Melissa Foster

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

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Melissa Foster, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco
(415) 799-9445 Website

Melissa Foster

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT


Location

Foster Creative Therapy
4111 18th Street
Suite 7
San Francisco, California 94114
(415) 799-9445

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I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an Art Therapist. I help clients create healthier patterns in life and improve relationships. Services available for adults, couples, families and children. My areas of emphasis include abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, divorce, grief, parenting support, self-esteem, and personal growth. I am also trained in EMDR.

In addition talk therapy, I also offer art therapy to provide a non-verbal, safe way to externalize and resolve issues. The process itself can be healing and reflection on the artwork may provide insights into inner experiences, emotions, and behaviors.

My approach is warm, respectful and caring. I work collaboratively to create a safe, accepting environment for expression to help empower clients to create more balance, meaning and joy in their lives.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 11 Years
  • School: Notre Dame de Namur University
  • Year Graduated: 2002
  • License and State: MFC 43302 California

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $120 - $180
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Location

Foster Creative Therapy
4111 18th Street
Suite 7
San Francisco, California 94114
(415) 799-9445

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Child or Adolescent
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Women's Issues

Client Focus

Age
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Video/Skype
  • Online Counseling

Links

My Website

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Professional Connections

Melissa is a deeply caring and wise therapist. She holds a great capacity for getting to the issues, while using compassion, grace and kindness. She is top-notch!
Ms. Rachel Fleischman, LCSW, REAT
Ms. Rachel Fleischman, LCSW, REAT
Clinical Social Work/Therapist

Last Modified: 16 Aug 2019
Melissa Foster, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco

Melissa Foster

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT