Nina Kaiser, Ph.D.

Founder

Nina is a licensed psychologist (CA PSY 22555) with over 15 years of experience in working with children and families. She specializes in evidence-based behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness-based strategies to help kids, teens, and parents effectively cope with stress, worry, and emotion.

Over the course of time, it became clear to Nina that these are key life skills that everyone needs to learn and practice. She founded PRACTICE San Francisco with the goal of building a community to support all children, teenagers, and parents in learning and applying these research-based strategies in order to live more peaceful and joyful lives.

Nina obtained both her master’s and doctorate in clinical psychology from Purdue University (Indiana) before completing her clinical internship and post-doctoral training from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She remained on at UCSF as a staff psychologist for several years before transitioning to private practice, and still serves as volunteer clinical faculty at UCSF. Nina has received additional training from the Beck Institute, Mindful Schools, the Spirit Rock-affiliated Marin Mindfulness Institute, Little Flower Yoga for Kids, Dr. Amy Saltzman/Still Quiet Place, and Next Generation Yoga. After over a decade of living in the city, she now lives in Marin with her husband and toddler son.