Gestalt Therapists in San Francisco, CA

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Yvonne Guertin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RMBP, SEP
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
My integral psychology background and ongoing training draws from several talk and process-oriented, experiential, somatic modalities including Gestalt , the Hakomi Method (hakomica.
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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San Francisco, CA 94109
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Francesco Cerminara
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My orientation to psychotherapy is infused with several approaches: Gestalt , for its ability to discern how different parts of your personality interact, Sensorimotor, for its collaborative, body-based organic approach based on mindfulness and a mind-body-spirit integration.
As a self-identified gay man, I am quite familiar first-hand with the process of 'coming out' in a predominantly heterosexual normative, patriarchal, society. I can be your ally dealing with issues of self-esteem, anxiety, depression, guilt, shame, how they affect relationships, be it romantic, sexual, purely platonic, or work-related, and any compulsive behavior you may experience in response to developmental trauma. I am equally at ease and experience working with individuals and couples across the entire gender and sexual identity spectrum.
(628) 222-2768
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San Francisco, CA 94102
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Teri 'sachi' Swanberg
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT
Verified
Verified
I work as an Integral Psychotherapist ( Gestalt , Somatic Experiencing, Attachment-based).
My belief is everything is interconnected. When we hurt in one area of our lives, often times the other areas hurt with it. As simple as it may sound, sometimes feeling our feelings can be hard work. Truly understanding and being honest with authentic selves can be challenging and sometimes scary. No one should have to do this alone. Together, we can deeply listen and nurture your authentic self to help you heal and grow. We are not just talking together, we are experiencing. To learn more, visit my website at: nakaimatherapy.com
(415) 496-0915
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San Francisco, CA 94110
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Bay Area Gestalt Institute
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
16 Endorsed
Verified
16 Endorsed
We are Bay Area Gestalt Institute (BAGI), a non-profit collective of highly trained marriage and family therapists and associates, providing affordable psychotherapy throughout the Bay Area. We offer counseling to individuals, couples, families, and children. Our work is active, creative and holistic. Our therapists work with a variety of issues including: * Relationship Issues * Anxiety * Depression * LGBTQI Concerns * Trauma * Substance Use / Abuse * Eating Disorders * Spiritual * Personal Growth * Integration of Non-Ordinary States
(415) 969-3361
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San Francisco, CA 94110
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Cory Teese
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work from a Gestalt therapy model and bring a relational element to everyone I work with; I have found that I am not a silent or distant therapist.
My style is approachable, interactive, and relational. I hope to create a space of trust and openness for us both to be who we are, without shame or judgment. I focus on themes of difference and inclusion, offer a social justice perspective, and stress the importance of choice and awareness. I incorporate mindfulness, existential inquiry, somatic awareness, and emotionally focused approaches that take an integral approach towards healing that connects the mind, body, and spirit, and honors the uniqueness of each person. As everyone is unique in their own ways, I believe therapy needs to be personalized for the individual.
(628) 277-5993
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San Francisco, CA 94122
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Lu Peyre
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
After graduating with a Master of Arts in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), I received training in Gestalt therapy at Integral Counseling Center at Church Street.
My role as a therapist is that of an empathetic co-pilot. I work in a client-centered way, and I will support you in creating healthy choices and new resources for yourself. My approach is compassionate, intuitive, and interactive. I strive to meet each client's personality and goals in a safe and welcoming environment. I am multilingual and multicultural. My various life experiences provide a base that will help me support you as we work together to meet your goals.
(415) 857-0013
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San Francisco, CA 94131
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Erma Kyriakos
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, AMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am influenced by Gestalt Awareness Practice, Parts Work, The Gottman Method, and Bessel van der Kolk's research for treatment of PTSD and trauma that focuses on the mind-body connection.
My approach is client-centered, warm, and engaged. I support individuals, couples, and families to increase awareness, improve communication skills, strengthen relationship capacities, grief processing, affect/mood regulation, religious trauma, survivors of sexual assault, and can help those experiencing anxiety, and depression. I use an integrative approach that is based in Liberation Psychology, Humanistic-Existential, Feminism, and is trauma-informed. I am Greek American and consider myself bicultural.
(415) 761-3494
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San Francisco, CA 94122
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Taylor Rechtschaffen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I draw upon Tibetan Buddhism as well as Internal Family Systems and Gestalt therapy.
Experiencing anxiety, fear, anger, and sadness is a natural part of being human. How you respond to these emotions is what makes all the difference and can dictate whether you sink and struggle or thrive and grow. Amazingly, it is by facing and bringing love to what you wish you could 'get rid of' that allows parts of you to transform and metabolize into the power and grace you long to feel. My job is to help you navigate this journey and learn the skills to be your own captain; to help you see how much choice you actually have.
(415) 767-1682
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San Francisco, CA 94107
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Michael Griffith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA, MS
Verified
Verified
We will use a variety of styles to look at your process--Attachment based, Gestalt , psychodrama to help address your stuck places and develop healthier, more effective approaches to others.
Successfully helping individuals and couples has always been a priority to me. First and foremost I want you to feel comfortable and safe when we work together and this is essential to fostering your growth. I will be open with you in my understanding of your situation and to share what I can about options you might use in your life situation. Your sessions will encourage you to learn how to make sense of yourself in relationship to others, in love and work. Our work will leave you both supported and also challenged to explore new options in your personal style. Heal dental anxiety and phobias.
(628) 244-8524
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San Francisco, CA 94102
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Noelle Braddock
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified
Verified
The therapy that I offer is depth-oriented and strongly rooted in Gestalt , somatic, and mindfulness-based modalities, as well as intersectional feminism.
It feels like a great honor to be trusted to witness others in their process — to be with them in their vulnerability, their grief, their power, their suffering, their immense resilience. I am so deeply grateful for this work: for the ways it allows me to show up as myself, for the intimacy and connection, for the humility, for the ways it offers proof again and again of the possibility — or rather, the inevitability — of change and growth.
(415) 527-5968
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San Francisco, CA 94114
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Kristin Fialko
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I work relationally with a trauma-informed lens, incorporating somatic techniques, Gestalt & Parts work, Transpersonal psychology, mindfulness practices, art therapy modalities and a social-justice & anti-racist orientation.
We often find ourselves and bodies, on the path towards health after overwhelming experiences, trauma, grief or loss. Re-igniting our inner-fire and natural emotional balance can understandably be a challenge. Trauma-informed somatic psychotherapy can help! I take my role as a therapist, one who supports the client On their journey, as a facilitator of a sacred collaboration. I conduct therapy with an intention to process and move trauma (anxiety, depression and grief accompanying it) in order to restore balance between the mind, body, and spirit and reignite the internal fire.
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San Francisco, CA 94117
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Ilene Ava Serlin
Psychologist, PhD, ADTR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
), write and teach therapists in the US, Sweden and Israel 2) Diversity--studied and taught at the Jung Institute in Zurich, Gestalt Institute NY, UCLA, Saybrook, Lesley;worked in children's hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, health spa's 3) Awards--Fellow of APA, Rollo May award.
I'm a very experienced psychotherapist with over 30 years experience in many settings. I'm warm and compassionate, but also practical. I work from a growth model that helps you access your own wisdom and make a commitment to change. My background in the arts and Jungian psychology attunes me to the dreams and imagery that can inform you about your life course, but I also help you bring these dreams into action. My experience with mind/body can help you prepare for and recover from surgery, develop resilience, stress reduction, confront mortality and life changes, find meaningful work, and appreciate relationships.
(415) 594-4898
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San Francisco, CA 94123
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Liz Gilbert
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I trained in Gestalt Therapy, which focuses upon building awareness of what’s happening for you in a given moment.
I support clients who are facing life’s challenges. Some of these issues include: life transitions, relationships, family dynamics, body image, work stressors, grief and loss, and experiences around sex and sexuality. I work with adult individuals and couples - supporting clients in developing a better relationship with themselves and the people that matter most to them in their lives. My style is warm and compassionate. Clients often share that they feel comfortable with me right away
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San Francisco, CA 94109
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Martina Grzmot
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have training in Relational Gestalt Practice, Hakomi, Expressive Arts and other modalities.
Children and adults continue to report high levels of anxiety and depression as the world shifts at a rapid pace. I invite you to slow down for a moment and come into contact with your own experience: What is alive in this moment? Bringing awareness to our experience, imaginations, our bodies and behaviors, can create space for choice and intentionality about the lives we want to lead.
(415) 300-2866
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San Francisco, CA 94110
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Ken Stamper
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My therapeutic style is approachable, warm, curious, and, when necessary, challenging. I draw from my training in the lineage of Gestalt Therapy, working in the 'here and now' to find out how we can create growth and change. I also use ideas from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy when appropriate to help develop awareness and tools for effective change. We will work collaboratively to see how you can learn respond to your environment with greater freedom and choice, where you can see possibilities and turn them into actualities. I'm here to support you in becoming your best self.
(628) 214-5147
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San Francisco, CA 94109
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Sandra M Amat
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I integrate Gestalt Therapy, Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), somatic exercises and mindfulness practices, the Enneagram, Feeling States Therapy, and Transpersonal Therapy.
I specialize in Conscious Relationship. I help people learn how to show up as an adult for a conscious relationship with themselves and other people. We look at, excavate and rework personal and interpersonal dynamics, heal attachment wounding and past hurts and patterns that get in the way of healthy relating, developing the Emotional Intelligence necessary to show up. Please feel free to reach out or check out my website to learn more.
(650) 385-8967
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San Francisco, CA 94123
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Karen Liu
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
*currently available for video sessions for individual clients* My foundation is Gestalt Therapy – you could think of it as a blend of self exploration, body awareness, and creative ways to integrate disjointed parts of ourselves. I also use Cognitive Behavioral exercises, art activities, and guided meditations, depending on your goals and interest. Most of my clients are in early to mid-life, working on their relationships to self and others, lifestyle, life purpose, transitions, and overcoming obstacles. I help people manage anxiety and depression, and navigate all the complex messiness of being human!
(415) 366-3506
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San Francisco, CA 94110
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Melissa Tan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My therapy is informed by gestalt practices, theories of attachment, liberation psychology, and a connection to nature.
Whether this is your first time seeking therapy or a continuation of your therapy journey, I want to acknowledge the time you are taking to support yourself by seeking change. I think of therapy as a commitment to making space for things that often don’t get enough space in everyday life— space settle into oneself, to take pause, to be witnessed, to be with experiences and support awareness as it emerges. I believe that awareness leads to choice, and that in therapy we can co-create a space to explore your experiences, building greater awareness of needs, boundaries, and patterns of experience.
(415) 384-5126
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San Francisco, CA 94104
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Syd McClune
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
The foundation of my education is Gestalt Awareness Practice.
If you are here looking for a therapist, you may be struggling with anxiety and depression, exploring parts of your identity, or seeking support through a challenging transition. What is wonderful about therapy is that you don't have to do this alone. With experience as a bodyworker and artist, as well as a Masters in Integral Counseling Psychology, I work with individuals to support a holistic movement towards wellness through expressive, embodied talk therapy. I'm glad you are reaching out for support during these historically challenging times.
(628) 250-2267
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San Francisco, CA 94110
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Will Lipsenthal
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
Verified
I’m a bit of a romantic, I’m sensitive, as well as a fan of sports who grew up watching Star Wars; but right now, I just want to say welcome. As a non-judgmental gestalt therapist, I plan on being honest and up front with you, while doing so in a caring way. I'm focused on facilitating and supporting you as you reconnect with the healing and growth that you want.
(415) 343-5541
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San Francisco, CA 94110
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Gestalt Therapists
Gestalt therapy seeks to integrate the client's behaviors, feelings, and thinking, so that their intentions and actions may be aligned for optimal mental health. The therapist will help the client become more self-aware, to live more in the present, and to assume more responsibility for taking care of themself. Techniques of gestalt therapy include confrontation, dream analysis, and role playing.

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