Michael Murphy-Loeffler MA, MFT, Psychotherapy in San Francisco, California, 94102

Michael Murphy-Loeffler


Michael Murphy-Loeffler


Professions: Psychotherapist, Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a registered professional.
Primary Credential: MFT - #53839
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211 Gough
Suite 111
San Francisco, California 94102
411 B Street
Suite 3
Petaluma, California 94952

My Approach to Helping

In my San Francisco Therapy practice, I specialize in Individual Psychotherapy and Counseling.

Diagnosis broken into "Dia" and "Gnosis" means literally 'to know across'. Quick treatments may address a symptom only for the symptom to return. This may explain why some of the efforts you make to change are short lived. They are simply (or complexly) based upon an incomplete or haphazardly constructed map

Adult Challenges in Individual Therapy and Counseling may stem from desires to change one's relationships, unsatisfying careers, physical illness, existential, moral, or ethical crises, and non-progressive coping skills and or avoidance of current problems. While some results may come quickly, my approach isn't based primarily upon speed but rather a grounded integration. You are an individual and therefore your psyche takes whatever time it needs to heal itself. New habits and change take time, such as in dealing with an addiction.

Types of Individual Therapy in San Francisco. Once we decide to work together our sessions will usually involve one or more of the following topics: current situations, earlier life experiences, symbolic material from the unconscious (i.e. dreams), and our interpersonal communications.

Measuring Progress in Therapy Throughout our work you are invited to give feedback as to how your individual therapy is working and what may need changing. If you have any specific questions about what this may look like feel free to contact me for a no-charge consultation.

More Info About My Practice

Hours: 7am-6pm (Some evening times available)

Fees: 140-180

Insurance: While I am not on any managed care plans (PPO, HMO), I do provide my patients with a monthly written receipt with the necessary information needed if reimbursement is possible.

Confidentiality: Privacy is a basic right of anyone seeking psychotherapy. As such, information pertaining to your therapy is confidential and legally privileged.

Cancellation Policy: Sessions for individual psychotherapy last 50 minutes (couples are 60 minutes). Once we agree on one or more regular times per week, I will reserve those hours for you and expect payment for them. If you inform me at least 48 hours in advance of planned absences, you will not be charged for those sessions. Unless otherwise arranged, fees are due at the time of the session.

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

I enjoy working with individuals who have never been in therapy before. I ensure that you are comfortable, able to ask questions about what to expect, and provide measurement for what you are hoping to experience, change, and heal.

I also work with adolescents and children and seek ongoing clinical training to support this.

I have a background in business thus understand the challenges of family, career, and personal health.

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Individuals and Couples


    - Establishing Meaningful Relationship and Friendship
    - Career Dissatisfaction and Desire to Change Career
    - Apathy (Unexplained and Unfounded)
    - Anxiety and Depression
    - Sexuality and LGBTQ
    - Spirituality
    - Technological / Internet Isolation
    - Addiction and Codependency

    Couples --

    - Communication Problems / Fighting
    - Pre-and-Post Marriage Conflict
    - Career and Family Balance
    - Addiction and Codependency
    - New Baby and or Pregnancy
    - Cross Cultural Communication

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Irritability
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Depth Therapy
  • Dreamwork
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Integral Psychotherapy (IP)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Object Relations
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Regression Therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Voice Dialogue
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