Lydia Stevens


Lydia Stevens


Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist - 93416
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: $185 per 50 minute session
Evening Availability


220 Montgomery Street
Suite 600
San Francisco, California 94104

My Approach to Helping

My approach is relational, warm and direct. I believe that in order to heal, a client must be able to trust that their therapist can hold all of them and what they\'ve been through. My professional experience working extensively with trauma survivors has given me an unshakeable core from which I am able to guide clients towards growth. In my practice, I emphasize self-inquiry and curiosity around one\'s current struggles, while also exploring childhood experiences that may have contributed to personality structures and life patterns. Through dialogue, I guide people toward gaining a clearer understanding of their personal history and the way that their environment has shaped them. I believe that coming to understand and accept the past is the key to changing the inaccurate stories we have woven about ourselves and allows us to open up new possibilities for our future. Together we will begin to write a different, more accurate story about the self- one based more on reality and less on fantasy, harsh self-judgment or criticism. Every individual has a unique path toward healing and psychological growth, and I strive to be open, collaborative and responsive with my clients on our journey together. In my approach, I most heavily draw from relational, psychodynamic and psychoanalytic orientations to psychotherapy.

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

Trauma (complex and acute), substance abuse, anxiety and depression.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Individual adults and adolescents

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Individuation
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Depth Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
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