Paul Oglesby, MS, LMFT

Paul Oglesby, MS, LMFT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist - MFC 41525
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 08313
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3150 18th. St., Suite 550
San Francisco, California 94110
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My therapy style is warm and direct, and my approach is tailored to your unique challenges and goals. My first task is to listen; to understand your problems and how your experience them. My next goal is to form a safe, trusting relationship with you, as this will be the foundation for your personal growth and for making the changes you desire. As we progress, I will help you discover new strengths, skills and perspectives to aid you in confronting your current challenges and whatever else life presents.

In addition to my work with adult individuals and couples, I offer a variety of services for children, adolescents and their families. If you are seeking help for your child or teen, you will find that I provide a playful and supportive environment, not just for your child but for your family as a whole. I practice Play Therapy, usually with children under 12, which utilizes make-believe, role play, storytelling, games and creative arts to help young clients express and resolve emotional and behavioral issues. With teens, I usually offer a combination of talk therapy and creative exercises to promote healthy self-expression, informed decision-making and enhanced coping skills. Also, I offer ongoing consultation and support for parents and caregivers.

For 17 years I have assisted individuals, couples and families in combating depression, anxiety, relationship problems, divorce, behavioral problems, ADHD, sudden life-changes and more. Please feel free to call or email me to learn more about my practice and to see if I might be a good fit for your therapeutic needs.

Email or Call Paul Oglesby, MS, LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 08313

More Info About My Practice

I currently accept both out-of-pocket and insurance-paying clients. I am an in-network provider for Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield of CA and Cigna. Additionally, for insurance plans in which I am not in-network, I provide invoices that allow clients to seek reimbursement based on applicable out-of-network rates. Please feel free to call me to discuss my rates and review your payment options. I will do my best to help you make an informed payment decision that works for you.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I love getting to know such a wide variety of individuals and families and having the privilege of playing a part in their lives. I love celebrating the changes they make, however subtle or profound. I love the diversity of working with all ages and utilizing a variety of approaches, such as talk, play, art, music and more. I love honoring the laughter and the tears, the absurdity and the seriousness of life's challenges.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Consultation
  • Clinical Supervision

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I specialize in therapy with children ages 3 - 12, utilizing both individual and family therapy approaches. With many children in this age group I offer Play Therapy as a means of helping the child express and work through difficult emotional material. I usually provide a combination of individual and family sessions when working with children.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Men's Issues
  • Parenting
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Control Mastery Theory
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Imago Relationship Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Play Therapy
  • Sand Tray / Sand Play Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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