Therapist Profile

Name:
Ms. Lois H. Friedlander, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Location:
3569 Sacramento Street San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone:
(415) 383-3337
Location:
311 Miller Avenue, Suite 'D' Mill Valley, CA 94941
Phone:
(415) 383-3337
Website:
www.loismft.com
License Number
LMFT27235
Practicing Since:
1976
Additional Licenses:
MFTBC

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Hello, and Welcome to my psychotherapy practice. Therapy is not a "one size fits all" approach. I am an integrative psychotherapist with an extensive background in working with mood disorders, dual diagnoses, pro-social behavior management and stress reduction. My approach is to integrate elements of several schools of therapy to address the emotional, behavioral, psychological, cognitive and spiritual dimensions of my clients. This strength-based approach allows me to design a therapeutic strategy for clients based on their specific areas of concern. I am an experienced clinician and Clinical Faculty member, UCSF School of Medicine. I have experience in inpatient, outpatient and partial hospitalization programs and am comfortable working with child, adolescent, and adult clients who manifest a broad range of emotional difficulty. I enjoy collaborating with other professionals involved in my client's treatment. I offer expertise as a Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP) and facilitate ongoing dynamic, supportive groups that are structured to enhance personal growth. My background allows me to offer specialized approaches in CBT, expressive arts therapy, guided imagery, and stress management techniques. As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals. Please call or email me for an individual, couples or group therapy consultation today.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Wednesday and Friday All Day in San Francisco office Monday All Day and Tuesday Evenings Mill Valley office
Services
I’ve worked in a wide range of settings, including the highly-respected University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Department of Psychiatry. I work with a broad range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for depression and grief counseling to parenting support, couples counseling and beyond. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized, integrated approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs to help attain the personal growth they’re striving for.
Insurance
Blue Shield of CA, Call Office for Insurance Accepted
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.A., Clinical Psychology, Professional School of Psychology

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Adolescents
Anxiety
Children
Chronically Mentally Ill
Couples
Depression/Clinical Depression
Eating Disorders
Expressive Art Therapies
Group Therapy
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Pain Management
Play Therapy
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Sand Tray Therapy
Supervision
Telephone/Online Therapy
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Art/Movement/Psychodrama
Cognitive-Behavioral
Communications
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Humanistic/Existential
Process
Psychodynamic
Psychology
Certifications
Certified Group Psychotherapist with Am. Assoc. of Group Psychotherapy Licensed MFT #27235 Board Certified Music Therapist Level III Guided Imagery/Bonny Method
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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