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Somatic Gratitude: A Practice with the Hands

Expressing gratitude has been shown to improve our overall mood and mental health.  We are creatures oriented toward survival, which sometimes mean that we orient towards things to be wary of.  Practicing gratitude can help you to feel more present and joyful. Sometimes it is easy to be grateful and sometimes it is more difficult. This practice involves using the...[ read more ]

Conversations with Clinicians: Chris Swayne

Where is your office located? ? FiDi in SF and Pill Hill in Oakland. I also offer video sessions for clients located anywhere in California. What is your therapeutic orientation? I’m a somatic psychotherapist, meaning I understand emotions as physical experiences, or that physical, emotional, and mental factors are crucially interrelated. In a nutshell, I listen. Deeply. And I share...[ read more ]

Conversations with Clinicians: April Snow

Offerings, Recommendations, Inspirations                     What neighborhood is your office located in? Downtown San Francisco What is your therapeutic orientation? My orientation is very relational and intuitive meaning that I approach the work slightly different with each client.  Overall, I find the most important element of therapy is creating a space for...[ read more ]

Conversations with Clinicians: Julia Ward

Offerings, recommendations, inspirations Contact us to be Matched with a Therapist Neighborhood: Hayes Valley Orientation: Mindfulness-based depth therapy. “Depth,” for me, means we’re going deep inside our emotional lives to locate that part of us that knows more than we think we know. Specialties: Anxiety, difficult life transitions, people struggling with the political climate.Other Modalities that inform your work: Buddhist...[ read more ]

Conversations with Clinicians: Io Bones

Offerings, recommendations, inspirations from an Alumn Contact us to be Matched with a Therapist Neighborhood: Rockridge Orientation: Mindfulness-based, Somatic, Collaborative, Grounded in Compassion, Curiosity, and an Honest Exploration of the Present Moment Specialties: Relationship challenges in general, and alternative relationships in particular (open/poly/kink/LGBTQ). Other modalities that inform your work: Hakomi, Mindfulness, Movement & Dance, Emotionally Focused Therapy What is it...[ read more ]

Conversations with Clinicians: Olivia Fae Stadler

Offerings, recommendations, inspirations Contact Us to be Matched With a Therapist Neighborhood where you practice: Noe Valley Therapeutic orientation: Somatic, Hakomi, Experiential, Gestalt, Attachment-based, Collaborative, Eclectic Specialties: Developmental trauma, spiritual growth, kink couples, adult families Other Modalities that Inform your work: Subtle Energy Medicine Loves working with with: Clients interested in mindfulness, who are curious about deepening into their current...[ read more ]

Your Aging Parents and Depression: Part 2 – 9 Ways You Can Help

Aging parents and depression. What does this phrase mean to you? Hint: It’s not about how depressed we feel to watch our mother and father decline. Senior citizens often face late-onset depression. We must stay aware of this and be prepared to act. First, we must watch for some of the more common symptoms. Here are some examples: Decreased concentration...[ read more ]

Your Aging Parents and Depression: Part 1- Warning Signs to Watch For

What’s the fastest growing population in the world? If you guessed people over 65, you were right! As of now, 40 million Americans are over 65. By 2030, this population could reach 72 million. Your aging parents may be part of this senior citizen explosion. How much do we know about the mental health needs of older people? For one...[ read more ]

How Couples Counseling Can Help You Reconnect After Infidelity

Trying to reconnect after infidelity is a daunting task. But it may be a more common situation than you ever imagined. At least one in five adults have had an extramarital sexual experience. Thanks to couples counseling, however, many of those relationships have survived. And beyond survival, they have thrived as well. How do you, as a couple, define infidelity?...[ read more ]

How to Support Your Shy Teen

Is your teen bright, sweet, and kind of a loner? Do you want them to feel confident in speaking up for themselves and forging positive relationships, but you’re not sure how to talk with them about these topics? Parents of teenagers often feel like they don’t know how to connect and support their child. This developmental stage is a time...[ read more ]