Amy Wertheimer

Psychologist, PhD

Verified by Psychology Today
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Amy Wertheimer

Psychologist, PhD

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 687-2262
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon Due to COVID-19, I am currently conducting all sessions virtually and can do so with anyone residing in California.

About

Are you feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or just going through the motions without much joy? Have you been trying to help yourself, but only finding superficial relief? Are you ready to delve into what’s really bothering you - to name it clearly, understand why it’s happening, and work toward lasting change? Often when we examine symptoms or responses that are causing us distress, we discover that they actually serve important functions. From this perspective, we can develop a kinder, more balanced internal dialogue and focus less on protecting ourselves from pain and more on living a full, authentic life.
In an open and collaborative way, we can explore what brings you to therapy - mood swings, worries, behavior patterns, relationship issues, job demands. I want you to feel genuinely seen and heard. I will have many questions, particularly about your past, because it provides valuable context for understanding how you think, feel, and act in the present.
Uncomfortable feelings will inevitably arise. We will practice holding them with honesty & compassion so you can know & accept your full self. With a balance of empathy, candor, & wit, I will challenge you to confront obstacles to change and acknowledge certain realities. The process probably won’t be easy or quick, but you are worthy of the effort & time.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $200+
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 15 Years
  • License: California / 21720
  • School: University of Southern California
  • Year Graduated: 2006

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Stanford University / B.A., Psychology
  • Year graduated: 1999

Location

San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 687-2262
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Body Image, Food, & Exercise Concerns
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Perfectionism & Procrastination
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
Sexuality
  • LGBTQ+

Client Focus

Faith: Jewish
Age
  • Adults
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Queer Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Existential
  • Harm Reduction
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

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Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
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Amy Wertheimer

Psychologist, PhD