Therapist Profile

Name:
Sylvia Israel, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Location:
1924 Fourth Street San Rafael, CA 94901-2697
Phone:
(415) 454-7308
Location:
312 Third Avenue San Francisco, CA 94118-2403
Phone:
License Number
LMFT31245
Practicing Since:
Additional Licenses:
MFT

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
Services
Individual, Couples and Family Therapy Group Therapy
Insurance
Call Office for Insurance Accepted
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

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

Area of Specialty

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

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Art/Movement/Psychodrama
Object Relations
Transpersonal Psychology
Certifications
Trainer, Educator, and Practioner of Psychodrama Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy
Languages Spoken
Ethnicity

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