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

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

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

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • 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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