Malaena Waldman MA, MFT, MIM, Marriage & Family Therapy in San Francisco, California, 94123

Malaena Waldman

MA, MFT, MIM

Malaena Waldman

MA, MFT, MIM

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: MFT - 106982

Offices

2250 Union St.
San Francisco, California 94123

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My Approach to Helping

I offer individual therapy and couples counseling, with a focus in intuitive and transpersonal psychotherapy. The space is held as inquiry work; in that what is present often has offerings and teachings within for personal and spiritual transformation and evolution.

The space becomes an opportunity to: look at life patterns and repetitions, release old lenses of perception to experience a more present life, be with ones emotional experiences in a safe and transformative way, and integrate the meeting of dual and non-dual wisdoms. The offering is based in simultaneously unraveling old wounds and structures while growing and accessing ones true nature/authentic self. The work tends to bring about a self-advocate and inner knower that moves from love and basic trust, as well as a more neutral observer; learning many of life's challenges are the doorways for internal growth.

I used to think that being spiritual meant leaving my humanness, that it had to look a certain way, a way that bypassed out of who I knew myself to be. As I did my own integration work I came to understand myself and others as "spiritual beings on a human journey". That what we go through in this life, in our own unique ways, even the moments of greatest difficulty, are not not spiritual, but rather are the turning points for key wisdoms and evolution.

Through my story, my personal history, my path, I found my intention and offering: to be with and meet all that is, both shadow and light, as to me they are one in the same, to sit in the therapist seat, and offer embodied presence, as it is our humanness that is the path.

More Info About My Practice

I have a Masters Certification in Intuition Medicine. These energy tools, spiritual consultation practices, and intuitive wisdoms integrate into the therapeutic model creating a unique, holistic approach to personal and spiritual evolution.

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

-Life Transitions/Purpose/Meaning/Inner Guidance
-Integration of Self (mind, body, spirit)
-Body Image/Self Esteem/Embodiment
-Self Care/Self Compassion/Sense of Self
-Women's Issues (money, power, body, sexuality, fertility, divine feminine wisdom)
-Basic Trust/Spiritual Inquiry
-Relationships/Communication

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Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Breathwork
  • Core Energetics
  • Depth Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Energy Psychology
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Hakomi
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integral Psychotherapy (IP)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
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