Sandra Anderson

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

Verified by Psychology Today
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Sandra Anderson

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

San Francisco, CA 94102
Offers online therapy
Other Location +

Additional Location

Sacramento, CA 95816

About

I specialize in working with couples. Most people claim communication is what causes conflict in relationships. The fact is you know how to speak and express yourself. Chances are, you are already voicing which of your needs are not getting met and you might also be sharing your feeling of being misunderstood or neglected. Yet it doesn't seem to be working. The couples I work with are often capable of these expressions however, they are not equipped with the tools to discern what else is important to communicate to their partner.
There are many key practices for de-escalating conflicts and finding understanding. For example, asking questions to explore what the other person is experiencing. And mindfulness of defensive responses, devaluing, and actions that send the message "our relationship is not a priority" can interfere with repairing the past and building a new healthy future.
Feeling unheard, not being made a priority, or having your vulnerability met with anger or silence are all relationship dynamics that can be overcome with couples counseling. Please contact me to set up a time to discuss your challenges and how my counseling might be the support you need to transform your relationship.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $110+
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • AmeriHealth
  • Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • ComPsych
  • Empire BlueCross BlueShield
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Kaiser (Out-of-Network)
  • MHN | Health Net
  • MHNet Behavioral Health
  • Magellan
  • Sutter
  • TRICARE
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: California / 132246

Location

San Francisco, CA 94102
Offers online therapy
Other Location +

Additional Location

Sacramento, CA 95816
Specialties
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2022
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Sandra Anderson

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT