About me


I have been counseling parents of young children for over 25 years.
My professional training is in Clinical Social Work.


Master of Social Work in Clinical Casework, Wurzweiler School of Social Work Yeshiva University, NY (1979 – 81)

Family and Child Psychotherapy Internship, including training in parenting counseling at “The Warmline,” a parenting  counseling phone service at Cedar –Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles (1984 – 85)


Private Practice Parenting Counseling by Phone with parents throughout the US and Europe (1985- Present)

Parenting Counselor (for parents of twins and triplets) at Twin Services, Berkeley (1986 - 90)

Clinical Social Worker, Jewish Family and Children’s’ Services of the East Bay: Counseling individuals, couples, parents; child therapy, clinical consultant to all the Jewish preschools in the East Bay, working closely with preschool principals, teachers and parents. (1990 – 99)

In 1999 I took a decade+ departure in my career, moving into community work, but I continued to offer parenting counseling by phone throughout those years:

1999 –2005:    Director of Community Education, Osher Marin Jewish Community Center
2005 – 2010:    Bay Area Regional Director, Progressive Jewish Alliance


I have written and illustrated 2 books for parents and children called “Let’s Make A Book About It,” published by Tricycle Press (now at Random House):

“We are Moving,” (now out of print; you have to troll the internet to find a copy)

“My Pet Died” (also out of print but you can order a copy from me).

In another field of interest: Women and Jewish Law (Schocken Books, 1984)

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Rachel Biale - Parenting Counseling