Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Therapists in Western Addition, San Francisco, CA

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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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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Tina Smelser MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I facilitate exploration of early family experiences, and I use mindfulness tools to help bring awareness to habitual patterns of thought and behavior which are no longer helpful.
Often, much of the suffering a person experiences comes from difficulties in relationships; with others and with oneself. With compassion and understanding, I can help you explore what gets in the way of having satisfying relationships. As part of that process, we can look at ways to communicate more effectively. I have special interest and experience in working with people from different cultural backgrounds, of mixed cultural backgrounds, or in cross-cultural relationships. I have worked with many clients who are adult children of alcoholics, and understand the challenges of such an upbringing. I work with individual adults and couples.
(415) 663-2971
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Robyn Bloom
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I offer many tools, including mindfulness training to manage anxiety and depression.
Are you feeling anxious, depressed or stuck? Are you struggling with emotional wounds that are holding you back from living the life you truly want for yourself? Are you satisfied in your most important relationships? When life throws you challenges it may seem impossible to go it alone. Therapy is a healthy and interactive dialogue that can help you achieve your goals and gain a greater sense of self-acceptance and acceptance of others. My style is warm, non-judgmental and curious.
(415) 795-2957
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Alexis Stricker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP
Verified
16 Endorsed
Verified
16 Endorsed
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, NeuroAffective Touch Therapist, and Mindfulness Educator, I offer a person-centered, holistic approach to healing.
Many of my clients come to me after having spent a number of years in traditional talk therapy, feeling there is something deeper, within their body, that needs attention and healing. They recognize that trauma is stored in their body and can only be healed with the body in mind. Symptoms might include unrelenting anxiety, chronic pain or tension patterns, numbness, dissociation, and/or emotional, behavioral, or physiological patterns that continue to show up in spite of the cognitive insights and shifts that have occurred with the help of past therapy.
(415) 413-0964
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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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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Western Addition
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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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Lourens Crous - Anxiety/Stress Specialist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Over 2 decades of experience helping people with anxiety, panic, worry, fears, trauma/abuse, difficult life transitions, shame, guilt, and everyday life stress, My treatment approach is friendly, warm and collaborative. I use empirically supported treatment modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Mindfulness training. Video therapy is available to CA residents only. New clients please visit www.anxietytherapysf.com and complete the appointment request form.
(415) 322-7842
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Jean Choi
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed clinical psychologist (CA, CO, & RI) with extensive experience providing counseling since 2002, specializing in individual therapy.  My approach is warm, collaborative, and direct.  My focus is on providing a supportive and interactive dialogue with you to remove blocks, build upon strengths and resilience, and foster self-attunement to live more authentically and to attain the personal growth you are seeking.  I draw from psychodynamic depth psychology, neuropsychological sciences, multicultural awareness, EMDR, and mindfulness based practices to address your unique background and place in your life's journey.
(415) 687-2868
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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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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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94109
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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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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Julia Ward
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
9 Endorsed
Verified
9 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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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94102
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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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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Michelle Vo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Common interventions derive from CBT, DBT, ACT, mindfulness , and self-compassion focus.
If you've stumbled upon my page, you're likely seeking emotional support and helpful skills to navigate life's challenges. Perhaps you've been feeling stuck, anxious, overwhelmed, or disconnected to your work, relationships, or even yourself. This can be very painful to navigate alone. In therapy with me, you can work through negative thinking patterns or habits, common stressors, and allow room for acceptance of things you cannot control. In therapy, you can gain new skills as we talk through your lived experience. Your story is unique, so we will work together to navigate treatment goals that can improve your quality of life.
(415) 612-3540
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Zena Tucker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My work can best be described as present focused and mindfulness based.
I invite you to walk through a door ready to change, because all you know and all you have tried may not be working for you. I have the training, the confidence, the sensitivity and the sense of humor, when needed, to be the person to help you to find your way. My style is down-to-earth and interactive focusing on change in the present through engagement and connection. Sometimes it's difficult to trust that anyone can truly help you. I encourage you to try. WEBSITE: zenatucker.com
(415) 226-6705
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Sarah Kwan
Psychologist, MS, NCSP, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I draw from a range of therapeutic modalities, including narrative therapy, attachment theory as well as cognitive- and mindfulness -based skill building.
My psychotherapy practice focuses on women's mental health, with an eye towards the multiple, and often competing, roles that we navigate throughout a lifetime. My approach is to listen attentively for what is needed so that we can work together to create your experience. Rather than "cure" you, I will support you with safety and warmth and offer you the tools to lead your life with intention, dignity and self-determination. My focus includes anxiety and depression, reproductive, intergenerational and complex trauma, familial relationships as well as racial & cultural identity.
(415) 403-2384
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Khaliun Jargalsaikhan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified
Verified
I work from a Mindfulness -Based approach and draw from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Attachment-Based and Strength-Based, Trauma Informed modalities.
In my practice, I strive to create relationships with my clients that foster their growth and help them achieve their full potential. I value empathy and unconditional positive regard toward my clients. Understanding is called for when someone is hurting, confused, anxious, alienated, or doubtful of their self-worth. The gentle, empathic approach provides insight and healing. I respect the courage and vulnerability to come to therapy and try to take good care of my client's trust in me.
(415) 684-9186
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94117
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Efrén F. Hilera
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA
Verified
Verified
I am well-trained & have extensive experience with evidence-based treatments, including CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), exposure treatment for anxiety, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), motivational interviewing, MBCT ( Mindfulness -Based Cognitive Therapy) & DBT (Dialectic-Behavioral Therapy).
I am an empowerment and transformational coach who works with individuals, couples, companies and organizations who are committed to living life in a powerful, meaningful and fulfilling way! I am passionate about working with and developing effective leaders, transforming work cultures, creating more engagement in teams, and helping individuals and organizations achieve their goals and dreams. If you feel inspired by what you read, please contact me so that we can explore if we should work together and discuss how I can bring value to your life and/or organization.
(650) 924-9912
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Brooke Adams
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am passionate to offer you mindfulness -based approaches that will empower you on your journey.
This human experience is at times daunting. Even welcomed life transitions can leave us feeling untethered. You may be struggling to feel comfortable in your own skin, find deeper connection in your relationships, or knowing your place in this world. I believe in the innate wisdom each individual possesses. I will accompany you into this lifelong process of returning to your sense of self. We come to know ourselves more fully through our relationships even as the discoveries may be startling or disorienting. Through these explorations you will find a deepened connection with what you ardently seek.
(628) 265-8620
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94118
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Janine Darwin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Our work together will be done with respect, compassion and mindfulness .
Are you anxious, emotionally overwhelmed, struggling with feelings of inadequacy, not able to make decisions, engaging in self destructive behaviors or just plain confused about why things (or people) are so difficult? Contact me. If you are struggling with poor relationships at work, with your partner, with your kids; contact me. If you just want a better understanding of how you think, feel and behave; contact me. Together we will uncover your internal healing abilities to achieve freedom and relief.
(415) 578-3944
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Jessica Claire Lief
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
My name is Jessica Lief. I have been practicing social work and working as a psychotherapist since 2014. I support individuals who are recovering from eating disorders, body image issues, substance use issues, trauma, self harm, prenatal and postpartum issues, miscarriage and fertility issues. I work with adults of all ages. My style has been described as nurturing, empathic, and empowering. I am direct and authentic; I will never blame you for your suffering. My approach is primarily psychodynamic but combines aspects of self-psychology, mindful self-compassion, dialectical behavior therapy, Seeking Safety, and mindfulness .
(628) 265-8809
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Western Addition
San Francisco, CA 94115
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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.