Kara Swedlow

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT

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Kara Swedlow, PhD, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco
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Kara Swedlow

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT


Location

Kara Swedlow, PhD, MFT
414 Gough St
Suite 4
San Francisco, California 94102
(415) 347-8854
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Additional Location

Kara Swedlow, PhD, MFT
329 A 14th Street
Oakland, California 94612
(415) 347-8854

My work is integrative, blending depth psychology with studies in attachment, neuroscience, and relational and developmental psychology. I am influenced by analytic traditions which contain a focus on trauma, and studies in contemporary neuroscience, which show how our brains process our affective (emotional) experience, particularly in the context of relationship. In addition to discussing your current and historical life experiences in our sessions, we may incorporate your dreams and somatic (body) mindfulness practices, such as exploring body sensations and their emotional counterparts.

I have a wide range of clinical experience with culturally and socially diverse clients, including Bay Area homeless youth, students at Cal State East Bay and San Francisco Conservatory of Music, as well as individuals, couples and groups in private practice.

In addition to my work as a therapist, I have a background in fiction, poetry, music, and visual art. I have a special interest in working with sexual abuse and other trauma, shame and self-esteem, and issues unique to artists, performers, writers, and activists.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 7 Years
  • School: California Institute of Integral Studies
  • Year Graduated: 2009
  • License and State: MFC52221 California

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $180
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California / Current Candidate
  • Degree: Pacifica Graduate Institute / PhD
  • Year graduated: 2016

Location

Kara Swedlow, PhD, MFT
414 Gough St
Suite 4
San Francisco, California 94102
(415) 347-8854
Other Location +

Additional Location

Kara Swedlow, PhD, MFT
329 A 14th Street
Oakland, California 94612
(415) 347-8854
Specialties
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Mood Disorders
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Video/Skype
  • Video Counseling

Links

My Website

Professional Connections

Last Modified: 16 Jan 2019
Kara Swedlow, PhD, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco

Kara Swedlow

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT