Therapist Profile

Sylvia Israel, M.A.
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1924 Fourth Street San Rafael, CA 94901-2697
(415) 454-7308
312 Third Avenue San Francisco, CA 94118-2403
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Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
"The soul loves to hear what it already knows." - Wayne Muller I often feel that my work as a psychotherapist is to help my clients listen deeply to their souls. In so doing, they rediscover what they already know and connect to their authenticity and wholeness. Having studied how the brain works, I have developed an enhanced understanding of how we get triggered and why we humans need constant reminders about what is important, what is sacred, and what path to follow. I especially enjoy collaborating with couples in creating the best approach to improved relationships, as it is in our primary relationship that we are most challenged to grow. The therapy shifts between day-to-day problem solving and improving communication, and exploring previous experiences of each partner that may be contributing to present-day behaviors. In addition to my private practice, I am an adjunct professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday Through Thursday By Appointment
Individual, Couples and Family Therapy Group Therapy
Call Office for Insurance Accepted
Credit Cards Accepted
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy


M.A., Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies

Area of Specialty

Assertiveness Training
Critical Incident Stress Management
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Creative Solutions
Expressive Art Therapies
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
HIV Related
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Victims of Crime
Women's Issues


Theoretical Orientation
Object Relations
Transpersonal Psychology
Trainer, Educator, and Practioner of Psychodrama Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy
Languages Spoken


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