Counselor / Therapist in San Francisco, CA

Jonathan Lichtenstein

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Psychotherapy in San Francisco
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
In my opinion, the only way that people really change is through the experiences they have with other people. In other words, we are the way that we are because of the impact others have had on us. This is key to my work. With my patients, I explore the way they relate to their friends, their family, and to me. My work focuses on human relationship and emotional expression. My patients learn how to listen more closely to themselves, they become more connected to their feelings, and they understand more fully their relationship to others.

I have experience working in depth with adults, children, adolescents and couples who struggle with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and relationship issues. I also have experience working with eating disorders and addictions of all sorts--substance use, sex addiction, etc.
Prior to pursuing my doctoral degree, I received a Master of Fine Arts degree. As an artist, I learned how my own creativity can impact people on a deeply emotional level. I also became fascinated by how human connection and creative expression can lead to individual growth.

Currently, I work with children, adolescents, adults and couples in private practice in San Francisco and I also see children and their families at West Coast Children's Center in Oakland. In addition to my work as a psychotherapist, I teach as an adjunct professor for the Counseling Psychology Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Life Transitions
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  Loneliness
 Anger Management  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage Counseling
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Body Image Issues  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Caregiver Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Chronic Illness  Relationship Issues
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Self Esteem Issues
 Couples Therapy  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Depression  Sexual Dysfunction
 Divorce  Stress Management
 Eating Disorders  Trauma and PTSD
 Grief and Loss  Work and Career Issues
 Group Therapy
 Licensed Clinical Psychologist (State)
I received my doctoral degree at the American School of Professional Psychology. I received post-doctoral training in the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program at The Access Institute in San Francisco. I receive further continuing education training at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis.
I currently co-chair the Community Members Forum, associated with the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. I am an adjunct professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies and I have guest lectured at the American School of Professional Psychology.
Payments Accepted
cash and check
1774 Union Street
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