Therapist Profile

Kathleen G. Flach
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
1190 S Bascom Ave Ste 130 San Jose, CA 95128-3512 UNITED STATES
(415) 841-3338
870 Market St Rm 1247 San Francisco, CA 94102 UNITED STATES
(415) 841-3338
1190 S Bascom Ave Ste 130 San Jose, CA 95128-3512 UNITED STATES
(415) 841-3338
870 Market St Rm 1247 San Francisco, CA 94102 UNITED STATES
(415) 841-3338
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Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Deciding to see a therapist is one of the most difficult but important decisions you’ll make. Finding the right therapist for you can feel daunting – especially when you’re looking for relief instead of another challenge. In meeting with a therapist for the first time, you might wonder if it’s possible for someone to really get you or if opening up to another person is worth the risk. I work particularly well with those who have difficulty connecting with others or feel somehow set apart from those around them. All are welcome in my practice, regardless of how strange, different, or "other" they may feel. We come to know and understand ourselves in the context of relationships. In the absence of authentic connections with others, we can be left feeling lost – disconnected not only from those around us, but also from ourselves. When close relationships are fraught with conflict or end badly, they can have a negative impact on the way we relate to ourselves and other people. Some may come to see themselves as damaged, defective, or even broken. Though one can end up feeling completely stuck, there is hope for the possibility of something better. Our work together can help you to gain insight into the ways you've learned to protect yourself from painful or intolerable thoughts and emotions. These protective mechanisms are adaptive in nature and have likely enabled you to survive experiences in your past that would have otherwise been unbearable. Although they kept you safe at some point in time, they may also no longer serve you – paradoxically preventing you from living the fulfilling life that you want for yourself. The therapeutic relationship offers a unique and meaningful opportunity for self-discovery and healing. Through the experience of being with another person in a safe and accepting space that is free of judgment, it becomes possible to restore connection with yourself and your deepest desires. Working with a therapist who will be with you through the pain you feel can enable you to make contact with the wounded parts of yourself that were previously experienced as too dangerous to face alone. When your pain is seen and recognized – deeply felt, understood, and held – it becomes possible to be with it in a new way. By working through and transforming it into something meaningful, you can reconnect with your own sense of authenticity and aliveness. This renewed connection with yourself will allow you to heal from the wounding experiences of your past and move forward with your life in order to achieve your fullest potential – to become the person you are. Embarking on this therapeutic journey takes courage and hard work, but in my experience it is one of the most long-lasting gifts one can ever give to themselves. If you'd like to know more about my practice, I encourage you to reach out to me by phone or email. I'm available at 415.841.3338 or I offer a 20-minute phone consultation that is free of charge. This is an opportunity to talk about what your needs are and how I can best help you. It will also give us a better sense of whether we're a good match to do this important work together.

About My Practice

Office Hours
11 AM - 9 PM
Individual Therapy in Adolescence, Adulthood & Later Life Group Therapy LGBTQIA+ Affirmative Therapy Relational psychodynamic therapy for complex developmental trauma and borderline personality disorder
Out-of-Network coverage, Private Pay, Superbill provided, Sliding Scale
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy
Online, Phone


Fellowship in psychoanalytic psychotherapy with an emphasis in elder services, Access Institute for Psychological Services MS, Clinical Psychology, SF State BS in Psychology, Santa Clara University

Area of Specialty

Attachment Therapy
Avoidant Personality
Childhood Trauma
Crisis Intervention
Domestic Violence
Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming
Group Therapy
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Persons With Disabilities
Personality Disorders
Play Therapy
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Rape Victims
Telephone/Online Therapy


Theoretical Orientation
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Family Systems
Object Relations
Other, e.g. NLP, EMDR, etc.
Self Psychology
Languages Spoken

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