After over a year of sharing space with some really wonderful colleagues in the ActivSpace building, I have finally moved into my own office!
My new space is on the second floor, just off the building's sunny internal courtyard, and is one of the few vaulted-ceiling units in the building.
I've actually been waiting specifically for one of these units to become available, as I love how the dramatic height gives a spacious feel to the room. This is difficult to capture in pictures, but I still wanted to share some images with you:
I've taken such immense pleasure in putting together my own little cozy room, and it feels so wonderful to invite folks in to a space that feels like me.
I'm also thrilled to continue to lay down roots in the ActivSpace community, and to be part of the ever-shifting, surreal, and still vibrant Mission district, in the city I adore above all others.
Thank you for reading, and for your continued support! I'm really enjoying this particular phase of my career development, and it's nice to be able to share that.
Greetings! I'm excited to share some recent changes to my practice. The summer of 2015 brought major changes, as after almost a decade at PAES Counseling Services, I stepped down from my Clinical Supervisor position, and into my own practice full-time. It was indeed a bittersweet departure, as I will acutely miss all of my wonderful RAMS, Inc colleagues, as well as the wonderful clients this program serves. However, I continue to maintain strong ties to this community, and am also extremely excited to be able to devote my full attention to my private practice, fostering its growth over the months and years to come.
I continue to supervise for Queer LifeSpace, a nonprofit providing long-term, low-fee mental health and substance use services to the LGBTQQI community. I have also taken on a postdoctoral intern from CIIS, as well as a trainee from Haight-Ashbury Psychological Services (HAPS), a sliding scale psychotherapy clinic. (HAPS was actually my initial practicum site--way back in 1999--and current collaborations with my very first supervisor has lent a wonderfully rich coming-full-circle feel to this phase of my career!)
In addition, I have a new contract with Episcopal Community Services, providing consultation and supervision for the case management team at the Navigation Center, the city's newest homeless shelter pilot program. Supporting their staff is a natural extension of my last decade within San Francisco's welfare-to-work program, and I am pleased to maintain a link to services for San Francisco's neediest populations.
Please feel free to update me on your professional developments, and thank you for your continued interest and support!
I am now an in-network provider for Managed Health Network (MHN), and am credentialed to provide services for their Behavioral Health Plans. I also offer Employee Assistance Program (EAP) support for both employees and employers/management.
If you have an behavioral health plan and/or EAP services via MHN, visit their Member Resources site or call the number on your identification card to inquire about your eligibility.
I am extremely pleased to announce that I am now part of the San Francisco Private Provider Network!
This means that I may provide services to beneficiaries of Medi-Cal and Healthy San Francisco, or those with limited income. These services are usually provided at no cost, depending on your specific plan.
To find out if you are eligible, and to ask for a referral to my practice, you may call the CBHS 24-hour Access Helpline at (415) 255-3737.
I am pleased to announce that I have joined the Cigna Behavioral Health network, and am now able to help Cigna members use their health plan's benefits to receive therapy.
If you are a Cigna member and would like to find out what kind of behavioral health coverage you have, please see their member site at mycigna.com.
Greetings to my friends and colleagues!
I am very excited to announce that my private practice has officially opened its doors! My first day in the office will be Friday, September 26th, and I am accepting new clients now. Details about how to enroll as a client can be found at www.jessicakatzman.com.
My office is located in the ActivSpace building, near the intersection of 18th and Treat. Street parking is available, and its central location in the Mission District of San Francisco offers easy access via public transportation.
I am currently in the process of joining multiple insurance and EAP plans as an in-network provider; until then, I am accepting private payments, and can also provide monthly billing statements to submit for reimbursement. I will provide updates via my mailing list, blog, and social networks when I join provider panels.
More about me and my services:
I’m a licensed psychologist with 15 years of experience providing psychotherapy and harm reduction services for adults in San Francisco, and am pleased to share the wealth of knowledge I’ve gained during my decade in community mental health.
I offer individual psychotherapy for adults, and I greatly enjoy the challenge of working with a wide range of people and their concerns. I do, however, have some specific interests and areas of expertise:
Alcohol and Substance Use Concerns
I am trained in and practice from a harm reduction perspective, meeting people where they are at and helping them set their own goals for change.
Depression, Anxiety, and Mood Disorders
I blend cognitive-behavioral techniques and mindfulness practices with an exploration of the underlying causes of distress.
Recovery from Trauma and Loss
I prioritize creating safe spaces where survivors can access their natural resilience to promote healing.
Social Justice Conversations
I remain aware that therapy happens within a social and cultural context, and make a place for discussing issues related to oppression, intersectionality, and privilege when appropriate.
Habit Change and Goal-Setting
I use motivational interviewing techniques to help people get unstuck from the patterns that trouble them most and make desired changes in their lives.
Employment and Career Consultation
I help people recover from job loss, change careers, deal with workplace politics, apply for disability, and address creative blocks.
I provide an accepting space for discovery in which people can explore who they are, where they’re going, and who they want to be.
Anger Management and Conflict Resolution
I teach interpersonal skills and coping tools to help people communicate assertively and improve their relationships.
Everyone is welcome! I am particularly interested in inviting those who may not feel as comfortable in all treatment spaces: members of the LGBTQQIAAP communities, gender-creative folks, people wanting to talk about size acceptance, people of color and members of marginalized groups, those in non-traditional relationships, iconoclastic artists and activists, Burners and nerds, and everyone else who struggles with how to succeed on this planet without forcing themselves to fit in.
Additionally, I am able to provide clinical supervision for unlicensed mental health professionals and graduate students, and consultation for peers seeking additional assistance.
I am so pleased to move into this next phase of my career, and to be sharing this update with all of you. If you feel I might be a good fit for a prospective client, I hope you will consider referring them to me. Thank you so much for your support and assistance with this process.
You can stay in touch with me and my practice via this blog, my professional Facebook page, my LinkedIn profile, or my Twitter feed. You can also receive free articles and practice updates by subscribing to my semi-regular newsletter by clicking here. Thank you for reading my practice announcement!
Jessica Katzman, Psy.D.
I'm a psychologist with a private practice in San Francisco's Castro District. I'm interested in harm reduction, LGBTQQIAAP issues, psychedelic integration, social justice conversations, size acceptance, and any intersections of the above. I welcome your comments!
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