Elvira Kitrar

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT

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Elvira Kitrar, MS, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco
(415) 534-9620 Website

Elvira Kitrar

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT


Location

Healing Arts Building
San Francisco, California 94109
(415) 534-9620

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My approach to psychotherapy is holistic. I not only treat the "tip of the iceberg" problems, but also address the deeper, "bottom of the ocean," issues. I treat the whole person and honor the mind-body-spirit connections, taking into account the client's cultural, religious and ethnic background, ancestry, race and immigration history. I recognize the complexity of each person's history and circumstances and employ a wide variety of techniques to guide my clients in their self-discovery.

I deeply believe that if given a chance, each person can improve and recover, and I work relentlessly and patiently to give you that precious chance. I tailor my interventions not only based on the problem, but also on a premise of this particular person's needs at the moment.

I work from the place of love, hope and optimism, sharing those ideas with my clients generously. I employ a variety of techniques ranging from standard psychotherapy to art therapy, sand play, relaxation and guided visualization. It is an honor and privilege for me to witness your growth and success.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: San Francisco State University
  • Year Graduated: 2005
  • License and State: MFC 51854 California

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $100 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Paypal
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance
  • Cigna
  • Empire BlueCross
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthLink
  • Healthy San Francisco
  • Humana
  • Integrated Health Plan
  • MagnaCare
  • MedCost
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual
  • Optum
  • Priority Health
  • PsychCare
  • San Francisco Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Elvira Kitrar's Groups

PTSD Support Group

The main focus is on safety and coping strategies. Each session is structured and includes a brief check-in, discussion of a quote or handout material, art or relaxation exercise and a brief check-out. You will learn effective coping skills, find support and improve your self-esteem.

More about this group

Location

Healing Arts Building
San Francisco, California 94109
(415) 534-9620

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: Russian and Ukrainian
Age
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Sandplay
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 24 Jan 2017
Elvira Kitrar, MS, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco

Elvira Kitrar

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT