Tessa Sugarbaker MD MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

Verified by Psychology Today
9 Endorsed
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Tessa Sugarbaker MD MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

Verified by Psychology Today
9 Endorsed

Location

423 Gough Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 326-7726
Offers online therapy
Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

1265 65th Street
Emeryville, CA 94608
(415) 326-7726

About

I offer you an empathetic, direct, and practical presence in your journey towards healing. After becoming a physician (I am a licensed Obstetrician Gynecologist), I discovered another calling of mine is working with people and their emotions. As a therapist who is also a physician, I bring knowledge and wisdom of medicine, the body, and the mind-body connection. With this background I offer you a unique, experienced, and well-rounded therapist.
In addition to talk therapy, I use action-oriented techniques to help you develop self compassion and fresh perspectives. I have experience and a special interest in working with clients on relationship issues, grief, depression, anxiety, inner critic work, trauma, survivors of child abuse, anger expression, and the loss of a family member.
With regards to grief and trauma work, I have extensive experience working with individuals who have experienced a pregnancy loss from an abortion and termination for a fetal diagnosis, (and those anticipating such decisions), miscarriage, early stillbirth, selective reduction, or ectopic pregnancy. I appreciate your courage.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $200 - $210
Pay By: Cash, Check, Paypal
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
I do not accept insurance, but I do provide superbills monthly that you can submit to your health insurance for reimbursement.
Email me or call (415) 326-7726 with questions.

Qualifications

  • License: California / 93444
  • School: California Institute of Integral Studies
  • Year Graduated: 2010

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: California Assn. of Marriage & Family Therapists / 114737
  • Certificate Date: 2009
  • Certificate: American College of Obstetrician & Gynenecologists / MD A68363
  • Certificate Date: 1999

Endorsements

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
"Tessa's background as an MD adds exceptional depth and expertise to her work as a psychotherapist. She is caring and wise, and also has a pragmatism which helps her clients move through their difficulties with tremendous support. I highly recommend ..."

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RMFT, RCC, RCAT

Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, RDT/BCT, CEDS, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RDT

Tessa Sugarbaker MD MFT's Groups

Post Abortion Therapy Group for Women

Come and virtually meet other women in a supportive environment and experience the healing power of a group. The group's purpose is to provide women with a safe, non-judgmental, and politically neutral space to share, connect, and learn from others who have had a similar experience. With a group of interested women and the guidance of a supportive therapist, group members will have the opportunity to tell their experiences and explore feelings through the use of dialogue, drama, and creative therapeutic processes. *No previous theater experience is needed. Shy people are welcome.

More about this group

Location

423 Gough Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 326-7726
Offers online therapy
Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

1265 65th Street
Emeryville, CA 94608
(415) 326-7726
Specialties
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Women's Issues
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Abortion, Pregnancy Loss
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Illness
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, Traumatic Birth
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Black and African American
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Drama Therapy
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Imago
  • Multicultural
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Sandplay
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 5 Dec 2021
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Tessa Sugarbaker MD MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist