Emily Adams MA, MFTI

Emily Adams MA, MFTI

Professions: Counseling Psychology, , , Marriage & Family Therapy
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision
Primary Credential: Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern - 90363
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 33700
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870 Market St.
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, California 94110 - United States
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I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $120 per session

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My passion for this work is rooted in my belief that asking for help is not a sign of weakness. It is a courageous and admirable act that should be met with love and acceptance. Life can be full of roadblocks and challenges. It's normal to feel frustrated, lost, stuck or shameful when you have lost touch with joy and ease. Self-compassion and acceptance can be powerful tools to melt shame, but they can be difficult to access alone. I work collaboratively and love to incorporate creativity and humor in my work. I generally work with you to explore what comes up organically in the room. If that's nothing, we'll work with the "nothing" until it becomes something.

Supported by a background in Bodywork and training in the Arts I draw on many modalities to inform my work. My approach is mindfulness based and grounded in somatic, psychodynamic, and transpersonal theories.

I offer sessions on a weekly basis (or more if desired) for individual adults and teens. I also offer relationship counseling for romantic and non-romantic partnerships of all kinds. Friends, family members, roommates, business relationships are welcome. I have experience with, and am excited about working with LGBTQIA, Poly and Kink issues.

Email or Call Emily Adams MA, MFTI at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 33700

More Info About My Practice

Setting aside time every week to look within and sit with what comes up is no easy task. When we explore deeply rooted patterns in our lives, and relationships, it can feel disruptive. Therapy will not always be easy, and may not always feel comfortable. Some weeks it will be difficult to show up for your session. This is a valuable part of the journey we can traverse together. Let's figure out what you need to get the most out of therapy, and life!

The therapeutic relationship is important to the work so finding a therapist that is a good fit is crucial. I am here to answer any questions you may have and encourage you to follow your gut when choosing a therapist.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Quieting the Inner Critic: So many of us are raised to strive for perfection, productivity, and success as defined by society's standards. You may have been encouraged to track your progress and critique your performance along the way. While constructive criticism may work for some, others find it can take over and create a spiral of shame and stuck-ness. If you find yourself ruminating in self-criticism, shame, or doubt it may be time to consider a different, more gentle form of self-motivation.

Creating Healthy Boundaries: Boundaries can be physical, emotional, and energetic. Some of us are more porous than others and this can end up creating feelings of overwhelm, fatigue, confusion, anger, and guilt. Distinguishing our selves from the world around us can be hard. Saying no can be hard. If you find yourself feeling taken advantage of, feeling drained, unsupported or harboring resentments, it may be useful to explore your relationship to boundaries.

Becoming More Embodied: It is common to become disconnected from your body. Not everyone is comfortable in their own skin. This can happen for a number of reasons and can show up in a multitude of ways. If you are curious about the mind-body connection, want to know about your pain, or would like to feel more at home in your body, this type of exploration may be for you.

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Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Breakup
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Love

Types of Therapy

  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy

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