About Dr. Charlotte Tilson

I'm a clinical psychologist in private practice in San Francisco, California. 

My practice focuses on the psychological health and well-being of women and children. I serve women, children, adolescents and parents. 

I draw on over two decades of experience guiding children and adults toward emotional well-being. 

Contact me to schedule an introductory phone call or appointment. I look forward to speaking with you. 


Committed to the Well-Being of Women and Children

Do you want more peace of mind? Would you like to feel better about how your child or teen is doing? I'd like to hear what you have to say. It's healthy to reach out for help. It says something good about you that you are.

Through therapy you gain access to professional input, knowledge and support. And, you engage in a process fueled by some powerful human tendencies. These include the desire to understand, to express oneself and to heal though connection with others. Let's activate these to help you or your child.

People do best in an atmosphere of kindness, interest and respect. I limit my practice to a select number of clients to give each person the focus she or he deserves.  

Therapy for Bay Area Women

I help women with:

  • relationships
  • stress
  • moods/emotions
  • life transitions and changes
  • the pursuit of life satisfaction and well-being

My adult clients include professionals, young adults and parents. Some women I work with are looking to deal more effectively with feelings such as unhappiness or nervousness. Others are going through a life transition or want to better manage stress and multiple life demands. Personal growth and enhancement of quality of life are primary goals for many people.

Counseling for San Francisco Children, Tweens and Teens

In my child and adolescent psychology practice I serve elementary, middle and high school students (ages 5-18) and their parents. I provide child therapy, therapy for tweens and teens and parent consultation. 

My young clients come for help with a range of:

  • social
  • emotional
  • behavioral
  • family and
  • school or learning related issues

Therapy is a means to encourage your child's healthy social/emotional development. It can strengthen your child's ability to cope with stressors like learning differences, difficulties with friendships, or issues with confidence and moods. It can also help children and adolescents with family changes including separation or divorce. 


My experience joins two complementary disciplines - clinical psychology and developmental psychology. Clinical psychology is the study of mental health. Developmental psychology is the study of processes of change through the human lifespan.  

I've devoted over 20 years to efforts to improve people's lives and better understand human behavior. Along the way I contributed to schools, websites, public health initiatives, corporate work/life services, counseling, child care and training programs and educational films. I previously worked at and currently consult to the Center for Child and Family Studies at WestEd.


Professional Affiliations


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Have questions about my practice, services or policies? Be in touch. I look forward to speaking with you.