Therapist Profile

Name:
Ms. Melissa M. Foster, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone:
(415) 577-0907
License Number
LMFT43302
Practicing Since:
2001
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an Art Therapist. I use the visual arts and creative process in therapy to help clients resolve emotional conflicts, deal more effectively with life transitions, and improve relationships. My areas of emphasis include anxiety, depression, domestic violence, grief, substance abuse, self-esteem, and trauma. I have experience working with all age groups and diverse cultures. Through a collaborative approach, I create a safe environment for self-expression and empower clients to create balance, meaning and joy in their life. Finding the right therapist is an important first step. Please contact me to learn more or to schedule an appointment. www.fostercreativetherapy.com

About My Practice

Office Hours
Day and Evening Appointments
Services
Individuals, Children, Families, Couples
Insurance
Sliding Scale
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy/Art Therapy, Notre Dame de Namur University, 2002 B.A., Psychology, University of Vermont, 1995

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Anxiety
Communication Skills
Creativity
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
Domestic Violence
Expressive Art Therapies
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Parenting
Play Therapy
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Trauma

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Art/Movement/Psychodrama
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Family Systems
Humanistic/Existential
Narrative
Certifications
Art Therapy Domestic Violence
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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