Counselor / Therapist
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Renee Spencer, MFT
Psychotherapy, Couples Counseling & Psychoanalysis
San Francisco - Laurel Heights
3236 Sacramento Street   
San FranciscoCA 94115
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Practice Info
You've likely tried everything, even procrastinated, before considering therapy. I find that emotional suffering is often rooted in relationship patterns, hidden contradictions and emotional blind spots that are hard to recognize and resolve on your own. My work involves facilitating self-exploration and helping you understand your personality tendencies so that you can have greater emotional flexibility and satisfaction in your life.

I am a highly trained psychotherapist providing individual therapy, couples counseling and modern psychoanalysis for a wide range of difficulties such as anxiety, depression, relationship problems, self-esteem or just wanting more out of life.

My approach is direct and collaborative and my style is thoughtful, warm and practical. I will share my thoughts and ideas about what contributes to or has led to your difficulties and together we'll determine if how I'm thinking is useful.

I appreciate that it takes courage to look at yourself more deeply. I do my best to bring compassion and encouragement to helping you explore your difficulties.

I offer a free phone consultation to help assess your situation and determine if we should meet.
Bio
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) with over fourteen years of experience working in mental health.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy
 Adoption
 Anger Management
 Anxiety and Panic
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
 Body Image Issues
 Caregiver Issues
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues
 Chronic Illness
 Couples Therapy
 Depression
 Divorce
 Eating Disorders
 Grief and Loss
 Life Transitions
 Loneliness
 Marriage & Family Therapy
 Marriage Counseling
 Men's Issues
 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Psychoanalysis
 Relationship Issues
 Self Esteem Issues
 Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Stress Management
 Trauma and PTSD
 Women's Issues
 Work and Career Issues
Certifications:
 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
 Member, American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA)
Education
Specialized Post-Licensure Training

I am currently undertaking formal, post-licensure training in modern psychoanalysis. This specialized training is the most selective, rigorous and comprehensive clinical education that mental health clinicians can undertake. It greatly deepens a clinician’s understanding of people including their emotions, thinking, behavior and relationship patterns. I have found that my training in psychoanalysis has improved the quality of all of my work. Whether you choose to see me for psychotherapy, couples counseling, or psychoanalysis, you’ll receive the benefit of my training.
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Nearby Cities:
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 Belvedere Tiburon  Mill Valley
 Berkeley  Oakland
 Brisbane  Sausalito
 Daly City  South San Francisco
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