Justin D'Avella

Psychologist, PsyD

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Verified by Psychology Today
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(415) 707-0434

Justin D'Avella

Psychologist, PsyD

He/Him/His

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 707-0434
Offers online therapy
Other Location +

Additional Location

Asheville, NC 28806
(415) 707-0434
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About

I believe we have an innate yearning and capacity for growth and healing. The power of a trusting therapeutic relationship allows for this change to occur. My style is warm, inviting, attuned, present-moment focused, and reflective. I utilize an integrative approach to psychotherapy, drawing from a number of evidence-based modalities, including: AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy), Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy, ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy), and Mindfulness-based practices.
I am a skilled generalist with 16+ years in the field. I welcome both individuals and couples into my practice. My work is focused on helping you navigate periods of high stress and difficulty, finding a deeper emotional stability, getting unstuck from old patterns, and building a wider range of emotional expression.
I have helped many struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, relationship issues, LGBTQ+ identity, new parenting struggles, creativity blocks, and work-life balance. I am sensitive to the influence race/ethnicity, culture, class, spirituality, gender and sexuality have in shaping our experience. I am a bilingual English/Spanish speaker.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $200 - $250
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Venmo, Visa, Zelle
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
American Express, Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa
Email me or call (415) 707-0434 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 16 Years
  • License: California / PSY27419
  • School: The Wright Institute
  • Year Graduated: 2012
I am licensed in California and North Carolina. I work with individual adults and couples residing in either state.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Universitat Pompeu Fabra / Masters in Humanities
  • Year graduated: 2006

Endorsements

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
"Justin is so warm, compassionate and caring. He creates therapeutic relationships where individuals instantly feel seen, validated and supported. Justin is incredibly skilled and a true expert at treating a wide array of complex issues."

Location

San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 707-0434
Offers online therapy
Other Location +

Additional Location

Asheville, NC 28806
(415) 707-0434
Specialties
  • Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
Issues
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Cultural Identity
  • Divorce
  • Existential Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

I also speak: Spanish
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • AEDP
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2023
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Justin D'Avella

Psychologist, PsyD