Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Therapists in Hayes Valley, San Francisco, CA

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Robyn L Stukalin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I view psychotherapy as a joint venture in which we work collaboratively to reach your goals. My style is direct, transparent and positive, warm, interactive and nonjudgemental. I create the safety needed within our relationship to allow us to explore the issues that underlie depression, anxiety, loneliness, lack of fulfillment and other concerns. As a therapist I follow your lead. With over two decades of experience I work diligently to understand each individual, employing elements of psychoanalytic, mindfulness and cognitive behavioral theories to create an approach that best suits the unique individual with whom I am working.
(415) 360-2471
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Hayes Valley
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Fierce Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I will incorporate expressive arts, music, the sense of smell, and mindfulness & gratitude.
I believe in meeting the client where they are, facing the issues presented with an open mind, and to always establish healthy boundaries. My approach is to help manage life's transitions together in a way that provides a nurturing & empathetic experience.
(510) 240-1830
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Hayes Valley
San Francisco, CA 94117
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Elham Farhodi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I help you look at how your past influences shape how you operate in life today, and the themes and patterns that continue to show up in your life, bringing mindfulness in a way that allows you to make more aware choices.
Do you have a hard time speaking up and expressing yourself? When you anticipate a conflict or someone who may have a differing opinion than you, do you tend to keep quiet to maintain the peace? The world sees you as gentle and kind. You are capable, accountable, and have achieved a lot. But There is more fire in you that wants to come out and make things happen. I can help you access the other parts of you that the world doesn’t get to see, the parts that you don’t acknowledge in you but can see and admire in others. Once these parts are allowed to come out, they can help you navigate life with less doubt, more ease, and clarity.
(415) 909-5235
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Hayes Valley
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Sandra Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
And mindfulness of defensive responses, devaluing, and actions that send the message "our relationship is not a priority" can interfere with repairing the past and building a new healthy future.
I specialize in working with couples. Most people claim communication is what causes conflict in relationships. The fact is you know how to speak and express yourself. Chances are, you are already voicing which of your needs are not getting met and you might also be sharing your feeling of being misunderstood or neglected. Yet it doesn't seem to be working. The couples I work with are often capable of these expressions however, they are not equipped with the tools to discern what else is important to communicate to their partner.
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Hayes Valley
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Ephrat Shapiro
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am trained in Hakomi, mindfulness -centered somatic psychotherapy, EFT (Emotionally focused therapy) for couples and Somatic Experiencing (SE).
I am curious about the inner stories that make people who they are. I became more in touch with my inner story after being pushed towards therapy by challenges I faced in my own life. Through therapy, I learned that old beliefs are like knots, and therapy can help you untangle them. The key to understanding my inner story was to pay attention to the wisdom of the body. Our bodies can communicate things that our mind does not know; getting in touch with this knowledge helps us become aware of our emotions.
(415) 484-0193
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Hayes Valley
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Kate Franza
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My name is Kate Franza and I am a licensed therapist located in San Francisco. Originally from New York, I received my degree from Fordham University. My practice is grounded in my community mental health background, with a focus on LGBTQ issues, anxiety, depression and substance use. My clients experience relationship struggles,trauma, chronic relapse, and many are interested in exploring and understanding their sexuality and gender identity. I use a harm reduction approach and I draw from a range of therapeutic modalities, including cognitive and mindfulness -based skill building.
(312) 548-8813
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Hayes Valley
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Abbie Zimmerman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
EMDR is just one tool I use as well as CBT and Mindfulness based treatment.
Positive and healthy experiences in our lives can enrich us, make us feel connected and help us have a clear understanding of what we want and deserve in our lives. However, for many of us we may have also had negative or traumatic experiences which can affect our core belief systems, leaving us feeling unworthy, unlovable or stuck in a variety of other negative thought patterns or behaviors. Please allow me help you to work move towards the life you truly want to be living.
(415) 991-8059
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Hayes Valley
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Matthew Foley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
My work combines traditional relational psychotherapy, mindfulness , and cognitive behavioral work, with the goal of connecting you with your own inner wisdom and strength.
If you're struggling with difficult symptoms, problems in a relationship, or just a lingering feeling that things can be better in your life, psychotherapy can help. I see it as my job as a therapist to help you feel empowered, more alive, and connected to your vision of what you want your life to be. Therapy is new to many of the people I work with and I invite you to see how therapy can give you the tools to change your life.
(510) 878-3512
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Hayes Valley
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Xanthe Asher/EMDR
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
My ideal client is a person with a growth mindset and wants to work on their internal narrative. I want to be a witness and facilitate transformation. I am trained in Mindfulness -Based Stress Reduction, and Attachment focused- EMDR. Eye Movement, Desensitization, Reprocessing. Attachment focused- EMDR is an effective relational modality to reprocess old negative memories/trauma and come to embody a positive more functional narrative around the experiences. I welcome you to begin to get to know yourself on a deeper level and see the world from a resourced perspective.
(650) 822-7357
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Hayes Valley
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Chris Restivo - Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Yet, my background in Buddhist Psychology, Mindfulness , and Somatic Psychotherapy (body-based), will help to integrate the changes you are making on all levels of your being.
We are all inherently whole- we've just forgotten... Underneath the tumult and overwhelming flood of uncomfortable emotions is a core unscathed by the stress and trauma. My role is to help you find your way back to your center where life again feels manageable, satisfying, and vibrant. Ultimately you're the expert; yet each step of the way I will be there with you to collaborate and support your efforts.
(415) 800-4621
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Hayes Valley
San Francisco, CA 94102
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David Jay Goldman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
With the goal of creating deep and lasting change, my work often entails using mindfulness and body awareness to help clients think more clearly, feel more balanced, and act more effectively.
'Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?' - Mary Oliver. Choosing a therapist can be an intimidating process and reaching out for help can be uncomfortable, but we all need support in order to thrive. Within a warm, open and compassionate environment, my practice helps clients make sense of the challenges they face and use this understanding to navigate their lives with increased resilience and grace.
(415) 942-8947
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Hayes Valley
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Cherise Arzaga
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, 74795
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My practice is rooted in cognitive behavioral therapies and incorporates elements of mindfulness , acceptance, and compassion.
I am a teletherapist providing psychotherapy across the general Bay area, expanding across California. Are you feeling stuck? Sometimes not taking action highlights the familiarity in your situation, although it can be life interfering and soul-sucking. You might be a child of immigrant parents navigating various identities and juggling multiple roles, adjusting to parenthood, feeling stagnant or burnt out in your professional career, healing from a broken relationship or experiencing grief, suffering from imposter syndrome, or … you name it! We can find ways to help you make changes.
(415) 619-5433
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Hayes Valley
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Erin Hartley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I use a collaborative and holistic approach that combines many therapies proven to work - Applied Mindfulness , Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectal Behavior Therapy.
I help clients shine a light on things that are not serving them - limiting beliefs, negative habits, low self-esteem, self-critical thoughts, or unhealthy relationships. Each of my clients is an expert in their own experience, and my role as a therapist is to help you understand and take affirming actions and positive steps in the right direction. I have a particular interest in working with people navigating times of transition, relationship issues, or a deep desire for a greater sense of meaning or healthier self-esteem. I also am interested in working with teens and emerging adults struggling to define themselves.
(415) 630-6553
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Hayes Valley
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Francesco Cerminara
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My orientation to psychotherapy is infused with several approaches: Gestalt, for its ability to discern how different parts of your personality interact, Sensorimotor, for its collaborative, body-based organic approach based on mindfulness and a mind-body-spirit integration.
As a self-identified gay man, I am quite familiar first-hand with the process of 'coming out' in a predominantly heterosexual normative, patriarchal, society. I can be your ally dealing with issues of self-esteem, anxiety, depression, guilt, shame, how they affect relationships, be it romantic, sexual, purely platonic, or work-related, and any compulsive behavior you may experience in response to developmental trauma. I am equally at ease and experience working with individuals and couples across the entire gender and sexual identity spectrum.
(628) 222-2768
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Hayes Valley
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Julia Ward
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
10 Endorsed
Verified
10 Endorsed
Having trained extensively in mindfulness and insight meditation in the Vipassana lineage, and certified in Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach's Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program, I also offer mindfulness training.
Crises, transitions, and old patterns that no longer serve you can be daunting when you try to navigate them alone. I work to support you in discovering what you need and want in your life right now. I offer a kind, nonjudgmental space. In individual therapy I specialize in anxiety, managing difficult life situations/transitions, and exploring & establishing healthy boundaries. My work with couples is primarily informed by the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy, which holds that the relationship (the "couple bubble") is one that evolves through natural stages, each stage with its own challenges and opportunities.
(415) 855-7060
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Hayes Valley
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Marissa Nasca
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT
Verified
Verified
My philosophy in working with youth and adults is to share cognitive and mindfulness techniques, in a supportive setting, to help my clients make positive changes in their thoughts and actions. Utilizing personal accountability, combined with humor and lightness, I aim to help clients cultivate compassion for themselves, so they may be willing to experiment with new tools. I strive to help clients come back into their bodies, more effectively process their feelings, and move decisively toward wellness. My theory is to be flexible and sensitive in my approach while moving clients toward a more confident, realized version of themselves.
(440) 740-3387
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Hayes Valley
San Francisco, CA 94102
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www.raquelgarciapsychotherapy.com
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I offer Individual, Couples and Family Psychotherapy, in English and Spanish. I honor the principles of compassion, openness, acceptance, non judgment, equality for all. I use inquiry and mindfulness of emotions, thoughts and body to welcome and receive what wants to be seen; consider the multigenerational, biological, psychosocial and internal aspects of the human being as a way to better understand ourselves. I use Mindfulness , Attachment Focused therapy, (EFT) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Somatics, EMDR, transpersonal modalities. I offer EFT intensives for couples and families
(415) 234-4692
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Hayes Valley
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Darshan Brach
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, JD
Verified
Verified
With over 20 years of mindfulness meditation practice and 12 step experience, I offer therapy that is compassionate, spiritually aware, practical and solidly based in practices that are known to work.
If you suffer from anxiety, depression or just want to make a change in your life, I am here to help. I work with you to gently explore your internal landscape to uncover and resolve the unconscious issues that keep you stuck. My approach is founded on mindfully working with negative thought patterns and the difficult emotions that stem from them. I support you in developing constructive and life affirming beliefs and managing your emotions so that you can live your life more fully and happily. I use and teach clients strategies for being kinder and more compassionate with themselves.
(415) 936-1712
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Hayes Valley
San Francisco, CA 94101
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Bronwyn Wrobel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LMHC
Verified
20 Endorsed
Verified
20 Endorsed
I create a safe, judgement-free space for you to confront self-limiting beliefs and problematic behaviors. You will develop the awareness, skills and resources to heal and create the life you want. I specialize in anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, self-esteem issues and trauma. I utilize CBT, Mindfulness , Narrative therapy and Hypnotherapy techniques to help you navigate and overcome your challenges.
(310) 905-8625
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San Francisco, CA 94102
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Yvonne Guertin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RMBP, SEP
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
My approach is influenced by my personal mindfulness , contemplative, yoga and interspiritual practices.
Coming from a holistic, mind-body, humanistic, compassionate perspective, I work with clients who desire to improve the quality of their lives, reducing stress and emotional pain. Clients may suffer from loneliness, depression, low self-esteem, anxiety or loss. They may need help with communication awareness, grounding methods, self-care, sexual fulfillment or life purpose. These conditions are more normal than abnormal, while sometimes feeling overwhelming. I invite clients to listen to and trust their innate wisdom, guiding them to identify and move through the obstacles preventing them from living their life to the fullest.
(415) 800-4671
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Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Therapists
For clients with chronic pain, hypertension, heart disease, cancer, and other health issues such as anxiety and depression, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, or MBCT, is a two-part therapy that aims to reduce stress, manage pain, and embrace the freedom to respond to situations by choice. MCBT blends two disciplines--cognitive therapy and mindfulness. Mindfulness helps by reflecting on moments and thoughts without passing judgment. MBCT clients pay close attention to their feelings to reach an objective mindset, thus viewing and combating life's unpleasant occurrences.