"Judge each day not by the harvest, but by the seeds you plant" - anonymous

Welcome to Grow Assessment and Counseling Services!

Grow Assessment and Counseling Services, located in the San Francisco Bay Area, offers an array of mental health and educational services to help young people achieve success. As children develop they must learn life skills that enable them to navigate school, extra-curricular activities and friendships in order to grow. Working with a Grow professional can provide your child with tools to become strong, engaged and become life-long learners.

We meet with the parents and students to develop interventions that best fit the student's needs. Our services include:

  • Psychological & Educational Testing: We help uncover the causes of the student's learning or emotional difficulties and develop interventions.
  • Counseling: We offer individual play therapy for young children and individual psychotherapy for school-aged through college-aged students.
  • Life Skills Coaching: We teach children how to navigate independently in the world with other people. We work on friendship-building skills and teach how to manage everyday situations.
  • Study Skills Coaching: We help students become organized and we teach them how to focus on schoolwork. We teach students to be independent learners.
  • Test Taking Coaching: We teach students ways to alleviate test anxiety and help them learn how to take tests with confidence.

Who may benefit from working with a grow professional?

  • Toddlers, children, adolescents and young adults in school
  • Students disinterested/unmotivated in learning
  • Students experiencing test anxiety
  • Students with difficulties with organization, focus and attention in school
  • Children and adolescents working on friendship-building skills
  • Children transitioning between schools/grades
  • High school graduates going on to college
  • Students with disabilities, such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Learning Disabilities, Asperger's Syndrome, Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, Autism
  • Adults with ADHD or Learning Disabilities looking for a coach to help with returning to school or becoming more efficient in their work

We believe that every student can succeed when provided with the right nurturing and skill-set. Our mission is to help all of our students to grow as learners and individuals.

How do I see if Grow is right for my student's needs?

The first step is to contact Dr. Rebecca Branstetter by email or phone for a complementary 30 minute consultation to share your concerns. Together, a plan is developed from the menu of services offered by Grow Assessment and Counseling Services. Fees vary based on the type of service offered. They are typically set in the initial telephone contact. We do not accept credit cards at this time or bill insurance companies. Some people receive some reimbursement from their insurance companies upon submitting our bill. Please contact your insurance company for details.

Locations

Grow Assessment and Counseling Services, located in the San Francisco Bay Area, offers an array of mental health and educational services to help young people achieve success.

Oakland/Piedmont Area
166 Santa Clara Ave Suite 304
Oakland CA 94610

Lafayette
3468 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Suite B203
Lafayette, CA 94549

Downtown San Francisco
By appointment only