Teo Ernst, Psy.D.

Teo Ernst, Psy.D.

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychology, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist - 21972
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 01581
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Office 1
1402 Park St. Suite C
Alameda, California 94501 - United States
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Office 2
870 Market St. Suite 819
San Francisco, California 94131 - United States
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My practice focuses on relationship difficulties in adults, couples, and families with a history of physical or emotional trauma or neglect. Relationship difficulties are frequently the most devastating consequence of trauma. Many clients tell me that while they are successful at work or school, they find themselves repeating painful relationship patterns with romantic partners, family, and friends. Such patterns often take the form of appearing 'cold and withdrawn', fearing rejection and abandonment, emotional numbness, trust issues, infidelity, difficulty expressing caring feelings, and anger outbursts. As relationships are a central aspect of the human experience, such patterns cause significant emotional pain and distress. In addition to this specialization, I am also a 'generalist practitioner'. This means that I am able to treat most psychological difficulties experienced by adults and couples including depression, anxiety, work issues, and major mental illness.

Email or Call Teo Ernst, Psy.D. at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01581

More Info About My Practice

In addition to private practice, I am an Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry, where I am actively involved in the Intensive Family Therapy Program. If you are interested in learning more about my practice, please view my website listed above which offers more detailed information about my background and approach to therapy. If we appear to be a good fit, I would be glad to answer any questions or set up an initial appointment.

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

Couples and Family Therapy
Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Adults, Couples, Adolescents

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy

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