Michael Quirke MFT, Psychotherapy in San Francisco, California, 94104

Michael Quirke


Michael Quirke


Professions: Psychotherapist, Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licenced Marriage and Family Therapist
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


582 Market Street
San Francisco, California 94104
1720 South Amphlett Boulevard
San Mateo, California 94402

My Approach to Helping

Are You Struggling With Medical Issues Chronic Pain?

Health issues can chip away at you. They can drain away at your strength and resilience.

Long standing medical challenges, and the limitations they bring, can test every fiber of your being and make you feel beaten down. Because illness is stressful for everyone... It wears on you and your loved ones.

With so many things you want to do in life, it sometimes feels unfair how your health limits you and your loved ones. You see friends and family who don't have to deal with these limitations. It upsets and worries you.

But perhaps the worst part is how your health issues isolate you from friends and loved ones.

The good news is that with the right skills, the right mindset, the right support, you can learn to handle your life's challenges and demands with more calm, more confidence and with clear focus.

My Specialties include:

Job or Family Stress.



Irritation Anger Impatience.

Medical Illness Pain.

More Info About My Practice

For over twenty years I have been helping clients meet their most cherished goals. I've been fortunate to work with wonderful women and men including: moms with post partum depression, stressed out dads, people with social anxiety, men and women with chronic illness and lots of people who are struggling to manage their anger.

Here is one thing I know. No matter what is going on on the surface, everyone has a core that is peaceful and confident. It's just a matter of knowing how to access it.

With a generous helping of warmth and support, I can teach you key skills that can help improve your life. These skills can help you if you are facing chronic medical illness, mental health,relationship issues, anxiety, depression or relationship patterns that stem from a rough childhood.

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

As a seasoned, clinician, I have a background that is both broad and deep. I've worked in private practice and a variety of clinical settings that include hospital based settings,substance abuse treatment and community mental health clinics.

My style is interactive, kind and supportive.

I have significant experience with:

Relationship conflict
Trauma and PTSD
Anxiety Disorders including Panic, Social Anxiety and OCD
Mindfulness based treatment methods
Anger management

I love working with clients who are on committed paths of spiritual and psychological integration...and who are commited to being their best self.

For twenty-two years, I've helped men and women learn how to cultivate calmness and peace of mind while embracing confidence and balance.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    People Who Want Help With: Depression, Anxiety , Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anger Managment Skills, LGBT. Special interest in Chronic Health Issues and Pain Management.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Anger Management
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Depth Hypnosis
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Gottman Method
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Neurofeedback
  • Psychodynamic
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
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