Ruth Davis Kalb, Ph. D.Ruth Davis Kalb, Ph.D.

Therapy tailored to your strengths and needs

Ruth Davis Kalb Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist

300 Tamal Plaza #140 | Corte Madera, CA 94925Ruth Davis Kalb, Ph.D.rdkphd@icloud.comRuth Davis Kalb, Ph.D.415.925.8511 x328

Services & FAQs

In this section you'll find descriptions of some of the services I provide and answers to frequently asked questions about therapy, insurance & fees.


Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) takes a radical approach to what ails people. It suggests that the struggle to be happy, the endless days and sometimes decades of trying to be different than you are is not only futile, but life and joy draining.Read more on Acceptant Commitment Therapy >


Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) focuses on your thoughts and behaviors. Changing these can have a profound impact on how you feel and how you respond. People who seek CBT can expect their therapist to be active, problem-focused, and goal-directed. Read more about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy >


For over twenty years I've helped couples move from conflict or distance to renewed understanding and intimacy. I see young couples adjusting to becoming parents, parents of teenagers struggling to survive those tumultuous years, and couples whose several decades long marriages are showing serious signs of age.Read more on Couples Therapy >


I encourage you to call for a free initial phone consultation. We'll discuss your concerns and history and what you’re hoping to accomplish in therapy. The initial phone conversation is an excellent way for us to get a beginning sense of each other. Being listened and responded to directly are invaluable first steps in getting help.


I'll tailor your treatment to your unique personal history, strengths and needs. We'll work collaboratively in developing your treatment goals and we'll revisit those goals frequently to make sure we're on track towards meeting them.


Mindfulness meditation can be a great adjunct to therapy. It has been described as relationship training with oneself. Read more on Mindfulness Meditation >



Positive Psychology focuses on people's strengths in addition to what ails them. Instead of just asking what’s wrong, I'll will pay close attention to your strengths. Read more on Positive Psychology > 


Psychodynamic therapy helps clients understand how some of their present ways of coping, which may make no “rational” sense, and which may in fact be self-defeating or limiting, can be part of a strategy adopted in childhood. Read more on Psychodynamic Therapy >

Ruth Davis Kalb, Ph.D.


How do I know if I should see a therapist?
While therapy is only one of many possible approaches to solving problems, there are particular circumstances in which it... Read more on determining whether or not to see a therapist...
What sort of changes can I expect from therapy?
This depends on why you've come to therapy to begin with and on your therapeutic relationship. Successful therapy for panic attacks or driving phobias can be life altering. You may not have left the... Read more on changes to expect...
How long will therapy take?
This is an important question and not always easy to answer. Certain focused problems, like panic disorder or simple phobias, can often be treated within four to eight sessions. More complex problems... Read more on time in therapy...
What forms of payment do you accept?  What about insurance?
I accept checks and cash. While I don't accept direct payment from most insurance companies, I can provide a monthly statement for you to submit to your insurance company. Click here for a helpful guide to the questions you should ask your insurance company to help determine your coverage. Read more on payment information...

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Ruth Davis Kalb Ph.D. is a psychologist providing counseling and therapy to older teenagers, young adults, adults, seniors, couples, and families. She has has an office in Corte Madera (Marin County) and serves Tiburon, Mill Valley, Belvedere, Sausalito, Kentfield, Ross, Greenbrae, San Rafael and Novato. She helps people with depression and anxiety, panic, social anxiety, postpartum depression, parenting problems, creative blocks, writer’s block, marital issues, and self defeating patterns.