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Gabe Kenney, AMFT

California, AMFT #116027

Seeing clients since 2018
About Gabe | He/him

Gabe Kenney is an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, where he was born & raised. He had been surrounded by fields involving narrative from an early age, so it's perhaps natural that he found himself drawn to Narrative-based therapy, and the importance of an individual having the power to tell their own story on their own terms. After finishing his graduate program, he worked with his first clients in the intensive field of Grief & Loss. He worked for a year in both individual & group-leading sessions supporting that population, building professional and client-based relationships (some of which he maintains to this day, 5 years later). Following that, Gabe opened a private practice he still maintains today. After working with a wide range of individuals on everything from further Loss work, to Family therapy, to Agency & Identity building, he was approached by a couple individuals starting their career in law to support them around test anxiety. This was the beginning of what would become a specialty, supporting individuals (sometimes on second or third careers) entering their respective workforces or graduate programs to begin their fields of study, and working with them on the stress, anxiety, and imposter syndrome that sometimes accompanies it. His primary focus is, and always has been, making sure his clients can feel supported by others, and respected by themselves.

Message to clients

Being able to hear yourself isn't easy these days - the world's gotten louder over the last few years. New jobs, a fast-paced work environment, unexpected illness, and a million different ways to communicate. I'm here to do the best I can to cut out the noise, and make sure that you can let in others' input without letting them override *you.* I'll work with you so you can feel seen, heard, and protected. I'll work with you so you can build up your sense of agency, and make sure you have the tools to know that you deserve an advocate - both from without and within. I'll work with you to make sure that you can spend just as much time having your priorities taken care of as *you* spend making others are. And I'll ask questions along the way to make sure you feel you're driving the direction of where you want to go next. This work isn't easy - that's why I appreciate everyone who works with me within it. Whether we're here to forge a personal sense of identity, to move forward through a loss, to carve out a second (or third) career, or to make sure you can stay present in a relationship while still making time for your own peace, I'm here, and happy to help.

Education

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist | University of San Francisco, 2019

Race and ethnicity

White

Cultural and experiential knowledge

White culture

Languages spoken

English

Spiritual knowledge

Judaism, Christianity, Mormonism, Non-religious (Agnosticism, Atheism, Secular)

None listed

Virtual or in person

Virtual Only

Specialties

Grief and/or loss, Sports performance, Performance anxiety

Additional areas of focus

ADHD, Adolescents/teens, Anger management, Anxiety, Bullying, Burnout, Career counseling/coaching, Caring professionals (doctors, therapists, etc.), Children, Chronic illness or pain, Codependency, Dating, Existential questioning, Family counseling, First responders, Gaming and/or social media dependence, Highly sensitive people, LGBTQ+ sexuality, Life transitions, Midlife stress, Military families, Mindfulness and/or meditation, Neurodivergence, Phobias, Polyamory/non-monogamy/open relationships, Premarital counseling, Schizophrenia spectrum, Self esteem/self worth, Social anxiety, Socioeconomic issues, Spirituality, Stalking, Stress, Veterans/military services, Bipolar disorder, Abuse, Autism spectrum, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic attacks, Psychedelic assisted therapy

Therapeutic style

Humorous, Inquisitive, Affirming, Direct, Empowering

Modalities

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Mindfulness based, Narrative, Play therapy, Strength-based therapy, Trauma-focused

Cost

$225

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Individual Session

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Couples Session

$300

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Family Session

Sliding scale

Offers sliding scale spots

Insurance accepted
Does not work directly with insurance companies
Works with your out of network benefits to get you reimbursed for therapy
Click here to check your out of network benefits for free
Peer review

Gabe is a caring and thoughtful therapist, a good listener, and a kind, smart, funny presence.

—Dave Rutschman, LPCC
Peer review

I have known Gabe since the beginning of his journey as a therapist and as his clinical supervisor I have seen the quality of his work with clients up close. It’s a given that therapists be caring but Gabe goes above and beyond in this thoughtfulness and commitment to his clients and their goals. As a test prep anxiety therapist, he has an incredible record of success helping clients manage their anxiety, increase test scores, and receiving testing accommodations when warranted. Gabe has also helped a great number of people with grief and loss through a gentle approach.

—Felicia Keller Boyle, LMFT
Peer review

Gabe is a thoughtful clinician who has a broad range of skills and experience. He has a knack for putting people at ease and developing rapport quickly. His attention to clinical detail allows him to develop a nuanced clinical profile quickly.

—Jessica Winterrowd, LMFT
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Jacqueline Connors, LMFT

California, LMFT #51861

Seeing clients since 2008
About Jacqueline | She/her

With more than 18 years of expertise and an individualized approach to mental healthcare and coaching, Jacqueline Connors is transforming the way people find healing. Her innovative techniques go beyond the typical talk therapy while reaching a deeper level of programming in the brain to deliver remarkable transformations for those she works alongside. Jacqueline is a force for positive change in the ways people discover the source of their obstacles and how to overcome them with confidence, quicker. Before pursuing her passion for psychoanalysis, Jacqueline worked as an international project manager where she developed a strong talent for communication and complex problem solving. She went on to earn her license as a Psychotherapist and has spent years as a mental health and behavioral health expert. Her expertise was often utilized in upper management positions where she directed program and policies in both the Private and Public sectors. In addition to her clinical licensure, she is skilled in Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT), Hypnosis, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Brain-Based Coaching, Neurolinguistics Programming (NLP), and Energy Psychology. Jacqueline uses a one-of-a-kind treatment method through her private practice, Discovery 2.0 Therapy and Mindset Coaching. Not only is this approach highly effective, it often works much more quickly than traditional therapies or professional coaching.

Message to clients

Therapy and self-help methods fail and lose effectiveness when change or progress does not happen. And you keep looking for tools and techniques but everything still feels like a struggle. Relief is short-lived, old thinking returns and you become stuck in looping and negative thinking. My specialty is helping people truly make changes in their thinking that get them to not only think better but feel and be more effective in their life.

Education

Masters of Psychology | Chapman University, 2007

Race and ethnicity

White, Asian

Cultural and experiential knowledge

White culture, Asian culture

Languages spoken

English

Spiritual knowledge

None listed

Virtual or in person

Virtual and In Person

Specialties

Midlife stress, Trauma, Anxiety

Additional areas of focus

Addiction, Stress, Self esteem/self worth, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Anger management, Burnout, Caring professionals (doctors, therapists, etc.)

Therapeutic style

Empowering, Intellectual, Solution-oriented, Direct, Calming

Modalities

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness based, Psychoanaltic, Strength-based therapy, Trauma-focused

Cost

$250

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Individual Session

$300

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Couples Session

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Family Session

Sliding scale

Does not offer sliding scale spots

Insurance accepted
Does not work directly with insurance companies
Works with your out of network benefits to get you reimbursed for therapy
Click here to check your out of network benefits for free
Peer review

Jacqui has an invaluable way of moving clients forward. She can manage difficult cases with such kindness and valuable insight. Her vast experience makes her a one of a kind clinician. I can always confidently refer to her clients and go to her for consultation in tough cases.

—Jessica Quinones, LMFT
Peer review

Jacqui is compassionate, authentic and easy to talk to. She creates an environment of trust and safety, which makes it easy for clients to articulate their thoughts and feelings.

—Brooke Sena, LMFT
Peer review

Excellent knowledge and practice of multiple EBP’s. Ethical and compassionate care while working on client goals. Reliable, approachable and flexible while working on client treatment plans.

—Teresa Salvatore, LCSW
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Regina Lazarovich, PhD

California, PSY #31508; New York, PSY #020676

Seeing clients since 2008
About Regina | She/her

Dr. Regina Lazarovich, PhD is a Clinical Psychologist providing online therapy across California & New York. Many of her clients come in to address anxiety, uncertainty, low self-esteem, disordered eating and negative body image. Dr. Lazarovich is particularly passionate about serving individuals dealing with panic attacks, agoraphobia, social anxiety, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), binge eating disorder, and body dysmorphic disorder. Dr. Lazarovich has over a decade of experience in evidence-based techniques and tailors her approach to each unique individual client. She draws on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She helps her clients change unhelpful patterns of thinking, to identify and honor their authentic values, build emotional resilience, and relate to themselves with more kindness. Dr. Lazarovich has advanced training in exposure and response prevention (ERP), the "gold standard" approach for treating OCD. She approaches those who struggle with disordered eating, binge eating disorder, and body image issues from Health at Every Size (HAES) and Intuitive Eating perspectives. As a HAES-aligned therapist, Dr. Lazarovich supports body diversity, acknowledges structural forces that impinge on the wellbeing of her clients and helps them navigate those systems. Dr. Lazarovich's style is warm, non-judgmental, insightful, and empowering. She begins by discussing each client's struggles, goals, and unique identity and helps them take small steps to make larger changes in their lives. She helps clients pivot from a life that’s ruled by fear, insecurity, and anxiety, to a life attuned with their authentic values, passions, and priorities. Dr. Lazarovich offers therapy via a secure video platform across California & New York which allows clients to fit sessions into a busy schedule, even when they're away from home.

Message to clients

I specialize in working with people who have achieved a lot but struggle to feel good enough. I am uniquely equipped to help with anxiety, panic attacks, agoraphobia, OCD, binge eating & negative body image. I want to help you find peace with yourself and live a more fulfilling life. You don't need to meet full criteria for a mental health disorder in order to benefit from therapy. Furthermore, challenging life transitions can often bring up anxiety and other difficult emotions and therapy can help. If your mental health struggles are negatively impacting your quality of life then you are worthy of support and I would be honored to be your guide towards greater wellbeing. I create safety for you to show up in all of your beautiful realness and messiness. My style is compassionate, active and encouraging. Together, we will understand how fear, uncertainty, doubt, and self-judgment are getting in the way of the life you want. We'll practice skills to help you change unhelpful patterns of thought & behavior and to gain perspective. We will put you in control of your life. As a result of our work together you will feel more present and engaged in what matters most to you. I will guide and support you every step of the way! Because I know how scary and vulnerable it can feel to start working with a new provider, I offer a free 20-minute consultation so we can see if we're a good fit.

Education

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology | Hofstra University, 2012

Race and ethnicity

White, Jewish, European immigrant

Cultural and experiential knowledge

White culture, Jewish culture, European culture

Languages spoken

English

Spiritual knowledge

Buddhism, Judaism, Non-religious (Agnosticism, Atheism, Secular)

None listed

Virtual or in person

Virtual Only

Specialties

Anxiety, Disordered eating, Panic attacks

Additional areas of focus

ADHD, Anxiety, Bicultural experience, Body image, Bullying, Burnout, Caring professionals (doctors, therapists, etc.), Dating, Depression, First generation immigrant experience, Grief and/or loss, Highly sensitive people, Insomnia, Life transitions, Midlife stress, Mindfulness and/or meditation, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Phobias, Second or third generation immigration experience, Self esteem/self worth, Social anxiety, Stress, Trauma

Therapeutic style

Affirming, Calming, Direct, Empowering, Inquisitive

Modalities

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), Mindfulness based, Prolonged exposure therapy, Strength-based therapy

Cost

$355

/

Individual Session

/

Couples Session

/

Family Session

Sliding scale

Offers sliding scale spots

Insurance accepted
Does not work directly with insurance companies
Works with your out of network benefits to get you reimbursed for therapy
Click here to check your out of network benefits for free
Peer review

Dr. Lazarovich is one of the most talented and effective skills-based clinicians I have known. She is able to help focus and build toward real outcomes, especially in how she approaches the therapy process as a collaborative, personalized, and empowering experience.

—Sharon Asher, PsyD
Peer review

Dr. Lazarovich has excellent therapeutic skills rooted in evidence-based techniques and a tremendous capacity for empathy and compassion. Her strong commitment to continuing education allows her to keep up-to-date in modern advances. Her areas of expertise include anxiety disorders, OCD, disordered eating, and body image concerns. She pairs CBT and exposure therapy with other techniques such as mindful self-compassion, DBT, HAES, and ACT to tailor treatment to a client's individual needs.

—Victoria Frisse, Ph.D.
Peer review

Regina is extremely warm, empathetic, and insightful when it comes to helping her clients. She resources her clients with practical tools they are able to use outside sessions. She is able to provide her clients with both a space for processing and guidance to overcome anxiety in day-to-day life.

—Dr. Marina Voron, LMFT
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Kate Van Dyke, LMFT

California, LMFT #116159

Seeing clients since 2011
About Kate | She/her

Kate is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist that can see anyone in the state of CA via telehealth. She is the founder of Kate Van Dyke Therapy, where she works with individuals and couples experiencing infertility as they navigate all that comes along – emotionally, mentally, and physically - with a struggle to conceive and fertility treatment. Kate also works with first responders, their spouses, or with both of them together in couples therapy where she enjoys helping them identify coping and communication skills, and means of expressing their emotions, and actionable systems that can help them capitalize on the time they do have at home with their families. Kate believes strongly in our capacity as individuals to grow and enjoys providing a comfortable environment that encourages that growth.

Message to clients

To my first responders – I have quite a few of first responders in my own family and am also married to a firefighter. I believe I bring a valuable and nuanced perspective, both personally and professionally, in my work with first responders and have an incredible passion in exploring with my clients how they can identify stressors in their life and then begin to develop coping skills and systems to make the regular transition from shift work to home life more seamless. I see an incredible amount of strength in those going through fertility struggles. I know that, amid already busy lives filled often with work, relationships, and other responsibilities, it can feel daunting to fit in ongoing fertility treatment. Therapy along the journey can be incredibly impactful as you navigate and process all of the emotions you experience, any triggers that can come up, and as you navigate communicating with your partner and your medical team. Self-advocacy throughout fertility treatment is an incredibly important skill and I work with individuals in building up those skills. I am the therapist for you if you want a supportive space and guide along the way – you do not have to do this alone. If you are feeling overwhelmed, burnt out, unable to move forward with your goals or maybe even identify what they are, I work with you on finding your way forward, on building the life you desire to live. I utilize a few approaches in my work with clients, including examining the stories that we tell ourselves about our lives and learning how to rescript the stories that are no longer serving us well. Through working with me, clients report feeling more confidant and more engaged in their work, relationships life overall. Please feel free to reach out today to learn more and get started.

Education

Masters of Science in Counseling I Mount St. Mary's University, 2014

Race and ethnicity

White

Cultural and experiential knowledge

White culture

Languages spoken

English

Spiritual knowledge

Christianity

None listed

Virtual or in person

Virtual Only

Specialties

Anxiety, Fertility treatment, First responders

Additional areas of focus

Burnout, Career counseling/coaching, Caring professionals (doctors, therapists, etc.), Codependency, Couples counseling, Depression, Grief and/or loss, Infertility, Life transitions, Medical trauma, Military families, Mindfulness and/or meditation, Pregnancy and/or infant loss, Parenting, Postpartum depression, Premarital counseling, Self esteem/self worth, Social anxiety, Stress, Substance misuse/dependency, Veterans/military services

Therapeutic style

Affirming, Empowering, Solution-oriented

Modalities

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Gottman method, Narrative, Solution-focused brief therapy

Cost

$150

/

Individual Session

$175

/

Couples Session

/

Family Session

Sliding scale

Does not offer sliding scale spots

Insurance accepted
Optum, Aetna
Does not work directly with insurance companies
Works with your out of network benefits to get you reimbursed for therapy
Click here to check your out of network benefits for free
Peer review

Kate can provide valuable insight and support for individuals going through multiple life transitions. She can convey compassion and empathy, provide guidance, and maintain professionalism without compromising her authenticity.

—Diane Tolentino, LMFT
Peer review

I believe they therapy-seekers should hire Kate because she is reliable, consistent, and authentic in her care for her clients. Kate is knowledgeable, has deep insight and awareness into the art of therapy, and provides a solution focused approach that helps client change their lives.

—Lee Yulzari, LMFT
Peer review

Kate is a wonderful therapist who will help you feel comfortable and secure in the process of working through your struggles. She has great insights into the struggles of first responders and their families. Kate is also very passionate about working with those struggling with fertility issues. She has great work ethic and is very flexible to work with.

—Alicia Maldonado
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Erin Burton, LCSW

California, LCSW # 82814

Seeing clients since 2019
About Erin | She/her

Erin is Licensed Clinical Social Worker and sees clients throughout CA. Erin is dedicated to helping people just like you: women who are struggling with painful past experiences and relationships, who want to figure out what’s holding them back from living the life they want to live. Erin works with women who have experienced trauma, former foster youth, adoptees, and people pleasers. We will identify your concerns, explore your childhood experiences, attachment style, and relationship dynamics, in order to understand and change the patterns and behavior that are leaving you feeling anxious, depressed, disconnected, or stuck. We will also look at the intersections of gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and socioeconomic status. Your mental health concerns cannot be separated from the broader social, cultural, and systemic contexts in which they arise. We will work collaboratively to move through the pain, shame, and self-doubt you may have felt. I use Brainspotting to help access and process unresolved emotions and experiences at a deeper level, leading to greater healing and integration. Brainspotting aims to tap into the brain's natural ability to heal itself by utilizing the visual field and bilateral stimulation to facilitate the processing of trauma and promote psychological well-being. We will work together to help you heal from past trauma, cope with distressing emotions, communicate your needs and set boundaries, and feel more satisfied in relationships.

Message to clients

You’ve listened to all the podcasts, read all the self-help books, done talk therapy, and maybe even EMDR, but you are still feeling stuck and struggling with daily life. You want to shift and go deeper in therapy and make lasting changes. You want to feel and function better and have that weight lifted off of your shoulders. I use a brain-body based modality called Brainspotting to help my clients heal from difficult experiences, trauma, and negative cognitions such as "I'm unlovable, I'm not good enough, or I deserve bad things." Brainspotting may be for you if you: want to address experiences that have left you feeling shame, abandonment, and disconnection, have experienced a difficult childhood or trauma, whether ongoing or one time, but do not want to share all the details of your experience, have difficulty in relationships, whether with a partner, family member, or professional relationships, and want to increase confidence, break old patterns, and stop the negative self-talk. Reach out if you'd like to experience faster processing and healing. I offer a free 15-minute consultation so we can see if we're a good fit.

Education

Master of Social Welfare | University of California, Berkeley 2007

Race and ethnicity

White

Cultural and experiential knowledge

European culture

Languages spoken

English

Spiritual knowledge

Christianity

None listed

Virtual or in person

Virtual and In Person

Specialties

Adoption, Trauma, Codependency

Additional areas of focus

Abuse, Burnout, Self esteem/self worth, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Anxiety, Depression, Grief and/or loss

Therapeutic style

Calming, Humorous, Inquisitive, Holistic, Affirming

Modalities

Attachment based, Brainspotting, Family systems, Trauma-focused

Cost

$200

/

Individual Session

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Couples Session

/

Family Session

Sliding scale

Offers sliding scale spots

Insurance accepted
Does not work directly with insurance companies
Works with your out of network benefits to get you reimbursed for therapy
Click here to check your out of network benefits for free
Peer review

Erin is compassionate, knowledgeable, and cares about the care and wellbeing of the people she works for. I recommend Erin as a skilled therapist.

—Kirsten Juel, LCSW
Peer review

Erin is compassionate, real and always on the cutting edge of mental health and treatment modalities. She has great rapport with her clients and her peers and takes her role as a therapist with all the respect it deserves.

—Melinda Martindale, LCSW
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Erin is the best! She is caring and real. She has been described and easy to talk to and understanding and I can confirm this for myself.

—Kristin Mockalee McDonald, LCSW
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2018

Grief and/or loss, Sports performance, Performance anxiety

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$250

2008

Midlife stress, Trauma, Anxiety

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$355

2008

Anxiety, Disordered eating, Panic attacks

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Kate Van Dyke

$150

2011

Anxiety, Fertility treatment, First responders

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