Darcie Spence, MA, JD, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco
In my view, everyone has something unique to offer to the world, a gift that is particularly their own, that can enrich their life and the lives of those around them. For many reasons, people often do not recognize their own gifts or are afraid to express them. They devise very creative ways to override who they really are, sometimes consciously and sometimes not. Because it takes so much energy to hide who they really are, people eventually become symptomatic. Symptoms manifest in a variety of ways. Their purpose, however, is simply to get our attention.
The foundation of my work is to help clients find their unique gifts, and to work through the blocks that keep them from expressing these gifts in their relationships, careers, and the larger community. The ultimate goal being to help my clients live the life they want.
I work with individual adults, families and teens and work best with clients who are committed to their own growth and development. I work very directly in the therapy relationship and believe a present time experience with the therapist offers the greatest potential for healing. My style is warm, genuine and engaged.
Call or Email Darcie Spence for a free phone consultation now - (415) 894-9922


  • Years in Practice: 15 Years
  • School: California Institute of Integral Studies
  • Year Graduated: 2001
  • License No. and State: MFC 40060 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $140 - $170
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Darcie Spence's Groups

Experience of Difficult to Diagnose Illness

The group will explore the experience of "living with" difficult to diagnose illness. It is appropriate for anyone who has struggled for an extended period of time with health issues, that have not been definitively diagnosed, were diagnosed, in error, as primarily psychiatric, or were diagnosed years after the person became ill. The group is designed to give participants a forum to explore some of the issues, common to this experience, that often leaves people feeling isolated and misunderstood. Further information can be found on my website at www.darciespence.com.

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Psychotherapy Group for Lyme Patients

This on-going psychotherapy group is for adults who are struggling to overcome Lyme disease. The group is designed to provide a safe, collaborative space to explore some of the common psychological issues evoked by the experience of Lyme disease that need to be addressed in the healing process. The group will assist patients in developing emotional competencies that are stress reducing and immune enhancing. The group will also provide social support and connection that improves your ability to overcome any illness. Further information can be found on my website at www.darciespence.com.

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Clinical Consultation Group in San Francisco

Consultation Group Integrating Psychoanalytic, Somatic and Relational Approaches to Psychotherapy This biweekly consultation group is open to licensed therapists and registered interns. The group is designed to support clinicians in developing and clarifying their therapeutic identity, increasing their clinical skills and competencies, and fostering growth and development in their practices. The group will include case presentations and related readings, as well as general discussion of issues related to the practice of psychotherapy, professional identity or group dynamics. By participating in the group, clinicians will gain experience consulting and collaborating with other professionals in a supportive learning environment. Details @ darciespence.com

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  • Self Esteem
  • Speaking Fears, Lyme Disease
  • Spirituality


  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Coaching
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic
  • Telemedicine


  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2017
Darcie Spence, MA, JD, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco

Darcie Spence

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, JD