Therapist Profile

Name:
Heidi F. Yoder, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Location:
870 Market Street Ste. 457 San Francisco, CA 94102-3011
Phone:
(415) 378-7506
License Number
LMFT47168
Practicing Since:
2005
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I enjoy working with people who engage in some kind of reflective process. My clients say they have felt comforted by my direct communication, humor, deep compassion, and understanding. We work together to uncover their strengths and desires, for it is these that will help them move through challenges. When people come to work with me, they are usually in some state of profound discomfort. After hearing their situation, I promptly teach them skills that offer awareness, self-compassion, and relaxation. I give them different forms of immediate agency/power and self-soothing. Finally, I guide their examination of ingrained patterns and values that are not useful or appropriate. These skills work together to form a simple and effective healing system that lead people to relief and ultimately, choice. I have experience working with transitions of all kinds, grief/loss, couples issues, body issues, codependency/self-care and more. I have also developed a visual system of Life Charting to address anxiety and depression. I also have 15 years of experience working Somatically with clients, helping them learn to listen to and care for their bodies in collaboration with their Physicians. Sometimes it’s hard to seek out help from a counselor. But just as you get professional help for physical problems, there’s no need to hesitate to find help for these struggles as well. You can reach me by phone at 415-378-7506 or you can email at heidi@heidifyodermft.com Complementary introductory sessions are available. I am conveniently located in the Integrative Healing Clinic near the Glen Park Bart Station.www.IntegrativeHealingClinic.com

About My Practice

Office Hours
Mondays and Wednesdays 11-8 San Francisco Tuesdays 2-8 Oakland Thursdays 8-1 Oakland
Services
*Psychotherapy for individuals, couples, LGBTQQI, "alternative" and blended families *Recovery from chronic low self esteem, criticism, perfectionism, and focus on "helping" others to one's own detriment *Recovery from compulsivity/addiction-12 step and beyond *Weekend intensives for Couples *Gottman Based testing and interventions *Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy *Somatic Experiencing *Hakomi *Attachment Theories *Online Therapies including Skype, phone, email, etc. Ethically this is an adjunct to in person therapy and you must reside within the state at least part time
Insurance
No Insurance Accepted
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
Online, Phone

Education

Degrees
M.S., Clinical Psychology, New College of California, 2005 B.A., Women's Studies and Ethnic Studies, San Francisco State University, 1996

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
ADHD-Attn Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
Anxiety
Aspergers Syndrome
Assertiveness Training
Attachment Therapy
Career Stress and Changes
Children
Childhood Trauma
Critical Incident Stress Management
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Couples
Creativity
Creative Solutions
Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
Families
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Men's Issues
Parenting
Pre-Marriage Counseling
PsychoEducational
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Relationships
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Telephone/Online Therapy
Trauma
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Behavioral
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Cognitive
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Narrative
Object Relations
Other, e.g. NLP, EMDR, etc.
Psychodynamic
Somatic
Certifications
PTR CFT SFT CMT
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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