Therapist Profile

Christopher A. Diani, MSW
Professional Title:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
2645 Ocean Ave, Ste 202 San Francisco, CA 94132-1646
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Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I will be present with you on your journey – to provide space for you to define and achieve your goals. I believe that relationships are one of the basic components of our life experience, be they relationships between parents and children, between spouses or partners, or between friends and coworkers. Insofar as you feel it is important, our work together can involve your experiences in these relationships in your life. I am a psychotherapist who works with adults, with children and with adolescents. I provide family, individual, and couples therapy. I provide psychotherapy in English or Spanish, and am a provider for most insurance plans. Clients come to see me with various goals, including: stress management, personal growth, addressing attachment problems, changing childhood behavior, parenting growth, depression and mood issues, recovery from posttraumatic stress, recovery from grief, improvements in family communication, relationship themes, issues of diversity, victims issues, and addiction recovery. I am trained in models of brief therapy as well as insight oriented techniques for therapy of longer duration. Family systems, object relations and cognitive behavioral theoretical approaches are integrated into my work. I have advanced training in Dyadic Developmental Therapy (attachment), and in play therapy including use of expressive arts and sand tray. I am an "Advanced" level practictioner in Emotion Focused Therapy, an attachment based couples therapy. I am an EMDR Therapist (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and am "EMDR Trained" and in the process of becoming "Certified".

About My Practice

Office Hours
Tues - Fri, varied hours
Individual Psychotherapy Couples Therapy Child and Adolescent EMDR English and Spanish
Aetna, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Blue Shield of CA, Cigna, Call Office for Insurance Accepted, Health Net Insurance, Magellan, MHN, Most Insurance Accepted, PacifiCare, Private Pay, Sliding Scale, Tricare, United Behavioral Health, United Health Care, Victims of Crime, Value Options
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy


M.S.W., San Diego State, 1997 M.A., Philosophy, U.C. Irvine, 1989

Area of Specialty

Attachment Therapy
Career Stress and Changes
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Depression/Clinical Depression
Expressive Art Therapies
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Play Therapy
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Self Esteem/Personal Growth


Theoretical Orientation
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Emotion Focused Therapy
EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization/ Reprocessing
Family Systems
Object Relations
Self Psychology
EMDR Trained EFT Couples Advanced Level Registered Clinician, Certified Attachment-Focused Family Therapist, Attachment-Focused Treatment Institute (
Languages Spoken
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)


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