I believe that every individual possesses the innate desire to grow as well as the capacity to heal from traumas and painful life events. Sometimes a person needs extra help to approach life challenges with fresh perspectives and more effective strategies. I have worked extensively with adults, adolescents, and families struggling with issues such as depression and anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, grief and loss, and problems in relationships.
At Sorensen Educational Services, we believe that all children and adolescents learn and grow differently. If your child is struggling to reach their full potential at school, or traditional schooling methods are not working for them, a psychoeducational evaluation can help to identify what may be impacting your child’s progress. Through a comprehensive evaluation, we can provide personalized, actionable recommendations, along with any appropriate diagnoses.
Therapy is a time and place where we can slow down and take a closer look at the obstacles and difficulties we face in our lives. I strive to create an environment of safety, non-judgment and compassion in order to make room for uncomfortable or overwhelming emotions. I work holistically to help clients understand the sources of their suffering and integrate all aspects of their lives into a harmonious and balanced well-being. My approach emphasizes innate healing impulses and strengths, and I join with clients to determine courses of action that will help them make important life changes.
Do you feel stuck in a cycle of arguments and blame in your relationship? Suffering over a painful breakup or the discovery of an affair? Preparing to grow your family or become empty nesters? Are you searching for the closeness and intimacy you once shared with your partner? Together in therapy I can help you traverse these difficult relationship situations, and move toward a more connected and vibrant way of life. My approach to working with couples is guided by years of specialized training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy which is focused on helping couples shift their patterns of communication and deepen their connection.
As an experienced clinical psychologist, I help people with a wide range of problems including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, career stresses, blocks in creativity, and coming to terms with difficult and traumatic life situations. I also provide parenting consultation.
I firmly believe that lasting emotional change is possible. I try to help clients gain insight into themselves and their problems and acquire better tools to deal with them.
I am a psychotherapist with offices in SF and Oakland, treating both adults and couples. I take a relational and collaborative approach to psychotherapy. We are all unique, consciously and unconsciously influenced by the relationships and life-events that leave a lasting impact on how we address our current situation. Difficulties can sometimes arise when the habitual thoughts, emotions, or behaviors that once served us now have us feeling stuck, depressed, and powerless. Fear, ambivalence, compulsivity and patterned thinking can hamper our ability to address the inevitable twists and turns of daily life.
Dr. Andrea Shelley is a licensed clinical psychologist and marriage and family therapist with over 20 years of experience working in a wide range of settings. She specializes in treating anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, as well as dual diagnosis of mental health diagnoses with substance use disorder. Dr. Shelley utilizes an evidence-based, collaborative, interactive, culturally aware, and empathetic approach and focuses on the impact of the individual diagnosis and treatment on loved ones, family, relationships, and work.
I imagine if you are finding this page, you might be feeling a whole range of emotions: curiosity, fear, overwhelm, anxiety, desperation, grief, frustration, hope, just to name a few. When you begin your search for a therapist, it can feel daunting, vulnerable, and sometimes quite urgent. You might be facing an overwhelming loss, an upcoming transition, challenges or dissatisfaction in your relationships or work, or perhaps a more pervasive sense that something is missing, stuck, or unfulfilled. Wherever you are, however you are feeling, know that you are welcome here.
I believe that therapy is a gift that a person can give themself. It can be part of the journey that enables a person to join with me to figure out what may be getting in the way of living their best life. Starting therapy takes courage. I have 30 years of experience working in this field. I believe that each of us deserves to live our best life and that working with me, people come to new places of self-acceptance, forgiveness, self-awareness, resiliency and can go on to realize more of their hopes and dreams.
The hardest moment is when you realize that you are stuck and not living the life you want, and that you do not actually know how to get a place that looks and feels different. It’s hard to know that the only thing required in that moment is the courage to reach out for support. And it it’s almost impossible to sense that when you do choose to reach out, that first step will catalyze a whole series of shifts that lead you to your best life.
Dr. Thomas is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in substance addiction, dual diagnosis, depression, anxiety, acute stress, relationship problems, and chronic pain. With an emphasis in living from and connecting to personal values, his approach is highly compassionate, culturally sensitive, strengths-based, and evidenced-based. He integrates CBT and mindfulness-based interventions to help individuals to uncover, discover, and discard thinking and behavioral patterns that are blocking them from living enriched and empowered lives.
I am a Clinical Psychologist and Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist in private practice in San Francisco. I provide consultation and conduct psychological assessment and neuropsychological assessment with individuals suffering from trauma due to accidents, injuries, illness, captivity and torture, loss of loved ones, and loss of limb, as well as mild through severe traumatic brain injury and other neurological conditions. I have a background in directing the neuropsychology services of inpatient, outpatient, and day treatment brain injury and pain programs. I provide testimony in arbitrations, depositions, and trials in civil cases.
If you've stumbled upon this page I imagine that you're trying to find a therapist that you feel like you can talk to, someone who will understand you. From this page and my website, I hope you can get a feel for me and how I work. I see psychotherapy as a place where you get to express yourself as freely as possible within the context of a trusting and supportive relationship.
As a therapist with over 30 years of experience, including as a director of clinical services at a non-profit agency, I've worked with individuals of all ages, couples and families. I offer a wide range of therapy services, specializing in helping my clients deal with emotional and behavioral issues, including anxiety and depression. I also have extensive experience working with those undergoing personal transitions, family, marital and relationship issues, coping with medical challenges including loss and grief.
I am a holistic psychotherapist for those who want to heal emotional injuries and experiences through the mind, body, and soul practices. I provide support for people who are experiencing stress, anxiety, panic attacks, sadness, grief/loss, overwhelming emotions, low self-esteem/low self-worth, relationship challenges, questioning identities (e.g. sexual, cultural, Self). My therapeutic work is inclusive, and honors all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, race and ethnicities, nationalities, cultural, religions and faiths, bodies and abilities.
Hello! I am a psychotherapist in the Bay Area, California, who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults. My style of therapy is relational, strength based, evidence based, and integrative. I am warm, authentic, humorous (we have to have humor in the hard times!) and direct. The therapeutic relationship between my clients and me is of the utmost importance. I see it as a collaborative, personal, and ever evolving one.
The clients I have worked with have ranging circumstances and my background helps me remain sensitive to different cultures and experiences while curating our therapy to your unique needs and goals. My clients and I have often focused on developing coping skills, depression, trauma healing, anxiety and stress; and major life transitions (e.g. medical diagnosis or changes in health, breakups, leaving home or moving, career changes). Whatever your journey has been to bring you to this moment, I am here to support you.
Let's face it, talking about sex can be uncomfortable but sexual concerns are actually common. As a compassionate, competent sex therapist, I can help you with: Problems with sexual desire, Wanting to experience orgasm, Erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation, Painful intercourse, Sexual behaviors that are troubling to you, Rekindling sex after pregnancy/childbirth, Overcoming relationship and sexual problems associated with infertility and its treatment, Processing trauma and thriving after negative sexual experiences, Working through affairs, Sexual desire discrepancy concerns, Support in polyamorous relationships
I've been a licensed psychologist seeing clients for psychotherapy in my private practice since 1995. My approach is to facilitate your growth or movement through various life issues by working with your strengths and helping you to arrive at the solutions/decisions/changes that will improve the quality of your life. Research has shown that making a strong therapeutic relationship is linked to positive therapy outcomes, and one of my strengths as a therapist is to make such relationships with a diverse spectrum of clients.
Do you believe that happiness is not possible unless you obtain a certain body size, relationship or job and are on a constant quest for perfectionism? You may find yourself turning to addiction, chaotic relationships, disordered eating, your inner critic and negative body image to find relief from anxiety, stress or trauma. This is understandable, but there is another way... Imagine creating a compassionate relationship with yourself based on accepting your body as a source of wisdom, connecting you to your feelings, authenticity, creativity and life force.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Pacific Heights, 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 Pacific Heights, 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.
How to find a specialist?
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 Pacific Heights, San Francisco, or Child Psychologists in Pacific Heights, San Francisco.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Pacific Heights, San Francisco psychologists specializing in EMDR.
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 Pacific Heights, 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.