Laura M. Goodspeed

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT

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Laura M. Goodspeed, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco
(415) 801-0624 Website

Laura M. Goodspeed

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT


Location

3150 18th St
Suite 256
San Francisco, California 94110
(415) 801-0624

I believe - and multiple studies have demonstrated - that the single most important predictor of a successful therapy experience is the quality of the relationship between therapist and client. Building a safe, nurturing relationship is where I excel. My style is warm and highly interactive, best suited for clients who prefer a therapist who feels very human, less "medical model." I assist clients to explore their thought patterns and corresponding emotional reactions, and to identify unconscious assumptions they hold about themselves. I also provide practical tools for improving communication, and managing symptoms of anxiety, depression and grief.

As a long-time community activist, I have an abiding awareness of how our personal well-being is impacted by the socio-political realities of the world we inhabit. I believe that contextualizing individual experience within the framework of larger power structures is essential to making sense of our challenges.

My office is located in the Mission district of San Francisco, in the ActivSpace building at 18th and Treat Streets. The building is within easy walking distance of public transportation, and has full disability access. I work with a small dog in my office and the building is canine friendly.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • School: New College of California
  • License No. and State: 49741 California

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $140 - $160
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Paypal
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Humanitarian Assistance Program / EMDR Practitioner
  • Certificate Date: 2011
  • Membership: CA Association of Marriage & Family Therapists / Membership #87393
  • Member Since: 2007

Location

3150 18th St
Suite 256
San Francisco, California 94110
(415) 801-0624
Specialties
  • Grief
  • Substance Abuse
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

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

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Multicultural
  • Psychodynamic
  • Self Psychology
  • Somatic
  • Transpersonal
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Video/Skype
  • Video Counseling

Professional Connections

Tc Largaespada, MSW, LICSW
Tc Largaespada, MSW, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Classmate, known for 33 years
Ms. Carmen Chow, MA, MFT
Ms. Carmen Chow, MA, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Classmate, known for 13 years
Smadar Salzman, MA, MFT
Smadar Salzman, MA, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 4 years
Dr. Arbella Parrot, PsyD, MBA
Dr. Arbella Parrot, PsyD, MBA
Psychologist Colleague, known for 4 years
Natalie Mills, LMFT
Natalie Mills, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Classmate, known for 12 years
Hillary Dupuis, MFT
Hillary Dupuis, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 3 years
Penny Fellbrich, BS, MA, MFT
Penny Fellbrich, BS, MA, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 5 years
Judith Siff, EdS, MS, MFT
Judith Siff, EdS, MS, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 17 years
Daniel Kelty, MSW, LISW
Daniel Kelty, MSW, LISW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Classmate, known for 14 years
Emilie Scovill, MFT
Emilie Scovill, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 6 years

Links

My Website
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2018
Laura M. Goodspeed, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco

Laura M. Goodspeed

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT