My passion and specialization is working with children and their families, which I have experience with in both school and private practice settings. Do you have children who are bullied at school or are the bully? Do you have children who are failing their classes or seem uncharacteristically anxious or depressed? Are you going through a separation with your partner and wonder how it is affecting your children? If you are, I can help. Other prevelent issues in my work with both adults and children include: grief and loss, substance abuse, anger management, family reunification, divorce, and romantic relationships.
What do you want to learn, change or understand about yourself? Is there a feeling that gets in the way? Do have an unanswered question that troubles you? Are there troubling difficulties, disappointments, frustrations, that keep happening despite your earnest and intelligent efforts? If you’d like to explore how to you might navigate such difficulties differently, let’s talk. Your life is too important to maintain a do it yourself outlook.
Our work together will give you an opportunity to slow down and explore within. To mindfully process and give attention to parts of yourself in need. My goal is to help you find liberation and embody your authentic self. To support you as you rediscover your wholeness.
I graduated from the University of Phoenix in 2010 earning a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy. I am fully licensed to provide therapy in the state of California. I interned as a substance abuse counselor and has over 10 years of experience working with individuals, adolescents, and families who suffer from a variety of mental illnesses. In addition, I have a background in group therapy in the areas of Parenting, Sexual Awareness, and Anger Management.
Do you want to learn to carry grief with grace? Do you feel despair or shame from eating emotionally? Does it seem impossible to accept your body? Have you lost a loved one to Cancer or COVID? Grief and eating disorder recovery are my specialties. I can help you recover from disordered eating/body image hatred, and not pass it on to your daughter. I work with women on body acceptance, and a non-diet approach to recovery. I can assist you in learning love your life, even after loss. I can help guide you in learning to carry grief with grace.
My name is Christine Lee, and I am a licensed clinical social worker in San Francisco with a virtual private therapy practice. I am the mother of two sons who have faced significant medical challenges. My younger son has non-verbal autism. Because of my own parenting experiences, I understand the extreme stress that special needs parents can face. I am passionate about helping parents and families thrive by developing coping strategies and a personalized road map to move forward in a positive direction.
My clients are high-achieving creatives or in the tech industry, working for companies such as Meta, Google, Tesla, etc… I make an effort to create a strong therapeutic relationship in a safe, encouraging and supportive environment. From that foundation we might process difficult experiences and establish healthier ways of coping based in mindfulness practices. My clients typically leave sessions feeling a greater sense of freedom with more possible choices in front of them. They are able to access their own inner wisdom, achieving a better understanding of who they are and a clearer direction in where they wish to lead their lives.
www.jmpsychotherapymft.com I provide individual therapy for adults, adolescents, and children. I serve a diverse population, including Spanish and English speaking clients. My experience includes trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, anger management, self-esteem, and immigration. I use an integrated approach including relational, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, and trauma informed techniques. I provide family therapy with the goal of developing intimate, safe, and healthy relationships. I focus on positive communication to support families in achieving systemic change.
FREE consultations! Are you feeling stuck in negative thoughts, intense emotions, or behavioral patterns that don't serve your best interest? Are you hoping to build more meaning and joy in your life? You may feel hesitant about reaching out for help, especially with pressure from all directions to "have it all together". I'm here to join you on this journey to discover healing and build a balanced life. My goal is to help you find compassion for yourself, develop skills to help you navigate life stressors, and be confident in the resilient person you are.
What if I were to tell you what you are feeling is not your fault. The heavy weight on your shoulders, lower back, stomach is not your doing. Your addiction and compulsion did not spring up overnight, it was long in the making. Your constant search for fulfillment through others or things, does not start nor end with you.
Note: All client sessions are telehealth (video/phone). Hello! What if you woke up tomorrow and all your difficulties disappeared? Though hard to imagine, envisioning how you'd like your life to be is the first step in finding solutions. After hearing your story, I focus on strengths (in individuals and couples), and zero in on the possibilities for positive change. This can be difficult for anxious or depressed clients, but I find it a good start. I embrace the role of authentic, non-judgmental collaborator. I use techniques that can immediately reduce anxiety, and I show clients that depression is treatable.
I have over 13 years of professional and paraprofessional experience working in the Mental Health field. I have my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California State University, Fullerton and my Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, specialization in Marital and Family Therapy, from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. In addition, I received my doctorate in Clinical Psychology this past year, with an emphasis on Domestic Violence. I have previously worked in Los Angeles County and North California with adolescents and their families who experienced mental health issues, domestic violence, and substance abuse.
Therapy is hard to define. We each carry our own singular experience into the process: our unique histories, our complex tapestry of relationships, our love, our pain, our wounds, and our scars. Therapy is as unique and complex as each of us, thus we each experience it in our own way. I believe our complexity is a gift, although at times our lives can feel like a mystery, especially to ourselves. We feel stuck and confused, unsure of how to heal or grow, and we wonder if we can ever truly thrive. Many of us wonder if there’s a recipe for our healing and growth, or if perhaps there’s a map we could follow, if only we could find it.
I received my undergraduate degree in Cognitive Psychology (B.A.) from the University of California, Irvine, completed my master’s (M.A.) degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, and received my doctorate (Psy.D.) in Applied Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. My philosophy is one of pragmatism, based on treating each client as an individual with specific needs and empowering clients through education as well as introspection.
Do you or a loved one want to change your relationship with substances? I work with individuals, couples and families who are struggling with addiction and substance use through a harm reduction framework. Through this framework I pay special attention to creating a non-judgmental relationship with clients along every part of their relationship with substance use, be that with the. goal of moderation or abstinence.
I am here to help you find some peace and calm in this storm of life. Although that sounds a bit cliche, life seems to be getting more complicated by the day- I want to support you in whatever way you or your family need. My experience is with a range of issues, ages, and cultural diversities, including working through family conflict, helping with behavior modification for your young child or learning how to connect with your teen. I also work with adults dealing with job stress, relationship issues, or those struggling to find passion and drive.
You work hard, but your to-do list, obligations, and responsibilities are constantly swimming in your head and you’re unsure when life is going to feel easier, let alone more content or playful. When you’re stressed and worried, you’re especially hard on yourself and it’s difficult to conjure up self-compassion for the part of you that is having a difficult time. Being an adult can suck. Your feeling of being overwhelmed is also impacting your relationships with others. You want to communicate in a calm and direct way, but you don't know how in the heat of the moment.
With me you will find an open and safe space that is free of judgment. Come as you are - messy, fearful, confused - knowing that your experiences and feelings are encouraged, welcome and respected. I see therapy as a deeply creative process - a time where you can put on hold the day to day and release old patterns that no longer serve you, heal old wounds and bring forward desires and dreams close to your heart. In my relationship work I strive to create a foundation of respectful and honest communication. From this place individual need and collective needs can be woven to create a model that supports everyone.
I have provided psychotherapy for over 12 years, specializing in Trauma, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, and Adjustment Disorders, among many other concerns. I primarily focus treating individuals (individual therapy) with a focus on understanding relational concerns (how various relationships affect functioning, i.e., work, family, friends). I enjoy helping people of all religions, ethnicities, sexualities, gender expressions and abilities/disabilities.
Are you an anxious Millennial? Do you find yourself going to the worst case scenario and then panicking? Are you comparing yourself to others? Do you find yourself filled with self doubt? Do you feel frustrated and unheard in your relationships? Maybe you feel like you should be doing more, which then causes you to avoid situations and isolate. Perhaps you're feeling like there's something wrong with you? Maybe you're feeling like you are stuck and that you have to settle in your relationships because you can't do better? Whatever it may be, I'm here to tell you that there's another way!
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Outer Sunset, 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 Outer Sunset, 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.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
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You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Outer Sunset, San Francisco, or Child Psychologists in Outer Sunset, San Francisco.
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What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Outer Sunset, San Francisco specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.