Having difficulty coping? Supportive, empathic insight-oriented therapy can help sort things out and effect change. Experienced, accepting, interactive therapist offers sliding scale rates for individuals and couples. Insurance accepted. Specialties: overcoming anxiety/panic, the coming out process, dealing with HIV/AIDS, help with self-defeating behavior patterns, relationship issues and sexuality (compulsive sex, dysfunctions/inhibitions). I believe successful therapy combines gaining insight into the origins of old patterns of thought and behavior that aren't working for you and attempting to make changes in those patterns, so that what has not worked can begin to work again.
The changes involve 3 essential components: 1/ insight and understanding; 2/ accessing and being able to feel often difficult, even painful, feelings associated with those insights; 3/ starting to take risks in changing behavior patterns that are self-defeating.
One way of viewing this process is learning to separate the past from the present, and knowing that the past doesn't have to determine the present. One of my specialties is anxiety disorders: generalized anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias. Learn more about my practice: Michael@MichaelWallintherapy.com.
Call or Email Michael Wallin for a free phone consultation now - (415) 534-6013


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: California Institute of Integral Studies
  • Year Graduated: 1991
  • License No. and State: MFC 34339 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $110
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Beech Street
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Holman Group
  • Horizon Healthcare
  • Humana
  • Integrated Health Plan
  • MHN
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • PacifiCare
  • United
  • VMC
  • ValueOptions
  • Out of Network
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  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Defeating Behavior Patterns
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: French


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transsexual Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Intersubjectivity
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Object Relations
  • Self Psychology


  • Individuals
  • Couples
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2015
Michael Wallin, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco

Michael Wallin

Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT