Amy Klatzkin, LMFT

Amy Klatzkin, LMFT

Professions: Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling Psychology
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage & Family Therapist - MFC 52074
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 14656
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Office 1
406 16th Ave.
at the corner of Geary Blvd
San Francisco, California 94118 - United States
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Does your family have extra challenges because of adoption (and pre-adoption history), attachment issues, trauma, grief, loss, divorce, or other complications? I work with children, teens, and parents who are struggling with issues most families don't have to deal with--issues like abandonment, abuse, insecure attachment, child/teen anxiety and depression, out-of-control behavior, and post traumatic stress.

When parents feel lost, frustrated, overwhelmed, or scared, therapy can help restore hope, promote attachment, develop new skills as well as new understanding, and return children to a healthy developmental trajectory. What's overwhelming becomes manageable, enhancing family relationships and functioning.

It's often said that adoption is a lifelong journey for everyone involved: first parents and adoptive parents as well as adopted children. Sometimes that journey involves unexpected twists and turns and bumpy roads that aren't on the typical parenting map. Racial or ethnic differences within the family may require parents to navigate unfamiliar territory to help their child develop a positive identity. Advice from well-meaning friends, relatives, and even professionals can lead parents farther astray because what works for the "average" family does not always work for complicated ones.

Yet adoption-competent therapy can be hard to find. Graduate schools teach little about the normal and predictable challenges of growing up adopted. Adoptive parents and adopted children are often pathologized for what is in the normal range in adoption. Getting support and therapy from someone who understands the complex needs of adopted children, teens, adults, and their families can make all the difference.

Email or Call Amy Klatzkin, LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14656

More Info About My Practice

Please call me to discuss fees, as they depend on the service provided. I have a limited number of sliding-scale slots as well.

I am not on any insurance panels at this time. However, your health insurance company or EPB may reimburse you in full or in part even if you use an out-of-network provider. Please call your insurer to verify your coverage. I can then provide a monthly invoice for you to submit to your insurance company. If you qualify for mental health services under the California Victim Compensation Program, I will accept VCP reimbursement rates as payment in full.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Adoptive families: children, teens, parents, domestic & international, same-race & transracial, adoption preparation, homeland visit preparation & support, search & reunion preparation & support

    Trauma/PTSD: children (including early childhood), teens, parents

    Families of all kinds: traditional & nontraditional, blended, divorced, LGBTQ, multicultural, single-parent, etc.

    Pre-adoptive parents: infertility & beyond

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Harm
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Parent Work
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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