Brainspotting Therapists in San Francisco, CA

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Dr. Mariel Barcebal
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I draw from various therapy modalities ranging from ACT & Positive Psychology to trauma-informed methods such as Internal Family Systems and Brainspotting that support deep emotional processing and rehabilitation of the nervous system.
Making the choice to seek support and guidance is very powerful as it means that you are looking to create a shift within yourself, and what you are currently doing is no longer working for you. When we experience life's challenges and transitions, we can feel overwhelmed, confused, and stuck in the negative cycle of our circumstances and deeply established emotional patterns. I will work collaboratively with you to create forward movement in your life. And I am passionate about helping folks break longstanding patterns of intergenerational trauma, and ultimately experience new ways to be and feel in the world.
(213) 335-2236
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San Francisco, CA 94102
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San Francisco Trauma Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I weave Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, NARM and Brainspotting together to best support where you want to go in life.
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.
(415) 329-0716
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San Francisco, CA 94123
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Olivia Provan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
My approach is warm, empathetic and grounded in psychodynamic, somatic, and Brainspotting therapies and I am certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples.
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.
(415) 870-4181
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San Francisco, CA 94115
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Lori Kandels
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MBA
Verified
Verified
Free yourself from what binds you. Resolve anxiety, past trauma, work or relationship stress. Raise your financial set point. A bit about my approach... 1) Mindfulness and Neuroscience. If you are caught in a negative story, I offer practices that engage the mind and body such as mindfulness, EMDR, Brainspotting and EFT. When we are stressed, we don’t think as clearly and can fall into habits of negative thoughts and emotions. Those habits leave a neurological imprint in the body. Changing your mind is only half of the solution. You have to retrain your nervous system as well and mind/body practices speed that process along.
(415) 340-7089
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San Francisco, CA 94118
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Antje Hofmeister MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I integrate Brainspotting to aid in the healing of unprocessed emotional trauma, anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
Life is change and, mostly, you've been rolling with the punches. But complicated life transitions can leave anyone at a loss. You might feel helpless, hopeless and alone in trying to cope with relationship issues and troublesome or debilitating symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, and obsessions. With more than 15 years of experience, I help adults and families like you navigate the turmoil of challenging life passages including death of a loved one, chronic or terminal illness, relationship issues, separation or divorce, or adjustments to a different job, culture, gender, or sexual orientation.
(650) 918-5006
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San Francisco, CA 94115
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Christina Velasco
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am trained in Brainspotting and can use this valuable tool to help you work through an issue that keeps coming up, previous trauma, or getting unstuck.
Frustration due to feeling anxious, depressed, stressed, tense, out of control, or not satisfied with your relationship(s) are all great reasons to seek therapy. It's also okay to not be able to pinpoint exactly what is going on - but you are sure something is off and you want to feel better. I work with individuals who want to let go of patterns that no longer serve them, and to gain a better understanding of why those patterns show up to begin with. If any of the above sounds like you - let's talk.
(415) 364-8120
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San Francisco, CA 94118
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Helen Kwon Kalanithi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PhD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Using Brainspotting , mindfulness and somatic, integrative approaches, we can help you connect to your grounded deeper self, and shift into a life that feels more authentic, connected, confident, even joyful.
I help high-achieving sensitive people from immigrant and other diverse backgrounds connect more to their authentic selves and thrive. You are a high performer---maybe even the go-to person for other people. Perhaps you identify as an introvert, empath/HSP, creative, changemaker, or healer. You feel deeply, and are concerned about others. Outwardly, you’ve held it together, worked hard to keep others happy. But inside, you're exhausted, frustrated with yourself and others, feeling unseen. You don’t have to do this work alone, amidst the existential grief of the pandemic and persisting inequalities. I'm here for you. I can relate.
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San Francisco, CA 94114
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Randy Weled
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am Certified in Brainspotting .
The most important questions is: "What pain brought you here? What is the hardest issue for you to deal with?" The most important result of the first session is that you walk out feeling that I understand you and will be able to be your ally in working through your issues. In other words we need to like each other and you need to feel that I have the expertise to handle your problems and not judge you.
(415) 967-7209
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San Francisco, CA 94102
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Esma Verma
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP
Verified
Verified
I often use tools like somatic therapy, brainspotting , cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and energy psychology.
Clients come to my practice looking for a therapist who can get to the root of their problem, and help them overcome anxiety and build confidence. I show up as my authentic self to each session because I know how important it is to be able to trust and relate to your therapist. I will celebrate your wins with you, and I will sit with you and help you process the tough stuff. I work with clients who are feeling stuck and overwhelmed but have the desire to improve. Clients who are highly motivated to start working on themselves.
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San Francisco, CA 94114
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Jiewen (Janice) Huang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I utilize the following modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), EMDR, Brainspotting , and Complicated Grief Treatment (CGT).
Depression and anxiety are some of the most common mental-health-related challenges that create difficult thoughts and feelings, which we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, I am here to assist you in restrengthening/restoring/gaining motivation, perspective, and values in your life. Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. I can help you with gaining skills in coping with these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing. My practice also focuses on anticipatory grief, normal grief, and complicated grief.
(415) 449-8155
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San Francisco, CA 94115
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Audrey Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Welcome to My Practice! I am a Level 3 Gottman trained therapist and I have experience providing Pre-Marital counseling and support to couples from all backgrounds. I have completed my training in EMDR at the EMDR Institute, and I have received extensive training in Brainspotting which is another form of somatic trauma treatment. In addition, I specialized in working with Asian American Women , educators, and Asian American couples. In my work with clients, I draw from a client-centered perspective and I incorporate evidence-based practices, including Gottman, CBT, and EMDR.
(415) 527-3347
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San Francisco, CA 94116
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Dario Martinez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I've created a unique, multi-disciplinary approach that addresses issues in two or more of these areas simultaneously using evidence-based, cutting-edge modalities such as IFS (Internal Family Systems), Brainspotting (for trauma and anxiety) and EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) for relationship challenges.
Thank you for visiting my profile. I feel honored whenever people allow me into their lives—especially when they don’t know me. As a therapist, my primary areas of focus are trauma, addictions, anxiety and relationships.
(415) 481-3580
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San Francisco, CA 94102
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Harmony Rousseau
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
To assist my clients in processing their traumas and accessing their strengths, I use a variety of modalities including EMDR, Brainspotting , Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Pia Melody’s Post Induction Therapy (PIT) model.
I am a strength-based Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist—one who believes we each have the inner resources we need to be successful and happy in our lives. During our life journeys, many of us may need assistance with finding and/or highlighting our inner strengths so we can breakthrough our struggles, whether they be past traumas, family patterns/dynamics, relationship/attachment issues or a simple and current need for change. My hope is to help my clients build on their strengths, pinpoint their patterns, rewrite their stories, and find their way back to the positive aspects of life they deserve to experience.
(415) 687-4216
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San Francisco, CA 94103
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Elizabeth Gayner
Psychologist, PsyD, PMH-C
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I provide individual talk therapy and Brainspotting (for trauma) for women on the motherhood and parenting journey.
Are you struggling with infertility, pregnancy loss, postpartum depression/anxiety or new motherhood? Are you dealing with unresolved trauma, PTSD or negative beliefs? Are you a mom of a PANS/PANDAS kid?
(415) 723-4161
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San Francisco, CA 94107
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Irina Slutsky
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Verified
I use Brainspotting , Gestalt, Somatic Therapy, Family Systems Therapy and, in terms of substance use, Abstinence Recovery support (12-Step, etc.
Are you struggling with relationships? Are you experiencing the many ways substance use can create pain, whether for you or someone you love? Are you living with a mental health condition that requires support? Identifying limiting beliefs and unhelpful behaviors is an essential step to living an emotionally stable life, whatever difficult crossroads you may be experiencing. Often, emotional recovery begins with healing long-buried childhood trauma. My goal in therapy with you is to be your guide on this healing journey. You don't have to do it alone. And I believe relief can sometimes happen as early as the first session.
(650) 731-5084
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San Francisco, CA 94115
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Christhmus (Christopher Chu) Presence
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Tools held include Meditation, EFT Tapping, Athletic Coaching, & EMDR-inspired Brainspotting .
BIPOC: Black, Indigenous, &/or People of Color. Includes white-passing & mixed-race BIPOC. Welcome Dear Reader, whether these are first steps or a familiar return, may our steps together support your movements. I am a Chinese-American Queer, by Ancestors’ way of Guangdong Province, China. My family settled on unceded Muwekma Ohlone territory (San Francisco) 3.5 generations ago, where I was born. Since then, I have supported folx's holistic health at opposite ends of the state, nation, and globe.
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San Francisco, CA 94114
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Cecilia Ding
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I use EMDR, Brainspotting , IFS &Emotional Focusing to heal past wounds, CBT for irrational thoughts, SFBT for issues with a deadline.
I believe every person coming to therapy is ready for expanding oneself by facing challenges. It is a transformation process that takes courage, and I deeply respect that. I use scientifically proven techniques to facilitate this process. I am skilled in highlighting what makes us repeat unwanted behaviors or have feelings that we get stuck in. Both as a therapist and as a client, I find that therapy is about reconnecting with ourselves. It enables us to feel more alive, positive, and more aware, and as a result, make better decisions and work more productively. I look forward to being a part of what helps you achieve that.
(415) 842-1277
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San Francisco, CA 94105
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Melissa Harrison
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I use EMDR and Brainspotting , effective therapies to help to heal anxiety and increase your confidence in being you.
To everyone around you, it looks like you've "got it together." But deep inside, you feel like an impostor. Even though your life looks great on the surface, you feel chronically anxious, as if it could all fall apart at any moment. You'd like to be more authentic, but you worry about what would happen if other people knew the "real" you. Sometimes, you wonder if you've spent so much time faking it that you've lost sight of your true self altogether.
(831) 265-3285
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San Francisco, CA 94105
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Jamie Stern
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in trauma processing using BrainSpotting and Trauma Resiliency Model.
Are you going through internal struggle due to trauma? Do you feel anxious and depressed about the future? Do you struggle with family issues and relationship issues? I’m willing to meet you where you are, help you process unwanted thoughts and emotions, and help develop an action plan to effectively cultivate your healing and growth. I’m here to help you explore unresolved feelings (anxiety, depression, anger, helplessness, grief, etc.) and develop skills to effectively cope with them. Thus, you can feel relieved and fulfilled in your relationship with yourself and others.
(408) 351-8421
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San Francisco, CA 94104
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David Tablante Javate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, CHT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I am a Filipino-American Somatic Psychotherapist, Certified Hakomi Therapist, and Certified Brainspotting Therapist.
I work with interracial and intercultural couples to help partners understand themselves on a deeper level. By using mindfulness-based experiential couples therapy, I help couples understand how they get into conflict, their triggers behind the conflict, and how to have healthier and more intimate conversations.
(628) 237-4365
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San Francisco, CA 94108
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