Therapist Profile

Name:
Vanessa B. Tate, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
55 New Montgomery St. Suite 804 San Francisco, CA 94105 UNITED STATES
Phone:
(415) 820-1661
License Number
LMFT48163
Practicing Since:
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
When doing therapeutic work with people, I begin with presence.

I believe we must explore the whole person and where s/he is in life – psychically, behaviorally, bodily, and spiritually – before we can decide where we’re going. Even though we are often driven by emotions, as humans we work creatively and unconsciously to avoid feeling them. When using the body and spirit in the present moment, truths are often revealed more readily than via our verbal mind.

Life is about evolving out of dissatisfying “ways of being” and adapting to different behaviors which feel better. Using a holistic and fairly directive approach, considering various dimensions of a person, helps us better understand our relationship to emotions, our path thus far, and where we can possibly go from there.

I especially love working with clients to access their “truth” and pursuit in living a more integral life. Ultimately, through exaggeration, creativity, postures, mindfulness, breath and humor, I encourage clients to let go of patterns holding them back from greatness.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Services
Psychotherapy - Long Term and Brief for Individuals, Couples, Families
Insurance
Blue Shield, Blue Shield of CA, Cigna, Health Net Insurance, Magellan, MHN, Most Insurance Accepted, Private Pay, PPO
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.A., Counseling Psychology - Somatic Psychotherapy, California Institute of Integral Studies, 2007 B.A., Communications/Political Science, University of Michigan, 1995

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Anxiety
Assertiveness Training
Career Stress and Changes
Children
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Couples
Creativity
Creative Solutions
Employment Issues
Expressive Art Therapies
Families
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Play Therapy
Pre-Marriage Counseling
PsychoEducational
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Sand Tray Therapy
Trauma

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Art/Movement/Psychodrama
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Communications
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Gestalt
Humanistic/Existential
Object Relations
Somatic
Systems
Transpersonal Psychology
Certifications
Somatic Psychotherapy; iRest Yoga Nidra
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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