Lydia Stevens, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapy in San Francisco, California, 94103

Lydia Stevens, MA, MFT

Lydia Stevens, MA, MFT
Accepting new clients - Contact me!

Lydia Stevens, MA, MFT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist - 93416
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 44049
Accepting new clients - Contact me!

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 their experience. My professional experience working extensively with trauma survivors has given me an unshakeable core from which I feel 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 harsh self-judgment and criticism. Every individual has a unique path toward healing and psychological growth, and I strive to be open, collaborative and responsive to my clients on our journey together. In my approach, I most heavily draw from relational, psychodynamic and psychoanalytic orientations to psychotherapy.

Email or Call Lydia Stevens, MA, MFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 44049

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

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

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Children, adolescents, adults and couples

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • School issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Depth Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Object Relations
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy

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