Inclusive in-classroom RNT treatment directed by Gilbert Kliman, MD: Serving special needs children in the San Francisco Bay Area

Several RNT Preschool Services and Projects Which CPHC Has Conducted are listed here:

For active RNT service examples see Betty J Taylor Early Childhood Center Preschool and Walnut Lake Preschool.

Upcoming Reflective Network Therapy services will be available in 2021 at Harlem Family Institute Parent-Child & Therapy Center.


You can now enroll your special needs preschool child in an inclusive private preschool where normal and special needs children grow cognitively and psychologically, learning and playing together. Each special needs child receives individual psychotherapy every school day right in the classroom. The federal goal of inclusive education and the clinical goal of early intensive treatment for childhood psychiatric problems can be met currently and with no bureaucratic delay – all within the Kiwi Preschool and Child Care Center in Santa Rosa, CA.

Autism Spectrum Disorders

It is not generally appreciated how sensitive and anxious most children are who suffer from autism. Many started life with a low threshold to stimuli and interactions that seem ordinary to others. They can feel injured by sounds, touches, simple transitions and human contact events. We harness small social networks of teachers, parents, peers and therapist to coax and guide children into their real worlds.

Read reviews of Gilbert Kliman MD’s Book about RNT
Order Dr. Kliman’s book from Amazon: Reflective Network Therapy in the Preschool Classroom

The specific topic of the level of anxiety among children with autism was the focus of Dr. Kliman’s recent paper presented at the European Psychoanalytic Association, Stockholm 2015, called “Two Kinds of Too Much” (available on among publications by Gilbert W. Kliman, MD).

RNT typically helps many children unreachable by other psychotherapies

whether they have diagnoses of ASD, social communication disorders, serious emotional disorders, ADHD, behavioral problems, posttraumatic stress disorder, co-occurring or multiple diagnoses.

Application Process

1. Download and complete a few forms to get started.

2. Fax forms to 415-749-2802 or email completed forms to Jessie Rios.

3. Call the Children’s Psychological Health Center: 415-292-7119 to schedule your child’s evaluation. A link to additional parent questionnaires to be completed online will be provided.

4. Insurance may apply but we cannot control the insurance aspects and rely on parents financially. We will help fill out insurance papers or Medi-Cal forms. Fees are on a sliding scale.

Learn more

Find out what professionals and parents say about RNT

How is Reflective Network Therapy different from other Therapies?

Read about the benefits of Reflective Network Therapy

Meeting the needs of special education preschoolers

About medications, supplemental therapies and behavioral aides

View the comprehensive RNT brochure for Kiwi Preschool