Colleen Lam Nguyen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain"-Anonymous. My therapy style is warm and compassionate as I work with clients that desire to cope and thrive in the midst of anxiety, depression, and stress. I specialize in working with unresolved issues and trauma that result in anxiety, depression, and grief. I am certified in EMDR by EMDRIA. Integrating therapy with spirituality when appropriate is also a special area of focus.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(415) 592-6232
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain"-Anonymous. My therapy style is warm and compassionate as I work with clients that desire to cope and thrive in the midst of anxiety, depression, and stress. I specialize in working with unresolved issues and trauma that result in anxiety, depression, and grief. I am certified in EMDR by EMDRIA. Integrating therapy with spirituality when appropriate is also a special area of focus.
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Pamela Margaret Ashkenazy
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94129
Are you suffering from chronic anxiety, depression, and post traumatic stress (PTSD)? Are you mourning the death of someone you love. With skillful psychotherapeutic counseling and support, successful treatment is possible. Doctoral studies and research, clinical training, and personal experience informs my ability to effectively help individuals, couples, and groups overcome psychological stressors. Proven effective work with individuals, couples, and families committed to consistent but short-term treatment can take
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(415) 849-2249
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94129
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Are you suffering from chronic anxiety, depression, and post traumatic stress (PTSD)? Are you mourning the death of someone you love. With skillful psychotherapeutic counseling and support, successful treatment is possible. Doctoral studies and research, clinical training, and personal experience informs my ability to effectively help individuals, couples, and groups overcome psychological stressors. Proven effective work with individuals, couples, and families committed to consistent but short-term treatment can take
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Sarah Calloway
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
People begin therapy for many reasons: support through grief and loss, divorce, gender and sexuality concerns, relationship conflict, crisis, addiction, deepening self-awareness. Whatever your reason for seeking help I will greet you with warmth, genuine interest and a commitment to working collaboratively throughout the process. I am a strengths-based and psychodynamic psychotherapist. My style is interactive, authentic and warm. I also incorporate DBT and CBT when evidence-based practices are needed. The methods I use in treatment vary in response to my clients' different concerns and needs.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(415) 801-3308
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
People begin therapy for many reasons: support through grief and loss, divorce, gender and sexuality concerns, relationship conflict, crisis, addiction, deepening self-awareness. Whatever your reason for seeking help I will greet you with warmth, genuine interest and a commitment to working collaboratively throughout the process. I am a strengths-based and psychodynamic psychotherapist. My style is interactive, authentic and warm. I also incorporate DBT and CBT when evidence-based practices are needed. The methods I use in treatment vary in response to my clients' different concerns and needs.
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Allan Pleaner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94122
"Therapy is about becoming unstuck, connecting with a deeper sense of what's important to you, what really matters, what you really want deeply for yourself in your life. Letting go of stale, habitual, suffocating stories which restrict you. And opening to new, gentler, friendlier narratives of possibility, guiding purposeful action in support of what you passionately value and really want for yourself. Life's challenges, loss, grief, relationship difficulties, blocks in creativity, family stressors, work challenges, difficult emotions, loss of purpose and direction... My approach is direct, humourous, warm, compassionate, down-to-earth and gentle.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(415) 689-8021
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94122
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
"Therapy is about becoming unstuck, connecting with a deeper sense of what's important to you, what really matters, what you really want deeply for yourself in your life. Letting go of stale, habitual, suffocating stories which restrict you. And opening to new, gentler, friendlier narratives of possibility, guiding purposeful action in support of what you passionately value and really want for yourself. Life's challenges, loss, grief, relationship difficulties, blocks in creativity, family stressors, work challenges, difficult emotions, loss of purpose and direction... My approach is direct, humourous, warm, compassionate, down-to-earth and gentle.
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Gregory Rowe-Pasos
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
I love being a therapist! I dive in to help you find the right strategy for you or your couple to get out of whatever is making you uncomfortable -sometimes guiding you through it- making room for more choices. Full of curiosity, I'm eager to discover the motivations and obstacles behind these complex brains of ours (Psst they love repetition even if the outcome is lousy!) I work with a lot of execs, IT geeks, college students, members of academia, creative types; individuals, couples and sometimes teenage kids. Together we find ways to increase serenity, lessen anxiety or rigidity; to find balance. Give me a call and let's talk.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(415) 912-1698
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I love being a therapist! I dive in to help you find the right strategy for you or your couple to get out of whatever is making you uncomfortable -sometimes guiding you through it- making room for more choices. Full of curiosity, I'm eager to discover the motivations and obstacles behind these complex brains of ours (Psst they love repetition even if the outcome is lousy!) I work with a lot of execs, IT geeks, college students, members of academia, creative types; individuals, couples and sometimes teenage kids. Together we find ways to increase serenity, lessen anxiety or rigidity; to find balance. Give me a call and let's talk.
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Michelle Bernard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
Feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Going through a challenging transition? At odds with friends and family members? Stuck in repetitive cycles? Frequently triggered by old hurts and frustrations?
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(650) 600-3391
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Going through a challenging transition? At odds with friends and family members? Stuck in repetitive cycles? Frequently triggered by old hurts and frustrations?
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San Francisco, CA 94102
I am a certified sex and dating coach who helps individuals and couples of all kinds overcome sexual concerns like mismatched desire, low desire and sexual communication difficulties. My clients see an increase in the quality of their sexual interactions with partners and more confidence to ask for what they need after working with me. I also provide individual dating coaching to help people find the right partners and navigate the tricky waters of online dating. I identify as a feminist and work with all genders, orientations and relationship structures.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(628) 800-0823
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I am a certified sex and dating coach who helps individuals and couples of all kinds overcome sexual concerns like mismatched desire, low desire and sexual communication difficulties. My clients see an increase in the quality of their sexual interactions with partners and more confidence to ask for what they need after working with me. I also provide individual dating coaching to help people find the right partners and navigate the tricky waters of online dating. I identify as a feminist and work with all genders, orientations and relationship structures.
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Rawna Cheri Romero
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
Many are calling this an unprecedented time -- quarantined in our homes, fearful of the well-being of our families and loved ones and facing changes and circumstances we may have never imagined possible. If you are feeling disoriented, unsteady and in shock, you are not alone. As we grapple with the spread of illness in our communities, it is a time of both personal and collective upheaval, a time that may "shake us at our roots" and pierce our hearts, but also deepen our humanity and resilience. As your therapist, I will be a compassionate, respectful and trust-worthy guide, to help you navigate and bridge the months ahead.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(415) 689-9551
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Many are calling this an unprecedented time -- quarantined in our homes, fearful of the well-being of our families and loved ones and facing changes and circumstances we may have never imagined possible. If you are feeling disoriented, unsteady and in shock, you are not alone. As we grapple with the spread of illness in our communities, it is a time of both personal and collective upheaval, a time that may "shake us at our roots" and pierce our hearts, but also deepen our humanity and resilience. As your therapist, I will be a compassionate, respectful and trust-worthy guide, to help you navigate and bridge the months ahead.
Clifton Der Bing
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94114
Let's be real - anxiety and depression can cripple anyone's life. These symptoms often cause people to feel "hopeless" and can damage work performance, family and personal relationships, one's sense of fulfillment, and individual identity. For many years, I've successfully treated adults and teens struggling with anxiety and depression. I specialize in blending a unique combination of therapeutic methods that helps clients to overcome life's hardships. My goal is to be your ally - I work at your pace to help you achieve the goals we've set together.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(650) 557-2648
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94114
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Let's be real - anxiety and depression can cripple anyone's life. These symptoms often cause people to feel "hopeless" and can damage work performance, family and personal relationships, one's sense of fulfillment, and individual identity. For many years, I've successfully treated adults and teens struggling with anxiety and depression. I specialize in blending a unique combination of therapeutic methods that helps clients to overcome life's hardships. My goal is to be your ally - I work at your pace to help you achieve the goals we've set together.
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Alton Carswell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94101
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who has worked with various groups and clients. If you are looking for a therapist that will listen and acknowledge your unique perspective you don't have to look any further. I have 10 years of experience working with singles, couples, military, LGBTQ, people of color, undocumented immigrants from various countries and even inmates. In addition to my hours spent in working with varying communities, I have been highly involved as alumni from Antioch University in Los Angeles and as a current doctoral student in media psychology at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(562) 454-1773
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94101
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who has worked with various groups and clients. If you are looking for a therapist that will listen and acknowledge your unique perspective you don't have to look any further. I have 10 years of experience working with singles, couples, military, LGBTQ, people of color, undocumented immigrants from various countries and even inmates. In addition to my hours spent in working with varying communities, I have been highly involved as alumni from Antioch University in Los Angeles and as a current doctoral student in media psychology at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara.
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Elvira Kitrar
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109
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.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(415) 534-9620
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94109
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
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.
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Pauline Jarakian
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
I am a longstanding Marriage Family and Child psychotherapist with extensive experience working with all traumas, depression, anxiety, attachment and relationship difficulties. I'm committed to being a culturally competent therapist, my practice is diverse and includes individuals,families, adults, adolescents,children and couples of all ages, races, genders and sexual orientations. I specialize in working with postpartum depression and infant parent therapy with mothers and babies. I supervise for MFT interns@USF's Family and Child Center and an adjunct professor in USF's Graduate SchooCounsleing Psychology. level,
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(415) 418-7476
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I am a longstanding Marriage Family and Child psychotherapist with extensive experience working with all traumas, depression, anxiety, attachment and relationship difficulties. I'm committed to being a culturally competent therapist, my practice is diverse and includes individuals,families, adults, adolescents,children and couples of all ages, races, genders and sexual orientations. I specialize in working with postpartum depression and infant parent therapy with mothers and babies. I supervise for MFT interns@USF's Family and Child Center and an adjunct professor in USF's Graduate SchooCounsleing Psychology. level,
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Wisdom of Mind and Body
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94111
We all want the same things. To be understood, recognized, treated with kindness and respect. To feel like we belong. We share the same path to growth through self-effort in overcoming challenges in our life’s journey. Are you mastering the game of life? You are more powerful than your past or stories. Truth be told, “life is simply what you create it to mean.” Imagine yourself as the eagle that soars up into the sky with Wisdom as a compass. I can help you with self-esteem, trauma, grief, chronic illness, depression, anxiety, womens’ empowerment, life transitions, issues related to aging, death/dying, and pet loss.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(925) 255-7552
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94111
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
We all want the same things. To be understood, recognized, treated with kindness and respect. To feel like we belong. We share the same path to growth through self-effort in overcoming challenges in our life’s journey. Are you mastering the game of life? You are more powerful than your past or stories. Truth be told, “life is simply what you create it to mean.” Imagine yourself as the eagle that soars up into the sky with Wisdom as a compass. I can help you with self-esteem, trauma, grief, chronic illness, depression, anxiety, womens’ empowerment, life transitions, issues related to aging, death/dying, and pet loss.
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Justin B Hecht
Psychologist, PhD, CJA, CGP, FAGPA, MBA Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
I'm a general psychologist, and I provide individual, couples, and group psychotherapy to a wide variety of clients. I have an extensive background in working with anxiety disorders and stress reduction. I can also bring a number of techniques to bear in helping you overcome depression. Because of my background in business (Wharton MBA), I work particularly well with successful professionals who are seeking greater meaning and fulfillment in their careers and personal lives. My style balances patience and deep inquiry with energetic engagement. For people in recovery, my approach is a good complement to 12-step work.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(415) 639-9109
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94118
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I'm a general psychologist, and I provide individual, couples, and group psychotherapy to a wide variety of clients. I have an extensive background in working with anxiety disorders and stress reduction. I can also bring a number of techniques to bear in helping you overcome depression. Because of my background in business (Wharton MBA), I work particularly well with successful professionals who are seeking greater meaning and fulfillment in their careers and personal lives. My style balances patience and deep inquiry with energetic engagement. For people in recovery, my approach is a good complement to 12-step work.
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Jaime Nisenbaum
Psychologist, PhD, REAT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
Therapy is an opportunity for getting support when we recognize that the old ways of coping with challenging life situations are no longer working. You may feel that seeking professional help is the last resort. In fact, it is the most important step. In my practice, I provide a warm and collaborative environment to support clients in making positive changes to live healthier, happier, and more productive lives. I see adults, adolescents, and couples with a wide variety of issues and concerns including depression, anxiety, PTSD, childhood trauma, relationship difficulties, sexual issues, anger management, and substance abuse.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(415) 347-6971
Verified

San Francisco, CA 94104
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Therapy is an opportunity for getting support when we recognize that the old ways of coping with challenging life situations are no longer working. You may feel that seeking professional help is the last resort. In fact, it is the most important step. In my practice, I provide a warm and collaborative environment to support clients in making positive changes to live healthier, happier, and more productive lives. I see adults, adolescents, and couples with a wide variety of issues and concerns including depression, anxiety, PTSD, childhood trauma, relationship difficulties, sexual issues, anger management, and substance abuse.
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Larry O'Connor, Marriage and Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA, MS
San Francisco, CA 94110
Seeking help from a professional, or another person involves a degree of risk and vulnerability by it’s very nature, yet not exploring whether professional help is a viable an option, increases the risks or remaining vulnerable. Help might be as simple as, learning how to manage circumstances, understanding yourself or what’s holding you back, or help making a plan, outlining, and following through on steps to improve aspects of yourself or your life. To do this though, you need to know the person helping is someone you can trust, understands you, the areas you want help in, and is committed to seeing you through achieving it.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(415) 225-3032
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San Francisco, CA 94110
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Seeking help from a professional, or another person involves a degree of risk and vulnerability by it’s very nature, yet not exploring whether professional help is a viable an option, increases the risks or remaining vulnerable. Help might be as simple as, learning how to manage circumstances, understanding yourself or what’s holding you back, or help making a plan, outlining, and following through on steps to improve aspects of yourself or your life. To do this though, you need to know the person helping is someone you can trust, understands you, the areas you want help in, and is committed to seeing you through achieving it.
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Elsa E Quintanilla
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94109
Therapy is a process in which we work collaboratively in a safe, compassionate environment to help facilitate your inner development and healing so that you are able to arrive at your fullest potential. The journey can at times feel deeply vulnerable and terrifying, and so I work with you to tend to your deepest concerns free of any judgment. The healing capacity already exists inside of you; the therapeutic connection only serves to activate and amplify it so that you are able to address your symptoms and improve your quality of life and your relationships in empowering ways.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(559) 242-9311
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94109
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Therapy is a process in which we work collaboratively in a safe, compassionate environment to help facilitate your inner development and healing so that you are able to arrive at your fullest potential. The journey can at times feel deeply vulnerable and terrifying, and so I work with you to tend to your deepest concerns free of any judgment. The healing capacity already exists inside of you; the therapeutic connection only serves to activate and amplify it so that you are able to address your symptoms and improve your quality of life and your relationships in empowering ways.
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Vesna L. Westbrook
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94110
There are many reasons to begin therapy. At times, we arrive here because life challenges us to heal and to grow. At other times, we challenge ourselves to a deeper understanding of who we are and where we belong.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(530) 270-3224
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94110
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
There are many reasons to begin therapy. At times, we arrive here because life challenges us to heal and to grow. At other times, we challenge ourselves to a deeper understanding of who we are and where we belong.
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Fidi Mwero
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
*Not currently accepting new clients* I seek to meet you where you are and journey with you towards your therapeutic goals. Are you concerned with your mood? Are you seeking to change relationship patterns between you and a partner? Are you stressed or dealing with the effects of anger or anxiety? Are you in a tough season of life? Let us sit together and discover new ways of coping based on your strengths and write the story of "you" that you prefer. Your cultural story matters and I strive to be aware and considerate of the ways every-day life and culture (race, ethnicity, status, sexuality, religion) intersect.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(415) 582-6309
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
*Not currently accepting new clients* I seek to meet you where you are and journey with you towards your therapeutic goals. Are you concerned with your mood? Are you seeking to change relationship patterns between you and a partner? Are you stressed or dealing with the effects of anger or anxiety? Are you in a tough season of life? Let us sit together and discover new ways of coping based on your strengths and write the story of "you" that you prefer. Your cultural story matters and I strive to be aware and considerate of the ways every-day life and culture (race, ethnicity, status, sexuality, religion) intersect.
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Giancarlo Scherillo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
As a mindfulness and somatic based therapist, my approach is to provide a safe and supportive environment for your therapy process. I have an approach to therapy that includes both self-discovery with educational resources. I believe in supporting the internal process of the client unfolding it at their own pace. We can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your current life. By applying mindfulness techniques with somatic therapy approaches and techniques, we will examine long-standing behavior patterns or negative beliefs that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(415) 723-4322
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94104
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
As a mindfulness and somatic based therapist, my approach is to provide a safe and supportive environment for your therapy process. I have an approach to therapy that includes both self-discovery with educational resources. I believe in supporting the internal process of the client unfolding it at their own pace. We can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your current life. By applying mindfulness techniques with somatic therapy approaches and techniques, we will examine long-standing behavior patterns or negative beliefs that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

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Therapists in San Francisco are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in San Francisco. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in San Francisco

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in San Francisco you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in San Francisco and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in San Francisco or family therapy in San Francisco.

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