Meg Yardley, LCSW
Psychotherapy and Somatic Experiencing
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I am in the process of closing down my practice for some time and am not currently accepting new clients.**


About Me

I have over ten years of experience working with children, youth, and adults in a variety of different community-based settings. I hold a master's degree in clinical social work from Columbia University, and have been a licensed clinical social worker in California since 2008. In addition to my private practice, I currently work with children and families in Richmond, CA.

Besides being a therapist, I'm an activist and a parent; I love to sing, read, hike, and do yoga. Learning, spiritual practice, working together with others for change, and having fun are all essential parts of my life.

Areas of Professional Experience, Interest, and Expertise

Specialized Professional Training:

- Restorative Justice Circle Training, 2-day seminar & 5-day seminar, Oakland Unified School District, 2011

- Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner, certified through 3-year training with Steven Hoskinson (2008-2011), including over 230 hours of training, consultation, and practice

- Ecopsychology course, continuing education course at Cherry Hill Seminary, 2008

- Evidence-Based Practice with Families, 18-hour seminar, Bay Area Family Institute of Training, 2007

- UNtraining White Liberal Racism,, monthly intensive series of workshops, 2005-09

- Dialectical Behavior Therapy, (30 hr training), MA Dept. of Mental Health, 2003

- Outdoor Leadership for Youth Workers, 5-day experiential intensive training, Appalachian Mountain Club, 2002


I also enjoy teaching and training and have facilitated trainings in the following areas:

- Trauma, PTSD, and somatic work with children
- Cultural competency and cultural self-awareness for therapists
- Anti-racism work for white people
- Restorative justice in schools



CA LCS #24967