Ondina Nandine Hatvany, LMFT

Ondina Nandine Hatvany, LMFT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: MFT - MFC38780
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 01292
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Office 1
2120 Market St Suite 108
San Francisco, California 94114
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Office 2
650 West Spain St
Sonoma, CA 95476
Sonoma, California 95476
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Billing and Insurance

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: Free Initial phone consultation
$180/ session with sliding scale offered

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Although often difficult periods of change can give us opportunities to bring our lives more in alignment with what has true value and meaning for ourselves. I work with people during important transitions in their lives, for instance either starting or leaving a significant job or relationship.

Communication, trust, intimacy and/ or sexual issues with your partner?
I am very comfortable working with traditional, poly/open and queer couples/ partners. I can assist you and your partner to develop better communication and understanding around sensitive topics such as betrayal, intimacy and trust. I use an approach called Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) which focuses on creating the emotional safety and understanding for intimacy to flourish. More about how I work with couples in my 'Good Therapy' video, to watch the whole (3-4 minute) video go to my website.

As former Director of the Eating Disorders program at Community Institute of San Rafael, Marin, I work with people who obsess that if they only had the perfect weight their lives would work out. So many of us through over dieting and body hatred have lost our connection to ourselves. The body instead of being home for our psyche/ spirit becomes the battleground. I work with clients to get off the fasting/ feasting cycle and empower them to start creating the life and relationships they want.

Do you feel emotionally stuck in the past? You might be suffering from trauma. I help my clients move through traumatic experiences using EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing) and Depth Hypnosis. EMDR is a well researched method that has fast and effective results in working with people suffering from trauma. I have found Depth Hypnosis to be equally effective as EMDR. I also help my clients release trauma using somatic psychotherapies. This is an approach that taps into body awareness and mindfulness, which does not involve touch.

Email or Call Ondina Nandine Hatvany, LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01292

More Info About My Practice

As an astrologer I also give astrology readings. Some of my clients find astrology a useful adjunct to their therapy, as it can provide a more transpersonal perspective on an old issue or problem.

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

Couples counseling
Tired of going around in the same old circular arguments? Worse, have you completely stopped communicating with your partner? Do you wonder where the love, trust and intimacy have gone? I work with couples/ partners to get out of the stuck places, negative ruts and reactive arguments faster and more effectively.

I have trained in several of the most effective modalities for helping relationships. The main lens I use is EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) because the research shows that it works.

EFT stands for Emotionally Focused Therapy. It was developed by Dr Sue Johnson. Research shows that 90% of couples report significant improvement within 12-20 sessions of EFT. Two years after couples therapy, studies show that 80% have maintained their gains, and 60% are doing even better! Compare this to other couples therapies, for which these figures are 35% and 20%.

EFT is the only couples therapy to receive the top rating by the American Psychological Association as empirically validated: more than twice as effective, and longer lasting. If this is your relationship then its important to go with the best, try EFT and see for yourself.

Specialist in working with Trauma
I use EMDR, Hypnotherapy and Somatic Psychologies to help my clients move past big and little traumas or PTSD. Call me for more information on how these different modalities might work for you.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

It is very common to be ambivalent about starting therapy! It is hard to talk to a near total stranger about challenging areas in your life. We live in a society that gives us all kinds of alternatives; pop a pill, drink this, eat that... Denial is encouraged! For this reason I have a lot of respect for someone who shows up in my office to address their challenges- this takes a lot of courage and strength.
If you are considering seeing a therapist I recommend setting up a phone consultation first so that your questions and concerns can be addressed. If you feel what I like to call "the click factor" i.e that the therapist understands you and has the skills and expertise to be able to help you then the next step is to set up an initial session.
If you can stomach it I recommend interviewing 2-3 therapists to find the best fit for you. Finding the right therapist is key to a successful outcome for your therapy. For this reason I recommend taking your time and letting yourself be picky!

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Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Other

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Couples/ Partners (Traditional,Poly/ Open and Queer) and Individuals, GLBTQQ (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning), People who obsess that if they only had the perfect weight their lives would work out (eating disorders), People who self medicate (addictions), People who feel emotionally stuck in the past (trauma)

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Authentic Movement
  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Coherence Therapy / Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy
  • Collaborative Therapy / Collaborative Language Systems
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Control Mastery Theory
  • Core Process Psychotherapy
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Dance / Movement Therapy
  • Depth Hypnosis
  • Depth Therapy
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Developmental Model of Couples Therapy
  • Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Drama Therapy
  • Dreamwork and Dream Analysis
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotional Transformation Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Focusing
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Hakomi
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Integral Psychotherapy
  • Integrative Body Psychotherapy
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Journal Therapy
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Non-Violent Communication
  • Object Relations
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Parent Work
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Play Therapy
  • Poetry Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Possibility Therapy
  • Pragmatic / Experiential Therapy for Couples
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psycho-Physical Therapy
  • Psychodrama
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Redecision therapy
  • Regression Therapy
  • Relational Life Therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy
  • Self Acceptance Training
  • Self Psychology
  • Self Relations
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • Shamanic Journeying / Psychoshamanic
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Trauma Relief Unlimited
  • Voice Dialogue
  • Yoga Therapy

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