Building a Therapeutic Relationship
Our interns are selected for their level of personal maturity and self-awareness as well as their competence as psychotherapists. Many have graduated from advanced training programs at JFK University and the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) as well as other accredited graduate programs in counseling psychology. Each intern is supervised by an experienced licensed clinician. Our Interns have been chosen for their responsiveness, trustworthiness, professionalism and skill and are supported by on-going supervision, consultation and training.
Research shows that the most important factor in a client's experience of successful therapy is the relationship they develop with their therapists. We've included biographies of each of our interns on this site to help you identify a therapist that meets your needs.
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Search below in the appropriate field by location, spoken language or particular service. Therapists are listed alphabetically by their first name. Visit our contact page if you would like support in being matched with a Grateful Heart Therapist.
Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern #84980
Have you experienced abuse or violence? Are you struggling with the aftermath these traumatic events are having on your life? Let me help you learn how to cope with your symptoms, create more stability and structure in your life, and move from surviving to thriving. I specialize in working with survivors of trauma, abuse, and violence, and have experience helping people who have survived these circumstances with rebuilding their lives. This often includes working through post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, panic attacks, depression, insomnia, anger, and other related issues.
Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern #92184
It can be hard to begin therapy. When we experience a big loss or begin questioning things in our lives, it is hard to know who to trust. Many of the people who come to see me are struggling with relationships. Often they are struggling to start or end relationships and feeling depressed, anxious, or overwhelmed. I work with my clients to help them feel safe and comfortable communicating how they feel.
Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern #82129
Learning how to live a fulfilling life, which shifts, changes, and moves through conflict can be a lifelong process. There are those of us who are curious to learn more about ourselves, why we feel what we feel, how we could feel differently. I strive to understand what the therapy needs, I hope to create safety and containment within the therapy, and I hold a space that involves the relationship therapist-client relationship but is ultimately about the individual or the couple.
Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern #78550
I bring strength of dedication, honesty, and love to places of your humanity where it may not have existed before. Together, we will be exploring the richness of your life with real time in-the-moment experiences. This is to say that you can expect a respectful, yet robust playfulness with me. From here, a grounded joyfulness is often the result and a new and more meaningful future naturally arises. Hence, therapy is about your lasting and meaningful transformation.
Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee
I am interested in aliveness. What is alive in you? Where are you stuck, and where is there flow? What parts of your life are hard and what parts are easy? There are natural, pervasive patterns and rhythms to life and we all live them differently. By tuning into your unique rhythm we can find ways to bring more ease and freedom to your relationships with yourself and others. I believe strongly in listening to the language of the body as well as the brain. I also believe in the importance of honoring all of your feelings; all parts are welcome.
Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern #77835
If you are feeling tired and fed up of the way things are, and like you want change, but you’re not sure where to start or what to do differently, then we could be a good match. I’m a British therapist with a warm, compassionate, but also straightforward and solution-focused approach. We will work together as a team to get a good understanding, then I will work hard to help you gain clarity, different perspectives and new tools and solutions so you can find a positive way forward.
Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern #85260
I practice Somatic, Integral, and Nature based therapies, including Horse Therapy, with children, teens, couples, and adults. I specialize in working with anxiety, child abuse, grief & loss, sexual trauma, PTSD, and veterans. I work with people who have often felt broken and let down by the world and are longing for connection to a fulfilling, spiritual life.
Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern #94741
I am warm, engaged and non-judgmental. I offer time, space, and support to unpack what is going on in your life and to be curious about your experience. Curiosity gets us out of the middle of our life stories to discover beliefs and parts of ourselves we've never seen before. This new awareness can bring more capacity for self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-care. The hope is to have more tools to respond to both life's events and relationships that challenge us.
Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern #98974
My focus as your therapist is to help you heal and grow so you can actualized your full potential and live the life you want to live. I work with individuals, couples and adolescents with issues such as trauma, depression, relational conflicts, anxiety and addiction. I have advanced training in a trauma-informed, holistic approach to therapy and will provide you with a safe, non-judgmental and compassionate place to heal.
Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern #94777
Clarity, growth, and connectedness are our natural tendencies. However, life’s challenges can cause us to feel temporarily clouded, stuck, or disconnected. When these blocks get in your way, what do you do? Who do you turn to? If you want to return to a state of openness and flow and make lasting changes in your life, I can help. Together we can explore your past memories alongside your embodied experience in the present moment as inroads to self-discovery and healing.
Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern #88162
My own experience with depression and anxiety led me to this work, and for that I am grateful. Psychotherapy has given me the opportunity to examine the story I have been telling as my own from new and different perspectives. I have had the opportunity to sit with uncomfortable feelings and have learned ways to keep cool as they moved through and beyond me.
Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern #82154
I am dedicated to supporting your movement away from patterns you no longer desire, toward a fuller more satisfying self-actualization. I specialize in working with individuals and couples experiencing issues of low self-esteem, loss of connection, anxiety, depression, trauma, and oppression. Together we can strengthen your ability to create the life you envision.
Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern #81465
Are you struggling in your relationship? I support couples who love each other but are now having painful arguments, or experiences of disconnection, to find their way back to flow, intimacy, connection, and improved communication. I support those who are working through impasses, or having intense conflicts. I bring a mind/body approach from somatic psychotherapy that is sensitive to cultural differences.
Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern #70966
Healing from the trauma we have lived through and maybe are still living in can feel like one of those mountains you look at and they just seem impossible to climb. This is especially true in combination with the impact of everyday living in a society that oppresses many and privileges a few. And yet – if there is one thing that I have learned in my own healing process and in working with my clients it is that healing is possible.
Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern #90504
We all feel overwhelmed and helpless sometimes. In those moments, the challenges of life seem so big and we feel so small and lonely. You don’t have to be alone in this. I am committed to creating a safe, nurturing space for you to grow and become bigger than your issues and traumas, and to reclaim your power. I will meet you exactly where you are and we will move at your pace – gently challenging you. You will feel seen, heard, and cared for. In our work together I will be emotionally available, warm, open, non-judgmental and welcoming of any feedback.
Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern #85984
Life can be hard, and if you’re struggling it’s not your fault. You’re just human, and its OK to need some support. We can work together to help you feel better. In addition to working with individuals, I have specialized training to help couples make meaningful changes so they can deepen their connection. Let’s collaborate to transform your life.
Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern #88733
I offer holistic somatic therapy that is trauma informed and body-positive. My work involves collaborating to restore or create an inner sense of safety, peace and agency. I believe in cultivating kindness and inner compassion towards ourselves while also addressing any imbalances you may be experiencing, or places you are not fully realized in your life. I specialize in working with trauma/PTSD, injuries and accidents, body image issues, inner critic work, depression, anxiety, and life transitions.
Marriage & Family Therapist Registered Intern #77102
Together we can explore what blocks your path to living at your full potential. I work in a warm, direct way that will help us demystify what might seem complicated or difficult. My practice is informed by mindfulness, meditation, and the natural world. I have experience in personal training, nutrition, and somatic-based therapy, which can be parts of my holistic, body-mind therapeutic approach.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #89078
I work with individuals and couples to address relationship ambivalence, anxiety, major life transition, depression, stuckness, conflict, poor communication and other issues. Together, we work to expand your awareness of thoughts, feelings and physical sensations to transform your experience into one of purpose, pleasure, joy, energy, and connection.
Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern #90449
Change and growth are hard; sometimes growth doesn’t feel like growth at all. Instead of moving forward it might feel like moving backward. Sometimes we want to change something about ourselves. At other times we want to change something about a relationship in our lives. And sometimes we don’t want to change, but are forced into it by a life circumstance. Life is always changing and sometimes it just feels like too much to handle on our own.
Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern #87641
I support my clients in developing a felt sense of strength, calm and safety. Grounded in this felt sense, I trust that each person holds the capacity and drive to move toward well-being. I specialize in alleviating the anxiety of life transitions related to education, career and family. I work with couples and individuals of all genders and sexual orientations.
Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern #76548
The practice of therapy is inspirational to me. It is an incredible joy to witness clients becoming more of their truest selves and really stepping fully into lives they want to live. My approach is holistic with a focus on relationship and what is happening for you now. I believe that by working with our experiences in the moment, we can impact the hurt and trauma of the past.
Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern #82157
My approach is genuine, warm, empathic, and intuitive. I offer depth psychotherapy for adults, adolescents, and couples ranging from students, artists, and techies who desire to work on self-healing. I welcome individuals of all races, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations. I invite you to explore my webpage or contact me to see if working together feels like a good fit.
Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern #83155
You’ve done everything you can think of, looked at things from every possible angle. Things aren’t quite right… Maybe you feel like it’s your fault, and keep thinking about how things could have gone differently. Maybe you wonder if you have what it takes to make a change and find the things that bring fulfillment. Maybe you have lost something important to you. Everyone experiences periods of feeling lost and confused—and those are perfect opportunities to take a deeper look at things.
Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern #79737
Recent neuroscience confirms that we are all hard wired to heal, given the right conditions. I work collaboratively and interactively to harness your innate healing capacity to assist you in going beyond symptom management to profound transformation. My practice is somatic and relational, and I specialize in working with couples as well as people who’ve experienced emotional, sexual, and physical trauma.
Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern #88280
Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern #100776
Why go it alone to face your darkest challenges, when you could bring along a trusted, loving guide? Let’s step in together. I’ll bring creativity, humor, and a wealth of somatic tools to support you to move through stuck places. You can count on me to be warm, direct, enthusiastic, gentle yet fiercely committed to you claiming greater freedom, love and aliveness. I’ll mirror and magnify your light.
Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern #78250
You’re not broken, though at times in life we can feel that way. It can be difficult, but reaching out for support is the first step to feeling like life is working again. I work with individuals and couples to help facilitate their process of living a fuller, deeper, more authentic, and balanced life, through Mindfulness Based and Somatic Psychotherapy. It’s an honor to sit with my clients and be a part of their journey. My approach to therapy is client based and mindfulness based, as well as warm.
Associate Clinical Social Worker #77131
What brings us to therapy may be something we want to change or “fix” about ourselves or our relationships. Fortunately, on the human journey suffering is actually the call that wakes us up, because it creates an openness and desire to explore our lives. What we discover can be surprisingly beautiful: lost parts of ourselves, innate wisdom we didn’t know we had, a new sense of aliveness and freedom. Trained in mindfulness and Somatic Experiencing, my holistic approach is curious, intuitive, and playful. Please call me for a free phone consultation to see if I’m a good fit for you.
Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern #73928
I am comfortable working with individuals who are dealing with a wide variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, goal setting, disability and chronic pain. I work with individuals using a variety of modalities including, cognitive behavioral therapy, guided meditation, expressive arts therapy, authentic movement and ritual creation.
Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern #90826
The complex demands of daily life in the Bay Area can activate adaptive strategies that cause further pain. Amazingly, the natural healing capacity of the human being runs so deep that even the parts of ourselves that are causing us difficulty can guide us toward becoming more whole. Addiction, Depression, Anxiety, Compulsions, Obsessions, Stagnation, Rage, Fear, Going Numb – are all attempts to communicate misalignment somewhere within the system.
Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee
I like people. I delight in our quirks and unique ways of living. It is an honor to help someone who is striving to expand their limits, offering a hand to move forward together. Our limitations often began with traumatic events when we were young; a time when we are very resilient and adapting ourselves to survive. As adults, these survival strategies often create more pain, and we may experience chronic physical or emotional challenges. Therapy can offer a reparative relationship where we heal these traumas. We learn to trust ourselves and others; our bodies learn to relax.
Professional Clinical Counselor Registered Intern #1635
Therapy is neither magic nor science, but I believe that therapy has the potential to be magical and transformative. I offer a warm, supportive environment to help individuals explore deep trauma as well as ordinary issues that impact daily life and long-term goals. I strive to inspire creativity through nature, and incorporate creative arts and somatic techniques into my practice. My specialties include: LGBTQQ issues/identity, working through grief and loss, helping people make sense of political wounding, healing survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, positive aging, body image, building long-term relationships, and life transitions.
Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern #72231
My role as a psychotherapist is to help clients acknowledge and harness their innate strengths, to attain and sustain the well-being they are searching for. I am passionate about gently questioning unspoken norms and expectations, whether learned from family or society, that can limit our ability to connect with our most authentic selves. I empower clients to take supported risks, guiding the therapy with empathy, honesty, humor, and a belief in the transformative power of relationships.
Marriage & Family Therapist Registered Intern #91120
Professional Clinical Counselor Registered Intern # 1840
Research has continuously shown that fulfilling relationships are the cornerstone to a happy life; in fact, they are more important than any other determining factor. When we have fulfilling relationships in our lives, our moods tend to be more buoyant and calm. Conversely, when our relationships are in conflict or lacking in quantity, we are more likely to feel anxious and depressed. In my work with individuals and couples, I use 7 years of counseling experience to help you develop the social-emotional capacities and inner well-being you need to thrive in your relationships, and in all areas of your life.
Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern #75808
I am committed to helping my clients take their personal growth into their own hands in order to reclaim their life and reconnect with their inner wisdom. Together we can work to find ways of living and relating that better serve you. My specialties include stress and anxiety, Asian American issues, self-esteem, life transitions, and family relationships.
Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern #78514