W. Craig McDermit, PhD

Psychologist, PhD

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(415) 534-6559

W. Craig McDermit, PhD

Psychologist, PhD


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W. Craig McDermit, PhD
1855 Hayes St
San Francisco, California 94117
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Announcement icon My office is open. Alternatives include WeCounsel.com, (HIPPA-compliant) and various video and audio options. Do not allow fear to stop us!
I'm a "seasoned" psychologist in practice for 40 years. I enjoy working with people from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds and have always preferred having a "general practice" which allows addressing a wide range of personal concerns. While each individual requires a unique approach; the transformative power of therapy is rooted in the trusting relationship that evolves between you & I. It's the alliance between us which helps you become the person you aspire to be. The work is serious but also allows for having a bit of fun while seeking the most gratifying life to foster a sense of fulfilling purpose for yourself.
My specialization is in helping you discover your unique identity & purpose for your life. There is no "one size fits all." Your "custom-tailored" therapy requires an active alliance to discover what solutions will work for you. Your proactive participation and feedback which involves allowing me to "know you" are essential to you finding your life's path.
My office resembles an ethnic art museum. One client described his experience as "walking into a movie." Personalized customization allows options for a friendly dog receptionist (or not); "walk &talk" for those, who think better on their feet; tele-therapy via computer; and dream analysis for those, who are interested.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: California School of Professional Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 1980
  • License and State: PSY7251 California

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Anthem
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross
  • ChoiceCare
  • First Health
  • Great-West Life
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Kaiser (Out-of-Network)
  • MHN
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • TRICARE
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W. Craig McDermit, PhD's Groups

Clinical Supervision Group for Therapists

The group is available to any licensed mental health professional seeking a supportive environment of peers to help foster their own continuing development of clinical expertise and personal therapeutic style. It provides a safe, non-judgemental space to examine how to respond most effectively with particularly challenging clients, who can often elicit our own counter-transference and thwart the progress in therapy. Individual supervision is also available in person or via computer. Feel free to inquire.

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Location

W. Craig McDermit, PhD
1855 Hayes St
San Francisco, California 94117
Call Dr. W. McDermit
(415) 534-6559
Ask about video and phone sessions

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Specialties
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Substance Use
  • Gay
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Authenticity: Do I act in accordance w/ my values
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Individuation: What values define my sense of self
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Medical Detox
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American and Hispanic and Latino
Age
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Aviation Professionals
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors -
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dream analysis is available.
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
Video/Skype
  • Online/Phone Counseling

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Last Modified: 22 Mar 2020
W. Craig McDermit, PhD, PhD, Psychologist in San Francisco

W. Craig McDermit, PhD

Psychologist, PhD