Counselor / Therapist

Barbara F. Anderson, Ph. D., LCSW

Barbara F. Anderson, Ph. D., LCSW photo
Experience Counts!
As a licensed clinical social worker and certified sex therapist with over 40 years of experience, I bring a broad perspective and a practical approach to my work. I deal with issues of relationships, parenting, depression and anxiety, as well as concerns around sexuality, including disparate desire, dysfunction, lack of desire, unusual sexual preferences, sexuality and disability and aging, sexually transmitted diseases, and polyamorous relationships.

I have a solo practice with an office in the Mission-Noe Valley district of San Francisco. I offer brief phone consultations, have no office staff and look after all facets of the practice myself. Providing a safe and private enviornment is a priority.

Although trained in the psychodynamic model of therapy, I have evolved a briefer, present-focused treatment approach using cognitve and behavioral strategies.Treatment focuses on developing insight about unproductive behaviors, building communication and relationship skills and solidifying gains made in therapy.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Divorce  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Anger Management  Eating Disorders  Relationship Issues
 Anxiety and Panic  Grief and Loss  Self Esteem Issues
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Life Transitions  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Body Image Issues  Loneliness  Sexual Dysfunction
 Caregiver Issues  Marriage & Family Therapy  Stress Management
 Chronic Illness  Marriage Counseling  Trauma and PTSD
 Couples Therapy  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder  Work and Career Issues
 Depression  Online / Phone / Skype Therapy
 Diplomate, Clinical Social Work (DCSW)
I am a transplanted New Yorker and have been in private practice here in San Francisco for 20 years. I have worked for various agencies such as Jewish Family Service, as a psychiatric social worker and the Department of Public Health here in San Francisco as Coordinator of Mental Health Services for Transgenders.
I earned a Masters of Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work in New York City and a Doctorate from The Institue of Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco. As part of my licensure requirements, I take coursework to keep my knowledge of the field current. I also present papers in my field of expertise, sit on doctoral committees and supervise colleagues.
I am a Diplomate of Sex Therapy and Clinical Social Work and an acive member of The American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
Payments Accepted
Cash, checks
License:CA LCS17933
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