Genoa Hamiel

LMFT

Genoa Hamiel

LMFT

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Counselor, Counsellor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: MFT - 92619
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: $180 for 50-minute sessions.
Free Initial Consultation

Offices

2929 Summit St
Oakland, California 94609
1197 Valencia St
San Francisco, California 94110

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My Approach to Helping

Often the folks who walk into my office are extremely bright and appear pulled together.

Their internal sense of self is much different than appearances, though. In their body, they might feel like a big head floating around, or like a shell, or weighted down in a suffocating way. All while attempting to function. That's really hard to do!

It's especially tricky when they have life decisions to make or sudden changes in their life. How do they figure out what to do when their super active, complicated, and often-judgmental mind leads the way?

As a fellow over-thinker, I find it's most useful to guide my patients to s l o w d o w n.

The way we do it is simple: It's by turning our attention toward physical sensations. Some folks call this mindfulness.

It may not be easy to do alone, however. When we're really good at thinking ourselves in circles, sticking so close to what we notice physically is new, and can feel "weird" initially, and...can often lead to a pretty instant sense of relief.

Some relief is often possible from the get-go!

Yes, therapy necessarily includes giving room for what's been previously overwhelming for us historically. In our therapy together, we do so within the context of hope and connection. We give room for your resilience, for laughter, room to share in the satisfaction of feeling settled in yourself while connected to someone else.

More Info About My Practice

Many people try somatic and experiential therapy when talk therapy doesn't seem to be getting at what ails them.

I intend to support you in having a new experience of yourself and of your problems, from the get-go. By having new experiences, we rewire our brain!

Specifically, I mix two kinds of therapy together: AEDP and Brainspotting, depending on what someone needs. Both are meant to get at the core what's hurting and help move toward deep and lasting change. We can definitely talk that out in a free phone consultation.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Panic
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt

Types of Therapy

  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Brainspotting (BSP)
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