Pierre Vilanoba, M.A.

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #102998
Pierre Can Be Reached at:

(925) 298.2452

Children, Grief & Loss, Performance Psychology
About This Project

Life is full of unexpected events and struggles, which are sometimes overwhelming. Having a person who listens with no judgment, who cares, and who can help you gain some perspective, and insight is extremely valuable.


I was born in Northern France and, at the age of eleven, went to boarding school in Paris to study ballet. After completing my schooling I became a member of the Paris Opera Ballet and later decided to move to San Francisco where I finished my career as a professional ballet dancer. Throughout my dancing career I worked in multicultural environments both within my company and from working abroad.


My desire to work with professional-track athletes and performing artists is a natural evolution given my background. I understand how physically, emotionally, and psychologically challenging it can be to perform at a high level in an extremely competitive environment.



Shortly after my retirement from dancing I graduated from The Wright Institute and am now a Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern under the supervision of Sheila Matz LCSW 24196.



I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life endangering illness, and trauma. I strive to build trusting relationships with my clients and offer them a safe environment where they can express and explore their struggles, associated feelings, and gain insight.