Therapist Profile

Mr. Stuart Lord, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
15 Altarinda Road Suite 203 Orinda, CA 94563 USA
(510) 543-8854
License Number
Practicing Since:
Additional Licenses:
Marriage and Family Therapist

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I obtained my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Delaware and my Master of Arts degree in Psychology from Sonoma State University. I completed post-Masters trainings in individual, couple, and family therapy at the Family Service Agency of Marin and in Structural Family Therapy at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic. I began my career in mental health in 1971 and have been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for over 30 years. For much of this time, I was a Mediator, Evaluator, and Child Custody Recommending Counselor with Family Court Services of the Contra Costa County Superior Court. Although my primary focus has been working with adults and children struggling with the pain and turmoil associated with separation and divorce, I have had significant experience helping a wide variety people deal with a wide variety of problems. In addition to providing psychotherapy to many individual adults, children, couples, and families, I taught preschoolers in Oakland at Head Start and at Pacific Children’s Center, the latter a day treatment program for young children with serious emotional, behavioral, and developmental problems, including autism. Additionally, I have worked in residential and out-patient psychiatric treatment facilities in Delaware and California with adults, adolescents, and children, and have conducted psychotherapeutic and psycho-education/support groups for children, fathers, and other men. I also worked with the Conciliation Forum of Oakland as a Community Mediator and was a private, family therapy consultant to staff therapists in the Child and Family Unit of Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Walnut Creek. I am conversant in Spanish and French and have traveled extensively. For several years, I lived in West Africa, where I worked for the US Peace Corps as a crisis intervention therapist and trainer and conducted psychotherapy with expatriate individuals and couples. I am married and have an adult son. Professional Affiliations: California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists Association of Family Therapists of Northern California Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday through Friday by appointment
In addition to individual adult, couple, and family therapy, I offer confidential custody mediation, and co-parenting counseling. I also offer child custody coaching to help one or both parents think through what parental care arrangements would serve the children’s “best interests” when parents do not live together and/or to provide emotional support and psycho-education to a parent involved in a child custody dispute.
No Insurance Accepted
Credit Cards Accepted
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy


BA in Psychology - University of Delaware MA in Psychology - Sonoma State University

Area of Specialty

Communication Skills
Men's Issues
Single Parents


Theoretical Orientation
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Family Systems
Languages Spoken

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