David J Kest

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT

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David J Kest, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Rafael
(650) 924-9677 Website

David J Kest

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT


Location

IMAGO Relationship Therapy
1703 Fifth Avenue
Suite #303
San Rafael, California 94901
(650) 924-9677

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2918 Webster St
(off Union)
San Francisco, California 94123
(650) 924-9677

I offer an "Integrated Approach to Psychotherapy" for adults, teens, couples and families. We may first seek to reduce negative symptoms and increase stability in our life, but eventually I support and challenge my clients to graduate from "surviving to truly "thriving" in all major aspects of their life. Relationships have shaped and influenced who we are and many clients appreciate help with essential relationship skills. I am one of the few therapists in Marin and SF actually certified as an Imago Relationship Therapist and had the honor to assist the founder in a local 2010 weekend couples workshop.

A certified Imago Relationship Therapist in SF and Marin Teaching couples the "Art of Dialogue" . Based on the work by Dr. Harville Hendirx, PhD., in his best selling book "Getting the Love You Want." Imago Relationship Therapy, has a great thirty year track record and is Oprah's favorite!

I am a Family Therapist first, often focussing on relationship issues and communication skills. However, some clients want to work 1:1 for personal growth and for them I offer "Integrated Psychotherapy" that blends somatics/mind-body awareness, cognative-behavioral skills, psychodynamic insight and spiritual awakening (whenever appropriate).

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 25 Years
  • School: Antioch University
  • Year Graduated: 1990
  • License and State: MFC 30578 California

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $100 - $180
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Empire BlueCross
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: IMAGO RELATIONSHIP THERAPY / 1841404845
  • Certificate Date: 2010

David J Kest's Groups

MidLife Men

Inquire now for 2018! Ages 30-60. Meets twice a month. Get support and be compassionately challenged to grow, heal and mature with other men and an experienced facilitator.

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Mindful Mens group

New Group in 2018! Meets twice per month on Tuesdays or Thursdays in SF. Get support and be compassionately challenged by other men and an experienced facilitator to grow, heal and mature.

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Location

IMAGO Relationship Therapy
1703 Fifth Avenue
Suite #303
San Rafael, California 94901
(650) 924-9677

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

2918 Webster St
(off Union)
San Francisco, California 94123
(650) 924-9677
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Parenting
  • Marital and Premarital
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Imago Relationship Therapy
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Mens Issues
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual

Client Focus

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

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Coaching
  • EMDR
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Imago
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Video/Skype
  • Online Counseling

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 26 Feb 2018
David J Kest, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Rafael

David J Kest

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT