Tracy Artson, PhD

Tracy Artson, PhD

Professions: Mental Health Counseling, Psychology, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 13867
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3241 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, California 94115 - United States
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People, given the opportunity, are motivated to move towards health and healing. I have a strong background in psychodynamic therapy, which explores the interplay between one's history and current experiences and relationships. Attachment focussed therapy helps heal old wounds, changing the lens with with we view ourselves and the world, leading to more healthy and conscious decisions. The therapeutic relationship becomes a source of healing and reprocessing of patterns.

I am trained and certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing which is a specialized therapy used for symptom relief, reprocessing and healing of trauma, whether from the distant past or from a recent event. This therapy is highly effective with complex trauma, single incident trauma, anxiety, phobias, depression and addictions. Attachment Focussed-EMDR addresses the mind-body connection and helps to reprocess the ways in which trauma becomes encoded in our bodies. (EMDR is the only therapy approved of by the VA, WHO, and the APA for trauma treatment). I utilize a collaborative and multilayered approach that includes psychodynamic therapy, Somatic (SEP-in-training) and Mindfulness techniques.

I honor the therapist-client relationship and provide a safe, ethical and confidential environment. Above all else, therapy is a collaborative effort that can bring transformation, compassion and growth.

Email or Call Tracy Artson, PhD at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13867

More Info About My Practice

My fee ranges from 185 to 200 per session, although I try to accommodate an individual's financial limits or situation. EMDR sessions tend to run longer and the cost is commensurate with the time. Please feel free to ask any questions about therapy, goals, duration and fees, and I will answer your questions.

Initial sessions are geared toward a thorough evaluation and history taking in order to learn more about your background, symptoms and reason for beginning therapy. If appropriate, referrals to other health or medical professionals will be provided.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

Being part of a collaborative effort requires hard work, dedication and commitment on both our parts. The time and cost involved in therapy is outweighed by the changes that take place in the therapeutic relationship. It is truly an honor to witness a client's transformation resulting in greater self-awareness, growth, self-confidence, compassion and satisfaction.

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Anxiety/Phobias, Depression, Developmental Traumas (emotional, physical, sexual abuse, neglect), PTSD, Military/Linguists, Single Incident and Complex Trauma, Couples Treatment

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Developmental Model of Couples Therapy
  • Dreamwork and Dream Analysis
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Poetry Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy

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