Akhila E. A. Kolesar, PhD, Psychologist in San Francisco
I believe that a wellness model truly supports the whole person: the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual self in each of us. This informs my work with individuals, couples, and family networks by making psychotherapy a meaningful journey in which we find how your unique abilities and strengths can be applied to challenging life situations, relationships, and the unfolding of new ways of being.
I serve clients in crisis and those suffering from traumas, address a variety of symptoms such as anxiety and depression, and facilitate deep personal growth and identity development. I specialize in working with sexually and gender diverse populations and often see LGBTQ and polyamorous people in my practice.
I work cognitively, symbolically, and somatically, and maintain a practice rooted in interpersonal feminism and mindful compassion. Two decades of studying eco-psychology and world religions gives me an appreciation of diversity and the sacred while allowing me to join my clients as a companion on their unique personal journeys.
Call or Email Akhila E. A. Kolesar for a free consultation now - (415) 992-9750

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 10 Years
  • School: Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 2010
  • License No. and State: PSY25015 California

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $200 - $230
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network

Specialties

  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues

Issues

  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • life transitions

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Sexuality

  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age

  • Adults

Categories

  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Existential
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Transpersonal

Modality

  • Individuals
  • Couples
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2016
Akhila E. A. Kolesar, PhD, Psychologist in San Francisco

Akhila E. A. Kolesar

Psychologist, PhD