Masha Lisitsa Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Marriage & Family Therapy in San Francisco, California, 94115

Masha Lisitsa

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Masha Lisitsa

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

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Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - 103645
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: My current fee is $140 per session for individuals, and $160 for couples.
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability

Offices

San Francisco, California 94115

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My Approach to Helping

My style is direct, genuine, empathic, and intuitive. In sessions, I strive to provide a different experience for you - one where you are heard and given honest reflection and insight. We focus on increased self-awareness, breaking old patterns, and learning new ways of relating to yourself and others. My intention is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space to discuss whatever you wish to bring in.

Therapy with me is depth-oriented, meaning that we work on exploring the roots of what's happening to you, rather than just coming up with solutions to your symptoms. I weave in family history, early trauma, dream exploration, race, class, and gender to bring about a new understanding of you.

Rather than just focusing on the past, I help you move forward by exploring how to do things differently in the present with the information that we uncover. I welcome all parts of you that may come forward in the process of therapy.

More Info About My Practice

If you're struggling with the discomfort of anxiety, depression, feeling stuck, burnt-out, or giving more than you are getting in your relationships, these are signs telling you it's time for a change. I work with individuals and couples that want to shift destructive patterns such as co-dependency, self-criticism, poor boundaries, or using substances to cope with life. Together we will explore your habits, creating a narrative for what's led you to your present circumstances. Building a sense of awareness can help you feel more empowered and in control, allowing you to slowly integrate desired changes. I am curious to know you, your story, and your goals. I assist you in learning new ways to manage that which no longer serves you, and provide a confidential space to process thoughts and feelings. Our work together can help to increase self-esteem, reduce shame, and manage stress.

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

Relationship struggles

Panic attacksstressanxiety

Eating disordersBody imageLow self-esteem

ImmigrationAcculturationCultural Identity

Grief and Loss

Repetitive fights in couples

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English
  • Russian

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Immigration issues
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Depth Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Psychology
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