Jeffrey S. Kaye, Ph.D.

Jeffrey S. Kaye, Ph.D.

Professions: Psychology, Psychotherapy, Counseling
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist - PSY 15476
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 07441
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844 California Street
Suite 4
San Francisco, California 94108
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I have learned a great deal in my 20 years of working therapeutically with people from all walks of life. I learned that each person has within themselves great powers of self-healing. This ability is inherent in the body itself. What is unique about the pain and injury that comes from life's anxieties and setbacks, loss, rejections, trauma, and relationship conflict is that we need others to help us regain balance and assist us in our struggle. A good therapist can be there to offer that help.

Psychotherapy works to alleviate intolerable feelings or suffering. It cannot guarantee life happiness, but it should provide hope for a better and more meaningful present and future, while lowering one's burden of worry, anger, guilt and/or shame. This remains true whether the problem is anxiety, depression, loneliness, and relationship issues, such as intimacy and couples communication, or substance abuse.

I offer a safe place to work on change, personal growth and healing. I'm not interested in providing stigmatizing labels, nor in shuffling people off to assembly-line medication-dependent limbo, as practiced by much of modern managed care. Medications can help or hurt, and medication-referral may be part of any reasonable treatment plan. But that is a matter to be determined on a case-by-case basis in consultation with you, the person who the therapy should be all about!

Collaboration with your therapist in a warm, accepting environment is what makes therapy work.

Email or Call Jeffrey S. Kaye, Ph.D. at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 07441

More Info About My Practice

I work on a sliding scale, from $130-$200 per hour, based on ability to pay. Currently, I accept Blue Cross only (or Blue Cross-Blue Shield joint insurance from outside California policies), but will help obtain reimbursement if your insurance company has out-of-network or PPO benefits for you.

Therapy is not something that always takes months and years to complete. Research and client surveys show that a majority of those who seek therapy get positive results anywhere from one or two sessions to three to six months of weekly meetings. My experience is that the process of therapy is unique with each individual. How therapy proceeds depends upon your needs, the demands of life upon you, financial considerations, social and personal supports, and the length of time problems have persisted.

Long-term treatment is sometimes desired or necessary, and such decisions are collaborative and always with the best interests of the client in mind. Longer treatments can occur due to serious mental illness or ongoing, significant environmental stressors. Sometimes a person wants to engage in therapy as part of an intensive commitment to a personality change and higher self-awareness.

I suggest you always discuss any concerns or desires concerning therapy you have with me, or anyone you choose to work with.

My office hours are on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Sometimes I have evening hours available. Parking is on street or nearby parking garages.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Consultation

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Couples, Trauma victims, torture survivors

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Panic
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Psychodynamic
  • Self Psychology
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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