Feeling stuck? You are in the right place.

    Helping adults improve their life and develop satisfying relationships.

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  • Eating DisordersDr. Stewart is one of the East Bay’s only therapists certified to provide the most cutting-edge, scientifically-supported therapies for adolescents with anorexia nervosa: Family-Based Therapy (“Maudsley”).
  • Children and TeensDr. Stewart is committed to helping and advocating for youth through individual and family psychotherapy as well as stress-reduction and skills-based groups.
  • AdultsWe help adults learn specific and practical tools to overcome obstacles, get unstuck, and live a life of meaning, purpose, and passion.

Welcome!

Maria-Christina Stewart, Ph.D., is pleased to provide the East Bay and Palo Alto the most cutting-edge and research-supported psychotherapy for children, teens, adults & families.

I am committed to providing scientifically-supported treatments with warmth and compassion and personalized to you and your needs. I look forward to helping you, your child, teen, and/or family and invite you to call me directly with any questions or for a consultation at (415) 787-2305.

Warmest Regards,
Maria-Christina

Areas of Focus

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Eating Disorders Having extensive training in eating disorder treatment and research, Dr. Stewart provides Family-Based Therapy (FBT) for anorexia and bulimia nervosa as well as other eating disorders, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-E), Adolescent-Focused Psychotherapy (AFT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).    
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Children and Teens These days, it seems like more and more of our children and teens are struggling with low mood and self-esteem, difficulty eating, excessive worrying, stressful friendships and relationships, and academic difficulties. Sometimes they may even seek relief through detrimental behaviors, such as dieting, overeating, cutting, substance use and abuse, engaging in emotionally, verbally, or physically abusive relationships, violence, etc. With specialties in children and teens, Dr. Stewart is committed to helping and advocating for youth by offering individual and family psychotherapy as well as stress-reduction and skills-based groups.    
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Adults Being a partner, parent, co-worker, boss, caretaker, etc. is often so different – and so much more difficult – than we dreamt it would be, and we may feel lost about how to even start to get clarity and re-focus toward living a more meaningful and rewarding personal and family life. Dr. Stewart provides psychotherapy to adults to help you learn specific and practical tools to overcome obstacles, get unstuck, and live a life of meaning, purpose, and passion.