About Bay Area PCIT

KeithKeith Kapash licensed Marriage and Family Therapist is the Director and Founder of Bay Area PCIT.  He has been working to support children, transitional youth and families in the Bay Area through PCIT and other supportive services for more than 10 years.  Keith’s style is warm, supportive, intuitive, and at times directive.  His approach is integrative, grounded in years of mindfulness based meditation practice; utilizing tools from several treatment approaches to fit the needs of his clients, many approaches, like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, have been empirically validated to create change.  He works with children, families, and individual adults with specializations in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, and the treatment of ADHD, Depression and Anxiety.

In addition to his direct services, Keith is a clinical supervisor to interns training to become licensed therapists and an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant to schools and daycare programs in Marin and San Francisco, where he supports staff in developing optimal childcare and learning environments.  CA License MFC 46140.


leslie-cpLeslie Davidson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She received her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, where she specialized in Drama Therapy. Leslie has been working in a variety of settings throughout the Bay Area that include private schools, non-profit agencies and private practice. She has considerable training and experience in trauma treatment, vicarious trauma prevention, bully prevention, restorative justice, DBT, and mindfulness. Leslie has worked with children, youth, families, adults and groups and has specialized in PTSD, ADHD, depression, and anxiety. Her treatment approach is both nurturing and directive and draws on several therapeutic models, focusing on guiding clients and families on their path towards their expressed goals.

Additionally, Leslie has experience in clinical supervision for clinicians in training and she facilitates vicarious trauma prevention workshops for direct care providers of victims of trauma. CA License MFC 52343


Karla Schlags MFT Karla Schlags is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She received her master’s degree from the University of San Francisco and has pursued extensive post master’s training in therapy with children, families and young adults. She has worked in a variety of settings in the Bay Area including public schools, non-profit agencies, after-school programs and private practice. Karla’s diverse experience in multiple settings has given her the tools to support, teach and advocate for her clients in their journey. Karla specializes in working with children, families and adults with ADHD in private practice in downtown San Francisco.

Karla’s work is collaborative, goal oriented and supportive. Weekly sessions become a place to reflect and build new skills to manage the stresses that may come up in day-to-day life. Karla’s use of mindfulness skills and concrete strategies provide a path for change in individuals and families.  CA License  MFC 53850.

Tom Rhodes MFTTom Rhodes is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has extensive experience in working with teens, both as a psychotherapist as well as in the past as a milieu counselor at a children’s home for abused and neglected youth. He has ‘a way’ with teenagers, often building trust easily and quickly with his genuine and heartfelt nature. It is this foundation of trust, non-judgment and acceptance that, paradoxically, nurtures change, growth, resolution and healing. In addition to working directly with teens and the therapeutic relationship, Tom recognizes that the parent-child/teen relationship is a primary one for a teenager, whether they may admit it or not! He sees addressing and working with this relationship as fundamental in his work as well. You may or may not recall, being a teenager can be hard. These years involve varying degrees of needing and experimenting with independence and self-empowerment, as well as still needing guidance and nurturance from parents, which can be very hard on both the teenager and, of course, the parents. Tom is here to help your teenager navigate and work through these growing pains and complex feelings that can manifest as tremendous suffering such as depression, anxiety, rebelliousness, and acting out etc.. There is hope, and there is help here for you.  CA License MFC 50899.

A program of BAFTS Directed by Keith Kapash MFT License number MFC 46140 © 2012