Kamala Allen, Ph.D.
1025 5th St. Ste. 8 Novato, CA 94945

Clinical Psychologist #PSY 19838
Marriage and Family Therapist #MFT19828
California Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselor-II #RA848304
Certified EMDR Therapist


I offer counseling and education for conscious relationships with singles and couples who are experiencing a lack of emotional connection, unresolved relationship issues, infidelity, sexual stagnation, impending separation or divorce, or an inability to find and maintain intimate relationships. My specialty is creating and re-creating intimacy and deep, joyful emotional connection. I also specialize in addictions, anxiety/depression and post-trauma.


Drawing on 30 years experience as a psychotherapist with long-term, specialized training in couples therapy and additional training in addictions, anxiety and trauma, I will get the job done efficiently, effectively and with minimal cost to your time and financial resources. My work with individuals in the areas of trauma, addictions and anxiety/depression employ cutting-edge methods to help you overcome the problems associated with these life experiences.


I wish you personal freedom and a lasting and harmonious relationship that is openhearted and profoundly fulfilling.


Kamala Allen, Ph.D., MFT, CADAC-II



“A remarkable improvement in my quality of life. You did good with me, Dr. Allen.”   D.W.


“I feel like myself again… I'm once more among the living! I'm filled with optimism and enthusiasm. I feel strong and confident. I have you to thank for so much of my success. You've given me valuable tools I plan to continue using going forward.”   R.C.


“Dr. Allen has the skill, experience and natural ability to quickly pinpoint the areas in your life that are causing discomfort and conflict. Combined with her gentle nature, Dr. Allen makes a wonderful guide on the path to healing.”   V.W.



Couples and Marriage Therapy

Intimacy and Emotional Re-Connection

Conflict Resolution and Communication Skills

Women’s Issues

Gay and Lesbian Issues

Post-Trauma Resolution

Addictions and Compulsive Behaviors

Adult Children of Alcoholics

Child Abuse

Anxiety and Depression

Spirituality and Personal Growth

I ascribe to a brief, effective approach with focused interventions, present-time, solution-oriented strategies and caring, consistent feedback and support.

Recent Articles

Sexuality and Secrecy

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