Positive Psychology Therapists in San Francisco, CA

See all therapists in San Francisco
Photo of Beth Myler, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Beth Myler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, JD
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115  (Online Only)
CBT is usually enhanced by other treatment modalities such as Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, and Positive Psychology delivered in the context of a warm, respectful therapeutic relationship.
Accepting new clients in California and Texas. In addition to psychotherapy for anxiety and depression, I also provide counseling and coaching to clients managing change in their lives. I help clients navigate challenges presented by relationships, career, and changes in their health status due to aging, illness or injury. I trained as a psychotherapist after a long career as a lawyer and enjoy helping clients focus on pragmatic goals as well as developing insight and personal growth.
CBT is usually enhanced by other treatment modalities such as Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, and Positive Psychology delivered in the context of a warm, respectful therapeutic relationship.
Accepting new clients in California and Texas. In addition to psychotherapy for anxiety and depression, I also provide counseling and coaching to clients managing change in their lives. I help clients navigate challenges presented by relationships, career, and changes in their health status due to aging, illness or injury. I trained as a psychotherapist after a long career as a lawyer and enjoy helping clients focus on pragmatic goals as well as developing insight and personal growth.
View
Photo of Ji Eun (Gina) Midlam, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Ji Eun (Gina) Midlam
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
My therapeutic approaches include but not limited to the following: Motivational Interviewing, Spiritual, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Supportive Therapy, Positive Psychology, Person-Centered Approach, Crisis Management and Health/life Coaching.
Ji Eun (Gina) Midlam, LCSW,ACM,CCM,CHC. I have been licensed therapist with the Board of Behavioral Sciences since 2005. Currently, I also work in the healthcare industry for 20 years as a clinical supervisor and have my evening practice. My therapeutic approach/areas of focus involve:, life/health coaching, job stress management, career counseling, emotional supportive therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy, marital stress counseling, infertility and female related issues, medical issues of a new diagnosis, anxiety and depression, self-esteem/confidence problems.
My therapeutic approaches include but not limited to the following: Motivational Interviewing, Spiritual, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Supportive Therapy, Positive Psychology, Person-Centered Approach, Crisis Management and Health/life Coaching.
Ji Eun (Gina) Midlam, LCSW,ACM,CCM,CHC. I have been licensed therapist with the Board of Behavioral Sciences since 2005. Currently, I also work in the healthcare industry for 20 years as a clinical supervisor and have my evening practice. My therapeutic approach/areas of focus involve:, life/health coaching, job stress management, career counseling, emotional supportive therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy, marital stress counseling, infertility and female related issues, medical issues of a new diagnosis, anxiety and depression, self-esteem/confidence problems.
(415) 801-0589 View (415) 801-0589
Photo of Ismael de Guzman, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Ismael de Guzman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94103  (Online Only)
My therapeutic style is CBT-oriented, DBT-informed, positive psychology minded, and centered around cultural humility.
I recognize seeking support can be daunting, but you don't have to face your life challenges alone. I am committed to helping individuals from marginalized communities who are seeking therapy to get help with anxiety, depression, identity exploration, or trauma-related experiences. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space to explore what might be coming up for you in these areas. Together we will work to develop resilience, a stronger self-esteem, healthier relationships, personal agency, insight, and strong coping skills.
My therapeutic style is CBT-oriented, DBT-informed, positive psychology minded, and centered around cultural humility.
I recognize seeking support can be daunting, but you don't have to face your life challenges alone. I am committed to helping individuals from marginalized communities who are seeking therapy to get help with anxiety, depression, identity exploration, or trauma-related experiences. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space to explore what might be coming up for you in these areas. Together we will work to develop resilience, a stronger self-esteem, healthier relationships, personal agency, insight, and strong coping skills.
(415) 942-5447 View (415) 942-5447
Photo of Shirley Ailsworth, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Shirley Ailsworth
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94127
I draw from a variety of approaches in my work: CBT, Positive Psychology, Solution Focus, and Mindfulness are a few approaches that we may use.
Congratulations on taking this FIRST step. Life’s challenges can leave you feeling defeated, exhausted, anxious and depressed. All of these feelings can take a toll on our daily lives, sense of self and relationships. However with the right therapeutic support those feelings can decrease or become easier and more manageable. I also have a special interest in supporting individuals and couples who have breast cancer or have experienced breast cancer and its lasting impacts. I’m an out-of-network provider.
I draw from a variety of approaches in my work: CBT, Positive Psychology, Solution Focus, and Mindfulness are a few approaches that we may use.
Congratulations on taking this FIRST step. Life’s challenges can leave you feeling defeated, exhausted, anxious and depressed. All of these feelings can take a toll on our daily lives, sense of self and relationships. However with the right therapeutic support those feelings can decrease or become easier and more manageable. I also have a special interest in supporting individuals and couples who have breast cancer or have experienced breast cancer and its lasting impacts. I’m an out-of-network provider.
(628) 262-8962 View (628) 262-8962
Photo of Megan Brubaker, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Megan Brubaker
Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT, MA
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118  (Online Only)
I have also been strongly influenced by positive psychology for its ability to add good to one’s life, as opposed to focusing on "fixing problems".
Life is tough and seeking help at any point helps you become the hero of your story. One of the most amazing things I witness are people who want to bring positive changes into their lives and are willing to set aside time to work on themselves their growth as individuals, couples and families.
I have also been strongly influenced by positive psychology for its ability to add good to one’s life, as opposed to focusing on "fixing problems".
Life is tough and seeking help at any point helps you become the hero of your story. One of the most amazing things I witness are people who want to bring positive changes into their lives and are willing to set aside time to work on themselves their growth as individuals, couples and families.
(415) 364-8167 View (415) 364-8167
Photo of Larry O'Connor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Larry O'Connor, Marriage and Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94110
Recently I’ve been interested in positive psychology, theories of learning, and blending elements of coaching and psychotherapy.
Choosing a therapist that is a good fit and you can see working with deserves consideration. It’s important the therapist is someone you can trust, who gets you, and has professional experience with what you need, and conveys a sense of confidence and commitment to helping you. I try to get to know every client I work with, understand who they are, what their lives are like. I look for your individual strengths, unique capabilities, positive qualities, and help you recognize and build upon these to improve your current circumstances.
Recently I’ve been interested in positive psychology, theories of learning, and blending elements of coaching and psychotherapy.
Choosing a therapist that is a good fit and you can see working with deserves consideration. It’s important the therapist is someone you can trust, who gets you, and has professional experience with what you need, and conveys a sense of confidence and commitment to helping you. I try to get to know every client I work with, understand who they are, what their lives are like. I look for your individual strengths, unique capabilities, positive qualities, and help you recognize and build upon these to improve your current circumstances.
(415) 225-3032 View (415) 225-3032
Photo of Tarrah D Wauson, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Tarrah D Wauson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94114
I provide individual therapy that is strength based and has roots in Positive Psychology, Solution focused therapies and Humanistic.
I support young people to find their voice, become more self confident, and communicate in a way that expresses their needs. Many times there is a disconnect between behavior and desires. I work closely to increase awareness of why these behaviors are happening and encourage an awareness to begin to identify triggers, with an overall goal of self awareness and self control.
I provide individual therapy that is strength based and has roots in Positive Psychology, Solution focused therapies and Humanistic.
I support young people to find their voice, become more self confident, and communicate in a way that expresses their needs. Many times there is a disconnect between behavior and desires. I work closely to increase awareness of why these behaviors are happening and encourage an awareness to begin to identify triggers, with an overall goal of self awareness and self control.
(628) 259-8239 View (628) 259-8239
Photo of Danielle Kassouf, Psychologist in San Francisco, CA
Danielle Kassouf
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
3 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94104
Therapy is customized to address your unique goals with a variety of research-proven techniques: Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and positive psychology.
There is hope for a more meaningful, satisfying life. No matter what your circumstances are, know that you are not alone in your suffering. As humans, we all feel overwhelmed by stress, depression, anxiety, body image issues, or pressures to perform in school or work. Therapy can help! Using a warm and active approach, I help you feel at ease while gently facilitating change and growth. I help identify your unique strengths and empower you to build confidence and self-worth. Together we can reduce suffering and increase resiliency.
Therapy is customized to address your unique goals with a variety of research-proven techniques: Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and positive psychology.
There is hope for a more meaningful, satisfying life. No matter what your circumstances are, know that you are not alone in your suffering. As humans, we all feel overwhelmed by stress, depression, anxiety, body image issues, or pressures to perform in school or work. Therapy can help! Using a warm and active approach, I help you feel at ease while gently facilitating change and growth. I help identify your unique strengths and empower you to build confidence and self-worth. Together we can reduce suffering and increase resiliency.
(415) 582-4255 View (415) 582-4255
Photo of Richard Fontenot, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Richard Fontenot
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114  (Online Only)
Richard (direct contact: 424-282-6871) trained at Harvard Medical School in Narrative Medicine and uses CBT / Positive Psychology / Solution Oriented approaches to help you overcome life's obstacles and create positive outcomes, reduce stress and anxiety, improve relationships, overcome PTSD, and defeat depression; Individuals, couples, and adolescents seen.
Richard (direct/best contact: 424-282-6871) trained at Harvard Medical School in Narrative Medicine and has extensive experience practicing individual, adolescent, and couples therapy. His experience as a top producer’s assistant to Academy Award and Emmy Award winners (working on Billion $ revenue teams) has allowed him to best understand the demands of success while balancing career, family, and relationship goals. When one side of the scale becomes heavier than the other, it causes an imbalance creating disharmonious interpersonal interactions, leading to stress, sadness, loneliness, isolation, and feeling unfulfilled in life.
Richard (direct contact: 424-282-6871) trained at Harvard Medical School in Narrative Medicine and uses CBT / Positive Psychology / Solution Oriented approaches to help you overcome life's obstacles and create positive outcomes, reduce stress and anxiety, improve relationships, overcome PTSD, and defeat depression; Individuals, couples, and adolescents seen.
Richard (direct/best contact: 424-282-6871) trained at Harvard Medical School in Narrative Medicine and has extensive experience practicing individual, adolescent, and couples therapy. His experience as a top producer’s assistant to Academy Award and Emmy Award winners (working on Billion $ revenue teams) has allowed him to best understand the demands of success while balancing career, family, and relationship goals. When one side of the scale becomes heavier than the other, it causes an imbalance creating disharmonious interpersonal interactions, leading to stress, sadness, loneliness, isolation, and feeling unfulfilled in life.
(323) 973-1814 View (323) 973-1814
Photo of Victoria L. Vogel, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Victoria L. Vogel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94117
Brief Solutions Oriented Counseling, Mindfulness Based Therapy, Meditation Instruction, LENS Neurofeedback, Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Body Oriented Psychotherapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Enneagram Counseling.
I combine LENS Neurofeedback with ancient wisdom, warmth and caring. Are you longing for someone positive to talk to who cares and understands? Someone who has experience with anxiety, ADHD, head trauma, PTSD, depression and finding your place in life and love? I can hold your issues and teach you mindfulness which brings happiness and relief. Days, evenings, some insurance.
Brief Solutions Oriented Counseling, Mindfulness Based Therapy, Meditation Instruction, LENS Neurofeedback, Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Body Oriented Psychotherapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Enneagram Counseling.
I combine LENS Neurofeedback with ancient wisdom, warmth and caring. Are you longing for someone positive to talk to who cares and understands? Someone who has experience with anxiety, ADHD, head trauma, PTSD, depression and finding your place in life and love? I can hold your issues and teach you mindfulness which brings happiness and relief. Days, evenings, some insurance.
(415) 413-3935 View (415) 413-3935
Photo of Beverly Swann, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Beverly Swann
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94101
Trauma...COVID fatigue...current political climate...feeling stuck...anxiety...wanting more from life...clients come to me for many reasons. My holistic, body-oriented psychotherapy & health services are based on principles of wholeness, positive psychology, & empowerment. It's about more than venting stress. It's about identifying & transcending challenges/roadblocks/speedbumps. It's about cultivating happiness/peace/well-being, learning & expanding tools, discovering & nurturing your authentic self & the resources you already have, & seeing yourself as the complex & unique being you are. Cultivate a life of thriving!
Trauma...COVID fatigue...current political climate...feeling stuck...anxiety...wanting more from life...clients come to me for many reasons. My holistic, body-oriented psychotherapy & health services are based on principles of wholeness, positive psychology, & empowerment. It's about more than venting stress. It's about identifying & transcending challenges/roadblocks/speedbumps. It's about cultivating happiness/peace/well-being, learning & expanding tools, discovering & nurturing your authentic self & the resources you already have, & seeing yourself as the complex & unique being you are. Cultivate a life of thriving!
(925) 705-7036 View (925) 705-7036
Photo of Mindfulness Psychotherapy, Jim Mathis LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Mindfulness Psychotherapy, Jim Mathis LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94101  (Online Only)
I use the principles of Positive Psychology and Mindfulness to teach techniques that increase awareness and ability to control attention so that you can experience happiness and not be a slave to compulsive thinking. You will learn and experience living in a way that frees energy that is being spent on habitual regrets of the past and worries of the future. I can guide you through loneliness, isolation, emotional pain, grief, relationship distress and trauma.
I use the principles of Positive Psychology and Mindfulness to teach techniques that increase awareness and ability to control attention so that you can experience happiness and not be a slave to compulsive thinking. You will learn and experience living in a way that frees energy that is being spent on habitual regrets of the past and worries of the future. I can guide you through loneliness, isolation, emotional pain, grief, relationship distress and trauma.
(530) 723-1649 View (530) 723-1649
Photo of Michael Tiura, Psychologist in San Francisco, CA
Michael Tiura
Psychologist, CP
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94134
My name is Michael Tiura and I am a licensed psychologist based in Oakland, CA. I work with clients via telehealth throughout California. I specialize in working with clients of all ages with anxiety, depression, ADHD, and autism, in addition to building healthy coping strategies. I provide brief, (3 to 6 months) skills-based therapy using techniques from cognitive behavior therapy, positive psychology, and dialectical behavior therapy. My communication style is warm, relaxed, and collaborative. I want clients to feel safe and comfortable while also having a say in what their goals and treatment will look like.
My name is Michael Tiura and I am a licensed psychologist based in Oakland, CA. I work with clients via telehealth throughout California. I specialize in working with clients of all ages with anxiety, depression, ADHD, and autism, in addition to building healthy coping strategies. I provide brief, (3 to 6 months) skills-based therapy using techniques from cognitive behavior therapy, positive psychology, and dialectical behavior therapy. My communication style is warm, relaxed, and collaborative. I want clients to feel safe and comfortable while also having a say in what their goals and treatment will look like.
(909) 639-3866 View (909) 639-3866
Photo of Krystal Pope, Psychologist in San Francisco, CA
Krystal Pope
Psychologist, JD/PhD
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94108  (Online Only)
CBT tools, Positive Psychology, and other disciplines as needed will provide a Strength-based approach to build resilience, a foundation to meet personal goals, overcome stressors, and reduce your barriers to a successful life.
Do you have a high stress job with unique struggles and stressors? Is your personal life complicated and you're doing everything you can to live your best life but still facing obstacles? Do you have some very specific goals that you're looking to accomplish but need extra support. Overcoming barriers is part of the human experience but we all face unique struggles in this journey. Together, we will develop a plan to help you overcome your barriers. Evaluation services available: fitness for duty, competency, etc.
CBT tools, Positive Psychology, and other disciplines as needed will provide a Strength-based approach to build resilience, a foundation to meet personal goals, overcome stressors, and reduce your barriers to a successful life.
Do you have a high stress job with unique struggles and stressors? Is your personal life complicated and you're doing everything you can to live your best life but still facing obstacles? Do you have some very specific goals that you're looking to accomplish but need extra support. Overcoming barriers is part of the human experience but we all face unique struggles in this journey. Together, we will develop a plan to help you overcome your barriers. Evaluation services available: fitness for duty, competency, etc.
(325) 308-6765 View (325) 308-6765
Photo of Mariola Craver, Licensed Professional Counselor in San Francisco, CA
Mariola Craver
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94112
My name is Mariola Craver, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Utilizing cultural competency and trauma-informed capability, I provide services to teens and adults. During sessions, we address symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression, among others, as well as coping skills for many life transitions. In my practice, I use CBT/DBT as well as Positive Psychology and Mindfulness. I am client-centered and emphasize unconditional positive regard.
My name is Mariola Craver, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Utilizing cultural competency and trauma-informed capability, I provide services to teens and adults. During sessions, we address symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression, among others, as well as coping skills for many life transitions. In my practice, I use CBT/DBT as well as Positive Psychology and Mindfulness. I am client-centered and emphasize unconditional positive regard.
(530) 456-7339 View (530) 456-7339
Photo of Stephanie Clark, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Stephanie Clark
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94121
I use the client centered and positive psychology approach, exploring solutions to life challenges.
Hi my name is Stephanie Clark, LMFT. I have a depth approach, understanding where you have come from to where you are today. I focus on codependency, grief and loss process, addiction, domestic violence, cognitive distortions, healthy relationship attributes versus toxic attributes, and emotional maturity. I have worked with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, addiction, and marriage and family difficulties. I typically work with adults 18 and older, couples, and individuals.
I use the client centered and positive psychology approach, exploring solutions to life challenges.
Hi my name is Stephanie Clark, LMFT. I have a depth approach, understanding where you have come from to where you are today. I focus on codependency, grief and loss process, addiction, domestic violence, cognitive distortions, healthy relationship attributes versus toxic attributes, and emotional maturity. I have worked with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, addiction, and marriage and family difficulties. I typically work with adults 18 and older, couples, and individuals.
(657) 837-5997 View (657) 837-5997
Photo of Kellie Bougard Jordan, Licensed Professional Counselor in San Francisco, CA
Kellie Bougard Jordan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94134
Greetings, my name is Kellie Bougard Jordan, LPCC. I have worked with diverse clients ranging from children, adolescents, and adult populations. My focus areas of practice include depression, anxiety, addiction, familial / relationship issues, life stressors, grief and trauma-related issues, parenting, impulsivity, and self-esteem. My therapeutic approach to providing therapy combines Cognitive-Behavioral, Humanistic, Positive Psychology, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused counseling. I believe in meeting anyone where they are in the journey of healing.
Greetings, my name is Kellie Bougard Jordan, LPCC. I have worked with diverse clients ranging from children, adolescents, and adult populations. My focus areas of practice include depression, anxiety, addiction, familial / relationship issues, life stressors, grief and trauma-related issues, parenting, impulsivity, and self-esteem. My therapeutic approach to providing therapy combines Cognitive-Behavioral, Humanistic, Positive Psychology, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused counseling. I believe in meeting anyone where they are in the journey of healing.
(657) 256-5173 View (657) 256-5173
Photo of Azadeh H Weber, Psychologist in San Francisco, CA
Azadeh H Weber
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94103  (Online Only)
My services include complex trauma processing, somatic therapy, art therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, narrative therapy, positive psychology, couples counseling, and executive coaching.
I’m Dr. Azadeh Weber, a licensed Clinical Psychologist.​ My professional background includes mental health services for individuals, couples, families, and groups. I have worked in community mental health, as a counselor in K-12 education, as a milieu counselor for families in a hospital setting, and as a therapist and forensic assistant in Workers' Compensation. I built a therapeutic farm in Spokane, WA and won multiple grant awards to provide heritage art workshops to women to enhance resiliency. I care about my clients’ well-being and strive to deliver counseling and psychological services catered to their needs.
My services include complex trauma processing, somatic therapy, art therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, narrative therapy, positive psychology, couples counseling, and executive coaching.
I’m Dr. Azadeh Weber, a licensed Clinical Psychologist.​ My professional background includes mental health services for individuals, couples, families, and groups. I have worked in community mental health, as a counselor in K-12 education, as a milieu counselor for families in a hospital setting, and as a therapist and forensic assistant in Workers' Compensation. I built a therapeutic farm in Spokane, WA and won multiple grant awards to provide heritage art workshops to women to enhance resiliency. I care about my clients’ well-being and strive to deliver counseling and psychological services catered to their needs.
(650) 663-5581 View (650) 663-5581
Photo of Sara R. van Koningsveld, Counselor in San Francisco, CA
Sara R. van Koningsveld
Counselor, MA, LPCC, BC-DMT, GL-CMA
Verified
4 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94115  (Online Only)
My practice integrates: CBT, positive psychology, mindfulness, and holistic approaches.
Life gets difficult. -Our distress may make us uncomfortable, overwhelmed, anxious, angry, sad and/or depressed. -Maybe we experienced a job loss, have to move, had a significant relationship end, or experienced a major shift, change, or transition in our life. -Really, we want to feel "better" and "happier", but how do we get there? Short-term counseling or coaching can help and sometimes we needed to address deeper issues and patterns through psychotherapy. Each of us is different, but maybe you found your way here because you are ready to let go, ready to grow, and ready for something new, different, and better for your life.
My practice integrates: CBT, positive psychology, mindfulness, and holistic approaches.
Life gets difficult. -Our distress may make us uncomfortable, overwhelmed, anxious, angry, sad and/or depressed. -Maybe we experienced a job loss, have to move, had a significant relationship end, or experienced a major shift, change, or transition in our life. -Really, we want to feel "better" and "happier", but how do we get there? Short-term counseling or coaching can help and sometimes we needed to address deeper issues and patterns through psychotherapy. Each of us is different, but maybe you found your way here because you are ready to let go, ready to grow, and ready for something new, different, and better for your life.
(323) 210-4786 View (323) 210-4786
Photo of Julie Hall in San Francisco, CA
Julie Hall
PhD
San Francisco, CA 94115  (Online Only)
I'm a psychologist based in the Silicon Valley and work with a diverse range of clients from technology executives to kids and teens. I use techniques from positive psychology and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help clients decrease negative emotions and increase positive emotions to enable them to live happier, more fulfilling lives. My work focuses on treating stress, anxiety, depression, and addiction in adults, teens, and children using scientifically validated treatments. I have over 10 years of expertise in CBT, assessment and structured clinical interviews, crisis intervention, and executive coaching.
I'm a psychologist based in the Silicon Valley and work with a diverse range of clients from technology executives to kids and teens. I use techniques from positive psychology and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help clients decrease negative emotions and increase positive emotions to enable them to live happier, more fulfilling lives. My work focuses on treating stress, anxiety, depression, and addiction in adults, teens, and children using scientifically validated treatments. I have over 10 years of expertise in CBT, assessment and structured clinical interviews, crisis intervention, and executive coaching.
(650) 374-4827 View (650) 374-4827

See more therapy options for San Francisco


Positive Psychology Therapists

How does positive psychology therapy work?

Positive psychology therapy derives from the work of Martin Seligman of the University of Pennsylvania. He and others developed the field of positive psychology building on humanistic theory. Positive psychology therapy is similar to acceptance and commitment therapy, and it essentially quiets emotional distress through positivity, contentment, and well-being. This therapy does not reduce the individual to symptoms and conditions.

When do I know if I need treatment using positive psychology?

If an individual is overwhelmed by emotional distress and general negativity, they may feel trapped. A positive psychology therapist can help them view their emotions and behaviors differently, and approach life with a better understanding of their positive strengths. This therapy can provide an individual with the coping skills needed for a healthier and more constructive life.

What should I expect from positive psychology therapy?

The patient may be asked to explore their signature strengths. The therapist will also ask the individual to talk about their goals, which should be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely. Discussing negative experiences and symptoms is important, but so is the exploration of positive experiences. The objective is to identify and lessen negative thoughts and behaviors and move toward optimal health and productivity. The individual will see life in a more positive and fulfilling way. This therapy is proactive and may use forgiveness, gratitude, hope, and compassion to help reframe negativity.

Is positive psychology effective in therapy?

Positive psychology therapy is evidence-based and effective. One study found that people with eating disorders benefit from this type of intervention. This therapy encourages the person to reframe their distressed thoughts and move into healthier patterns of functioning. This therapy also aims to move an individual toward what works well in their life. Positive psychology therapy can elicit lifelong change, with higher levels of satisfaction, less stress, as well as positive emotional and behavioral habits.