Dr. Seth Prosterman brings over 25 years of experience helping individuals and couples overcome sex, intimacy and relationship issues. You deserve to have a healthy and satisfying sex life as it is an essential component for a balanced and fulfilled life and relationship. Being able to guide my clients to greater intimacy, better sex, stronger relationships and a clearer sense of self is the foundation of my practice. ***SKPE SESSIONS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE***
Imagine healing from the emotional pain keeping you stuck in destructive patterns of self-blame and shame, from trauma and disrespect. We can challenge these patterns by working together, unveiling your life of freedom, meaning, and genuine connection. Like you, many of my clients are bright and courageous. They seek a sense of balance, wholeness, understanding, and a better future. If you are ready and committed, I will work with you on awareness and creating alternative paths where you are stuck. Together we will nurture your inner strength and adopt changes that embrace who you are and allow you to flourish.
My ideal clients want results sooner rather than later. I specialize in relationships - personal, professional & anxiety issues. I offer a weekly+ therapy model because I believe clients need guidance for more than 1 hr/week. My unconventional model moves people to higher ground w/coaching support connections between sessions. I developed ITC (Intensive Transition Coaching) to avoid divorce/separation, address painful & difficult challenges & tackle professional obstacles once & for all. Unique exercises, clear discussions, daily support, guidance, response, strategies & skill development for those who want to live well right now.
Imagine what it would be like to have enough space inside to feel anything and be OK with it. To not get thrown around, to not feel like you are sinking or drowning, and to maintain your balance when things get tough. To be calm when you normally would get angry. To find moments of joy when it seems like everything is negative. While it may not feel like it right now, change is possible. You can do something about your feelings of anxiety or depression, drug or alcohol use, OCD, eating disorders, etc.
Each moment in life offers us the chance to become the fullest expression of who we really are. In therapy I help to hold a space where we can explore anything that might be keeping you from that fullest expression. This might mean finding a deeper connection between your mind and body. It might mean getting a new perspective on some of the stories you have been telling yourself. It might mean consciously having a different experience here than you have had in other situations in life.
I am interested in working with individuals who are experiencing major life transitions, grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, and stress. In my work I hope to help you deepen your understanding of yourself so that you can live the life you want. I provide the open and supportive care needed for each person to reach the goals they set for themselves in therapy.
I work somatically and relationally, and believe that when we are truly seen by another, something stirs within our wisest self that guides what we most need to know for healing. My approach is creating a safe space for this wisest self to navigate the way. My style is compassionate and direct; I believe transformation happens when we can see ourselves clearly, with curiosity, and without shame or judgment. I welcome all populations and practice from an anti-oppression lens, specializing in work around sex, sexuality, health crises, dis-ease/disability, mind/body healing, PTSD, anger, identity, and life transitions.
If you are suffering with food & body image issues, issues of self-esteem & self-worth, relationship issues or dealing with trauma, I can help you. There are so many women who feel as though they are not enough. They believe that they somehow have to be better, look different, lose weight, be a whole different person to have a good relationship and a happy life. They beat themselves up constantly and are always trying to change. Do you understand this feeling? If so, I can help you have a loving relationship with yourself and settle into who you really are.
You are bright, sensitive, and insightful but either feel like you’re stuck on ON (easily startled, racing thoughts that are difficult to control or turn off, struggling to relax and feeling flooded emotionally), or stuck on OFF (flat, lethargic, exhausted, foggy, unmotivated and disconnected from your vitality and energy). You may have even spent years in talk therapy, gained a lot of insight but have hit a plateau and may be wondering if you’re not meant to fully heal or if therapy actually works. It is possible to deeply heal - you just need an approach that supports your life's history and how it's stored in your body.
My ideal client is committed to taking a deep dive into themselves, past, present, and future, realizing that true healing can only occur through time and energy devoted to self. My clients issues may include early childhood/relational/or single incident trauma, difficulties in new phases of life, grief and loss, or longstanding depression and anxiety. My ideal client would want open dialogue, warmth, and compassion in therapy, with willingness to take a look at how beliefs about themselves, and early childhood experiences can have an incredible impact on our current well-being.
You want better relationships, with your partner, your family, at work and with yourself. You’re at the point where all of the boxes are checked, but you’re still not feeling happy or fulfilled. You struggle with guilt for wanting more, but know deep down that there's something holding you back. If you’re a couple, you want deeper intimacy and connection, to resolve recurring disagreements, or support when facing key milestones such as moving in together or getting engaged. You’re in the right place. I specialize in attachment-based therapy for those wanting to improve their relationships, beginning with themselves.
I work with clients who want to change, are interested in getting to know themselves better, and have the courage to engage in that exploration alongside a trusted professional. Your impetus for seeking therapy may be feeling depressed, stuck, anxious, or confused and longing for explanations or just some relief from cycles of distress. Maybe you are aware of the impact your past experiences are having on your current situation or you’re starting to make those connections. Wherever you are in the process, I will guide you in deepening your understanding and empower you to change.
You're ready to change, and you would like some support. Perhaps you want to change your relationships - at work, in your family, or with an intimate partner. Or maybe you want to change your relationship with yourself, to feel less worry, uncertainty, self-blame, or hopelessness. Whatever your goal, my goal is to work with you to chart the way forward and to accompany you on your journey, not so much as a guide but as a fellow traveler.
Seeking support for yourself and/or child requires courage and humility. When we experience emotional safety, we begin to understand our ourselves more deeply. I strive to provide each of my clients with a safe, comforting, and non-judgmental environment where we can build a therapeutic alliance based on trust. My style is warm, interpersonal, client-centered, and challenging at times, focused mainly on our relationship in order to promote long-term fulfillment.
Riding the waves of life is difficult. Waves of grief, hopelessness, and anxiety can bring you to your knees. Together, we will discover where you feel stuck and help you rediscover meaningful connection in your life. I provide a warm, non-judgmental space for you to process the pain of the past so you don't have to keep finding yourself in the same, old loop. I use IFS (parts work), somatic exercises, active imagination, DBT, CBT, and tapping. I offer my clients a space where they can know themselves and chart a new path forward. If you want to be able to surf the waves of life with more choice and freedom, I can help you.
I am an individual and family therapist who specializes in complex trauma and relationship issues, especially in immigrant and cross-cultural families. I believe that the distress you experience makes sense in the context of your early experiences, your family history, and the systems we live in. The issues bringing you to therapy may be related to stressors you’re facing right now as well as things you've been feeling for a long time. Asking for help is vulnerable and courageous, and you've already taken the first step.
In 2015, I left my job at Google to pursue a career that better catered to my lifelong passion for human interaction and relationships. My background in tech tailors my practice to those working in Silicon Valley, but my clients yield from all walks of life. I specialize in working with couples, adult individuals, those who have experienced trauma, those struggling with questions about their career and work life, mothers, women, pregnancy, and postpartum clients. To learn more about me, please visit victoriaalberini.com.
I am interested in working with Individuals, couples, and children. My work focuses on clients dealing with PTSD, trauma (complex and single episodes), anxiety, depression, life transitions, and chronic health issues. Our work together might include mindfully exploring past and present issues and integrating your experience in an inclusive way. We will explore body, mind, and spirit together, all parts of self are welcome.
I’m changing what I’ve written here. The world feels like a dumpster fire and I’m human enough to admit it. Are you feeling anxious and depressed? Do you need a safe space to talk about the frustration and fears you’re facing? I want to offer you that. We have been called resilient in the face of adversity for so long. And it’s intensely tiring to be glorified and honored for a having survival response. That’s what it is- survival. Therapy can be a place where you can leave your resiliency at the door and share your vulnerabilities.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Marina, San Francisco are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Marina, San Francisco then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
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What method of therapy is right for me?
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