Shana Averbach, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco
You're here because you want to feel better now. If you're pregnant or in the postpartum phase, you want to feel better yesterday. You're overwhelmed & your inner critic is harder on you than anyone else, even when you're already feeling down, anxious, or like you're "not enough." You're high functioning & independent, so it's hard to see you're hurting inside. My clients are typically seeking healthy relationships with themselves + family, near & far. All of my clients are brave souls, availing themselves to the process of self-exploration, seeking confidence, authenticity, & inner-peace. Welcome.
I work almost exclusively with women and have specialized training in Maternal Mental Health & EMDR. Common issues I see are: sadness ~ worry ~ stuckness ~ stress ~ current or impending life transitions (e.g., changing jobs, having a child, ending relationships) ~ current/anticipated grief/loss ~ relationship issues ~ past trauma impacting present life
What may be most important for you to know is that I lead in our therapeutic relationship with my authentic self. I listen deeply, but I will not silently sit and nod. We will converse and process, together, co-exploring your unique story, and finding the best tools for you.
Call or Email Shana Averbach for a free phone consultation now - (415) 660-9374


  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • School: SFSU
  • Year Graduated: 2007
  • License No. and State: 50670 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $150+
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa


  • Women's Issues
  • Depression
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum


  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Criticism
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background


  • Adults


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

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Integrative
  • Mindful Self-Compassion
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2017
Shana Averbach, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco

Shana Averbach

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT