Sara C Gifford

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA

Verified by Psychology Today
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(650) 389-5655

Sara C Gifford

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 389-5655

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Etna, CA 96027
(650) 389-5655

About

NOTE: I am currently only seeing clients vis Telehealth due to COVID precautions. I provide a compassionate, collaborative approach to therapy, whether it be for depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship or parenting issues, or what has brought you to seek help. My practice involves tailoring the method to fit the client, in order to strengthen your resources and create the changes you are longing for. I believe that every person's journey through life is unique, but not without struggle, and am committed to helping you feel safe, engaged, and above all, to be a dedicated partner in navigating your healing process.
In conjunction with traditional verbal therapy, I bring the option of integrating a somatic approach in order to deepen the therapeutic experience. Through this process, we explore the function of the body in emotional healing, as informed by my 30 years of mind-body practice (yoga, dance, mindfulness, and qi gong).
I am experienced in working with individuals, couples, and parents from a wide range of backgrounds and issues, including veterans, individuals with disabilities and their family members, and people of all sexual orientations.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $200+
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Shield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
I have a billing agency that handles insurance matters and payment options.
Email me or call (650) 389-5655 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 18 Years
  • License: California / MFC48594
  • School: CIIS
  • Year Graduated: 2004

Sara C Gifford's Groups

Movement & Art Workshop:Working through Obstacles

This one day women's workshop will guide participants through various movement, drawing, and collage exercises with the intention of identifying and transforming areas of 'felt stuckness'. No previous dance or art experience is necessary. Please wear comfortable, close-fitting clothing. April 16 from 11am-1pm; Cost is $75, includes all materials.

More about this group

Location

Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 389-5655

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Other Location +

Additional Location

Etna, CA 96027
(650) 389-5655
Specialties
  • Coping Skills
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Women's Issues

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 7 Dec 2020
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Sara C Gifford

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA