Maria Sutter M.S., LMFT – Supervisor Consultant
I’ve been practicing psychotherapy since 1986 and supervision since 1994. I see individual adults and adolescents, couples and families in my practice. I specialize in relational supervision and consultation and have expertise working with members of the LGBTQ communities, young adults with issues of leaving home, addictions, anxiety and depression. My approach is interactive and collaborative, it takes into considerations the past as it effects the present.
David Brodzinsky, Ph.D.
Dr. Brodzinsky is a developmental, clinical, and forensic psychologist practicing in Oakland. His research, scholarly writings, and psychotherapy practice focuses on psychological issues in adoption and foster care, stress and coping in children, non-traditional family life, LGBT parenting, child custody, and grief and bereavement. He works with children, teenagers, adults, couples, and families in short-term and long-term psychotherapy. He also offers consultations to parents and professionals regarding child development, parenting, adoption, foster care, divorce, and custody mediation. He is professor emeritus of clinical psychology at Rutgers University and Research Director for the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute in NYC.
Ellen Case, LMFT
In practice since 1996, I provide depth psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in an atmosphere of caring, collaboration and curiosity about the self. I have a respectful, interactive style and have worked with a wide variety of issues, including relationship dynamics, depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, and difficult life transitions. I also provide harm reduction therapy, an alternative approach to problematic substance use. I’m also a graduate of the Psychotherapy Institute’s Advanced Training Program and have been supervising at the Pacific Center since 2007.
Marla Cass, LMFT
I offer long and short-term relationally-based depth psychotherapy for individuals and couples. I specialize in working with women in mid-life transition, caregivers, interns in training to become psychotherapists, and services to the LGBTQ community. My office is located in the San Francisco Financial District at Powell and Market Streets, near BART and MUNI. In addition to my private practice, I am a group supervisor at The Pacific Center and the Intern Support Coordinator for SF CAMFT.
Nicki Koethner, LMFT
Nicki Koethner, MA, MFT is a non-judgmental Psychotherapist, Expressive Arts Therapist and Consultant. She is attuned to the cultural diversity of people and creative in her approach of being with, and bringing forth the uniqueness and authenticity of her clients. People of all ages feel naturally drawn to her and share their secrets, responding to her sensitivity to life’s difficulties, her open-mindedness as well as her wide repertoire of tools. She empowers people to accept and love themselves as they are and make de changes in their lives. She specializes in LGBTQ concerns, anger, anxiety, depression and stress-management, divorce and separation, parenting, communication, sexuality, spirituality, creativity and attachment issues.
Sheila Longerbeam, LMFT
I have been licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist since 1991. I worked for many years in social services as a clinician, clinical supervisor and program director working with children and families dealing with child abuse. I have been in private practice since 2003, where I work with adults and couples. I work with couples considering, struggling with or new to parenting, in all family constellations. I also assist couples in negotiating alternative relationship patterns. I work with individuals with in a relational and depth oriented way to help them find their true expression in the world.
Chaya Rivka Mayerson, Psy.D.
Dr. Mayerson has over a decade of experience as a psychotherapist in private practice. She has also worked in hospital and agency settings in the Bay Area, including at UCSF, Kaiser, CPMC, and Parents Place. Her individual work is mostly analytic and dynamic in nature. Her group work combines techniques from dynamic and cognitive behavioral models. Dr. Mayerson conducts workshops on topics related to social skill groups, neuropsychological development in children, and parenting. She has also facilitated a number of presentations on LGBT issues in youth and medical settings. Each year, Dr. Mayerson supervises students working in various agencies in the Bay Area.
Marla McFadin, LMFT
Marla is a relationally oriented, depth psychotherapist, attending closely to trauma, attachment styles, and neuro-analytic understanding. Marla received a BA from Mills College in Anthropology and Sociology. She then spent 10 years pursuing a career in integrative bodywork, eventually teaching in this field. With the perspective of body in mind, she sought an MA degree from John F. Kennedy University in Clinical Psychology and eventually became interested in the role of body in processing relationship and trauma stimulations. In addition, Marla is currently part of the faculty of The Women’s Therapy Center and is deepening her practice of supervision in the Supervision Study Program at The Psychotherapy Institute.
Tiffany O’Shaughnessy, Ph.D.
Dr. O’Shaughnessy is an Assistant Professor in the MA in Clinical Counseling program at CSPP at Alliant International University and a Fellow at the Rockway Institute for LGBT Psychology and Public Policy.
Shauna Reiff, LMFT
I work with individual adults and couples struggling with multiple issues such as identity, depression, perfectionism, anger, anxiety and blocks to creativity. I employ a personable, professional approach to my work. I also utilize mindfulness-based approaches, when appropriate, to help access, understand, and move through difficult emotions — collaboratively we work to find meaning and strategies that facilitate a greater sense of ease and efficacy as you walk through the world. Clients I work with are of various backgrounds, including gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender.
Den Reno, Ph.D.
Dr. Reno has been a licensed MFT and LCSW since 1986 and a licensed psychologist since 1987. He served as a Staff Psychologist for Del Valle Clinic, Inc. through 2010. Now, Reno focuses his time on providing individual supervision, group supervision, Grief Group for LGBT Seniors, and Support Group for LGBT Caregivers.
Rachel Robbins, Psy.D.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist providing psychotherapy for adults, young adults, and couples. I also provide supervision and consultation support. I approach this work with a collaborative style, helping people to actively participate in their therapy experience. My experience focuses on trauma recovery, substance use and behavior change, impulse control, anxiety, and depression. I provide non-judgmental supportive services for a range of sexualities including LGBTQQ, BDSM, Kink, non-monogamy, gender fluidity, and sex workers.
Deena Solwren, LCSW
Deena specializes in “All Things Maternal” providing compassionate help to mothers and others, adult women and couples dealing with issues associated with infertility, pregnancy, post-partum, parenting, and mother/daughter relationships. She works from a psychodynamic-relational approach. She began supervising at the Pacific Center since 2007 and at The Women’s Therapy Center since 2010.
Mary Bradford, Ph.D.
Dr. Bradford is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Berkeley. She is a faculty member of the Women’s Therapy Center, and former faculty member of the Pacific Center and JFK University. She researches, writes, and teaches about issues of sexual and gender diversity, as well as relational theory, couple therapy, eating disorders, and qualitative research. Her publications focus on bisexual identity and non-traditional and mixed-orientation relationships.
Christy Calame, LCSW
Skillful, compassionate psychotherapy for individuals, couples and trios who identify as sexual outsiders, including people who are sex workers, queer, trans or transitioning, poly and/or involved in BDSM. Other specialties include harm reduction psychotherapy with active substance users, a HAES (Health At Every Size) approach to body image issues, a strong commitment to addressing issues of oppression, and support to artists and people seeking to deepen their spiritual practices. I have been licensed over 15 years, and have a wheel-chair accessible office near Lake Merritt.
Reba Connell, LCSW
Reba has completed several trainings in teaching the highly respected, research-proven program, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), including a professional training under the direction of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and Dr. Saki Santorelli. She is a Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist. She works with a diverse range of couples, teens, and adults, including the LGBT community, and is bilingual in Spanish.
Jim Fishman LCSW, CGP
I have been in private practice for 30 years providing individual, couple, and group therapy. I office is located in San Francisco near Civic Center. I specialize in sexual addiction, intimacy issues, interpersonal issues, and group therapy. My approach is humanistic, interpersonal and reflective. I co-lead two on-going therapy groups with Linda Rose, LCSW, dealing with intimacy and relationship issues.
Website: James Fishman
Kim Hraca, M.A., LMFT
Located in Berkeley, CA, Kim works especially with people who have unconventional gender and sexual identities. She also works with clients on self-image, intimacy, work-satisfaction, creativity, and spirituality, with a focus on self-acceptance. Since 1991, she has been a member of the Bay Area Gender Association (the longest running consultation group in North America for professionals working with transgender/ transsexual clients,) and is also a member of WPATH, the World Association for Transgender Health. Kim has presented numerous trainings for mental health professionals working with transgender and transsexual clients, and has conducted trans training at Pacific Center since 1996.
Robert H. Hopcke, LMFT
I have been in private practice since 1986, with an extensive background in psychodynamic work and specifically a Jungian-oriented approach to psychotherapy. Some areas of specialization are religion and spirituality, men’s issues, dream work, and of course, gay and lesbian issues. In addition, I have been a supervisor and a consultant for over 20 years and currently serve as adjunct faculty at the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto.
Stephanie Morgan, LMFT
I specialize in working with men and their relationship issues, young adults transitioning to adulthood, challenges with significant wealth, and depression. My practice is open to people from all walks of life. I am also a Private Practice Coach and Consultant to other therapists who want to build their ideal practice: www.howtobuildaprivatepractice.com
Merle James Yost, LMFT
Trained at the Gestalt Institute of San Francisco, I specialize in working with men, men sexually abused as children, and bi and gay heterosexually married men. I have a direct and engaging style of interaction –there is joy as well as seriousness. Integrating as many disciplines as necessary, I believe no one view or one perspective works for everyone. It is about meeting the client’s needs. Availability: Monday through Wednesday afternoons and evenings. I am also a Certified EMDR & EMDRIA Approved EMDR Consultant.