We Provide Healing and Hope for Individuals, Couples, and Families Battling Addiction or Mental Illness

The Family Recovery Institute is a multi-disciplinary clinic located in San Rafael, CA (Marin County) in the San Francisco Bay Area. We meet family members individually, in couples, and groups of parents with children of any age. Our goal is to examine together and thereby shift the family system toward wellness, stability, sustainability, and health. We’ve proven that even just one member of a family can produce systemic change.

Dr. Perlmutter’s highly anticipated book, Freedom from Family Dysfunction will be available in November, 2019. Rowman & Littlefield publishers.

Individuals and Couples

Psychotherapy and consultation makes possible life-changing healing and learning. Our approaches can meet your exact needs.

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Services for Families

Individual family sessions, 3-day workshops, group therapy for parents, and outpatient family intensives offer hope and healing.

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Young Adults 18-35

Post-teens face enormous challenges in today’s world. We offer team based group and individual services to help navigate.

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Meet the Team

Dr. Kenneth Perlmutter, Family Systems Psychologist, brings nearly 30 years’ experience to FRI’s dedicated clinical team.

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“Dr. P. is changing the way we think… His is a voice we all can and need to hear.”
– Dr. Claudia Black

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Training and Consulting

Dr. Perlmutter’s approach has helped hundreds of clinicians hone their skills and create effective family programs.

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