Tricia Ace, MFT - Psychotherapy
San Francisco, Walnut Creek
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist,  #MFC34714
220 Montgomery St., Ste 318, San Francisco (Financial District)
39 Quail Court, Ste. 305, Walnut Creek (Downtown)
510/205-4748
email: tacemft@gmail.com
Specializations

I provide a safe, supportive, therapeutic relationship as a context in which to work through a variety of concerns, including:

  • Family-of-origin issues, effects of childhood trauma and neglect
  • Depression
  • Anxiety, worry, panic, emotional overwhelm, stress management
  • Relationship problems
  • Communication problems
  • Grief & loss (recent or delayed)*
  • Life transitions/adjusting to change
  • Bicultural difficulties
  • Academic concerns, career choice
  • Changing self-defeating thoughts and behaviors
  • Self-esteem
  • Trust issues
  • Values clarification, life purpose/meaning

*Certificate of Completion, Professional Program in the Study of Loss & Grief, University of California, Berkeley, 2004.


Approach:

I use a combination of methods to help with immediate stressors and work toward deeper personal growth. These include:

  • Psychodynamic therapy: looking at the possible impact of your past experiences on your current problems
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy:  to help you become aware of and learn to modify dysfunctional thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors
  • Direct coaching:  active guidance and practical help with life and relationship skills, career concerns, effective communication
  • Mindfulness:  to help you to better cope with stress and difficult emotions, even physical pain



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