Susan Kistin,MA, LMFT

Susan Kistin,MA, LMFT

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage & Family Therapist - MFC 41902
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Partnership HealthPlan
Fees: Free 20 minute initial session by phone, or by online video chat.
I accept insurance through Partnership Health Plan of California.
Private pay fee is a sliding scale from $130 - $170
Free Initial Consultation


820 Gravenstein Ave South, Suite 200
Sebastopol, California 95472

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My Approach to Helping

Whatever has brought you here, I've no doubt it's an opportunity to create something better. I can help you release old, painful patterns that go nowhere, so you can find the freedom to move forward with what matters most to you.
You will find me to be an enthusiastic catalyst for you to be a game changer in your own life!

You can rely on my 35 plus years of experience and my genuine, playful, compassionate and generous presence. You will get gentle and clear, inspiring feedback. Your concerns will be heard as you experience me actively engaged with what is most in your mind and heart.

Whatever you bring, however broken you might feel, I see you as whole, no matter what you are dealing with. Our collaboration will invite new, enlivening choices for you. We'll work as collaborators for your best evolution.

More Info About My Practice

I have worked with many people who have challenges living with high sensitivity. It can be difficult and can also be a great gift! I support this experience with great respect.

NATURE BASED THERAPY (also known as eco-therapy):
Your therapy can include the healing found in nature, if you wish. There is great guidance and renewal in the natural earth. You belong to a wonderfully large and regenerative web of life and nature can be a strong ally for you. I have years of experience as a wilderness guide so I can support you in connecting with nature in ways that profoundly support the change you are seeking.

There is therapy that focuses on what we call body intelligence: the knowledge, wisdom and information your body holds. You can learn a lot about yourself by paying attention to a gesture, a posture or some chronic physical pain. We live through our physical sensations-our bodies are the miraculous vehicle through which we sense all of our experience, every day. Connecting deeply with your body-mind can profoundly shift your whole perspective on life.

It is certainly important to use the power of words and the curious mind so there can be an underlying foundation of understanding where old patterns came from and how to shift them. I can meet you there.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I truly enjoy being an enthusiastic catalyst for you to be a game changer in your life.

I find the field of discovery and change in therapy to be enlivening and freedom making.

I believe in the interactive, collaborative process that happens between therapist and client in sessions.

I love knowing that therapy is most effective when it's fun.

I am continually inspired by witnessing the bright resilience of the (your) human spirit that shows up in sessions.

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I am available to assist adults of all orientations, in regards to your own unique concerns. Been doing this work for many decades and I regard every single session as a special and important event.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Somatization
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

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