Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
"It can be a relief to know that the aspects of ourselves that challenge our patience and understanding were once helpful to us; and like many aspects of life, can change and adapt. I am a firm believer that our struggles can, and often are trying to tell us something that deserves our attention and understanding. Therapy can transform our experience of ourselves and of the world we live in; from rigidity to vital resilience in a world that is full of opportunity. A good fit is important, so call for a consultation and we can take it from there."
(415) 980-4462
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"It can be a relief to know that the aspects of ourselves that challenge our patience and understanding were once helpful to us; and like many aspects of life, can change and adapt. I am a firm believer that our struggles can, and often are trying to tell us something that deserves our attention and understanding. Therapy can transform our experience of ourselves and of the world we live in; from rigidity to vital resilience in a world that is full of opportunity. A good fit is important, so call for a consultation and we can take it from there."
Bay Area Center for Adolescents, Psychologist
Psychologist
Verified by Psychology Today
"We at the Bay Area Center for Adolescents understand that adolescence can be a difficult time for preteens, teens, young adults, and parents. On the one hand, adolescents are learning to manage life on their own and wanting more independence, but on the other hand, they may not be prepared for the responsibilities of life or realizing the consequences of their actions. We work with adolescents and their families to navigate this difficult time while helping adolescents to become independent, but still maintain the relationship with family. The Bay Area Center for Adolescents is a group of providers who all know how to connect with adolescents and their families and provide effective therapy."
(415) 594-4958
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"We at the Bay Area Center for Adolescents understand that adolescence can be a difficult time for preteens, teens, young adults, and parents. On the one hand, adolescents are learning to manage life on their own and wanting more independence, but on the other hand, they may not be prepared for the responsibilities of life or realizing the consequences of their actions. We work with adolescents and their families to navigate this difficult time while helping adolescents to become independent, but still maintain the relationship with family. The Bay Area Center for Adolescents is a group of providers who all know how to connect with adolescents and their families and provide effective therapy."
Alissa DiFranco, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"My style of working is warm, thoughtful and direct. I am committed to helping people discover and enhance their emotional capacity in order to create more satisfying lives. Through the transformative experience of being deeply understood by another in an authentic, safe and honest relationship, people can develop increased compassion (for self and other), experience a more stable sense of self-esteem, discover new ways of relating, experience increased tolerance for difficult emotions, and transform destructive patterns into more satisfying expressions of self."
(415) 237-4360
Verified
"My style of working is warm, thoughtful and direct. I am committed to helping people discover and enhance their emotional capacity in order to create more satisfying lives. Through the transformative experience of being deeply understood by another in an authentic, safe and honest relationship, people can develop increased compassion (for self and other), experience a more stable sense of self-esteem, discover new ways of relating, experience increased tolerance for difficult emotions, and transform destructive patterns into more satisfying expressions of self."
Melissa Ciappetta, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"I offer a therapeutic approach that is warm, non-judgmental, and engages the client. I provide short and long- term therapy to adults, couples and families. I am a compassionate and seasoned therapist who has treated clients with a range of clinical issues in the Bay Area for over twelve years. My approach provides a safe way to deal with major life changes. I strive to create a positive and calm atmosphere of acceptance for you as we work to achieve your goals. I will offer you insight and provide you with thoughtful feedback."
(415) 775-1086
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"I offer a therapeutic approach that is warm, non-judgmental, and engages the client. I provide short and long- term therapy to adults, couples and families. I am a compassionate and seasoned therapist who has treated clients with a range of clinical issues in the Bay Area for over twelve years. My approach provides a safe way to deal with major life changes. I strive to create a positive and calm atmosphere of acceptance for you as we work to achieve your goals. I will offer you insight and provide you with thoughtful feedback."
Mary Paige, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
"I have been practicing as a psychotherapist since 1987 in San Francisco and Novato. My specialty has been working with people who have grown up with a narcissistic parent or who have married or is working for someone with this very difficult disorder. Out of this work, I have developed ways of working with the anxiety and depression that comes along with the destruction to self esteem. Of course, I have also worked with other issues that we humans have such as fertility problems, marital problems, body image and weight, sexuality, sexual preference and coping with loss, grief and loneliness."
(415) 799-9616
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"I have been practicing as a psychotherapist since 1987 in San Francisco and Novato. My specialty has been working with people who have grown up with a narcissistic parent or who have married or is working for someone with this very difficult disorder. Out of this work, I have developed ways of working with the anxiety and depression that comes along with the destruction to self esteem. Of course, I have also worked with other issues that we humans have such as fertility problems, marital problems, body image and weight, sexuality, sexual preference and coping with loss, grief and loneliness."
Scott Christenson, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, JD, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
"Are you in the middle of a life transition such as a loss, career change, relationship breakup, or spiritual crisis? Are you noticing that you lack motivation? Are you afraid of feelings that seem to appear out of nowhere? I offer a safe, compassionate space to explore all of these questions and to support you in your difficult times. We will also explore ways to be resilient in the face of your struggles."
(415) 980-1384
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"Are you in the middle of a life transition such as a loss, career change, relationship breakup, or spiritual crisis? Are you noticing that you lack motivation? Are you afraid of feelings that seem to appear out of nowhere? I offer a safe, compassionate space to explore all of these questions and to support you in your difficult times. We will also explore ways to be resilient in the face of your struggles."
Jonathan Herrick, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
"Barbara Carroll and I are a married couple offering private sessions, immersive retreats and on-going groups for remarkable couples: post-graduate training for passionate partners doing good work and bringing more light into the world. Sometimes called "Twin Flames," such couples' heat at times creates intense conflict. We ask that partners be deeply committed, already have practiced significant self-exploration and want the most advanced skills. This is in the service of reaching the deepest, most intimate and joyful of connections. Rumi-Shems are our heroes of the extraordinary, "divine" union. Please see www.embraceCouples.com"
(415) 413-0293
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"Barbara Carroll and I are a married couple offering private sessions, immersive retreats and on-going groups for remarkable couples: post-graduate training for passionate partners doing good work and bringing more light into the world. Sometimes called "Twin Flames," such couples' heat at times creates intense conflict. We ask that partners be deeply committed, already have practiced significant self-exploration and want the most advanced skills. This is in the service of reaching the deepest, most intimate and joyful of connections. Rumi-Shems are our heroes of the extraordinary, "divine" union. Please see www.embraceCouples.com"
Amelia K Rada, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"I bring a deep sensitivity and nurturing approach to my therapy practice. I believe that we become who we truly are in a safe, welcoming, and loving environment -- free from judgement and imposed expectation. Working with me you can expect to feel unconditionally seen for who you are, and safely encouraged to explore the most challenging parts of your life."
(415) 855-7614
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"I bring a deep sensitivity and nurturing approach to my therapy practice. I believe that we become who we truly are in a safe, welcoming, and loving environment -- free from judgement and imposed expectation. Working with me you can expect to feel unconditionally seen for who you are, and safely encouraged to explore the most challenging parts of your life."
Molly Kierein, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
"I use exposure therapy, motivational interviewing, and psychodynamic approaches as well as mindfulness-based treatments (CBT; ACT) to help you practice mindfulness of uncomfortable thoughts, feelings and sensations, without clinging to them or attempting to avoid them. The goal of deepening your self-observation skills is to create more mindful choices in the face of discomfort, which will lead to greater self-mastery. We want to lean into the discomfort in order to cultivate greater self-awareness, self-compassion, acceptance, and distress tolerance. "
(415) 855-3451
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"I use exposure therapy, motivational interviewing, and psychodynamic approaches as well as mindfulness-based treatments (CBT; ACT) to help you practice mindfulness of uncomfortable thoughts, feelings and sensations, without clinging to them or attempting to avoid them. The goal of deepening your self-observation skills is to create more mindful choices in the face of discomfort, which will lead to greater self-mastery. We want to lean into the discomfort in order to cultivate greater self-awareness, self-compassion, acceptance, and distress tolerance. "
Matthew Gould, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"Life can be better... we can feel, think, and live more in alignment with the ways that we really want to. Psychotherapy is an effective tool that can help get us there. While friends can help relieve loneliness and various medications can ease symptoms, the process of psychotherapy helps us to change the way we see, experience, and interact with our feelings and the world around us. For the past 19 years I have had a full-time psychotherapy practice and have helped many individuals and couples activate potential and live fuller more rewarding lives."
(415) 683-7410
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"Life can be better... we can feel, think, and live more in alignment with the ways that we really want to. Psychotherapy is an effective tool that can help get us there. While friends can help relieve loneliness and various medications can ease symptoms, the process of psychotherapy helps us to change the way we see, experience, and interact with our feelings and the world around us. For the past 19 years I have had a full-time psychotherapy practice and have helped many individuals and couples activate potential and live fuller more rewarding lives."
Jennifer Carri, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, JD, LPCC, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"One of the goals of therapy is to make you more aware of your feelings, thoughts, and actions, which influence the way you live your life. Having more understanding and insight about why you do what you do will give you more choices. Sometimes we feel like we repeat patterns or are stuck in a situation and don’t know how to do something different. I can help you work through difficult times you are encountering in the present and also help to heal past traumas. Therapy can help you act with intention and in support of your personal goals."
(415) 820-1698
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"One of the goals of therapy is to make you more aware of your feelings, thoughts, and actions, which influence the way you live your life. Having more understanding and insight about why you do what you do will give you more choices. Sometimes we feel like we repeat patterns or are stuck in a situation and don’t know how to do something different. I can help you work through difficult times you are encountering in the present and also help to heal past traumas. Therapy can help you act with intention and in support of your personal goals."
Phil Boissiere, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
"I work best with clients that are motivated for change. I specialize in the treatment of adult ADHD/ADD, Couples/Marriages, and families in a very goal oriented and short term way. I believe therapy should be a useful learning and growing experience that provides clients with real life tools and skills they can use for a life time."
(415) 799-4464
"I work best with clients that are motivated for change. I specialize in the treatment of adult ADHD/ADD, Couples/Marriages, and families in a very goal oriented and short term way. I believe therapy should be a useful learning and growing experience that provides clients with real life tools and skills they can use for a life time."
Amy T Goldman, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
"In today’s fast paced world, we are faced with many stressors, obstacles and challenges. Sometimes we need to slow down and take stock of what we have and changes we may want to make. My practice is geared towards helping adults and couples achieve the life that they want rather than struggling just to get by. Therapy can be both challenging and an exciting experience. Together, we can work on eliminating your anxiety, depression, relationships problems and general discontent."
(415) 494-8546
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"In today’s fast paced world, we are faced with many stressors, obstacles and challenges. Sometimes we need to slow down and take stock of what we have and changes we may want to make. My practice is geared towards helping adults and couples achieve the life that they want rather than struggling just to get by. Therapy can be both challenging and an exciting experience. Together, we can work on eliminating your anxiety, depression, relationships problems and general discontent."
Jennifer A. Caplan, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
"I am here to help you work through the challenges you've been trying to resolve alone. I specialize in working with individuals who are "high-achievers/perfectionists" yet struggle with satisfying, stable intimacy in their relationships. I also work with those who feel "different" from their peers in a variety of ways. I help my clients transform their struggles into a pathway to a powerful and deep alliance with themselves and with the important people in their lives. Inner intimacy can become the basis and blueprint for all other forms of connection in your life."
(415) 658-9358
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"I am here to help you work through the challenges you've been trying to resolve alone. I specialize in working with individuals who are "high-achievers/perfectionists" yet struggle with satisfying, stable intimacy in their relationships. I also work with those who feel "different" from their peers in a variety of ways. I help my clients transform their struggles into a pathway to a powerful and deep alliance with themselves and with the important people in their lives. Inner intimacy can become the basis and blueprint for all other forms of connection in your life."
Debra Warshaw Taube, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"Psychotherapy isn't one size fits all. It's a unique relationship that develops and responds to your needs, expectations, life experiences, challenges and resources. You may be feeling stuck-repeating painful patterns, wanting to make changes but not knowing how. Or you're a survivor of sexual violence and the ways you've been coping aren't working anymore. I meet you where you are and bring my clinical and life experience, deep listening, compassion, acceptance, warmth and creativity. Together we create and draw on the power of a safe, accepting therapeutic relationship to support your growth and wholeness."
(415) 949-1174
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"Psychotherapy isn't one size fits all. It's a unique relationship that develops and responds to your needs, expectations, life experiences, challenges and resources. You may be feeling stuck-repeating painful patterns, wanting to make changes but not knowing how. Or you're a survivor of sexual violence and the ways you've been coping aren't working anymore. I meet you where you are and bring my clinical and life experience, deep listening, compassion, acceptance, warmth and creativity. Together we create and draw on the power of a safe, accepting therapeutic relationship to support your growth and wholeness."
Jamie Spitz, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"Seeking help and support for yourself and/or child requires a massive amount of courage and humility. I believe that in an empathic and collaborative atmosphere, where you are truly seen and heard, change and personal fulfillment can occur. My top priority is to provide you with a safe, comforting, and non-judgmental environment where we can build a therapeutic alliance based on trust. My approach is inviting, warm, interactive, and client-centered, focusing mainly on our relationship in order to promote long-term growth and healing. "
(949) 627-8314
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"Seeking help and support for yourself and/or child requires a massive amount of courage and humility. I believe that in an empathic and collaborative atmosphere, where you are truly seen and heard, change and personal fulfillment can occur. My top priority is to provide you with a safe, comforting, and non-judgmental environment where we can build a therapeutic alliance based on trust. My approach is inviting, warm, interactive, and client-centered, focusing mainly on our relationship in order to promote long-term growth and healing. "
Laura Petracek, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
"Dr. Laura Petracek specializes in helping people with anger control issues and recover from addictions and life issues. The past affects the present. Though talk therapy is essential, it doesn't always resolve symptoms of unresolved trauma. Laura is certified in CBT, DBT, in addition to using 12 Step and Buddhist recovery models. Her approach is designed to identify, access, and build upon each person's capacity for internal resourcing and resilience, encouraging each person to grow emotionally and spiritually. "
(415) 630-4498
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"Dr. Laura Petracek specializes in helping people with anger control issues and recover from addictions and life issues. The past affects the present. Though talk therapy is essential, it doesn't always resolve symptoms of unresolved trauma. Laura is certified in CBT, DBT, in addition to using 12 Step and Buddhist recovery models. Her approach is designed to identify, access, and build upon each person's capacity for internal resourcing and resilience, encouraging each person to grow emotionally and spiritually. "
Malaena Grace Waldman, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, MIM
Verified by Psychology Today
"In my experience, external circumstances directly reflect internal workings. Therefore, to change our outside life, the work must start within. My practice is about meeting ourselves in the present moment with the understanding that as we feel into our pain, expansion of experience is opened, allowing for greater expressions of love and joy. The therapy becomes a place to be with what we so often deny ourselves, the tenderness, shakiness, fear, suffering, connectedness, love, bliss, and so much more."
(415) 465-5958
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"In my experience, external circumstances directly reflect internal workings. Therefore, to change our outside life, the work must start within. My practice is about meeting ourselves in the present moment with the understanding that as we feel into our pain, expansion of experience is opened, allowing for greater expressions of love and joy. The therapy becomes a place to be with what we so often deny ourselves, the tenderness, shakiness, fear, suffering, connectedness, love, bliss, and so much more."
Dan Safavi, LPC Intern
LPC Intern, M.A., APCC, R-DMT
Verified by Psychology Today
"My practice combines both mind and body approaches to promote change. It isn’t enough to just sit down and talk about your problems for an hour. In fact, too much analysis is counter-productive. Don’t get me wrong, talk therapy is important, but you also need to honor that side of you which is more intuitive, more instinctive, and more rooted in the body. When you are balanced in mind and body, something powerful happens. The mind and body form to create something greater than the sum of its parts. This something is You with a capital “Y.” In this space, you’ll feel more relaxed, more grounded, more...intact."
(415) 594-4872
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"My practice combines both mind and body approaches to promote change. It isn’t enough to just sit down and talk about your problems for an hour. In fact, too much analysis is counter-productive. Don’t get me wrong, talk therapy is important, but you also need to honor that side of you which is more intuitive, more instinctive, and more rooted in the body. When you are balanced in mind and body, something powerful happens. The mind and body form to create something greater than the sum of its parts. This something is You with a capital “Y.” In this space, you’ll feel more relaxed, more grounded, more...intact."
Lucy Salter, MFT, MIM, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MIM
Verified by Psychology Today
"I work with individuals, couples, and adolescents. My approach is warm, inviting, and client-centered. Each session, we begin with what's most present for you, following aliveness as it unfolds - moment-to-moment, wherever it leads. The process has its own intelligence and is highly trustworthy. You bring all of you - light and shadow, blessings and challenges, interests and needs - as well as whatever hurts, feels stuck, or is ready to be released or reclaimed. I bring all of me - presence and deep listening, non-judgment and curiosity, intuition, theory and tools. Together, we co-create ways of working that are unique to you."
(415) 908-1617
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"I work with individuals, couples, and adolescents. My approach is warm, inviting, and client-centered. Each session, we begin with what's most present for you, following aliveness as it unfolds - moment-to-moment, wherever it leads. The process has its own intelligence and is highly trustworthy. You bring all of you - light and shadow, blessings and challenges, interests and needs - as well as whatever hurts, feels stuck, or is ready to be released or reclaimed. I bring all of me - presence and deep listening, non-judgment and curiosity, intuition, theory and tools. Together, we co-create ways of working that are unique to you."

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