Anne Brodzinsky, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist working in the San Francisco bay area. She maintains a clinical office in Oakland where she sees children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Brodzinsky earned her Ph.D at New York University. She has a Certificate in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis from the National Institute for the Psychotherapies in New York City.
Dr. Brodzinsky sees children in psychoanalytic/psychodynamic play therapy, but can also assist parents in developing behavior plans for eliminating disruptive behaviors such as tantrums, defiance, sleeping and eating problems, and school refusal. She also specializes in parent consultations related to adoption, trauma and loss in childhood, ADHD, learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders, and sensory processing disorders. Dr. Brodzinsky’s work with adolescents and adults is also guided by a psychoanalytic/psychodynamic approach. Through in-depth discussions, she helps clients understand and resolve the issues they are facing.
Between 2007 and 2011 Dr. Brodzinsky served as the psychologist for The Berkeley School, a pre-K to 8th grade independent school in Berkeley, California. Currently, she maintains a private consultation practice with other independent schools in the San Francisco bay area.
Dr. Brodzinsky is Clinical Coordinator for the On Your Feet Foundation, a non-profit organization in San Francisco, dedicated to providing social, emotional and financial support to women who have placed a child for adoption. For more than 20 years, she has worked with birthmothers in her private practice.
Dr. Brodzinsky has written and co-authored a number of professional articles and books in the area of adoption. She is the author of The Mulberry Bird: Story of an Adoption, a children’s book that has become a classic in the adoption field.
Dr. Brodzinsky conducts workshops and training seminars for child welfare and adoption professionals, as well as parents, on mental health issues related to adoption and birth families. In addition, she is a parent educator and speaks regularly on a wide range of topics of interest to parents, their children, and schools.