Tricia Ace, MFT
Tricia Ace, MFT

Verified Credentials

  • Profession(s):

    Psychotherapy, Coaching, Counselling

  • License Status:

    I'm a licensed professional.

  • Primary License:

    Marriage and Family Therapist

My Approach to Helping
Brief and longer-term psychotherapy for individuals who wish to create lasting, positive changes in their lives and relationships. My style is interactive, empathic, and respectful of individual values and choices. I am bicultural and enjoy working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds (also fluent in Spanish). I especially enjoy working with younger adults (20s/30s), elders, attorneys and law students, IT people, and those who are new to therapy. Using a combination of psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral/mindfulness methods, as well as direct coaching, I have helped individuals improve coping with immediate stressors and work toward deeper personal growth.

Some of the issues I can help with are depression, anxiety, relationship problems, grief & loss (recent or delayed). I have specialized training and experience in grief counseling, including Certificate of Completion of the Professional Program in the Study of Loss & Grief, University of California, Berkeley.

Offices in San Francisco, Berkeley, and Walnut Creek. If you have questions, or to set up an initial appointment, please contact me via voicemail or email.


More Info About My Practice
I don't work directly with insurance companies but I can provide a monthly statement for you to submit for reimbursement.

For additional information, please visit my website.


On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Since I specialize in working with people who have never been in therapy before, I know that most people feel nervous when thinking about starting. It helps to have an idea what to expect, especially for the first session. That's why I include a list of FAQs on my website. Just click on the "About Psychotherapy" link at the top of my website.

Services I Provide
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
Ages I Work With
  • Adults
Languages I Speak
  • English
  • Spanish
Groups I Work With
I work with people of all ages and backgrounds but most enjoy working with young adults and elders, bicultural individuals (including Spanish-speaking), attorneys/law students, IT people, and those who are new-to-therapy.
Therapy Approaches I Use
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Mindfulness Based Approaches
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Psychodynamic

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Locations and Maps
Office 1: Financial District
115 Sansome Street
(also in Walnut Creek and Berkeley)
San Francisco, CA 94104 United States
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Office 2: Downtown Walnut Creek
39 Quail Court, #305
(also in Berkeley and S.F.)
Walnut Creek, CA 94596 United States
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Concerns and Issues I Help With
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness