Ana Freire

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Ana Freire

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

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Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
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3890 24th street
San Francisco, California 94114

My Approach to Helping

I have a passion for helping people move past their struggles and live a fuller life. My therapeutic approach is collaborative and largely grounded in psychodynamic and relational theory, although the direction of treatment is based on individual needs. I always consider the specific needs and characteristics of each client and adapt treatment accordingly. I believe in empowering the client to become an active participant in his or her treatment, and in creating an environment that feels safe and comfortable.

Aside from other general issues, I have specialized training in Maternal Mental Health, Relationship Issues and Adolescent Mental Health. I am also currently training in EMDR therapy and can offer EMDR treatment.

If you are struggling with uncomfortable feelings or with difficult life situations, therapy might be helpful. I am happy to discuss my approach with you over the phone, so please feel free to contact me for more information.

I am fluent in both English and Spanish, so sessions can be conducted in either language.

More Info About My Practice

About EMDR:
Do you find yourself reacting more strongly than you would want to to certain situations? Maybe you don't act on your feelings, but you are left feeling uncomfortable in a way that is distressing. Maybe you do act in ways you wish you could change, but cannot help yourself. Sometimes, you may even have insight on what is behind your reactions, but you still find yourself repeating the same patterns. I have found that EMDR therapy can be very effective in reducing the emotional intensity or reactivity that is sometimes attached to certain interactions, memories or scenarios. Sometimes, a handful of EMDR sessions can be enough to create a significant shift in the way people feel and react.

Whether big or small, if you would like to change some of these feelings or reactions, feel free to reach out. I am an experienced psychotherapist and I am now training to incorporate EMDR into my practice, so I am offering some sliding scale spots for those who may be interested. I'd be happy to chat on the phone to see if EMDR therapy could be a good fit for you.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Psychodynamic
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