Christine Swayne

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

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Christine Swayne

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT


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I specialize in working with folks who are struggling with relationships, be they in them or wanting them or grieving the loss of them. This can mean romantic, platonic, familial, work-based, and the relationships with different parts of ourselves, like that inner critic we sometimes hear. I practice somatic psychotherapy, meaning I understand emotions as physical experiences, or that physical, emotional, and mental factors are crucially interrelated. Reasons for seeking therapy are as diverse and complex as people are and the urge is rarely a singular one; my holistic approach reflects this to be able to meet you where you are.
Therapy explores challenging topics so complete ease isn't necessarily an indication of an ideal fit. That said, it's important to trust and feel safe with your therapist. Like most relationships, this can take some time, and there's something to be said for your intuitive sense. A phone call or first visit can be helpful in feeling that out.
I work with couples in monogamous relationships, couples opening up for the first time, folks navigating breakups/divorces/separations, and those recovering from infidelity. I also work with individuals dealing with issues like trauma and anxiety, often integrating EMDR into our work. I'm a very active listener; you won't be talking to a blank wall.

Qualifications

  • School: John F. Kennedy University
  • License and State: 112333 California

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: CA Association of Marriage and Family Therapists / 127676
  • Certificate Date: 2015
  • Certificate: San Francisco Sex Information / Certified Sex Educator
  • Certificate Date: 2017

Location

San Francisco, California 94111
(415) 494-8645
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Nearby Areas

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Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Women's Issues

Client Focus

Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Multicultural
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Video/Skype
  • Online/Phone Counseling

Links

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Last Modified: 24 Mar 2020
Christine Swayne, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco

Christine Swayne

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT