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Shira Appell

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #122878

Voicemail: (415) 942-2459

Email: shiraappelltherapy@gmail.com

Supervisor: Rochelle Greenhagen, LMFT #84615

I center my work around self-compassion. I believe that only from a place of self-compassion can we feel grounded within ourselves enough to develop a compassionate relationship with others around us. I utilize mindfulness and somatic body oriented work in order to help us connect deeper with our self and our inner knowing and to be able to cultivate trust with ourselves. 

 

So much of our pain has occurred in relationship to other people, and I believe it can be helpful to work towards healing in relationship as well. For this reason, I work relationally with my clients.  I will sit and partner with you on your journey of exploration so that you are not alone. We may grow together as we learn to trust one another and ourselves.

 

I see the goal of therapy is to find wholeness amongst all parts of yourself. Together we will get curious about your life. We can look at any reoccurring experiences, feelings, imagery and symbols that may give us a better idea of the ways that your life is or isn't working for you. We will together begin to unravel and make space to explore, understand, and allow these parts of yourself to be expressed. We will work to no longer extricate ourselves from painful parts but instead invite them in an effort to find more acceptance and wholeness of being.

 

I work with people experiencing:

·       Anxiety/depression

·       Trauma 

·       Relationship Issues

·       Chronic Pain 

·       Disordered Eating / Disconnection with Body

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Maia Benavides

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Voicemail: (925) 240-3771

Email: maiabenavidesmcc@gmail.com

Supervisor: Susannah Harris, MA, LMFT #109298

Therapy is a safe place for healing that requires a collaborative endeavor that is honest, non-judgmental, and genuine. Discovering a meaningful life can feel like a big task. I believe that therapy is where we can create a space to appreciate who we are, flaws and all. In therapy we find an invaluable gateway towards healing, self-discovery, and increased awareness. My intention is to create a calm space where we can explore a variety of methods and create a tailored approach for each individual and situation. Therapy can be a safe place to explore relationships, whether those relationships are with people or things. It can also be a place to address social, economic, and cultural influences.

 

I consider myself to be a warm, open, encouraging, and down-to earth therapist.

I use a person-centered approach with clients in order to establish realistic and attainable goals together. My approach is strengths-based and trauma-informed.

 

 

Areas of Focus:

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Trauma

  • Self Esteem

  • Relationships and Family Systems

  • Attachment

  • Life Transitions

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Rebecca Chadwick, M.A.

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #117447

Voicemail: (415) 375-0532

Email: rebecca@chadwickpsychotherapy.com

Supervised by Camille Campbell, LMFT 100067

 

I help children, teenagers, and adults who are feeling anxious, lost, disconnected, overwhelmed, unstable, or alone. These feelings may be related to a specific season of life or could be ways that you’ve felt for a long time. My areas of focus include anxiety, depression, developmental trauma, identity exploration, survivors of intimate partner abuse, life transitions, and relationship issues. My approach is compassionate, engaged, and warm.

 

I work from contemporary psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, and relational approaches. I believe that deeper, sustained healing comes from exploring the root causes of suffering and untangling the patterns that keep individuals stuck. Although the process of therapy may feel difficult at moments, it is also often filled with creativity, relief, and discovery.

 

Please feel free to reach out directly to set up an initial phone consultation.

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Renee Chen

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Voicemail: (415) 335-6678

Email: hello@reneexchen.com

Supervised by Travis Robinson, LMFT #84331

 

Something is calling, beckoning you to go on an adventure. You may feel resistant towards it, receptive, ambivalent, or stuck. You may feel all, some, or none of these things, but you feel pulled by the current of something greater—a longing, a curiosity perhaps, for something different, for wholeness, for a chance to know yourself.

 

You can think of me as a steward and companion accompanying you on your journey. I listen—concretely and symbolically—to the stories told and untold, what's said and not said, what's felt and not felt, what's remembered and what's been forgotten. I use presence, honesty, and playfulness to both support and challenge you. Together, we find ways to creatively and collaboratively birth and nurture an environment where you can bring in and express all parts of yourself. 

 

Growing up bi-culturally and living in divergent cultures developed within me a sensitivity towards and passion for working with those who feel themselves at the margins of society and/or in their own life. I am trauma-informed and eclectic in my approach, meaning I interweave Western psychological theory with Eastern practices, and incorporate research-based methods as needed to best fit the individual’s, couple’s, or family’s needs. I believe symptoms (depression, anxiety, stress, insomnia, addictive behaviors, etc.) are a normal response to abnormal circumstances, and that our wounds can lead us to greater wisdom and creativity.

 

I welcome your inquiry to see if we might be a good fit for each other on this adventure!

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Gatsby Dai

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Voicemail: ‪(510) 630-6919

Email: xiaojun.d.mcc@gmail.com

Supervised by Peter Bernard Geiger, LMFT #40439

 

“Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror.

Just keep going. No feeling is final.

Don’t let yourself lose me.”

 

– Rainer Maria Rilke

 

The body holds a tremendous amount of wisdom. It already has everything we need to outgrow wounds and release trauma, connect ourselves to a more spacious and delightful world, and live up to our “true Self” and spirituality. 

 

Our work together is to connect somatically to your experiences and listen carefully to your symptoms - anxiety, depression, panic attack, addiction, relationship struggles, low self-esteem, codependency, people-pleasing, self-sabotaging patterns, inadequacy, guilt and shame, self-aggression, intellectualization, grief work, divorce, flashbacks, isolation, etc.

 

I am a feeling-focused, energy-centered, relational, integrative, somatic humanist and therapist. I work with people’s suffering in relationships as well as the awakening incubated in the pain. Growing up bilingually and biculturally, I have lived in different worlds. I have deeply cared about each individual’s (and couples’) personal, subjective experiences, and how you feel about and make meaning out of them. You can take me as a safe playground where you can process and re-write your life story. I am dedicated to introducing some boundaries and playfulness into the suffering parts. 

 

My work is to hold the space for you, and for us. I am here to listen to you carefully and curiously. Together, we may revisit your inner child, life events, family dynamics, cultural influence, and more importantly, your subjective narratives and perceptions. We will learn together how to grieve better, regulate intense emotions safely within our body, cultivate a space in between a stimulus and our reaction, and eventually, connect you to your newly born “Me” - through and beyond relationships. And I know it’s possible. 

 

“No feeling is final.

Don’t let yourself lose Me.”

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Carolyn Day, M.A.

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #115858

Associate Professional Clinical Counselor #6858

Voicemail: (510) 629-1641

Email: carolyndaycounseling@gmail.com

Website: www.carolyndaycounseling.com

Supervised by Raina Verma, LMFT #97361

 

Sometimes it can be difficult to sort out all our feelings, especially when things are messy, confusing, and overwhelming. It is my belief that everyone can benefit from counseling to process the feelings that come with human experience. At the foundation of my practice is forming a strong therapeutic relationship with you. I believe the quality of our relationship is the basis of what can lead to healing. Gaining greater insight into yourself can help you carry out how you want to be in the world. 

 

One of my passions is working with children and adolescents. It is often challenging for children to use words to express themselves that is required of traditional talk therapy. Using play and expressive arts can be a safe, and often fun, way for children to communicate and process uncomfortable and difficult feelings. In my work with children, it is also important for me to work collaboratively with their caregivers. I find that working together as a team can lead to the best possible outcome. 

 

I look forward to getting to know you. 

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Ciara Devereux, M.A.

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #110820

Voicemail: (805) 931-6044

Email: CiaraDevereuxTherapy@gmail.com

Supevised by Shannon Valentine, LMFT #49086

“May you learn to live, every day of your life”

 

The greatest way to honor oneself and our time here on this earth is to put intention into finding our best self, nurture their growth, heal, and discover all the ways to truly LIVE during the days of our lives.

 

Often times life just isn’t working, plain and simple.  That’s where therapy comes in. Together, through therapy, we can discover how to ride the waves, brave the storms, and find the patience and self-compassion to sit with the things we cannot change.

 

I take a collaborative, narrative, and attachment based approach to therapy, believing that the relationships in our early childhood, the stories about ourselves and our experiences, and our self-perception are the foundations to which we view the world, and more importantly, ourselves. 

 

Together, let’s begin to heal and live.

 

Areas of focus:

Anxiety and Depression

Trauma, Grief, and Loss

Addiction & Recovery

Body Image and Self-Esteem

Emerging Adulthood and Transitions

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Noah Eastman

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee 

Voicemail: (510) 463-4592

Supervised by Emily Gordon, LMFT #88491

What you seek is seeking you. - Rumi

 

If you are feeling alone, lost, angry, depressed, you are right where you need to be.  Part of embracing your true self involves a process of shedding beliefs, assumptions, and habits that are constricting and learning to express what you’ve censured.  At a young age, we learned to shut down feelings, wishes, and impulses that were not pleasing to our parents and society.  This allows us to gain acceptance, but it constricts our spontaneity and playfulness.  I will join my clients on their journey to discover where they lost touch with their inner child and help them to rediscover the most authentic version of their self.

 

The perfect parent, friend, or partner doesn’t exist, we have all been left alone when we needed someone and been hurt by someone we trusted.  Until we heal our wounds with acceptance and loving-kindness, it is difficult to be present with our friends, family, and loved ones.  Learning to truly love another means accepting who they are. We cannot do this until we learn to accept ourselves which takes vulnerability and courage.  The space I offer my clients is one in which you can untangle the burdens of the past and discover why you feel stuck.  It is a safe place where you can begin to understand the different feelings, desires, and fears that are bubbling up inside and asking for acknowledgement.

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Christina Frenzel

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Voicemail: (415) 857-5472

Email: christinafrenzeltherapy@gmail.com

Supervised by Mara Dubey, LMFT #92764

 

Each one of us has a unique story. Telling that story can lead to healing and transformation. To be seen fully when sharing your truth and honored in your experience without judgement can create a sense of safety that allows for growth and change. My hope is to support you in sharing your story as a catalyst to discovery of a deeper connection to your true self.

 
My approach is collaborative, warm, and relational. I have a background in storytelling through documentary filmmaking, particularly related to social and environmental justice issues, which has guided me to become a therapist. Understanding the power that telling stories can have to foster healing, I bring curiosity and compassion to my practice, and welcome all walks of life.

 
I work with a range of issues, including anxiety, relationships/dating, grief/loss, chronic illness, disability, tech/startup transitions, and trauma/complex trauma (PTSD).​

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Jacob Glazebnik

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Voicemail: (415) 209-5332

Email: JacobG.therapy@gmail.com

Supervised by Peter Geiger, LMFT #460053

 

I believe that every human being is capable of growth, the development of personal agency, and healthy, loving relationships. The path there is not without its challenges, but it is one of the most profound and meaningful journeys a person can take. Committing to this work can lead to a life lived with a greater sense of freedom and a heightened capacity to face life’s inevitable challenges. My job is to be your trusted companion on this journey. I will attend to our work together with humility, honesty, and collaboration. If you are interested in working with me please reach out for a consultation where we can discuss any questions you may have.

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Yael Heffer

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #129940

Voicemail: (415) 294-1812

Email: yaelheffer.therapy@gmail.com

Supervised by Becky Belinsky, LMFT #115087

 

“When family, school and society put so much emphasis on being perfect, strong, happy and well-adjusted, no surprise we conclude we have to be all those things to be loved, and grow up never knowing that to be vulnerable, messy, human, is lovable.” –Allyson Dinneen

 

Therapy is a place where it is OK to talk about the hard and confusing things. It is a place where you get to tell the truth as you see and feel it – your truth. Sometimes it can take time to even figure out what your inner truths are, to find your own voice, and therapy is a place to explore without being rushed or judged. Working together, I can support you in addressing painful, frustrating or dissatisfying aspects of your life by:

·       Understanding the ways your past connects to and influences your present

·       Identifying the personal, familial, and societal beliefs that shape your experience

·       Exploring which ways of thinking and behaving are and aren’t helpful to you today

·       Learning how to work with your strengths and challenges

·       Gaining a sense of choice about how you show up in your relationship and your life more authentically and in line with your needs and wants

 

In my work I have witnessed how feelings of grief, shame, guilt, disappointment, resentment or anger may arise in the process of therapy. These are often brought to the surface when old wounds are given the space to be seen and heard. When these feelings are allowed to be expressed, accepted and respected, we make room for different parts of yourself and new possibilities to emerge.

 

My approach to therapy is integrative, strength-based and collaborative, weaving together attachment, somatic, gestalt, psychodynamic, narrative and multicultural approaches to support you in your process. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an initial free phone consultation, please email me or leave me a voicemail.

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Brian Henderson

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Voicemail: (415) 498-0069

Email: brianholtonhenderson@gmail.com

Supervised by Stephanie Del Chiaro, LMFT #80922

 

We all struggle to make sense of our lives. Sometimes, where we need support feels concrete. We know that it’s fear, shame, loss, or anger that is hard to feel. And sometimes we don’t know what’s wrong. We long for something different and we don’t know how to get it: resolution with our families, more peace in our bodies, deeper community with our friends, and more connection with our partners.

 

While we often receive the message that what we feel is too much and that we should deal with it on our own, to need help is deeply human. We’re often told that we’re somehow a burden, or perhaps that because of our sexuality, gender identity or race, we don’t get to be who we are. But we are not broken for suffering. What we feel does not need fixing. I see our hurts as signal flares from our deeper selves, lighting the way to a better relationship with the world around us.

 

We can’t do this alone. We heal in the presence of other humans. I’m a human too, it turns out, and my humanity will be in the room with us. I will call on my experience as a queer man and on my journeys with chronic pain and body dysmorphia to inform our work. I believe the body and what we feel in the present moment carry some of the most important information for us. It’s often difficult to tap into what’s right here in our bodies and right now in our hearts, so I incorporate a number of tools in my work: Western research-based, neuroscientific theory, Buddhist-influenced mindfulness practices, and open dialogue about the relationship we develop together, among others.

 

I’m looking forward to meeting you and starting down a shared road!

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Sharon Kim, M.A.

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #120091

Voicemail: (415) 598-8797

Email: sharonkim.therapy@gmail.com

Supervised by Rosemary McCracken, LMFT #86912

 

“If I am not good to myself,

how can I expect anyone else

to be good to me?” – Maya Angelou

To understand and accept who we really are, we need to have a relationship where we feel truly understood and accepted. To hear and value ourselves, we need to feel heard and valued. Therapy is a place to begin this process.  By reflecting on ourselves, we may be able to begin discovering the ways we become stuck. 

We are all conditioned through our familial, cultural and societal systems.  By examining the intersections of our identities, we can look closer at how early experiences have shaped us. In our sessions, I offer an environment that fosters deep listening and multi-cultural understanding. My training has provided me with the opportunity to work with a wide range of ages and life stages.  As a first generation Korean-American, I am sensitive to the challenges of acculturation.  I come from a strengths-based perspective and believe that within us, we all have the capacity for healing and transformation. 

I have been married for almost 30 years and raised three grown children.  Currently, I am with my 93-year-old parents so I am familiar with the many roles we all play along with the complexities of all types of relationships.

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June Lin-Arlow

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #118203 

Voicemail: (415) 570-8603

Email: therapy@junelin.com 

Website: junelin.com 

Supervised by Travis Robinson, LMFT #84331

 

I'm a family therapist who specializes in working with immigrant and cross-cultural families. The emotional and behavioral challenges that children face can be understood in the context of their family system, educational institutions, and broader socio-cultural-political environment. I believe that all behavior has meaning and is an attempt to communicate. As children grow, they are trying to balance maintaining connection with their caregivers and developing a sense of self. The issues bringing you to therapy may be related to stressors your family is facing right now as well as things you've been feeling for a long time. 

 

I offer a warm, compassionate, and collaborative space that is responsive to your family's values and needs. We will work together on addressing your current concerns as well as underlying patterns and structures that got you here in the first place. I help family members build on their strengths and work towards better understanding, mutual respect, and open communication with one another. 

 

I enjoy working with families in non-traditional structures such as polycules, chosen families, and co-parenting communities. I use a social justice lens and carefully attend to issues of power, oppression, and privilege as they show up in our relationship. I welcome families of all configurations to be as they are in their diversity and complexity.

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Shevi Loewinger, M.A.

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #126884

Voicemail: (415) 890-2791

Email: shevimcc@gmail.com

Supervised by Mara Dubey, LMFT # 92764

 

I’m a humanistic relational therapist working with individuals, couples, teens and families.

 

For me, healing starts in a supportive environment created by our relationship. My main tools are curiosity, awareness, and focusing on the here and now. Together we create a brave space to explore your different parts and your subjective experience and see it as it is, without judgment.

 

My own groundedness in the process is based on my ability to see you. To believe in you. In your inner wisdom, your creativity, your uniqueness, the ways you found to cope with your struggles.

 

When we feel this acceptance from another person we can start to develop it within ourselves. When we learn to be with our shadow, we no longer fear phenomena such as depression, anxiety, low self esteem, grief, and relationships. We can look at them as human emotions that are part of our growth. 

 

In Couple Therapy we explore how to see the partner just as they are, without losing our own self and wants. We learn to appreciate and celebrate the differences, and sometimes to be able to make hard decisions.

 

In Child and Teen Therapy I meet young people who often feel lost and misunderstood. I want to get to know the richness of their world and their unique point of view, without forcing any agenda. 

Family therapy has a huge potential for healing when family members come together and gather in one condensed container to unpack the mixed emotions and miscommunications that shaped their lives. I’m passionate about facilitating this sensitive process with gentleness, attunement, care and dare.

 

My style as a therapist comes from my warm, eclectic and open personality. Being a mom, an immigrant and a creative person with a background in film and journalism also shaped my way of being with people in their creative journey for self discovery.

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Taune Lyons, M.A.

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #121460

Voicemail: (415) 228-0489

Email: taunelyonstherapy@gmail.com

Website: www.taunelyons.com

Supervised by Travis Robinson, LMFT #84331

 

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” - Carl Jung

 

I believe that acknowledging and accepting each and every part of our selves creates a foundation of self-worth, resilience, and nourishing wholeness - and that unraveling and intentionally reframing or rewriting the stories we tell ourselves is how we empower growth and live most authentically.

I see the process of psychotherapy as emotional midwifery. While clients dive inward, I aim to provide support holistically, parsing out limiting belief systems and rigid or "autopilot" ways of thinking and being in the world, as well as helping to identify and build out emotional vocabulary - resulting in a co-creation of integration and healing.

 

Some areas we may work on are:

  • Finding your mission, meaning, and purpose
    (whether you're 18 or 80)

  • Inquiry into attachment, intimacy, and sex, for healthy, conscious relationships

  • Defining your sexuality & gender

  • Emotional awareness, needs, and boundaries

  • Connecting with your inner child and reparenting them

  • Becoming less reactive and more mindful, intentional, and present

  • Integration: creating meaning from painful or potent experiences

  • Bringing more pleasure and play into the everyday

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Lori Moreci, M.A.

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #118972

Voicemail: (415) 843-1943

Email: lorimorecitherapy@gmail.com

Supervised by Gargi Patel, LMFT #101986

Finding our way through difficult times can feel challenging and lonely.  You don’t need to be alone.  Together, we can take steps to explore integrating past, present, body, mind, and spirit in a strength based way. 

I access my life experience and my experience working in the service industry for many years to develop a strong rapport and understanding of who you are.  I have a strong belief that the answers are found within yourself by accessing your spirit.  Mindfulness and meditation are tools that we might use on our journey.  I will reflectively and empathically listen and support you in finding your inner wisdom and your most authentic self.  I take a Humanistic and Client-Centered approach, while allowing for space to explore spirituality.  I also utilize art therapy and behavioral techniques when appropriate.  

My interests and current focus are in working with traumatic experiences (complex trauma and PTSD), depression, anxiety, chronic health issues, and life transitions.  Being a native of San Francisco, I welcome, connect, and embrace all walks of life.

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Liz Pace

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Voicemail: (510) 692-9984

Email: lizpacetherapy@gmail.com

Supervised by Renee Beck, LMFT #21060

 

Everyone has a right to feel safe and supported, and to live life according to their own sense of authenticity and meaning. Therapy is a time when we can focus on specific questions, intentions, and goals, while also taking time to slow down and recharge from the pressures of life. I aim to create a comfortable space to explore new approaches to old problems, identify and build upon strengths, and find creative ways to meet life’s challenges. I love getting to know each client as a unique individual and witnessing them grow into stronger, more peaceful, and more joyful versions of themselves. I work in an integrative, holistic way, bringing together talk therapy, mindfulness and stress management, and incorporating creative resources to make space for aspects of experience that can’t be expressed in words.

 

I knew I wanted to become a therapist when I went through my own process of healing, connecting with practitioners who were truly able to walk beside me on my journey and support me unconditionally. As a result of having walked the path myself, I bring warmth, humor, and an attentive, non-judgmental presence to my work, along with a genuine desire to go the distance with each and every client.

 

Areas of focus:

Anxiety and Depression

Trauma

Self esteem

Relationships and Family Systems

Addiction

Life Transitions

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Sarah Rewers, M.A.

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #120684

Voicemail: ‪(415) 779-0289

Email: sarahrewerstherapy@gmail.com

Website: www.sarahrewerstherapy.com

Supervised by Nicole Nemiroff, LMFT #105065


Oftentimes, we hide a part of ourselves out of fear of judgement or pain. Therapy is a place to bring your whole self--whatever that may look like for you. My work is grounded in cultivating a safe and accepting space for you to share your desires, fears, passions, worries, and more. Healing begins when we shift our mindsets towards having more self-compassion and giving ourselves space to be imperfect (which we all are!). I do not believe in a “one size fits all” approach to therapy, but rather a collaborative one. My hope is that we can begin the therapeutic journey together by focusing on what is most salient for you. 

There is no “right” or “wrong” way to be in therapy. I look forward to being able to support you on your journey. 

I work with adolescents, adult individuals, and couples who may be dealing with: 

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Relationship conflicts 

  • Aging family members (Alzheimer’s, Dementia) 

  • Trauma 

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Tori Roca, M.A.

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Voicemail: (415) 562-7228

Email: victoriaroca.mcc@gmail.com

Website: www.therapywithtori.com

Supervised by Travis Robinson, LMFT #84331

 

“I’m not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.” - Carl Jung

 

We each come from different walks of life, and our experiences can shape who we are and how we connect with the world around us. Sharing our story in a therapeutic space can help us feel seen and heard while letting our truth be known. Although our past can mold who we are, we are not defined by it. With support, we can take steps towards positive life changes, healing, and a healthy mind.

 

I’m a trauma-informed therapist who works with individuals, couples, and families. My approach is collaborative, holistic, and client-centered. I integrate a variety of modalities and techniques into my work, which allows me to provide guidance that is tailored to your needs. I welcome your story and offer you the opportunity to unpack, process, and heal from trauma. I offer a warm and compassionate space where we will work together throughout your journey of exploration. 

 

I enjoy working with diversity of all kinds. I have personal and professional experience with BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities. Areas of focus for my work include: 

  • Trauma/PTSD

  • Survivors of domestic violence/intimate partner violence 

  • Clients with a history of sexual/emotional/physical abuse

  • Family dynamics, including divorce, co-parenting, & blended families

  • Relationship dynamics & challenges

  • Multiculturalism, immigration, & first generation challenges

  • Gender/sexuality

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

 

I look forward to the opportunity to work with you.

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Pnina Shamsi, M.A.

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #120952

Voicemail: (415) 789-8118

Email: wolfpaxtherapy@gmail.com

Supervised by Susannah Harris, LMFT #109298

 

I work somatically and relationally, and believe that when we are truly seen by another, something stirs within our wisest self that guides what we most need to know for healing. My approach is creating a safe space for this wisest self to navigate the way. My style is compassionate and direct; I believe transformation happens when we can see ourselves clearly, with curiosity, and without shame or judgment.

I have a background in yoga and the healing arts, where I specialized in working with individuals with physical disabilities. The body's capacity for resilience and healing has astounded me. In our sessions, somatic practices and curiosities help reveal much of what wants to be expressed through the body through movement, images, gesture, playfulness, sensation, and breath.

I welcome all populations and practice from an anti-oppression lens, specializing in work around sex, sexuality, health crises, dis-ease/disability, mind/body healing, PTSD, anger, and life transitions.

By Your Stumbling, the World is Perfected.
--Sri Aurobindo

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Charlie Smith

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Voicemail: (415) 855-0031

Email: charliesmithmcc@icloud.com

Supervised by Mara Dubey, LMFT #92764

 

We each come from unique and diverse experiences that shape who we are. Discovering your truth and telling your story can be empowering and healing. But the journey to seeing yourself and being seen authentically takes work. I am here as a participant of your journey to provide an environment shaped by trust, compassion and patience. My approach is kind, collaborative, relational and client centered. I look forward to working with you to uncover and uplift all your parts in a safe space without judgement so that you can find a sense of worthiness, wholeness and belonging. 

 

I have 10 years of experience as a documentary filmmaker elevating personal stories and giving voice to under-represented communities. In that experience I witnessed the power and potential of finding and telling one’s truth on the path towards self-acceptance, empowerment and healing. Being a therapist enables me to continue that important work on a more personal level.

 
I work with a range of issues including depression/anxiety, relationships/communication issues, family dynamics, attachment/relational trauma, LGBTQ+/gender/sexuality, HIV+/AIDS topics, trauma/complex trauma (PTSD), history of abuse, substance use/addiction and cultural-identity topics.

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Jim Torrens

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #129458

Voicemail: (415) 942-2124

Email: jim@jimtorrenstherapy.com

Website: www.jimtorrenstherapy.com

Supervised by Eric Koblenz, LMFT #93172

 

“When you listen generously to people, they can hear truth in themselves, often for the first time.” ― Rachel Remen

 

How often in your life do you feel truly heard and accepted, just as you are?

 

My primary goal as a therapist is to create a space for deep listening, where you can feel heard, understood, and accepted, not only by me, but also by yourself. 

 

I begin with gratitude for being invited into your life. As we get to know each other, I join with you in your experience and work with you to acknowledge and understand your pain and joy. Always, I maintain the conviction that you have the resources you need to respond to the difficulties in your life, even if you don’t yet feel that way.

 

My approach is collaborative and grounded in deep empathy and respect. My style is flexible, informal, and guided by your preferences.

 

Please contact me to discuss how I can support you.

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Amy Tredinnick, M.A.

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #115512

Voicemail: (415) 501-0303

Email: rootsandseedspsychotherapy@gmail.com

Website: rootsandseedspsychotherapy.com

Supervised by Erica Rath, LMFT #86965

 

Much of the work I gravitate towards comes from my deep belief in the intelligence of the body and the wisdom of the heart. Combined with my clinical training in psychotherapy, my work is influenced by my love and respect for yoga, mindfulness, breath work and exploration of the spiritual.  My approach is integrative and client-centered, with a strong foundation in Attachment Theory and early childhood development.

 

My framework also includes mind-body awareness, using the somatic experiential modality called Hakomi. In Hakomi, limiting core beliefs can be accessed by mindfully bringing attention to the body and integrating emotions, images, sensations and memories, allowing for the development of new neural pathways, and thus new positively reinforcing experiences, to be formed. This tremendously effective modality offers clients a way to deepen into their experience with the guidance of a professional psychotherapist in a way that is gentle, yet profound. 

 

Through compassion, awareness and careful listening I look forward to working with you in a way that feels safe, supportive and collaborative. I honor wherever my clients are on their journey and believe in cultivating space, and curiosity as we navigate this path together. I am truly honored to be a guide and witness to your unique experience of remembering your wholeness and opening up to new possibilities which deeply serve you.

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Jessica Turner, M.A.

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #113912

Voicemail: (415) 578-0881

Email:jessicattherapy@gmail.com

Website: jessicaturner.net

Supervised by Emily Gordon, LMFT #88491 

 

Telling our stories, from the sacred to the everyday, the uplifting to the distressing, can shed light on what it means to be human. What is your unique story? Transformation is possible when one speaks their truth and is fully seen in that truth in connection with a compassionate other. My intention is to honor all parts of your story and to welcome your whole experience. 

 

My style of working is warm, interactive and collaborative. In addition to my education and training, I find my practice to be informed by my varied life experiences. I have a strong background working in the arts, non-profits and fundraising as well as within the healing arts. As a parent, I find continual awe in relationship and the unfolding of human experience. With a love of nature and a curiosity in what connects us all, I welcome you.

 

My hope is to support you in sharing your truth, seeing your authenticity and allowing yourself to be and grow within the natural intelligence that is you.

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Jennifer Warburg

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #134081

Voicemail: (415) 494-9712

Email: Jennifer.warburg.therapist@gmail.com

Supervised by Mara Dubey, LMFT #92764

“When we see love as the will to nurture one's own or another's spiritual growth, revealed through acts of care, respect, knowing, and assuming responsibility, the foundation of all love in our life is the same."
-bell hooks

I hold psychotherapy as a practice of love. My approach is warm, collaborative and pragmatic. I combine depth psychotherapy – listening for emotions, patterns, and nuance – with solution-oriented counseling that can help you get your life back on track.

The sense that something isn’t as it should be, the desire for something more that brings us to therapy is often a sign that something in us is ready to change. We may recognize what we’re doing isn’t working, but not be quite able to imagine different – or have the tools or support to get there. In our relationship, I will provide you the nurturing space to develop what you need to move forward in your life.  A few of my guiding principles are compassion and belief in each persons’ inner wisdom. I work with gentleness and curiosity to reflect your strengths and open our listening to what your authentic self may know and be ready to live into.

Before becoming a therapist, I spent ten years as a progressive public policy advocate in the Bay Area. Having worked at the level of systems and structures, I know how our lives are shaped by our environments, our cultures and our times, and I’m keen to understand my clients' outer as well as inner worlds. I love the human-to-human, real, relational work I get to do as a therapist. I am constantly learning. And my approach is flexible and creative to bring together what social science, research on the brain and the world’s wisdom traditions can teach us about how people heal and grow.

The most important ingredient in successful therapy is a relationship with a therapist that is suited to you. I invite you to reach out to me to see if I may be a fit.

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Claire West, M.A.

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Voicemail: (415) 494-9814

Email: clairewestcounseling@gmail.com

Supervised by Julian Redwood, LMFT #47939

Feeling comfortable in your own skin is a life skill that is mainly developed in relationship to other people, for better or for worse.  Together we can explore how you feel about yourself, your life, and your relationships.  We will work on your “content” (past, present, future) and on your process.  I aim to support you to be as authentic as possible in session with me. Ours is a safe space to try to hone in on what you may need to feel more comfortable in your own skin at this time.  

 

You may have experiences from the past you want to review and understand better, you may be feeling trapped in a present that feels unbearable, or you may have anxiety or depression that interferes with a vision of your future life.  When we meet, I will ask why you’ve come and together we can find where you want to go.

 

At its best, our time will be healing and generative.  At its worst, you will experience with me some of what you have experienced with others.  My hope is to work with you in relationship so that you get closer to getting your needs met through intention, recognition, and repair. 

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Emily Wong

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Voicemail: (415) 496-6328

Email: emilywongtherapy@gmail.com

Supervised by Julie Stevenson, LMFT #112037

"She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go" - Safire Rose

 

If you've made it to this point, then you've already taken a step forward. People aren't meant to struggle alone. I am here to be with you in the messy, painful and beautiful adventure we call life.

 

I am warm, friendly, and bring humor to my work. I also believe that therapy should be a collaborative process. I love learning about my client's strengths and empowering them to accept themselves for who they are.

 

I have experience working with suicidal adolescents, adults and teens with eating disorders, and foster youth. My areas of focus include:

 

- Anxiety/Depression

- Eating Disorders and Body Image

- Substance Abuse and Addiction

- Families and Relationship Therapy

- Issues related to Self-Esteem and Self-Love

- Trauma

- Self-Harm and Suicidal Ideation

 

Life is too short to be at war with yourself everyday. I hope we can connect and work together on your journey toward a happier, healthier life.

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Simone Writer, M.A.

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Voicemail: (415) 409-9359

Email: simonepsychotherapy@gmail.com

Supervised by Janine Darwin, LMFT #46778 

The dominant cultural norms around gender roles, love, and relationships set us up for suffering. Our very culture and institutions have normalized disconnection, inauthenticity, and abuse. So many of us keep spinning our wheels, exhausted and doing all the emotional work in one-way relationships, begging for crumbs from partners who are unavailable or abusive. We feel lost and hopeless. Our hearts are hardened or broken, and we feel trapped in a mixed cloud of cynicism and hope.
 
I was caught on that battlefield for a long time. As I've liberated myself from that pattern, I became passionate about helping others free themselves from painful emotional, behavioral, and relationship patterns. Grounded in a desire for social change, I take a critical multicultural feminist and whole-person approach to healing and transformation. As a WOC born in Brazil, who migrated to the US in 2004, I'm familiar with the difficulties of acculturation and systemic oppression. I've worked with a wide variety of people from different backgrounds, and I offer a non-pathologizing, culturally-sensitive and collaborative perspective to support my clients in developing self-awareness, establishing significant relationships with others, and navigating life challenges. 
 
I have a passion for working with:
Relationship issues and intimacy challenges
Codependency and boundaries
Confidence and self-doubt 
Impostor Syndrome
Grief and loss

My work is steeped in my unshakable belief in the strength of the human spirit. I hope to encourage you to honor your humanity, learn to trust yourself, and reclaim power, clarity, confidence, and love back into your life. 

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Bella Yousif

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Voicemail: (415) 347-9873

Supervised by James Seichas, LMFT #117135 

I believe we have the capacity to heal ourselves if we can slow down enough to notice what is asking for our attention. I approach therapy as a collaborative ritual in which you, as my client, can become more skilled at listening and giving voice to your inner knowing. Together we will work to shed light on the subconscious, hear from different parts of you, identify blindspots, and uncover the intuitive wisdom that already lives within you. My intention is to help you expand your awareness about yourself and how you move about in this world so that you can make choices that feel right for you. In my practice, I aim to cultivate a relationship with you that is meaningful, respectful, honest, and direct, and I hope to share my curiosity, compassion, and clarity to enrich your journey. I believe therapy can heal wounds, strengthen our emotional response, and give us an understanding of who we are.  

 

It is worth noting that I am the daughter of immigrants, and have witnessed the social and emotional challenges that surround immigration and having a multicultural identity. This has informed my practice, so I also offer my services to people who are immigrants, first generation, or multicultural.