Kathleen Dahlen, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco
Beginning therapy is similar to finally summoning the courage to open wide the door of that overwhelmingly packed closet in your home. While this task can seem daunting at first, the company of a non-judgmental guide can make the undertaking manageable and even rewarding. As this guide, I will support you in taking inventory of what you've kept hidden away for years, possibly due to shame, fear, anxiety, grief or the uncertainty of how to move past old habits. You will develop resilience through listening to your inner wisdom, resourcing self support and expanding your capacity for joy.
My background has informed my work by fostering a capacity for cohesion, professionalism and organization, while encouraging risk, curiosity and playfulness. I aspire to a practice that is not only heart-centered, but also hope-centered, holding the belief that a human being's inclination is to move towards wholeness.
I specialize in working with women in transitional life phases, men experiencing intimacy issues, new and expectant parents, co-dependent relationships and alcoholic family systems. However, I welcome individuals and couples of all ages, ethnicities, cultural backgrounds and sexual/gender identities to my practice. Read more at www.kdahlentherapy.com
Call or Email Kathleen Dahlen for a free phone consultation now - (415) 423-2651


  • Years in Practice: 4 Years
  • School: California Institute of Integral Studies
  • Year Graduated: 2013
  • License No. and State: 97659 California


  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Western Washington University/Bachelor of Arts
  • Year graduated: 2006
  • Certificate: Doulas of North America (DONA)/DONA Trained Post-Partum Doula
  • Certificate Date: 2013


  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues


  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


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

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Sand Play
  • Somatic
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2017
Kathleen Dahlen, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco

Kathleen Dahlen

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT