Therapists, Psychologists, and Counselors in San Francisco

Tara Griffith MFT MA Therapists, Psychologists, and Counselors in San Francisco

Tara Griffith, MA, MFT

Founder | Executive Director | Therapist + Coach

Hi, I’m Tara, and my job is to help people become the best version of themselves! I’m passionate about the work I do and believe in the power of positivity, connection, and change. I provide psychotherapy, life coaching, and bariatric coaching services.

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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 humorous at times.  I offer a highly personalized approach (blending psychotherapy and coaching techniques) tailored to fit my client’s unique needs, personality, and preferences. People aren’t one size fits all and therapy/coaching shouldn’t be either!

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 Lynsie Seely, PhDc, MFT - Therapists, Psychologists, and Counselors in San Francisco

Lynsie Seely, PhDc, MFT

Assistant Director | Psychotherapist

Hi, I’m Lynsie and it is my hope for you that you are thriving and feeling fulfilled in your life. As we each travel down our unique journeys, we all find ourselves facing various challenges, transitions, and stuck points along the way. During these times it can be valuable to have some support—especially if you happen to be feeling worn-down, not like yourself, or unsatisfied with the way things are going. I’m dedicated to providing you with a safe and caring space for self-exploration/learning and practical tools to empower you so that you can step into your full wellness and enjoy life as the vibrant person you are!

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My approach is empathic, collaborative, and holistic, utilizing practices from somatic and depth psychology, cognitive behavior therapy, and mindfulness. Working this way honors your whole experience and with practice allows for growth to occur on all levels: body, mind, and soul—maximizing your whole-body wellness.

Somatic Psychotherapy is a body-oriented way of working that encourages self- engagement to include the body and its natural processes. It honors that our minds and bodies are not separate but make up a whole from which we directly experience life.  By increasing our awareness of our bodies, we can form a relationship with ourselves in a deeper way that opens up greater possibilities for growth, supports learning and change, and allows us to directly access our spark of aliveness.

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About Gina DeLucca, PSYD - Therapists, Psychologists, and Counselors in San Francisco

Gina Delucca, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Hi, I’m Gina, and it is my pleasure to help you live the life you want for yourself. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with experience working with people facing a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma, grief, stress, work-life balance, low self-esteem, interpersonal issues, life transitions, personal growth/identity issues, and chronic medical conditions.

I am very passionate and devoted to my work and believe whole-heartedly in the value and benefits of psychotherapy. Therapy can be an excellent place for you to gain insight, express and process painful emotions, learn practical skills to handle life’s challenges, make positive changes in your life, and achieve personal growth. My approach to therapy is individualized and collaborative, and I offer both short-term and open-ended therapy.

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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 therapy, and person-centered therapy. I aim to tailor my approach in order 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, and provide honest yet gentle feedback.

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at Wellspace San Francisco

Veronica Encinas, AMFT

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Hi, I’m Veronica, and my passion and dedication to this work lies in the idea that asking for help is not a sign of weakness. Everyone will experience some frictions or challenges at some point in their life and need support. I feel called to be an empathic guide to people during such times.

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I work somatically and relationally, meaning I hold that the mind and body are intrinsically connected. 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, emotions, etc. 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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contact wellspace sf therapist Jamie Goldstein, PsyD Psychological Associate

Jamie Goldstein, PsyD

Psychological Associate

Hi, I’m Jamie, and I’m here to support you in discovering (or re-discovering) your voice and how you can carry it with you in living your best life! I am a passionate psychologist who believes strongly in the foundational pillars of connection, authenticity, and language within psychotherapy. Utilizing these powerful elements-of-change I have worked closely with a range of individuals who grapple with life difficulties including trauma & traumatic experiences, identity development related to race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, religious/spiritual, etc., transitions of adolescence, transitions of early- and mid-adulthood, anxiety, depression, and sexuality.

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As mentioned, I believe there are three pillars to therapeutic success that drive a person’s movement towards healing. First is connection. Time and time again, research has proven the client-therapist relationship to be the most powerful element for success. How will you know if we are making a good connection? My aim is for you leave our sessions feeling seen and heard in the entirety of your humanness (good vibes, bad vibes, and everything in between). This leads to the second pillar of authenticity. As a psychologist, I strive to show up authentically in order to best support you in stepping into your most authentic self. Authenticity allows for safety, which in turn allows for deeper exploration and a fuller understanding of your past and present experiences. Last, but not least, is language. Language is the vessel that brings all of our internal experiences to life. The words we use to speak to ourselves and others can either help or hinder us. As your therapist I’ll help to increase your awareness of the language given to you that may be having a negative impact, and with gentle guidance, help you to uncover the language that encourages your authentic voice and translates smoothly into your daily life.

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therapist at wellspace sf Kim Strong

Kim Strong, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Hi, I’m Kim, and I am honored to be a catalyst to healing and change in your life. Everyone’s story is unique and challenging in it’s own way. I believe life is a journey of learning how to be your best self, and this is not always easy. You must be brave. Sometimes we need support in learning how to learn about ourselves. I believe therapy can be an effective tool for gaining insight into who you are now, who you want to become, and how to get there. I’ve worked with many young professionals to develop tools for when they are struggling to balance the challenges of the workforce while facing issues stemming from depression, anxiety, stress, previous trauma, and relationship issues. I also enjoying work with couples and older adults.

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My therapeutic approach is adaptable to each client or couple and influenced by evidence-based techniques drawn from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy, the Gottman method, trauma-focused therapy (including EMDR), and a holistic approach to health.You can count on direct and empathetic feedback, and I welcome yours, as well. I highly value psycho-educating my clients in order to heighten self-awareness and increase insight. I view your treatment plan like a road trip we are on together; I have the map and you are the driver. Together, we work to get you where you’d like to go with the goal being to improve your overall wellbeing.

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Kate Stoddard AMFT Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Kate Stoddard, AMFT

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Hi, I’m Kate. My purpose is to provide you with support, safety, and in-depth listening to help address whatever may be troubling you. Internal struggles can manifest physically, emotionally, and through behaviors that keep you feeling stuck or numb. I believe therapy is a way to know yourself better, and through connection and collaboration with a therapist, you can begin to gain insight, create meaning, and transform your unique suffering into your unique power.

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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.

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