- Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
- Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor
AMFT #129051, APCC #10627
Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology
Are you tired of feeling stuck…with relationships, your job, and life in general? You’ve done all the things you were “supposed” to do and you still feel like something is missing? Maybe you’re tired of always second guessing yourself, criticizing yourself every time you mess up, and worrying about what others think of you. At this point, maybe it’s hard to even remember a time you didn’t feel like this. I’m here to tell you that it is possible to feel better. It is possible to feel more empowered in your life, more connected in your relationships. It is possible to quiet your inner critic, to be a better friend to yourself so that you can live the more joyful life you deserve. I can help you get there.
I work with teens, adults, and couples in support of their exploration of a wide range of issues and challenges. Some areas of focus that I work with are:
□ Grief and loss
□ Chronic illness or medical diagnoses
□ Life transitions
□ Relationship challenges
□ Communication and boundary setting
□ Identity exploration (sexuality, gender identity, racial identity, etc.)
□ Whiteness / Participation in systems of oppression
Clients come to me looking for a therapist who truly gets how anxiety and trauma can derail their lives and relationships, because therapy should be a place where you feel seen and understood. Sessions with me help reveal your inner capacity to heal. Together, we help you create the life you want.
As therapists go, I'm warm and conversational. I believe that ultimately you know what is best for you and will collaborate with you to reconnect with your inner voice. I will also share my observations about what might be going on or draw attention to patterns that I see. I'm curious, engaged, and enjoy exploring new ways of thinking about what's happening in your life and the ways the values and assumptions you have learned from your family and culture(s) affect the way you think and feel. I'm responsive to feedback and think humor has an important role in the therapy process.
I have worked in a variety of settings including public schools, community mental health clinics, and private practice, working with clients from age 5 to 99.
I earned my master of arts degree in Counseling Psychology from the Wright Institute and hold a bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Washington. Additionally, I hold an MBA from Georgetown University. Prior to becoming a therapist, I spent many years working in the finance industry.
As an experienced anxiety therapist, I believe that you can reconnect with your inner strength and begin to heal. You don’t have to continue feeling overwhelmed by worry and self-doubt, and you don’t have to do it alone.
I have training in many different types of therapy and my style is direct and eclectic. Depending on your needs, I use techniques from a variety of theoretical orientations including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative, Psychodynamic, and Mindfulness. I also incorporate self-compassion practices and feminist theory into my work.
I believe that in order to address our mental health struggles at their root, it is critical that we look at not just what is happening in our own minds, relationships, and families, but to also consider the systems that we are a part of and the many ways they corrode our souls (via racism, sexism, ageism, fatphobia, transphobia, homophobia, classism, and other forms of oppression).
- Youth: 12-18
- Young Adult: 18-25
- Adults: 25-65
- Seniors: 65+
- Premarital Couples
- Persons in Polyamorous Relationships
- Gender Fluid or Gender Non-Conforming Individuals
- LGBTQIAA+ persons
- Persons Experiencing Grief and Loss
- Persons Recovering from Traumatic Events/Experiences
- Persons with Disabilities
Chronic illness / medical diagnoses, Financial therapy, Relationship dyads (non-romantic)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Emotionally Focused Therapy
- Expressive Arts Therapy
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy
My clients and I connect because I believe in their resilience and capacity for change. I am able to support them as they chart a new path, learning to think and act in new ways. It is my goal for all of my clients to experience the powerful life change that comes through counseling and therapy.
I see individual teens and adults and couples/relationships. My work is trauma-informed, collaborative, and strengths-based. My practice is inclusive to folks from all walks of life. All races, orientations, gender identities, religions, professions, body sizes, and approaches to relationships are welcome and celebrated. I offer an environment of affirmation and empathy for the unique stressors that affect those who hold marginalized identities.
- Credit Card
$160 (Individuals) $190 (Couples/relationships)
Currently available via Telehealth
- Tuesday Morning
- Tuesday Afternoon
- Tuesday Evening
- Wednesday Morning
- Wednesday Afternoon
- Wednesday Evening
- Thursday Morning
- Thursday Afternoon
- Thursday Evening
Visit my website www.sfanxietytherapy.com email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (415) 234-0120 to schedule your free consultation call.
Rawna Romero, LMFT #41466