Meet Our Team

Our intern therapists are selected for their level of personal maturity and self-awareness as well as their competence as psychotherapists. They are often graduates of the holistic graduate psychology programs at JFK University, CIIS and other accredited graduate master’s psychology programs. Each is supervised by an experienced licensed psychotherapist. You will be in a relationship with a responsible, trustworthy professional backed up by on-going supervision, consultation and training.

Research shows that the most important factor in clients’ experience of successful therapy is the relationship they develop with their therapists.

San Francisco Bay Area Therapists

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Bianca Aarons, MA

San Francisco • 415-553-5346
Learning how to live a fulfilling life, which shifts, changes, and moves through conflict can be a lifelong process. There are those of us who are curious to learn more about ourselves, why we feel what we feel, how we could feel differently. I strive to understand what the therapy needs, I hope to create safety and containment within the therapy, and I hold a space that involves the relationship therapist-client relationship but is ultimately about the individual or the couple…Read More


 

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Govinda Bader, MA

Berkeley & San Francisco • 415-225-9666
Living a human life is complex. The one constant that spans all facets of your life is your relationship to yourself. Whether you are struggling in your relationship to your partner, your career, your friends, your parents, your children, your sex life, your finances or anything else, your relationship with yourself is the one place in your life that you can shift that will impact everything else…Read More


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Marissa Baumann, MA

Oakland • 510-457-1064
The practice of therapy is inspirational to me. It is an incredible joy to witness clients becoming more of their truest selves and really stepping fully into lives they want to live. My approach is holistic with a focus on relationship and what is happening for you now. I believe that by working with our experiences in the moment, we can impact the hurt and trauma of the past… Read More


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Larisa Blum, MA

Oakland • 510-463-4619
I work with individuals and couples to address relationship ambivalence, anxiety, major life transition, depression, stuckness, conflict, poor communication and other issues. Together, we work to expand your awareness of thoughts, feelings and physical sensations to transform your experience into one of purpose, pleasure, joy, energy, and connection… Read More


Normandy Daniels, MA

Normandy Daniels, MA

San Francisco & Berkeley • 415-735-1926
I work with individuals, couples, and teens of all orientations, to support you in creating more secure and stable connections with yourself and others. My specialties include codependency, self-esteem, relationship conflicts, trauma, attachment, body image, social anxiety, and the healthy expression and regulation of emotions. This fall I’m offering discounted packages on couples counseling – click for details…Read More


Angie Di Natale, MA

Angie Di Natale, MA

Berkeley • 510-473-2039
A compassionate presence and a belief that “there is nothing wrong with you that is not human” is what I bring to my practice. My work involves attending to interpersonal and relationship issues; depression; anxiety; trauma; addiction; and midlife challenges and transitions. I work from a somatic psychotherapy approach that believes in the wisdom of the body as a pathway toward living life with more freedom, joy, and a sense of aliveness… Read More


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Berkeley • 510-761-8978
Life can be hard, and if you’re struggling it’s not your fault. You’re just human, and its OK to need some support. We can work together to help you feel better. In addition to working with individuals, I have specialized training to help couples make meaningful changes so they can deepen their connection. Let’s collaborate to transform your life…Read More


Margaret Goodwin

Margaret Goodwin, MA

Oakland & San Francisco • 415-702-1588
I love the work I have been called to do as a therapist. It never escapes me how lucky I am to be with someone as they heal from deep wounding, get in touch with their vitality, and grow into a more authentic expression of themselves. I believe there is light inside every person seeking to come forward and my work, as I see it, is to help my clients carve a path for that light…Read More


Susannah Harris

Susannah Harris, MA

San Francisco & Oakland • 415-255-3305
My role as a psychotherapist is to help clients acknowledge and harness their innate strengths, to attain and sustain the well-being they are searching for. I am passionate about gently questioning unspoken norms and expectations, whether learned from family or society, that can limit our ability to connect with our most authentic selves. I empower clients to take supported risks, guiding the therapy with empathy, honesty, humor, and a belief in the transformative power of relationships… Read More


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Ryan Hoffman, MA

Berkeley • 510-779-2633
The complex demands of daily life in the Bay Area can activate adaptive strategies that cause further pain. Amazingly, the natural healing capacity of the human being runs so deep that even the parts of ourselves that are causing us difficulty can guide us toward becoming more whole. Addiction, Depression, Anxiety, Compulsions, Obsessions, Stagnation, Rage, Fear, Going Numb – are all attempts to communicate misalignment somewhere within the system… Read More


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Emily Howard, MA

San Francisco • 415-255-2604
My own experience with depression and anxiety led me to this work, and for that I am grateful. Psychotherapy has given me the opportunity to examine the story I have been telling as my own from new and different perspectives. I have had the opportunity to sit with uncomfortable feelings and have learned ways to keep cool as they moved through and beyond me… Read More


Ilona Hrebennikova, MAEd, MACP, RYT

San Francisco & Oakland • 510-984-4883
We all feel overwhelmed and helpless sometimes. In those moments the challenges of life may seem so big, and we feel so small and lonely. You don’t have to be alone in this. I am committed to creating a safe, nurturing space for you to grow and become bigger than your issues and traumas, to reclaim your power. I meet you exactly where you are and move at your pace, gently challenging you…Read More


Kristen Jacobsen, MAHakomiPhotoMe

Berkeley • 360-632-0558
I offer Somatic and mindfulness-based psychotherapy emphasizing strengths and resource-building to individuals and couples in the East Bay. My goal is to help you thrive in your life, not merely survive. I want to help you find the strength, esteem, resources and creativity that will allow you to feel… Read More


 

Erik Jude, MAErik Jude, MA

San Francisco • 415-758-3386
Are you interested in living your life wholeheartedly by exploring the thoughts, emotions and beliefs that get in the way? What would life be like for you if you began to unwind old patterns that no longer serve you? How would it feel to live a life cultivating and embodying a deeper sense of courage, compassion and connection? What might a life that embraces curiosity, awareness and growth look like for you? How might the relationship with yourself and others be affected?… Read More


Paul LeBars, MA

Paul LeBars, MA

Oakland • 510-488-4213

You’re not broken, though at times in life we can feel that way. It can be difficult, but reaching out for support is the first step to feeling like life is working again. I work with individuals and couples to help facilitate their process of living a fuller, deeper, more authentic, and balanced life, through Mindfulness Based and Somatic Psychotherapy. It’s an honor to sit with my clients and be a part of their journey. My approach to therapy is client based and mindfulness based, as well as warm…Read More


Brian Lim, MA, MPA

Brian Lim, MA, MPA

Oakland • 510-214-2088
I bring strength of dedication, honesty, and love to places of your humanity where it may not have existed before. Together, we will be exploring the richness of your life with real time in-the-moment experiences. This is to say that you can expect a respectful, yet robust playfulness with me. From here, a grounded joyfulness is often the result and a new and more meaningful future naturally arises. Hence, therapy is about your lasting and meaningful transformation… Read More


Masha Lisitsa, MA

Masha Lisitsa, MA

San Francisco • 415-868-4799
My approach is genuine, warm, empathic, and intuitive. I offer depth psychotherapy for adults, adolescents, and couples ranging from students, artists, and techies who desire to work on self-healing. I welcome individuals of all races, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations. I invite you to explore my webpage or contact me to see if working together feels like a good fit… Read More


Cyndi Lukk

Cyndi Lukk, MA

Oakland • 510-219-3931
I practice Somatic, Integral, and Nature based therapies, including Horse Therapy, with children, teens, couples, and adults. I specialize in working with anxiety, child abuse, grief & loss, sexual trauma, PTSD, and veterans. I work with people who have often felt broken and let down by the world and are longing for connection to a fulfilling, spiritual life… Read More


Michael MacLafferty

Michael MacLafferty, MA

Berkeley • 510-761-8477
You’ve done everything you can think of, looked at things from every possible angle. Things aren’t quite right… Maybe you feel like it’s your fault, and keep thinking about how things could have gone differently. Maybe you wonder if you have what it takes to make a change and find the things that bring fulfillment. Maybe you have lost something important to you. Everyone experiences periods of feeling lost and confused—and those are perfect opportunities to take a deeper look at things…Read More


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Jennifer Martin, MA

Oakland • 510-279-0809

I provide individual, couple and family therapy in central Oakland, and welcome people of diverse backgrounds to my client-centered practice. I use Expressive Arts, among other techniques, to support you to illuminate your deeper truth.

Yo me ofrezco terapia individual, de pareja, y de familia en el centro de Oakland. Doy bienvenida a gentes diversas a mi practica que es centrada en el cliente. Me uso Los Artes Expresivos, al lado de otras técnicas, para apoyarle en iluminar su verdad profundaRead More


Lacy Martinez, MA

Lacy Martinez, MA

Oakland • 510-463-4123
Good therapy should help you remember who you were (and still are), before life’s trials began distracting you. With your intentions and goals, stories and dreams, we build a relationship that is strong, safe, and secure enough to see you through your wounds, fears, troubles, and heartaches. Together we’ll remember your strengths, your purpose, your gifts and your calling. Although the world around you may remain unchanged, how you participate in it and how you respond to it’s challenges can be forever different… Read More


Anna McDonald-Hamilton, MA

San Francisco • 415-841-3053
Have you experienced abuse or violence? Are you struggling with the aftermath these traumatic events are having on your life? Let me help you learn how to cope with your symptoms, create more stability and structure in your life, and move from surviving to thriving. I specialize in working with survivors of trauma, abuse, and violence, and have experience helping people who have survived these circumstances with rebuilding their lives. This often includes working through post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, panic attacks, depression, insomnia, anger, and other related issues… Read More


Justin McGahan, MA

Justin McGahan, MA

Oakland • 510-404-0068
Together we can explore what blocks your path to living at your full potential. I work in a warm, direct way that will help us demystify what might seem complicated or difficult. My practice is informed by mindfulness, meditation, and the natural world. I have experience in personal training, nutrition, and somatic-based therapy, which can be parts of my holistic, body-mind therapeutic approach… Read More


Kelly Meadows, MA

Kelly Meadows, MA

San Francisco • 415-857–2053
As we develop, we’re constantly faced with new challenges. As a therapist, I offer support to both individuals and families, helping them with both the early milestones of their lives, as well as their experiences of grief, loss, chronic illness, care giving and aging later in life. Based in downtown San Francisco, I work holistically, offering services to children, adults, and seniors, each uniquely tailored to their specific needs…Read More


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Janine Morris, MA

Oakland & Santa Rosa • 510-995-6112
I offer holistic somatic therapy that is trauma informed and body-positive. My work involves collaborating to restore or create an inner sense of safety, peace and agency. I believe in cultivating kindness and inner compassion towards ourselves while also addressing any imbalances you may be experiencing, or places you are not fully realized in your life. I specialize in working with trauma/PTSD, injuries and accidents, body image issues, inner critic work, depression, anxiety, and life transitions… Read More


Megan Wright O'Connor MA

Meghan O’Connor, MA

San Francisco • 415-553-5540
Reaching out for help often indicates that a great change is taking place inside of you, and it needs the facilitation of another human being. Many people who suffer in adulthood have spent their lives in a perpetual state of emotional self-reliance and isolation, so looking for a therapist can feel like a very peculiar endeavor: Who is going to help me and how? What do I even need?…Read More


Rocio Palomino, MA

Rocio Palomino, MA

Oakland • 925-698-7532
I am comfortable working with individuals who are dealing with a wide variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, goal setting, disability and chronic pain. I work with individuals using a variety of modalities including, cognitive behavioral therapy, guided meditation, expressive arts therapy, authentic movement and ritual creation…Read More


Kristen Portney, MAKristenPbiopic

Berkeley • 510-859-3639

I believe healing can take place. I cherish curiosity and approach therapy from an intuitive, authentic, and empathic place. I am interested in what comes alive in the present moment and where moments of awareness transform into new experiences. Informed by my studies in the Integral Counseling Psychology program at CIIS, I trust mind, body, psyche, and spirit to work together to inform the work we will embark on together… Read More


Monica Ramil, MAMonica Ramil, MA

San Francisco • 415-741-0660

My style is one of warmth, curiosity and compassion. I hold therapy as a precious opportunity to reflect on one’s self in the supportive presence of another. I strive to provide therapeutic guidance that aligns with your individual needs. It is my hope that in working together, you begin to have clarity, feel empowered and have more intention around how you move through the world and your relationships… Read More


Paulo Rebello, MA

Oakland • 510-463-4890

As we journey through life and relationships, both pleasurable and painful moments become embedded in our memories and in our bodies. We adapt to such events with behaviors and habits that help us survive. I approach therapy with a compassionate lens that aims to contextualize these moments, and emphasize… Read More


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Valera Reznik, MA

Berkeley • 510-301-5658

Sometimes trauma can be so difficult that part of the psyche splits off. This experience is sometimes referred to as soul loss. I use classic therapy as well as Hypnogression (a modern take on shamanic soul retrieval) to identify and resolve experiences that resulted in a splitting of our soul…Read More


Shannon Rogers, MA

Shannon Rogers, MA

Oakland • 510-463-4054
Therapy is an opportunity to have a new kind of relationship, a relationship in which you can come to know yourself in a new way. In therapy we work together to uncover and make sense of confusing or conflicting desires, thoughts, and feelings. With understanding and awareness comes the freedom and capacity to make conscious choices and change entrenched patterns that are no longer working for you… Read More


Erika Shershun, MA

Sarah Sherertz, MA

San Francisco • 415-570-9409
Whatever is happening for you right now, that’s where we’ll start. It all begins with wherever we’ve found ourselves at this moment, whether that is anxious, scared, humiliated, depressed, confused, heartbroken, misunderstood, or otherwise in some kind of pain we don’t know how to get out of on our own. I work with individuals, couples, and teens to create the kinds of internal shifts that result in meaningful and lasting change, stronger connections, and increased sense of, “I’ve got this”…Read More


Erika Shershun, MA

Erika Shershun, MA

San Francisco • 415-570-9409
I am dedicated to supporting your movement away from patterns you no longer desire, toward a fuller more satisfying self-actualization. I specialize in working with individuals and couples experiencing issues of low self-esteem, loss of connection, anxiety, depression, trauma, and oppression. Together we can strengthen your ability to create the life you envision… Read More


Lauren Smith, MA

Lauren Smith, MA

San Francisco • 415-851-5028
Change and growth are hard; sometimes growth doesn’t feel like growth at all. Instead of moving forward it might feel like moving backward. Sometimes we want to change something about ourselves. At other times we want to change something about a relationship in our lives. And sometimes we don’t want to change, but are forced into it by a life circumstance. Life is always changing and sometimes it just feels like too much to handle on our own…Read More


Leah Sykes

Leah Sykes, MA

Oakland • 510-984-6545
I support my clients in developing a felt sense of strength, calm and safety. Grounded in this felt sense, I trust that each person holds the capacity and drive to move toward well-being. I specialize in alleviating the anxiety of life transitions related to education, career and family. I work with couples and individuals of all genders and sexual orientations… Read More


Traci Uchida, MA

Traci Uchida, MA

Oakland • 925-289-8633
I am committed to helping my clients take their personal growth into their own hands in order to reclaim their life and reconnect with their inner wisdom. Together we can work to find ways of living and relating that better serve you. My specialties include stress and anxiety, Asian American issues, self-esteem, life transitions, and family relationships… Read More


Arielle Vale, MA

Arielle Vale, MA

Walnut Creek • 925-726-3151
I work with adults, adolescents, and children to create a safe space and help you find and stay on the path you choose to walk, with healthy relationships on your journey. You are unique, and we will work as appropriate for you, to help you connect to your mind and body to promote new emotional understandings… Read More


Gesine Wenzel, MA

Gesine Wenzel, MA

Oakland • 510-306-2574
Healing from the trauma we have lived through and maybe are still living in can feel like one of those mountains you look at and they just seem impossible to climb. This is especially true in combination with the impact of everyday living in a society that oppresses many and privileges a few. And yet – if there is one thing that I have learned in my own healing process and in working with my clients it is that healing is possible… Read More


Miranda York, MA

Miranda York, MA

Oakland • 415-799-3730
Recent neuroscience confirms that we are all hard wired to heal, given the right conditions. I work collaboratively and interactively to harness your innate healing capacity to assist you in going beyond symptom management to profound transformation. My practice is somatic and relational, and I specialize in working with couples as well as people who’ve experienced emotional, sexual, and physical trauma… Read More