Therapist Profile

Name:
Jon C. Chance, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
1829 Market Street Suite 208 San Francisco, CA 94103-7414
Phone:
(415) 234-3797
Website:
www.jcchance.com
License Number
LMFT79101
Practicing Since:
2014
Additional Licenses:
Marriage and Family Therapist

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Becoming our most alive and authentic self is the goal of psychotherapy. If you are like many of the people that I work with, you have felt that being yourself wasn't accepted or valued in relationships, your family, or the world in general. In therapy, you have the opportunity to non-judgmentally challenge and change these learned beliefs and grow into your true self. I specialize in listening for the stories and defenses that have become harmful instead of helpful. Once these stories helped you to make sense of the pain and difficulty in your life, but now they are limiting your ability to feel connected and alive. By bringing these defenses forward into the light, we become actively involved in the process of bridging old ways of relating with a new awareness. I tend to work with people who are somewhat quirky, sensitive, and "intense." Many people I work with have self-judgment or secrets that make them feel different and separate from their families, friend groups, and communities. I welcome all people who feel like "outsiders" into my practice. I am a Native American from the Coharie Tribe in North Carolina. I deeply value my tribal and Southern roots, but I call California home and have lived here for half of my life. I have a diverse practice, and enjoy seeing clients from a wide variety of class, race, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and ethnic backgrounds. I welcome all people to my practice and deeply appreciate the diversity of San Francisco and the Bay Area. I offer affordable sliding-scale therapy to make my services available to a wide range of people in San Francisco. Call me at 415-234-3797 to discuss a fee that is right for you. When you call, we will talk about what is troubling you. This is an opportunity for me to listen and get a sense of what you are going through. You will be able to ask me any questions you may have about me, my practice, or psychotherapy in general. When you feel ready, we can schedule an appointment to discuss in more depth what is happening in your life and what needs to change. We will talk for an hour, and after this we will decide if we would like to keep working together on a weekly basis. I charge our established fee for this first meeting.

About My Practice

Office Hours
My office hours are from 9am to 9pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Services
There are may reasons why people develop stories and defenses that result in feeling “other” or cut-off from friends and family. Some of the reasons are from current life stressors or problems, like an illness or a break up, while others may be from early hurts as children within their families. I particularly enjoy working with couples, relationship problems, with people who have experienced trauma and loss, with adolescents, with people of all genders exploring their sexuality, activists, and with the LGBTQ community. I am a Native American from the Coharie Tribe in North Carolina. I deeply value my tribal and Southern roots, but I call California home and have lived here for half of my life. I have a diverse practice, and enjoy seeing clients from a wide variety of class, race, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and ethnic backgrounds. I welcome all people to my practice and deeply appreciate the diversity of San Francisco and the Bay Area.
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
Online, Phone

Education

Degrees
I hold a Masters degree in Integral Counseling Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies. (2008-2011) I received my undergraduate degree in Environmental Design in Architecture from North Carolina State University. (1984-1988)

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Adolescents
Anxiety
Attachment Therapy
Avoidant Personality
Childhood Trauma
Couples
Divorce/Dissolution
EMDR
Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Relationships
Sexual Dysfunction
Trauma

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Developmental/Depth
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization/ Reprocessing
Psychodynamic
Systems
Certifications
Certification as a Sex Educator from San Francisco Sex Information. (2010)
Languages Spoken
Ethnicity
Native American

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