David Kest

MA, L.M.F.T.

David Kest

MA, L.M.F.T.

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist, Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist - 30578
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: $100-$$160 for Induviduals;

$120-$200 for Couples
Evening Availability

Offices

1703 Fifth Avenue
#303
San Rafael, California 94901
2918 Webster Street
(@ Union St)
San Francisco, California 94123

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My Approach to Helping

My primary focus is on helping clients improve their emotional intelligence and relationship skills. I am certified in Imago Relationship Therapy, based on the best selling book, GETTING THE LOVE YOU WANT, by Dr. Harville Hendrix, PhD (as seen on the Oprah Show 17 times!). I had the opportunity to assist the founder, Dr. Hendrix, at his couples workshop four times on the Westcoast. This pioneering, 30 year old program helps couples learn the art of dialogue to restore their positive loving connection with one another. Please see the International Imago Relationship website for more general information, testimonials, videos and benefits.

More Info About My Practice

Also Certified in EMDR the preferred treatment of choice for personal traumas. Please see my website for more info.
Couplesdialogue.com

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Mediation
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    My specialty is coaching couples in practicing Dialogue and Relationship skills to bridge differences and change conflict into connection. Certified in IMAGO Relationship Therapy in SF and San Rafael, CA.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Bioenergetic Analysis
  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Ecotherapy / Nature Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT)
  • Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Sport / Fitness Psychology
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