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Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

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Larry O'Connor, Marriage and Family Therapist

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Individuals, Couples, Adolescents, Families
Couples Therapy
Therapy can benefit and help you improve many areas of your life. For example, having more confidence, managing depression, maintaining your sense of self in personal or professional relationships. I can help you understanding the importance of boundaries and how to set them, for example by defining and distinguishing your needs from others. I’ve helped many men understand and improve issues around performance anxiety. I’ve also worked with couples to develop open, productive, intimate, communication, specifically the difficult, big picture things, like sex, marriage, having children, finances, or household responsibilities. But also more immediate, critical crisis, infidelity, separation, or divorce, developing and improving co-parent’s relationship.

As a therapist I don’t see your problems as necessarily negative, but working examples for us to recognize your strengths and to develop the abilities to resolve what’s current a problem and apply to problems in the future.

I strive to be real, am informal, active, and collaborative. I seek to understand you by listening, asking questions, and and checking with you whether I am getting your point of view. I provide assistance, focused attention, a professional perspective, openness, enthusiasm, and encouragement. And where relevant and appropriate, real life examples, as well as humor.
Bio
I have been a counselor in a variety of settings since 1998, including elementary and middle schools; residential treatment with adults and children with severe emotional and psychological disabilities; and post-graduate psychotherapy internships that prepared me for private practice. In 2001, I began supervised private practice, and sole private practice in 2006, upon Licensure.


I consider psychotherapy with all of its theories and approaches, much like the old adage, “All roads lead to Rome.” Seen in this way, I am not limited to one particular approach, or fit individuals into a template, and able to collaborate with individuals or couples in the unique ways they need.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Life and Wellness Coaching
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  Life Transitions
 Adolescents  Loneliness
 Adoption  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Anger Management  Marriage Counseling
 Anxiety and Panic  Men's Issues
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Caregiver Issues  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Couples Therapy  Premarital Counseling
 Depression  Problem Gambling
 Divorce  Relationship Issues
 Eating Disorders  Self Esteem Issues
 Family Conflict  Stress Management
 Gifted / Talented Issues  Trauma and PTSD
 Grief and Loss  Work and Career Issues
Certifications
 Certified Family Therapist  Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
Education/Training
I am a graduate of San Francisco State University, with graduate degrees in English/Creative Writing and Counseling with a specialty in Marriage and Family Therapy. Prior to my training as a psychotherapist, I taught English Composition, Creative Writing, and Fiction courses at the University, College and Adult Education level.
Memberships
I am currently on the board of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT).
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, credit cards
License:CA MFC 41043
Location
11 Nebraska Street
Additional Location
555 Middlefield Road
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