Therapist Profile

Name:
Christopher A. Diani, MSW
Professional Title:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Location:
2645 Ocean Ave, Ste 202 San Francisco, CA 94132-1646
Phone:
(619)297-0012
License Number
LCSW20024
Practicing Since:
1997
Additional Licenses:
LCSW

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
Services
Individual Psychotherapy Couples Therapy Child and Adolescent EMDR English and Spanish
Insurance
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
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

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

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Adolescents
Anxiety
Attachment Therapy
Career Stress and Changes
Children
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Couples
Depression/Clinical Depression
EMDR
Expressive Art Therapies
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Parenting
Play Therapy
Pre-Marriage Counseling
PsychoEducational
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Trauma

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Emotion Focused Therapy
EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization/ Reprocessing
Family Systems
Humanistic/Existential
Narrative
Object Relations
Self Psychology
Certifications
EMDR Trained EFT Couples Advanced Level Registered Clinician, www.ATTACH.org Certified Attachment-Focused Family Therapist, Attachment-Focused Treatment Institute (www.Center4FamilyDevelop.com)
Languages Spoken
Spanish
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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