Nina Kaiser, Ph.D.


Nina is a licensed psychologist (CA PSY 22555) with over 15 years of experience in working with children, teens, and parents. 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.  After having her own children, Nina developed a particular interest in supporting parents (especially mothers!) in navigating the challenges of parenthood.

Nina 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 as life skills in order to live more peaceful and joyful lives.  Nina sees a very limited number of individual therapy clients, runs the PRACTICE Mighty Moms support groups, and leads the majority of Mighty Minds and Mighty Kids programming.

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 two sons.

Summer Mighty Minds Registration is OPEN!Sign-up your K-5th grader for a one-week session in San Francisco or Mill Valley

Mighty Minds groups introduce kids to mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral strategies helpful in effectively coping with anxiety, stress, anger and frustration, and other emotions.

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