Therapist Profile

Name:
Alex Silberstein, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
423 Gough Street San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone:
(415) 646-0421
License Number
LMFT17584
Practicing Since:
1982
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
A licensed psychotherapist for 29 years, I specialize in treating individuals suffering from anxiety and depression. I also work with couples to improve communication and end destructive conflict. I am certified in EMDR to treat the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Coming from a foundation of Mindfulness, the practice of paying attention to the present moment, this very moment which contains our experience of pain as well as our potential for healing, I weave together many different strands of psychological wisdom in my work with clients, including Attachment Theory, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral approaches to therapy, and Buddhist Psychology.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Services
EMDR for treatment of trauma, marital and relationship counseling, psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Insurance
Aetna, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Blue Shield of CA, Cigna, Magellan, PacifiCare, Private Pay, Sliding Scale, United Behavioral Health, United Health Care, Victims of Crime
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.A., Art Therapy, College of Notre Dame, 1982

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Anxiety
Bi-Polar
Childhood Trauma
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Couples
Depression/Clinical Depression
EMDR
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Hypnosis
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Men's Issues
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Relationships
Sexual Dysfunction
Victims of Crime

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Cognitive-Behavioral
Developmental/Depth
EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization/ Reprocessing
Intersubjective
Psychodynamic
Certifications
EMDR
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity

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