Laura M. Goodspeed, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco
I believe - and multiple studies have demonstrated - that the single most important predictor of a successful therapy experience is the quality of the relationship between therapist and client. Building a safe, nurturing relationship is where I excel. My style is warm and highly interactive, best suited for clients who prefer a therapist who feels very human, less "medical model." I assist clients to explore their thought patterns and corresponding emotional reactions, and to identify unconscious assumptions they hold about themselves. I also provide practical tools for improving communication, and managing symptoms of anxiety, depression and grief.
As a long-time community activist, I have an abiding awareness of how our personal well-being is impacted by the socio-political realities of the world we inhabit. I believe that contextualizing individual experience within the framework of larger power structures is essential to making sense of our challenges.
My office is located in the Mission district of San Francisco, in the ActivSpace building at 18th and Treat Streets. The building is within easy walking distance of public transportation, and has full disability access. I work with a small dog in my office and the building is canine friendly.
Call or Email Laura M. Goodspeed for a free consultation now - (415) 948-6444


  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • School: New College of California
  • License No. and State: 49741 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $160+
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Humanitarian Assistance Program / EMDR Practitioner
  • Certificate Date: 2011
  • Membership: CA Association of Marriage & Family Therapists / Membership #87393
  • Member Since: 2007


  • Grief
  • Substance Abuse
  • Relationship Issues


  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Cancer

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Multicultural
  • Self Psychology
  • Somatic
  • Transpersonal


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group


  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2017
Laura M. Goodspeed, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco

Laura M. Goodspeed

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT