Andrea Chilton, MFT, Psychotherapy in San Francisco, California, 94114

Andrea Chilton, MFT

Andrea Chilton, MFT
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Andrea Chilton, MFT

Professions: Psychotherapist, Marriage & Family Therapist, Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: MFT - #MFC50103
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 08958
Accepting new clients - Contact me!
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Office 1
2370 Market St.
Suite 204
San Francisco, California 94114
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Office 2
2041 Bancroft Way
Suite 202
Berkeley, California 94704
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  • Wheelchair Accessible Building
  • Wheelchair Accessible Restroom

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Welcome to your opportunity to make real change in your life! I am here to help support and heal who you are now, while stimulating your growth toward who you are capable of being. Whether you know it or not, you arrive with all the resources you need to heal and thrive deep within you. It's my job to help you access those resources. While working through your challenges, we find and activate your strengths. We heal your hurt places, build your resilience, and expand your capacity. I honor your individuality, and tailor my approach to meet you where you are now, and help you get to where you need to go.

I work with people who are ready to go beyond willpower-based change; who are ready to do what not takes to genuinely heal and evolve. I am here to co-create a relationship with you that will activate your brain in such a way that, through your therapeutic experiences, your neural pathways will actually begin to rewire. It is through this kind of deep, foundational work that we are able to help you heal and grow, and ultimately... relax! Willpower-based change works only as long as you can hold it. When life "hits the fan" and the wind starts to blow, most of us fall back into our most familiar patterns in order to try to survive the storm. This is not failure, it is simple, human neurobiology. My supportive, relational approach activates your brain's continuing ability to change (neuroplasticity) so that you can finally relax, knowing that the change you have realized will hold, even when life "hits the fan."

While my education, training, and professional experiences are indispensable, what most qualifies me to guide from "the chair" has been forged from my experience healing on "the couch." I offer you the resources I have gained through my own extensive personal work. This means I will never presume to walk you through territory I have not traversed myself. I've developed a powerful compass, which has allowed me the honor of guiding many others though their processes of healing and evolution.

What sets me apart from other therapists?

First, I am very genuine, connective, active, compassionate, non-judgmental, human and personable with my clients. I do not check my sense of humor at the door. I do not hide behind a pinstriped suit or a mouthful of jargon to project an air of professionalism. Being authentic helps my clients to relax and be more fully themselves, which allows our work to be powerful and effective.

Working with me leads to feeling solidly like you have someone who knows you, understands you, connects with you and is dedicated to helping you create the experience you want to have in life. I have extensive education, experience and training, as well as an unusually wide breadth of life experience, and am therefore able to have an in-depth understanding of many experiences you might think you could never share or relate with anyone about.

Most importantly, I remain actively engaged in my own personal work in order to bring a level of deep, ongoing personal experience you won't find with all therapists. I cannot emphasize enough how vital this is to the effectiveness of a psychotherapist... we learn the most and become better able to help others heal through our own work and healing. Thus the maxim, "healer, heal thyself."

Email or Call Andrea Chilton, MFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 08958

My Therapy Focus

When it comes down to it, your relationship with yourself is the foundation and source of your relationship to everything and everyone else in your life. While I work with all elements of your experience, this is my primary focal point. Think about it... You are the one person you're guaranteed to go to sleep with and wake up to every single day of your life. What relationship could be more important to tend to?

As your therapist I create a safe space where you can open up and explore parts of yourselves that feel unsafe to expose elsewhere. Problematic parts of our experience often languish in isolation; the antidote is to explore them with a non-judgmental other who brings a trained eye to your inner world. Who helps you see the sense of yourself, when illuminated by the light of your context. Through this process of inquiry, exploration and discovery, I help harmonize your relationship with your self, which in turn impacts every other part of your life.

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Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Trauma/Abuse Survivors
    Highly Driven/Successful Individuals Suffering with Emotional & Relationship Challenges
    Individuals with Low Self-Esteem/ Self-Worth
    ALL gender/sexual/cultural orientations and identities welcomed
    Individuals Trasitioning out of Religious Affiliations

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
  • Anger Management
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy

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