Therapist Profile

Name:
Ms. Susan R. Bernstein, M.S.
Professional Title:
Location:
3841 24th Street San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone:
(415) 282-7447
License Number
LMFT39523
Practicing Since:
2003
Additional Licenses:
Marriage and Family Therapist

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Hello. Deciding to begin psychotherapy is a big decision. I think of therapy as a process involving the client and therapist working together toward a deeper understanding of your situation. There may be various stressors occurring in your life that you would like help sorting through. Sometimes important relationships feel troubling, work and/or school might be stressful, relationship patterns with your parent(s) may be difficult, you may have experienced unsettling life changes or you may be feeling bad and unsure what to do. Additionally, you might find your usual coping mechanisms are obsolete. In essence, you want to feel better. Together, we can identify and work through patterns that no longer serve you. This process invites new ways of approaching situations and experiencing relationships. My commitment to you includes using the best of my abilities to help you overcome the difficulties that led you to seek help. I also work with children who are experiencing behavioral, social, or emotional difficulties. Typically, I use play therapy to help resolve underlying conflicts that interfere with a child enjoying life and succeeding academically, socially, and personally. In addition, I meet with the parent(s) monthly to collaborate on your child’s behalf.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Please call for an appointment.
Services
Psychotherapy: Children, Individuals, Couples Training: topics include: relationship issues, working with children in play therapy, parenting, divorce, foster care, domestic violence, trauma including abuse and neglect, self-esteem, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender issues.
Insurance
Call Office for Insurance Accepted
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
BA - Psychology at Pitzer College, 1989 MS - Clinical Psychology at San Francisco State University, 1999

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Anxiety
Attachment Therapy
Children
Communication Skills
Couples
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
Employment Issues
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Parenting
Play Therapy
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Developmental/Depth
Psychodynamic
Certifications
Associates Degree in American Sign Language and Culture, Vista College, 2000
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity

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