Who We Are

Meet our Integrative Team of Practitioners

We are ready to help YOU, your family, your relationship, your overall well-being, whatever in your life that might need just a little extra attention. Read about our team below and find out which member is a best fit for you! Then contact us.

 

About Tara Griffith MFT MA

Tara Griffith Baker

Founder | Executive Director | Therapist + Coach

First and foremost, I believe that it’s the relationship between the therapist and client that creates the foundation for change. My style is accepting, hopeful, interactive, and sometimes humorous.  I offer a highly personalized approach (blending psychotherapy and coaching techniques) tailored to fit each of my client’s unique needs, personality, and preferences.

I also believe that you are the ultimate expert on your own life.  It’s my job, however, to ask the right questions and act as your guide. I’ll help you identify your strengths and talents, develop self-awareness, and gain confidence where you need it.  I’ll challenge you at times and provide feedback on the thoughts and behaviors that may be keeping you stuck.

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About Kristy Crandell - Nutrition Health Coach

Kristy Crandell

Integrative Nutrition Health + Wellness Coach

I’m a true believer that the body can heal itself and that sometimes we just have to get out of our own way! We must take a proactive role in getting healthy and staying healthy – I am passionate about helping others achieve that.

I take an integrative approach to my coaching, meaning we will take a look at not only what you put into your body nutritionally, but also what other hidden barriers could be preventing you from reaching your goals. Is your job less than inspiring? Are you in an unhealthy relationship? Are you lacking a meaningful spiritual practice? When you are lacking in any of these areas of your life you experience a hunger that cannot be satisfied by food alone. I will help you find a holistic balance that will infuse joy and satisfaction back into your life enabling you to break down barriers and regain your health and wellness.

I also believe in bio-individuality, meaning there is not one diet for all. We are all made individually and uniquely, and what might be ‘medicine’ to one person may be harmful to another. We must learn to listen to our bodies to find out what is right for us.

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Lynsie Seely, PhDc

Assistant Director | Psychotherapist | Supervisor

My approach is empathic, collaborative, and integrative. I bring together knowledge from psychology, neuroscience, and wisdom traditions to honor the mind <CBT>, the heart/soul <self and depth-oriented psychology>, the body <somatic psychology>, and the spirit <mindfulness, spiritual counseling, Eastern and Western rituals/practices >. Operating from a holistic lens is incredibly important to my work, as I hold that we are inherently whole and complete and that healing comes from integrating parts of ourselves that we have somehow dis-owned, disconnected from, or not fully acknowledged. We are complex beings who deserve to give voice to the entirety of our experience and by doing so, we can form a relationship with ourselves in a deeper way. This process opens up greater possibilities for healing, supports direct learning and change, and connects us to that brilliant spark of aliveness that lives in each and every one of us! In addition to the above, I have specialized training in trauma-informed techniques including: somatic experiencing and EMDR.

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Gina About Gina DeLucca, PSYD - Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Gina Delucca, PsyD

Licensed Psychologist

My therapeutic style is integrative and draws upon techniques from a variety of approaches, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), motivational interviewing (MI), psychodynamic therapy, and person-centered therapy. I aim to tailor my approach to best meet your individual needs and preferences.

Above anything else, I believe that the connection between therapist and client is the most powerful tool for change and healing. Through the therapeutic relationship, I strive to provide a safe, compassionate, and accepting space where you can openly express yourself, process your thoughts and emotions, and explore the underlying issues that may be causing and maintaining your current struggles. As your therapist, I will help you identify realistic goals, encourage introspection, emphasize and build upon your strengths, build self-awareness, promote self-compassion, and provide honest yet gentle feedback. My style is warm, empathetic, authentic, interactive, collaborative, and sometimes humorous. I also tend to be action-oriented, and when relevant, I encourage the use of homework and goal-setting in between sessions.

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About Sara Groton - Holistic Nutrition Consultant + Eating Psychology Coach

Sara Groton

Holistic Nutrition Consultant + Eating Psychology Coach

Your struggles with your body and with food do not stem from a lack of willpower or control, and they are not here to be solved with a quick fix. They are here to lead you to deeper truths about yourself that we will explore together. Instead of focusing on what you “shoulds and shouldn’t” be doing, or which foods are “good and bad,” I will help you discover what your own body has been trying to tell you all along. My approach is positive, empathetic, motivating, realistic, holistic, lighthearted, and extremely individualized. I always give homework assignments to experiment with eating habits, lifestyle changes, and mindset shifts.

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May Bartlett CPCC - Life and Relationship Coach and Coaches

May Bartlett, CPCC

Life Coach/Envisionist

As a Coach and envisionist, I will work with you to consciously design your vision for the future. We are faced with layers of challenges throughout a lifetime; personal, local, and global. Whatever challenges you currently face, it can be tempting to focus on the problem in hopes of solving it, but by doing so, you run the risk of taking yourself deeper into the problem and farther away from the solution. By consciously envisioning the future, we create something to work toward, instead of against. As Einstein said, “no problem can be solved by the same level of consciousness that created it.” Together we will work to elevate your level of consciousness to reveal the nuances behind the problems you face, informing creative solutions from a place of new knowledge. Through personal inquiry, guided visualizations, perspective work, creativity, and values-based exercises, I will help you tap into your deepest source of wisdom to guide you in creating a future aligned with your truest self.

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at Wellspace San Francisco

Veronica Encinas

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

My work is informed by the practice of mindfulness and relational therapy. Being somatically trained, my approach is interactive and directive. Mindful therapy is an evidence-based form of therapy that has been proven to be highly effective in treating issues of anxiety, depression, and addiction. Together, we design a treatment plan that builds on the science of what works, and tailor individual treatment goals specifically aimed to address your unique needs.

I welcome clients to tell their stories, histories, and important aspects of their life. I also invite them to become aware of how they feel as they are sharing with me by tuning into their bodies. I welcome them to become more conscious of their five senses–to tune into their body sensations, gestures, breath, and emotions. Together, overtime, we discover significant and often transformative information about core patterns, beliefs, and ways of relating to themselves, others, and the world.

Additionally, I am a passionate advocate for social justice and equality for all, which also informs my work and the ways in which I am called to support people.

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therapist at wellspace sf Kim Strong

Kim Strong

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I take a whole human approach to my work with clients. I strive to create an environment in which clients can be their real and authentic selves. It’s important to me that clients feel safe and comfortable enough to be vulnerable and open to being supported in their healing. As complex and unique human beings, I believe that healing and growth can be discovered in many different forms. The work I do with clients is collaborative, evidence-based and from a holistic lens. I use two different modalities of therapy when working with clients including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Both incorporate the clients developmental history as well as specific interventions for the issues they’re facing. I help clients to challenge old beliefs systems that are getting in the way of the kind of life they want to live. We work together to learn new ways of thinking and reacting to themselves and the world around them. I want clients to feel like they know themselves better and can tune into their strengths and accept their challenges with compassion. I want them to learn how to be the best version of themselves when they’re alone and when they’re with others. My hope is that clients will look forward to their sessions and be motivated to do meaningful work together.

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Kate Stoddard AMFT Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Kate Stoddard

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

I believe you are the expert of your own life, and I also believe your true gifts, healing, and happiness can be unlocked through the process of therapy. My goal is to work collaboratively with you to hear your experiences, identify and understand your feelings, and then to develop insight and meaning that feels true to you. Out of nonjudgmental awareness comes a new relationship with yourself that is loving, that is freeing, and that allows you to pursue your truest desires.

I take significant interest in the unconscious and believe it is a map to finding your true self. Dreams, emotions, thoughts, feelings and behaviors are landmarks on this map to be noticed and interpreted, and over time you can navigate these places more freely, clearly and safely throughout the process of therapy.

I also believe that your joys and pleasures are equally as important to understand and hold in therapy. Your creativity contains a wellspring of health and generative energy that is often the antidote to stagnation and suffering. My hope is to help you find this creativity in your daily life and to help you nurture and value it, and to build upon it for the future.

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Stacey Lisowski, IMC, SHRM-CP Executive and Leadership Coach at Wellspace San Francisco

Stacey Lisowski, IMC, SHRM-CP

Executive and Leadership Coach

As a coach who has spent time in corporate America, I recognize that there will always be a relationship between our professional and personal lives no matter how much we try to keep them separate! My approach is holistic so we can focus on all aspects of your life. Your professional goals and your personal goals might overlap and can be at odds with or at the expense of the other. Sometimes, the thing that might be holding you back or frustrating you in your career is an unseen habit that can also impact your personal life. My primary goal is to create a trusting space that facilitates ongoing vulnerability and growth so we can explore this
together. My practice is one of transparency, authenticity, warmth and levity, and I am able to meet you in the intensity of the change you’re desiring and experiencing.

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Tessa Gordon, LMF Psychotherapist at Wellspace San Francisco

Tessa Gordon, LMFT

Psychotherapist

Rooted in a desire for social change, I employ a critical feminist, anti-oppression, health at every size approach. My therapeutic approach is grounded in Narrative theory, an evolving set of
ideas and practices, which embrace a collaborative, non-pathologizing, culturally-sensitive, and respectful approach to working with people, families, and communities. This approach supports those who consult with me in developing self-understanding, establishing meaningful relationships with others, and navigating life-defining challenges.

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Ali Giacona LPCC, RDT Psychotherapist at Wellspace San Francisco

Ali Giacona LPCC, RDT

Psychotherapist

I first and foremost believe that the relationship between the therapist and the client is the most important factor of therapy. I bring my full, authentic self to work. I like to take an action oriented approach and will sometimes draw upon my creative side and my background in expressive art therapy to use a variety of techniques and approaches during sessions. I often use CBT, DBT, expressive therapy, motivational interviewing, psychodynamic, and person centered approaches in therapy. I generally assign homework in between sessions as I believe that the therapy work is ongoing and does not just happen in sessions. 

I have a strong intuitive sense and often draw upon this while sitting with a client. I tell clients what I am feeling from them and what I think they are trying to communicate. I look at both sides of situations and help hold the complex feelings that can feel opposing. The work will always be collaborative and my clients are an active participant along the way. I challenge my clients gently with compassion. People have described me as warm, empathic, humorous, action oriented, and intuitive. 

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Jess Davis - Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

Jess Davis

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

I offer individuals and couples a warm environment that is supportive, collaborative, and direct. I often start with cognitive and behavioral modifications to manage symptoms while we work together to discover the source of your suffering. Building a relationship that has a safe space for tough and untouchable topics is essential to my work.

While I hold psychotherapy with the utmost respect and reverence, I also invite amusement, joy, and hope into the room. I aim to psychoeducate, empower, and build your intuition so you feel equipped to embark on your journey.

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Hannah Price Client Coordinator at Wellspace SF

Hannah Price

Client Experience + Brand Manager

As Wellspace’s Client Experience + Brand Manager, I guide clients in their search for the right therapist, coach, or nutritionist. I am fun-loving, non-judgemental, and compassionate and will provide you with the support you need as you embark on your wellness journey. Congrats on making the decision to enhance your wellbeing – I look forward to connecting with you soon!

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About Ivy Zelaya - Therapists, Psychologists, and Counselors in San Francisco

Ivy Zelaya

Client Coordinator

Hello! I’m Ivy and I am here to help guide you on your journey of self-care!

I am a Bay Area native with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. I’m passionate about helping the community and spreading positivity and love towards others. I love going on walks, enjoying nature, and taking time to self-reflect and brainstorm ways I can be of service to those around me. One of my favorite things to do is help people smile, so if I can help do that for you I’d love to chat with you!

I’m so excited for you to embark on your journey towards becoming your happiest and best self!

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Holly Wilcox Licensed Marriage + Family Therapist #119445 at Wellspace San Francisco

Holly Wilcox

Licensed Marriage + Family Therapist

I provide therapy to adults and couples in the Bay Area who are working through issues like addiction, grief, depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship stress. I feel called to work with those who may not have been supported or validated in their earlier lives, who are now feeling the resulting anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem that often comes from not being fully seen and heard.

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Brian DePalma Associate Marriage + Family Therapist at Wellspace San Francisco

Brian DePalma

Associate Marriage + Family Therapist

My approach is integrative, holistic, and collaborative. I believe playfulness to be an essential approach in our quest in reclaiming (in my opinion) our innate authenticity we were born into this world with. What parts of ourselves do we want to reconnect with? How do we criticize our own selves? I firmly believe in the power of compassion and curiosity to bring appreciation to the parts of ourselves that we once believed to be “unlovable.” I invite you to bring as much of yourself into the room that you feel comfortable bringing each session — show up as you are. The world around us is in flux and you can be too.

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