Jessica Katzman, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist
Psychotherapy for adults in the San Francisco Bay Area
Feeling understood is so important.
Sometimes we avoid therapy, even when we're experiencing pain and distress, because we're worried about being judged (especially if we identify as outside the mainstream).
You may be seeking a therapist who affirms your gender identity and sexual orientation, or appreciates your subculture community.
Maybe you'd like to make some shifts towards healthier drinking behaviors, but don't want to be labeled an addict, or commit to a lifetime of meetings.
Perhaps you want support around conflicts with your partner, but worry you'll have to spend time educating your therapist about nontraditional relationships.
Whether you are wanting to make changes in your habits, need to talk about the connection between inequality and anger, or are struggling with your sense of identity and place in this world, I believe that it's vitally important to feel like your therapist actually gets you.
I have 17 years of experience as a therapist, and a genuine knack for connecting with people, helping them get unstuck from the patterns that trouble them most. We can collaboratively create a space where you can feel free to be yourself; together we can discover what it is you most want out of your life and--most importantly--how to find it.
NEXT: visit my Psychotherapy page to get a better feel for how I might approach your specific concern.
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