Abby Thompson, MA, MFT, Counseling in San Francisco, California, 94104

Abby Thompson, MA, MFT

Abby Thompson, MA, MFT
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Abby Thompson, MA, MFT

Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist - 94639
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 19860
Accepting new clients - Contact me!
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Office 1
582 Market St
Suite 1118
San Francisco, California 94104
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  • Wheelchair Accessible Building
  • Wheelchair Accessible Restroom

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: $150 per 50-minute session, $240 per 80-minute session

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I believe that real, lasting change requires curiosity, empathy, and action. Together, we create a safe, compassionate environment to explore who you are and who you want to be. We embrace the whole you: not just your thoughts, but the way you live through your feelings, communication, body, breath, and movement.

I see asking for help as a courageous act, and want to celebrate that courage! My role is to support you in finding your goals and values and your own unique way to heal and grow.

Email or Call Abby Thompson, MA, MFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19860

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

Life Transitions: Change, whether good or bad, can stir so much up, including confusing and overwhelming emotions, shifts in identity, changes in relationships, and old memories returning. In therapy, we create a safe place amidst the change to find yourself in your experience. In our work together, I help you to make the transition smoothly and meaningfully.

Body Image: So many of wait until our bodies are "just right" to start living and feeling good- but we know deep down that we may never be the "right size." I can help you feel more at home in your body as it is right now, so that you can make peace with food and exercise (and even enjoy it!) and feel confident again.

Couples: Sometimes love isn't enough- it takes a lot of conscious thought to make a relationship work. Two amazing, loving individuals can often find themselves unable to agree with one another or feel safe sharing their bodies and lives. As a couples therapist, I create a safe place for couples to work through difficulties so that each partner can feel heard and respected.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

I wish we could do away with this misconception- it's kept countless people from choosing to learn and grow, and kept people in suffering.

We are all flawed, and weak, in certain ways. I see going to therapy, though, as an act of strength and bravery. It means you are willing to look at the way in which you respond to events and to change that response for the better for you and those around you. You may begin therapy because of a problem, but good psychotherapy embraces your strengths, values, and potential.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

When we begin our work together, we will discuss your goals and concerns. Depending on your goals and interest, therapy can take as little as several weeks, and as long as several months. In most cases, I find that clients are best served with regular weekly sessions.

We will regularly discuss our progress toward your goals. You are always "in the driver's seat" in terms of where therapy goes and when it is complete, and I will offer my guidance and observation of where you are in relationship to your goals.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Adolescents, men and women with body image concerns, couples, queer, kink, polyamorous

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Body Image
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Somatization
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Hakomi
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Integrative Body Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Somatic Psychotherapy

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