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Individual Psychotherapy Services

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Welcome to our practice.   Psyched in San Francisco is a group of psychotherapists providing modern psychotherapy, marriage therapy, parent coaching, and relationship counseling.  
We believe the purpose of therapy is not to intimidate; it is to emancipate. To explore the way we limit our lives. The goal is autonomy, not dependence. It is not a therapist’s job to “cure” anyone because we don't see people from the lens of sick or well. Rather we take our years of advanced training to be catalysts for change for you by motivating, relating and educating. The real work is up to you, the person who comes to do the changing. (Paraphrased from NJ Center for Healing Arts)

Why we are a little different: Traditional psychotherapy often doesn’t take into account our modern busy lives, the sometimes non-conforming ways we live and love, economic and racial privilege, the politics and technology of the day and new unconventional and effective therapies like body-centered therapy. To us, social context matters to our collective psychological wellness because we are not living in a vacuum.  As therapists we think, write and get active in our community because it makes us better therapists. Projects like Psyched in San Francisco Magazine and Sidewalk Talk are examples. Call us. Schedule 20 minutes with us.  We know we can’t be a match for everyone and pride ourselves on making great connections with therapists outside of our center.


What should I do next?

Schedule a FREE 20 minute call with one or many of us.  It is good to talk to a few people and make a good match for yourself.

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Psyched in San Francisco Personal Therapists Treat:


All Our Therapists Are Unique But They All Will Help You To Achieve The Following:

Develop personal coping strategies

These may be exercises that have helped you in the past or new experiments. Your therapist will teach you to adapt these strategies to your current situation. Your therapist will also guide you in the development of new, more resilient tactics.

Live mindfully:
Sometimes people are struggling because they have an unfair expectation of themselves or others. This increases tension and pressure and can lead to stress, anxiety and depression. By thinking critically about your expectations and priorities you may be able to avoid unnecessary stress.

Focus on what is most meaningful:
In the whirlwind of life, sometimes we lose track of the things that really matter. A course of therapy can help bring these things back into focus.

Identify personal strengths:
Many of us struggle with enlarging our weaknesses, instead of focusing on our strengths and strong points. Your therapist will help you rediscover your strengths and leverage them now and show you how to use them when troubles arise in the future.

Rewire your brain for lasting change:
In all of the skill building described above, being listened to and attuned to in relationship with another person, research shows, changes how our brains are wired sometimes the most. The relationship with your therapist becomes a tool as much as the actual techniques of therapy.

Our Theoretical Orientation:

The individual therapists at Psyched in San Francisco are trained in the following theoretical orientations. For many people looking for help, they aren’t interested in theory or modality but for many, there is one form of treatment you have been prescribed or has proven successful to you in the past. Our clinicians have training in one or all of the following:

  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Psychoanalytically-oriented Psychotherapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Attachment Based Therapy and Couples Counseling
  • Body Centered Psychotherapy

Research shows that the best predictor of success in therapy is actually
the quality of your relationship with your individual therapist.

Michael Lambert, one of the world’s leading psychotherapy researchers, estimates that the quality of the relationship a client and therapist have accounts for as much as 30 per cent of the variance from one client’s outcome compared to another.* This research is the foundation on which we formed Psyched in San Francisco—we are a center with many different kinds of skilled therapists to treat you and your loved ones in one location.

Psychotherapy is part of leading a healthy life for the following reasons:


Emotional or relational skills are not part of most people’s educational or professional training
, so even successful people have gaps in their emotional skill set. Seeking out a trained professional to acquire new emotional skills puts you at an advantage.

One in four Americans at any one time, according to NIMH, suffers from a mental health issue, and over half of Americans will cope with anxiety or depression at some point in their lives. Knowing this, seeking individual therapy is no longer stigmatized in most of our society. We find people who come to our local therapy center to be savvy, with a growth-oriented mindset about making positive change in their lives.

Emotional health impacts physical health—this is why many insurance plans cover part of therapy for you. Outcome studies show that long term emotional well-being correlates to better physical health, so psychotherapy is a good investment for insurance providers.

Mental health, sometimes known as “emotional intelligence” directly impacts our career trajectory and work relationships. Cornell University professor Phyllis Gabriel was quoted in Psychology Today’s research packed article on mental health in the workplace as saying “…mental health problems strongly influence employee performance, rates of illness, absenteeism, accidents and staff turnover.”

Working with a personal therapist is an investment worth making in very real dollars and cents. Research shows that therapy has a significant return on your investment.

*Asay TP, Lambert MJ. The empirical case for the common factors in therapy: quantitative findings, in Hubble M, Duncan BL, Miller SD (eds). The heart and soul of change: what works in therapy. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. 1999: 33-55.