As anyone going through a divorce or separation knows, it is a very emotional time when all aspects of your life seem to be in flux. No one should go through a divorce or separation alone and we recommend our clients seek the guidance and comfort of local community groups to assist in their recovery. 

Below is a list of resources we encourage you to use. This list is not intended to be comprehensive of all services available and is provided for informational purposes only. This list includes contacts for: Divorce Recovery Groups, Child Custody, Accountants, and Real Estate Experts.

Counselors and Divorce Recovery Groups:

Divorce and Relationship Recovery Network, Davis Fields. This is a non-profit organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area, with the goal to help people successfully deal with the end of relationships. Mr. Fields is able to connect you with a divorce recovery group in your area; or if there is not one, he can help find a place to begin one.
Divorce Recovery – Menlo Park Presbyterian Church

Divorce Recovery – Calvary Church in Los Gatos

Divorce Recovery – Herald Family Rebuilding Center (HFRC) in Fremont

Healthy Divorce/Separation Group,Dr. Shendl Tuchman, Psy.D, hosts small group meetings where the members work through fears and frustrations of divorce. 2 Crow Canyon Court, Suite 200, San Ramon, CA 94583; 925-925-3435.

San Ramon Children & Family Counseling Center, Dulcie Jacobus, MFT (Intern) works primarily with children and adolesents and helps them work through their feelings about divorce, anexity, oppositional defiance, abuse, and loss. 8 Crow Canyon Court, Suite 207, San Ramon, CA 94583; 925-277-5580 X2.

Accountant and Tax Services:

Lee-Conwright & Hartley, LLP CPA, Fremont, CA 510-739-6075

Real Estate Appraisals and Agents

Park Place Appraisals – Pleasanton, CA 925-426-1774
Penny Woods Appraisers – Pleasanton, CA (925) 485-0641
Alameda Realty, James Mangiapane – Alameda, CA 510-522-8585

Child Custody:

Evaluators: Families and Children’s
Bureau – Alameda County List

  • Gerard Aglioni, Ph.D., Berkeley 510-970-0459
  • Rhonda B. Barovsky, LCSW,Walnut Creek 925-944-1676
  • Robert Owen, Ph.D., Pleasant Hill 925-979-9126
  • Elizabeth Braunstein, Psy.D., San Ramon 925-820-0975
  • Victoria Coad, Ph.D., San Francisco & Pt. Richmond, 510-233-1992
  • Michael B. Donner, Ph.D., Oakland, 510-655-1278
  • Donald Fallin, Psy.D. – Hayward & Alameda, 510-783-6899
  • Cheryl Jacques, Psy.D.,Oakland & Aptos, 510-653-0678
  • Jacqueline Karkazis, LCSW, Berkeley, 510-559-8353
  • John E. Kincaid, Ph.D., Danville 925-946-5471
  • Randy Kolin, Psy.D., Walnut Creek, 925-287-9656
  • Richard Charles Marsh, Ph.D., Albany 510-559-8412
  • Lindsay Patton, Ph.D,San Ramon 925-828-4043
  • William Perry, Ph.D., San Francisco 415-929-0102
  • Dennis Robles, MFT, Alameda 510-337-9408
  • Dale M. Siperstein, Ph.D., ABPP, Pleasanton, 510-235-0869
  • Denise Smernes, MFT Oakland, 510-336-0637
  • Larry Stone, MFT, Pinole, 510-964-1200
  • Janelle Street, Psy.D., El Cerrito 510-847-7452
  • Shari Unitan, MFT, Berkeley, 510-599-2489