Our counseling awakens, releases, and strengthens the forces of positive growth already present within you
Our Center was founded in 1982 with the purpose of providing the finest therapy available in the Bay area — therapy that combines effectiveness with caring, that comes from the heart of the therapist and reaches the heart of the client, creating true healing. Our mission has been to have a core staff who provide this quality of therapy and who train other therapists to do therapy from this framework.
For more than three decades we have succeeded in this mission. And as one of the leading counseling centers in the Bay area, we have served thousands of people from the local community, as well as those who travel to us from other parts of the country and those we serve internationally via Skype.
At our Center, all of our therapy work — whether in individual, couples, family, or group therapy — focuses on helping you to discover and express your real self, your own inner voice. Each of our therapists is committed to bringing all of their skills and presence to assisting you in this process. To this end, we remain immersed in our own personal growth and recovery work.
Our therapists have:
- a heartfelt commitment to your unique process
- a deep understanding of the principles of growth and change
- many years of advanced training in state-of-the-art therapeutic methods
- personal and professional experience in recovery programs
- expertise in a broad range of counseling modalities
- an ongoing commitment to their own professional and personal development and recovery.
We respond to your situation creatively, drawing
upon specific, powerful, cutting-edge methods that will be of optimal assistance to you — allowing you to remove the blocks to living your life fully
Our orientation integrates:
- John Bradshaw’s nationally acclaimed teachings on the inner child, codependency, and toxic shame
- Brené Brown’s perspective on shame and authentic connection
- latest evidence-based neuroscience findings
- attachment and trauma work
- humanistic and transpersonal therapy
- family systems perspective
- Gestalt therapy and psychodrama
- 12-step approach to recovery
- EMDR and mindfulness-based approaches
- expressive arts and somatic therapy
- symbolic methods including dreamwork, art therapy, movement, and sandtray therapy that gently yet dramatically create change by tapping directly into the unconscious
- individuals, couples, children, teens, and families
- people with a variety of sexual orientations, from all age groups and ethnic backgrounds