- Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
- Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor
AMFT 117493, APCC 7294
Masters of Arts, Somatic Psychology
In our work together, your whole self is welcome. This may include feelings and experiences that are hard to talk about. I offer warmth, curiosity, and sensitive listening as we approach your hardships. I work with clients who may have experienced challenging familial relationships, and have complex feelings about "home.” I specialize in trauma work and issues of cultural complexity for individuals, couples, and families. Our work together can facilitate transformation and create new possibilities. It would be an honor to support you.
I received a bachelor of arts in Anthropology from the University of Georgia, and a master of arts in Counseling Psychology, with an emphasis in Somatic Psychology, from California Institute of Integral Studies. I am a registered Somatic Movement Therapist and Somatic Movement Educator (RSMT/E) with the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA). My interests in cultural traditions, movement, and art-making all inform my work with clients.
My training includes working with young children, families, and teachers at preschools throughout San Francisco, through the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Infant-Parent Program. I also worked with individuals through San Francisco’s Center for Somatic Psychotherapy, focusing on somatic and mindfulness-based therapeutic work.
- Young Children: 4-6
- Children: 7-12
- Youth: 12-18
- Young Adult: 18-25
- Adults: 25-65
- Seniors: 65+
- Premarital Couples
- Persons in Polyamorous Relationships
- First Responders
- Formerly Incarcerated Individuals
- Gender Fluid or Gender Non-Conforming Individuals
- Interfaith Couples
- Persons Experiencing Grief and Loss
- Persons Recovering from Traumatic Events/Experiences
- Persons with Histories of Childhood Sexual Abuse
- Persons with Histories of Physical or Emotional Abuse
- Racial Trauma
- Spiritual Seekers/Practitioners
Empaths, Multicultural Families, Multicultural Couples, Persons Experiencing Chronic Pain or Injury
- Gestalt Therapy
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
- Relational Psychotherapy
- Somatic Experiencing
- Somatic Psychotherapy
- Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy
Play Therapy, Parent-Child Dyadic Psychotherapy, Developmental Movement, Laban / Bartenieff Movement Analysis, Hakomi, Couples Counseling, Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy, Jungian/Depth Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems, Psychotherapy with the Muslim Community
I am currently offering video and phone sessions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
I do not at this time accept health insurance. If your insurance coverage includes reimbursement for therapy services, I am happy to provide you with a super bill on a monthly basis.
- Credit Card
Currently offering video and phone sessions to California residents.
Please contact my by phone (510) 619 8145 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org with your interest and a few good times to contact you over the phone, and we will set up a brief consultation call before our first session.
Felicia Matto-Shepard, LMFT 31225