Next Step Co-Parenting of Marin

Sheryl B. Hausman, Ph.D. (CA PSY 10114)

Dr. Hausman has been a licensed psychologist for over 20 years, specializing in the evaluation of complex custody cases and working with separating and divorcing families. She has worked as an Adjunct Faculty member at the California School of Professional Psychology, and has been a Staff Affiliate in the Department of Psychiatry at California Pacific Medical Center. She has extensive experience developing parenting plans and helping separated and divorced parents learn to co-parent their children. Dr. Hausman first became interested in the field of divorce as a post-doctoral research assistant working with Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D. Throughout her career, Dr. Hausman has had the opportunity to combine her knowledge of the divorce research literature with her clinical experience to help families through the transition of separation and divorce.

About Dr. Hausman

  • I have been licensed as a psychologist in California since 1987 (PSY 10114).
  • I am a member in good standing in the following professional organizations
    • American Psychological Association
    • California Psychological Association
    • Marin County Psychological Association
    • Association for Family and Conciliation Courts
    • International Association of Collaborative Professionals
    • Collaborative Family Law Professionals of Marin
    • Society for Personality Assessment
    • San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group

My Treatment Philosophy

My professional training and years of experience have taught me that the people I work with genuinely want to lead happier and more fulfilling lives. They enter treatment because they want to develop closer and more rewarding relationships, because they want to achieve their life and career goals, and because they want to overcome the self-defeating thoughts and behaviors that get in their way and cause them pain and suffering. I have never met a parent who did not truly want the best for their child.

Several psychological schools of thought, including psychodynamic theory and family systems theory, inform my work. In addition, I pay close attention to attachment and developmental issues across the lifespan. My approach is warm, encouraging, interactive, and non-judgmental. I am supportive and caring, but I am also direct. I have a great deal of respect for the people I work with.


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