James McEntee, MFT
James McEntee, MFT

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My Approach to Helping
We are sensitive beings, which can feel like a burden until we learn to develop our capacities for AWARENESS and CHOICE.

To cultivate our inner lives and intimate relationships we must bring to them the full range of our intelligence and emotional expression.
FLOW IS POSSIBLE. Psychological awareness and emotional courage, when cultivated, allows us to move forward in our lives with the ease of grace and the power of purpose.

And there are dark times, lost times, seasons of grief, loneliness, and despair. We are sensitive beings, and at times like this we need the care, the guidance, and the sheltering protection of others. Without support our strength grows hollow, and the experiences of relating with ourselves and others can become overly critical, fearful and unbalanced, with a gloomy and anxious mood coloring everything.

That's where therapy helps: With the guidance of trusted facilitation we can learn how to appreciate, respect, and deepen into love for ourselves, and those dearest to us. With an open mind and engaged heart we sense who we are and what we want. And this is KEY: we choose what we will focus on, and in so doing reveal a good path going forward.


More Info About My Practice
In my practice I have found that the best way to determine if I can help and am the right therapist for a client is to sit with them. It may serve you as the seeker of therapy to sit with more than one therapist before launching into the work. Over the phone we will discuss preliminary logistics--time, fee, your issue of concern, and any pressing questions you have about my style of therapy. The best way to proceed is to meet in my office. There is no commitment necessary to come in for a consultation.

Our first meeting is a working session: we limit history taking to that which is relevant to your main issues. Often we can clarify the goals of therapy in the first hour, and create a sense of our working relationship.

I recognize that for many people this first meeting is a significant step in trusting that important areas of their life can get better. Among other things it is opportunity to simply express and be heard on matters close to your heart, and to begin to see yourself in a more generous light.


My Role as a Therapist

As a therapist it's my core intention to evoke clarity and compassion in those I work with. There are just too many ways to feel inadequate and bad about ourselves, which dishonors the inheritance of strength and beauty we have available to us. Generosity of spirit lightens whatever burdens we are asked to carry.

Services I Provide
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
Ages I Work With
  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders
Languages I Speak
  • English
Groups I Work With
Abuse Survivors;
Pre-Marital Couples;
Adolescents/Young Adults;
Immigrants and Transplants.
Therapy Approaches I Use
  • Depth Therapy
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Dreamwork and Dream Analysis
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Focusing
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Approaches
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Non-Violent Communication
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Wilderness Therapy

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James McEntee, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 04811


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Locations and Maps
Office 1: 1944 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States
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Office 2: 21 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925 United States
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Concerns and Issues I Help With
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness