Susannah Harris, MA
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #109298
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. What holds us back? What keeps us returning to habitual patterns that limit us? How can we heal from past experiences, or learn to cope with current life challenges? While working together we will examine your life from many vantage points, with compassion and curiosity. By expanding how you view yourself, how you relate to others, and how are you able to respond to difficult circumstances, new possibilities emerge.
I actively cultivate an atmosphere where diversity of all kinds (race, sexual orientation, gender, class, age, religion, spirituality) is welcomed and celebrated. 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.
I practice a contemporary relational model of psychotherapy, which I have been training in for the past six years at the Integral Counseling Center at Pierce Street, The Marina Counseling Center, and Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center.
This type of therapy often uses the present moment in therapy to examine wider issues in clients’ lives. In my practice I often work with:
-Depression and Anxiety
-Addiction and Codependency
-Intimacy Concerns (for both individuals and couples)
-Grief and Life Transitions
-Shame and threats to self-esteem
I am currently working with both couples and adult individuals.
I earned a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College and a Masters in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). Before diving into the field of psychotherapy, I spent many years in the non-profit sector, where I worked with diverse populations who often lacked critical services and support. I have a strong belief in the power of compassion to help heal ourselves and our communities. I am deeply committed to my work as a therapist and have benefitted personally from my own psychotherapy in the past.
1721 Scott St
San Francisco, California 94115
3225 Lakeshore Avenue
Oakland, California 94610
- Individual Therapy
- Couples Therapy
My fee for a 50-minute individual session is $140. My fee for a 50-minutes couple session is $150. A limited number of sliding scale spots ($110-$150) are available, determined by clients' financial circumstance, so that my services are accessible to a wide variety of people. I do not accept insurance, but can provide a monthly receipt that can be submitted to health insurance companies for reimbursement.
Please call me at (415) 255-3305 for a free 15-minute phone consultation if you are drawn to the way I approach therapy. I look forward to hearing from you and to beginning this journey together.