San Jose, California 95124
Profession(s)Mental Health Professional
Beth Proudfoot is a Marriage and Family Therapist with over 25 years of experience working with young children and their families. She graduated from Stanford University with honors in 1979, and immediately pursued her Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology at San Francisco State University. After internships at Zonta Childrens Center (Now AcheiveKids) and Catholic Social Services, where she worked with autistic and other severely challenged children, Beth opened a private practice in 1985. Although she enjoys and works with children of all ages, Beth's specialty has always been working with school-aged children through a combination of play therapy and family work.
Beth is also an accomplished motivational speaker and parent educator. Former host of the cable television show, 'My Family, My Self,' Beth has given seminars and keynote speeches at conferences for the National Center for Self Esteem, the NAEYC, California Mothers of Twins, and the California Council of Parent-Participation Nursery Schools, and her educational client list includes schools, churches, business and parent groups all over Northern California. Her articles have appeared in Infants to Teens, Bay Area Parent, Verraderra Magazine and other local parenting publications. She has published two parenting books-on-CD, and her talk, 'Self-Parenting: First Adjust Your Own Oxygen Mask' appears in a compilation of inspirational parenting talks put out by Blackstone Audio called 'The Magic of Positive Parenting.'
Currently, Beth directs the Child & Family Counseling Group, Inc., a mental health clinic for children in San Jose.
Professional ActivitiesMember CAMFT
San Francisco State University, MS in Clinical Psychology