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"For 35+ years, I have provided individual and couples therapy, as well as training for psychologists and physicians. Working within a humanistic framework, I use both cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic approaches to help patients achieve understanding and make changes. With an additional degree in Clinical Psychopharmacology, I can collaborate with your physician if medication is indicated. With my training in depression, anxiety, self-defeating behavior, stress, going through life changes, chronic pain, and chemical dependency, individuals and couples have benefited significantly from our work together. Couples work also focuses on improved communication and mutual respect."
"I focus on relationships as a means to understanding symptoms which include depression and anxiety. I believe we are relationship oriented and the fastest way to help with suffering is to work within this framework."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
"Samantha has been providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 8 years. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, family issues, self-esteem issues, and relationship problems. She brings to her private practice skillful and compassionate approaches to therapy. She sees therapy as a collaborative process and works closely with clients to modulate treatment pace and direction. Samantha is also adept at elucidating specific steps clients can take toward progress. Her seasoned experience allows clients to experience an increasing sense of solace and confidence throughout the course of treatment."
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MS, MFTI
"Are you feeling overwhelmed, depressed, or anxious? Feeling lonely, lost, or stuck? Are you having difficulty with interpersonal relationships? There is hope for you! I work collaboratively with my clients and provide a safe, supportive, and confidential environment, where they can identify core issues, and explore the destructive patterns of thoughts and behaviors that keep them from finding meaning and enjoyment in life."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
"Embarking on a journey of self-exploration and self-improvement through the process of therapy is a profound experience. I am honored to have an opportunity to work together with you to help you meet your personal goals for change."
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
"Experience relief from Prenatal/Postpartum depression and anxiety. No matter how much we prepare ourselves for our baby's arrival, our emotions can overwhelm us with sadness, guilt and worry. I'm here to tell you that postpartum woes are not your fault, and that they are a common occurrence in women all over the world. That's why you need someone who can listen to you, support you and guide you through these difficult moments. I want to provide you a space to ground yourself, find certainty and discover the mother you want to be."
"My clients are adults, children and adolescents, most of whom are seeking help dealing with challenges related to a marital or family crisis or a divorce. I provide psychotherapy, mediation, co-parenting counseling and consultation to address the personal and relational issues involved. Whether one is struggling to understand and resolve the losses involved, to develop new parent-child relationships, or to recover from the crisis and start a new life, these services are especially effective at stressful times. With over thirty years in practice as a psychologist, I have developed deep regard and respect for the resiliency of my clients."
"I strive to compassionately work with clients to reveal their true self by identifying the patterns and obstacles that often create internal stress and interpersonal conflict. I work with adolescents, children, and adults. I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults with moderate to severe psycho-social difficulties. I have expertise treating depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, substance abuse, self-harming and psychotic disorders. As a community mental health psychologist I am able to collaborate with educational, legal, and psychiatric professionals. I also provide psychological evaluations, as wells as workshops for parents and trainings to professionals."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT
"You are worried about your children and teenagers and wish they would listen to you and talk with you. You want a peaceful and happy home. I can help! I believe in a team approach where parents are partners in the process of helping to make the family a happier and better place to grow. I respect kids and teens as they express their thoughts and feelings. My ultimate goal is for each member of the family to feel seen, heard and understood as we work together to solve issues and improve relationships."
"Most psychiatrists never look at the organ they treat. We believe that imaging the brain allows us to be more effective and targeted at helping our patients. Serving the entire San Francisco Bay area, we provide innovative psychiatric diagnosis and treatment for a wide variety of behavioral, learning and emotional problems in children and adults. By utilizing high resolution brain SPECT imaging, we can provide objective diagnostic information. SPECT gives us a picture of a living brain so we can better target treatment."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
"I am an interactive, solution-focused therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing. Areas of particular interest: Life Transitions Stress Management Parenting children with Learning Differences Adolescent issues Couples relationship issues Work/Life Balance"
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
"RELEASE STRESS, INCREASE SUCCESS! Human beings struggle, oftentimes with insurmountable problems. Even with good intention and advice from family, friends, problems don't go away & patterns form and we get stuck. This is when professionals such as myself can guide people to get unstuck, look at root of the problem whether it's constant sadness, anger, loneliness or trauma from the past or the present, by attaining tools of self-exploration, journalling, meditation, hypnosis, art, reading to understand feelings/behaviors and cope differently and access forgiveness, joy and success."
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MS, MFTI
"Hello, I'm Lori, welcome to my profile page! I have extensive experience working with children, teens and families. Since 1994, I have worked in several residential treatment facilities that specialize in helping SED (Severely Emotionally Disturbed) clients. I have a passion for helping families who are struggling with a difficult child or teen. I believe in treating the whole family system, in other words, the parent's marriage, siblings and parent child relationships. I am also personally invested in healing broken families as I have been through a divorce myself. My experience makes me more "real" to my clients."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
"As a Marriage and Family Therapist I am dedicated to helping people through transitions. I have over 10 years of experience working as a Marriage and Family Therapist, and have completed The Gottman Levels 1, 2 & 3 Trainings. This is a method used in treating couples and is backed with 20 years of research. I also work with children, adolescents and adults. I use play and art therapy with children and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with adolescents and adults suffering from depression or anxiety. Many people seek counseling for many different reasons there is no reason to feel ashamed or embarrassed, please call today."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
"The stress of our fast-paced lives can challenge our most import relationships. Families are juggling so many responsibilities that its easy to let relationships take a back seat. Don't let stressful times derail you from living the life you always envisioned. I work with clients to manage stress, learn new problem solving tools, improve their relationships with loved ones and be the partner and/or parent you always wanted to be."
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
"I work with families, couples and individuals wanting to improve their lives and relationships through better communication, deeper insight and creative problem solving. My approach to therapy is to provide a safe, supportive environment that allows individuals to cope with the stressful situations of live, to resolve difficult relational issues and to work toward personal growth and inner peace. I believe that spirituality and culture are important dimensions of people's lives and need to be respected in the context of therapy."
"I believe that one of the most important factors for successful therapy is the "fit" between therapist and client. I have been told by some of my clients that they like my direct style, interactive manner, and the feeling of being heard and seen. It is helpful to have my thoughts and stories resonate with them. In both individual and couples therapy I strive to bring out the best, wisest, kindest, flexible, most functioning adult parts of my clients to the surface.Through therapy my clients get insight, make better choices and enjoy feeling more in charge of their lives."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
"Hello and welcome to my practice. I help clients to make intentional changes that honor and respect their own needs and values, and to become resilient, emotionally strong, and self-empowered in the process. I help clients to rediscover and strengthen their own sense of courage and hope. Modern life can at times seem overwhelming as we strive to find meaning and direction in our lives. I can help you on your journey to find greater meaning and fulfillment, identify ways you can work towards achieving your dreams, and improve your personal relationships."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
"I am a licensed marriage & family therapist with extensive experience helping young children, teens with school problems, mood and behavioral issues as well as relationship problems. I incorporate play therapy in working with children while providing developmental guidance and evidenced based parenting skills for their parents. I have extensive experience working with adults struggling with relationship and mood problems. I guide them through a process of self-examination of their own patterns of thoughts, feelings, and relationship styles that kept them stuck in a rut. I enjoy helping couples and families, especially those in blended family situations."
"In over 15 years of practice, I have worked mostly with Latino clients with issues of trauma, child abuse, learning disabilities, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, developmental challenges, domestic violence, substance abuse, HIV, marital problems, PTSD, gender identity, loss and grieving, severe mental illness and Alzheimer. I obtained my masters degree in Social Psychology, which enables me to observe the association between social issues and sense of self and behavior. The focus of my doctoral training was Clinical Psychology. My theoretical approach is eclectic implementing Play therapy, CBT, Family Systems, Brief therapy, DBT, FTCBT, Feminist approach, Psychodynamic theory, and Relational theory."