Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, 30986
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94114
"With compassionate guidance and therapeutic support, I have over the last 25 years helped tech employees, students, CEO's, parents, artists and many other individuals navigate personal challenges or life transitions. I use a blend of therapeutic approaches tailored to your specific needs to address a wide range of personal issues such as depression, anxiety, fear, past and present trauma, relationship issues, loss, cancer, family and personal illnesses. My style is collaborative so you can be an active participant in your healing and can better understand and resolve the challenges in your life."
(415) 349-0893
Verified
San Francisco, California 94114
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"With compassionate guidance and therapeutic support, I have over the last 25 years helped tech employees, students, CEO's, parents, artists and many other individuals navigate personal challenges or life transitions. I use a blend of therapeutic approaches tailored to your specific needs to address a wide range of personal issues such as depression, anxiety, fear, past and present trauma, relationship issues, loss, cancer, family and personal illnesses. My style is collaborative so you can be an active participant in your healing and can better understand and resolve the challenges in your life."
Susan Moore, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94114
"What does it mean to you to live well? There is no question more important, and for many, more difficult to answer on their own. We live in a world where expectations and responsibilities are many and great. We feel these pressures from our external world and also experience them from within. They effect how we feel about and treat ourselves and others. These pressures influence creative flow, and our ability to find and create passion as well as peace of mind. As a therapist, helping patients restore this necessary balance is one of my primary goals."
(415) 360-3599
Verified
San Francisco, California 94114
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"What does it mean to you to live well? There is no question more important, and for many, more difficult to answer on their own. We live in a world where expectations and responsibilities are many and great. We feel these pressures from our external world and also experience them from within. They effect how we feel about and treat ourselves and others. These pressures influence creative flow, and our ability to find and create passion as well as peace of mind. As a therapist, helping patients restore this necessary balance is one of my primary goals."
Marcia Romero, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SEP, NMP
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94117
"I have 18 years of experience working with diverse populations struggling with mild to severe life challenges. I utilize a somatic, attachment informed focus to actively attune to disturbances in mind, emotions, body and spirit in present time, encouraging a process of curious inquiry to support positive shifts from chronic, negative patterned states. I integrate therapeutic approaches according to need, age and issue(s) presented, including less verbal modalities helpful with PTSD and relational trauma. I support safety, somatic regulation, mindful inquiry, insight, expanding agency and life affirming shifts that promote healing."
(510) 867-3294
Verified
San Francisco, California 94117
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"I have 18 years of experience working with diverse populations struggling with mild to severe life challenges. I utilize a somatic, attachment informed focus to actively attune to disturbances in mind, emotions, body and spirit in present time, encouraging a process of curious inquiry to support positive shifts from chronic, negative patterned states. I integrate therapeutic approaches according to need, age and issue(s) presented, including less verbal modalities helpful with PTSD and relational trauma. I support safety, somatic regulation, mindful inquiry, insight, expanding agency and life affirming shifts that promote healing."
Kate Leffel, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
"I believe beginning therapy takes courage, and I have the utmost respect for anyone taking that risk. I strive to create a warm space of total acceptance for where you are in your journey. For as long as I can remember, I've been interested in people's stories. It's not surprising that I ended up doing the work I do. As a therapist, I listen to a person and help make sense of both the struggles and the strengths. I help my clients to find meaning in their experience and to move forward to create new stories."
(415) 792-0157
Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
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"I believe beginning therapy takes courage, and I have the utmost respect for anyone taking that risk. I strive to create a warm space of total acceptance for where you are in your journey. For as long as I can remember, I've been interested in people's stories. It's not surprising that I ended up doing the work I do. As a therapist, I listen to a person and help make sense of both the struggles and the strengths. I help my clients to find meaning in their experience and to move forward to create new stories."
Scott Balderson, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94114
"I enjoy working with clients who want more than traditional "talk" therapy. I understand you might feel like just talking about your life cannot change your experience of it. You may be asking how can therapy make a difference? My approach is informed by the practice of mindfulness - the non-judgmental observation of the present moment. Research has shown mindfulness to be a highly effective treatment for depression, anxiety, and addiction. How is working in mindfulness different? In mindfulness we learn how to shift our emotional state from one of suffering to more empowered states of aliveness."
(415) 347-5961
Verified
San Francisco, California 94114
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"I enjoy working with clients who want more than traditional "talk" therapy. I understand you might feel like just talking about your life cannot change your experience of it. You may be asking how can therapy make a difference? My approach is informed by the practice of mindfulness - the non-judgmental observation of the present moment. Research has shown mindfulness to be a highly effective treatment for depression, anxiety, and addiction. How is working in mindfulness different? In mindfulness we learn how to shift our emotional state from one of suffering to more empowered states of aliveness."
Amanda Piasecki, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
"Through therapy, we can author and re-author life stories and personal mythologies in order to bring self-supporting realities into existence. I work collaboratively with clients, cultivating existing strengths and internal resources in order to foster relationships and life experiences that contribute to clients' recovery and wellbeing. When invited, and with respect, I’m honored to explore what makes clients who they are, and to support who they want to become. "
(415) 938-7007
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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"Through therapy, we can author and re-author life stories and personal mythologies in order to bring self-supporting realities into existence. I work collaboratively with clients, cultivating existing strengths and internal resources in order to foster relationships and life experiences that contribute to clients' recovery and wellbeing. When invited, and with respect, I’m honored to explore what makes clients who they are, and to support who they want to become. "
Heather Wassarman, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94104
"I specialize in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for adults with OCD, anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety, panic, and phobias), depression, bipolar, bulimia, and trichotillomania. I have advanced training in CBT and exposure/response prevention for OCD & anxiety disorders, and expertise in habit reversal training for trich/compulsive skin-picking. I also treat hoarding and am able to do home visits, as needed, for those with hoarding and other anxiety disorders that need more exposure practice. In addition, I have an interest in health psychology and enjoy working with people on issues like weight management, smoking cessation, and coping with medical problems."
(415) 399-0255
Verified
San Francisco, California 94104
"I specialize in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for adults with OCD, anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety, panic, and phobias), depression, bipolar, bulimia, and trichotillomania. I have advanced training in CBT and exposure/response prevention for OCD & anxiety disorders, and expertise in habit reversal training for trich/compulsive skin-picking. I also treat hoarding and am able to do home visits, as needed, for those with hoarding and other anxiety disorders that need more exposure practice. In addition, I have an interest in health psychology and enjoy working with people on issues like weight management, smoking cessation, and coping with medical problems."
DJ Drosman, Psychologist
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
"We live in a culture that tells us the type of person we need to be. Sometimes these messages start at home as children, but often continue as we grow up. It can be hard to clear away what we've been told and internalized from our own true nature and who we are destined to become. Parts of us have been left behind; authentic selves concealed but not forgotten. I help people to find their voice and claim it as their own. Some for the first time and others in a renewed manner, after they have lost their way."
(415) 858-6446
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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"We live in a culture that tells us the type of person we need to be. Sometimes these messages start at home as children, but often continue as we grow up. It can be hard to clear away what we've been told and internalized from our own true nature and who we are destined to become. Parts of us have been left behind; authentic selves concealed but not forgotten. I help people to find their voice and claim it as their own. Some for the first time and others in a renewed manner, after they have lost their way."
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
"I have been practicing psychotherapy since 1977. I treat mood disorders, anxiety disorders, relationship and recovery issues."
(415) 649-3203
Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
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"I have been practicing psychotherapy since 1977. I treat mood disorders, anxiety disorders, relationship and recovery issues."
Maria Burch, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94104
"Are you seeking a deeper connection to yourself? Are you ready for a change? By looking closely at your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and bringing in a compassionate perspective to each negative thought that drives your anxiety, you create change. We will identify actionable goals for you to feel a sense of direction, cope with anxiety and depression, obsessions, relational issues, body image, work stress, and relocation anxiety. Together we will release the old stories and receive a fresh new mentality to move forward. I will provide you with the tools you need to get through the challenges you face."
(415) 799-1379
Verified
San Francisco, California 94104
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"Are you seeking a deeper connection to yourself? Are you ready for a change? By looking closely at your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and bringing in a compassionate perspective to each negative thought that drives your anxiety, you create change. We will identify actionable goals for you to feel a sense of direction, cope with anxiety and depression, obsessions, relational issues, body image, work stress, and relocation anxiety. Together we will release the old stories and receive a fresh new mentality to move forward. I will provide you with the tools you need to get through the challenges you face."
Jennifer Machado, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94104
"Feel like you're stuck between a rock and a hard place? Most people who come to see me are struggling to resolve issues on their own and need some outside help from someone they can trust. Old methods of coping just aren't working anymore or are making things worse. There is hope. Psychotherapy can provide meaningful insights into established behaviors and thought processes. We will honor the reasons these patterns were originally constructed and gently start to make changes that will allow for greater ease and flow in your life."
(415) 799-5023
Verified
San Francisco, California 94104
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"Feel like you're stuck between a rock and a hard place? Most people who come to see me are struggling to resolve issues on their own and need some outside help from someone they can trust. Old methods of coping just aren't working anymore or are making things worse. There is hope. Psychotherapy can provide meaningful insights into established behaviors and thought processes. We will honor the reasons these patterns were originally constructed and gently start to make changes that will allow for greater ease and flow in your life."
Danielle Kovac, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94104
"I am dedicated to helping young professionals gain clarity on their values and work towards their personal objectives of growth and change. So often, individuals feel stuck in unhelpful behavior patterns or a life that looks good on paper, but feels unsatisfying. I work collaboratively with my clients to develop new strategies for addressing these issues in a more productive and meaningful way."
(415) 799-5706
Verified
San Francisco, California 94104
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"I am dedicated to helping young professionals gain clarity on their values and work towards their personal objectives of growth and change. So often, individuals feel stuck in unhelpful behavior patterns or a life that looks good on paper, but feels unsatisfying. I work collaboratively with my clients to develop new strategies for addressing these issues in a more productive and meaningful way."
Mia Pixley, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94104
"Dr. Pixley is a licensed clinical psychologist with unique experience in navigating major life transitions, identity expression and exploration, as well as, with anxiety and mood disorders. She also works with patients experiencing challenges related to transracial adoption. Dr. Pixley enjoys working with young adults, people of color, and individuals who work in creative fields. She sees patients in downtown San Francisco, Berkeley and via telemedicine across the State of California."
(415) 940-7521
Verified
San Francisco, California 94104
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"Dr. Pixley is a licensed clinical psychologist with unique experience in navigating major life transitions, identity expression and exploration, as well as, with anxiety and mood disorders. She also works with patients experiencing challenges related to transracial adoption. Dr. Pixley enjoys working with young adults, people of color, and individuals who work in creative fields. She sees patients in downtown San Francisco, Berkeley and via telemedicine across the State of California."
Jan Edl Stein, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94118
"In practice for 30+ years, I offer heartfelt therapy that is engaged, creative and deep. If you are feeling "stuck" in an old story, caught in repeating thought or behavioral patterns, or have a sense of not being fully present for life, I can help you shift into a fuller sense of yourself that is empowered and positive. My style is sensitive yet direct and "down-to-earth". We all have a creative aspect to our psyche that has the power to make effective changes positive outcomes in our lives. I endeavor to awaken that resource."
(415) 799-4022
Verified
San Francisco, California 94118
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"In practice for 30+ years, I offer heartfelt therapy that is engaged, creative and deep. If you are feeling "stuck" in an old story, caught in repeating thought or behavioral patterns, or have a sense of not being fully present for life, I can help you shift into a fuller sense of yourself that is empowered and positive. My style is sensitive yet direct and "down-to-earth". We all have a creative aspect to our psyche that has the power to make effective changes positive outcomes in our lives. I endeavor to awaken that resource."
Kathryn Hallinan, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94118
"Therapy is something I truly believe we all can benefit from at some point and time in our lives. It is a place and space where we can unload all that we carry day-to-day, whether it be work and family stressors to past traumas. In learning to be vulnerable, we get the opportunity to explore who we truly are and what we might want or need for ourselves. It is my ultimate goal to provide a safe, warm, and non-judgmental space to allow for this kind of vulnerability and exploration. My work has focused on children and family relationships, attachment, trauma, addiction, immigration, impact of stress, and much more. "
(628) 363-1337
Verified
San Francisco, California 94118
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"Therapy is something I truly believe we all can benefit from at some point and time in our lives. It is a place and space where we can unload all that we carry day-to-day, whether it be work and family stressors to past traumas. In learning to be vulnerable, we get the opportunity to explore who we truly are and what we might want or need for ourselves. It is my ultimate goal to provide a safe, warm, and non-judgmental space to allow for this kind of vulnerability and exploration. My work has focused on children and family relationships, attachment, trauma, addiction, immigration, impact of stress, and much more. "
Ildiko Gabor, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CGP
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
"I provide a safe place to talk about the issues that are happening in your life. Relationship problems, life transitions, identity quandaries - these are a few examples that you might want to discuss, examine and master. I am committed to actively participate in our work together, helping you make the steps that are needed to create a fulfilling life for yourself. Together, we will explore your current struggles, strengths, and look for new ways to address these."
(650) 437-8577
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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"I provide a safe place to talk about the issues that are happening in your life. Relationship problems, life transitions, identity quandaries - these are a few examples that you might want to discuss, examine and master. I am committed to actively participate in our work together, helping you make the steps that are needed to create a fulfilling life for yourself. Together, we will explore your current struggles, strengths, and look for new ways to address these."
Solina Nerenberg, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
"I am passionate about supporting couples. My goal is to deepen the emotional connection between partners and to increase the honest expression of each partners needs. I also work one on one with adults, ages 18 and older, needing support related to a variety of mental health issues. I hope to help my clients better understand how their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors impact their health and happiness. "
(415) 915-6114
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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"I am passionate about supporting couples. My goal is to deepen the emotional connection between partners and to increase the honest expression of each partners needs. I also work one on one with adults, ages 18 and older, needing support related to a variety of mental health issues. I hope to help my clients better understand how their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors impact their health and happiness. "
Batya Ross, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
"Most of us lug around a suitcase full of our thoughts, feelings, family history and past experiences and have no idea what's in there. Our current responses to and experience of life come from the contents of that suitcase. Together in therapy we gently unpack it. We will see what is working for you, what needs more support and what has served it's purpose but no longer works. I work collaboratively and am curious about all the things that make you who you are. I am particularly interested in working with people who feel misunderstood or unimportant."
(415) 275-6820
Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
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"Most of us lug around a suitcase full of our thoughts, feelings, family history and past experiences and have no idea what's in there. Our current responses to and experience of life come from the contents of that suitcase. Together in therapy we gently unpack it. We will see what is working for you, what needs more support and what has served it's purpose but no longer works. I work collaboratively and am curious about all the things that make you who you are. I am particularly interested in working with people who feel misunderstood or unimportant."
Simi Kamboj, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94123
"You have the right to exist in the world just as you are. If you're here, something within you may be initiating growth. Maybe you're tired of feeling 'stuck', maybe there are questions you have yet to voice or maybe there is a dissatisfaction with your life or your relationships, most importantly the relationship you have with yourself. "
(415) 594-4088
Verified
San Francisco, California 94123
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"You have the right to exist in the world just as you are. If you're here, something within you may be initiating growth. Maybe you're tired of feeling 'stuck', maybe there are questions you have yet to voice or maybe there is a dissatisfaction with your life or your relationships, most importantly the relationship you have with yourself. "
Karla Fakhouri, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
"As your therapist, I maintain curiosity about your unique perspective, assessing your threshold for growth within your cultural context. I work with you, tailoring the work to your need. I utilize various modalities, including somatic, art and play therapy. I work with you in the present moment, accessing and resolving past traumatic experiences. I work with individuals, couples, families and children."
(650) 336-5252
Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
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"As your therapist, I maintain curiosity about your unique perspective, assessing your threshold for growth within your cultural context. I work with you, tailoring the work to your need. I utilize various modalities, including somatic, art and play therapy. I work with you in the present moment, accessing and resolving past traumatic experiences. I work with individuals, couples, families and children."

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