Sasha Avanesov,Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist

Sasha Avanesov,Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist - 33518
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: $260 per standard session (50 min); extended (80 min) sessions are prorated; 20-40 min free consultation.
Free Initial Consultation


2477 Washington St
San Francisco, CA, California 94115

My Approach to Helping

Whether you are experiencing anxiety, relationship issues, navigating life's stresses, screaming at the world going bonkers, coping with trauma, experiencing despair, seeking answers to spiritual or existential questions, or pursuing personal growth, I will work hard to empower and help you. I am fully committed to helping you with your deepest suffering and highest aspirations. Together, we will explore, clarify, and address issues at the root of your concerns, and nurture the emergence of your inner wisdom, integrating body, mind, and spirit, guiding you towards inner peace and the fulfillment of your vision for your life.

I have over 16 years of expertise in residential and outpatient settings at one of the foremost South Bay addiction treatment centers. Although I have specialized in treating substance use disorders, I also have significant experience working with patients experiencing co-occurring anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, and other mental health challenges.

Whatever you might be experiencing right now, my heart goes out to you. Life can really suck. At times, seemingly impossible to “figure out”. Through my own life experiences and clinical work, I have experienced and witnessed profound suffering. Through all of that, I’ve learned there is a way. Reach out. I’d love to hear from you and help you find that way.

More Info About My Practice

My approach is holistic, dynamic, and engaging, blending mindfulness, depth work, and practical strategies within an evidence-based framework. While interventions are tailored to your unique circumstances, you can also expect deep empathy, genuine care in an authentic interpersonal space, and nonjudgmental support, all rooted in an honoring and explorative curiosity about whatever concerns you might be facing and any hidden patterns that might be at play.

A few more details that might of interest. I'm a former refugee from genocide, came to the USA at age 15 and a half. I've a BA in Physics from Reed (thesis in biophysics), worked as a software engineer in Portland, OR for 4 yrs, and came to the Bay Area to get a Dr in Clinical Psychology, with an aim to integrate spirituality, psychology, and science. For the past 16+ years, I have been working with folks struggling with addiction and numerous dual diagnoses, most of whom are within the criminal justice system. I am also the current president of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology, have been certified in basics of Org Design and Transformation, and have traveled extensively in Arizona and the Four Corners area, led by a spiritual calling. Reach out if any of this resonates, or if you are just curious to explore further.

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

While my main expertise is in treatment of addiction, most of the patients with whom I have worked in this field over the years presented, and continue to present, with co-occurring ailments (often multiple), such as anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, and other challenges.

Services I Provide

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • Russian

Groups I Work With

    Folks struggling with addictions, anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, ADHD, relationship issues, life issues, grief.

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • Entertainment Industry
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Military/Law Enforcement
  • Professional Sports
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Breakup
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Psychedelic and Altered State Integration Therapy
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

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