Therapist Profile

Name:
Matthew P. Morrissey, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
2538 California St San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone:
(415) 435-7599
License Number
LMFT45780
Practicing Since:
2008
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I offer individual therapy for adults, teenagers, and children. My area of expertise consists of helping with difficulties in social relationships. Such difficulties include finding and sustaining healthy intimacy, healing from a painful break-up or divorce, school-related problems, parent-child and peer conflicts, recovering from major loss, and growing up in difficult circumstances. I am particularly suited to helping those who have cultivated their intellects and creativity but would now like to develop a greater awareness of their emotional world.

My style is warm and engaging. My clinical thinking is largely informed by the psychoanalytic tradition. For me this tradition provides the richest and most sophisticated exploration of how we love, work and play. I attend ongoing consultations with both child and adult analysts. Additionally, my sensibilities have been shaped by a longstanding interest in ancient and modern philosophy, literature, film, skateboarding and a punk rock/DIY ethos.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday thru Friday, daytime and evening hours available
Services
Individual Psychotherapy for Children, Teens and Adults
Insurance
Aetna, Blue Shield of CA, Cigna, Medi-Cal, Most PPO's and Indemnity, Out-of-Network coverage, Private Pay, PPO, Sliding Scale
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.A., Counseling Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies, 2002

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Adolescents
Anxiety
Children
Chronically Mentally Ill
Childhood Trauma
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Depression/Clinical Depression
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Men's Issues
Parenting
Play Therapy
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Trauma

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Developmental/Depth
Intersubjective
Psychodynamic
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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