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  • Akhila E. A. Kolesar, Ph.D.

  • Psychologist | PSY25015
  • | (if applicable)
  • Contact Information

  • 912 Cole St. #239 San Francisco, California 94117
  • (415) 650-6261
  • About Akhila E. A. Kolesar Ph.D.

  • ACA/Codependency, Adult Performers, Alternative Sexuality and Lifestyle, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, BDSM/Kink, Body Size Diversity, Couples/Relationship Counseling, Creativity, Depression, Grief and Loss, LGBQIA, Mens Concerns, Race/Ethnicity and Culture, Sex Work, Spirituality, Substance Use/Abuse/Addiction, Trans and Gender Nonconforming, Trauma/PTSD, Womens Concerns
  • English
  • ADA Accessible Office, Sliding Scale / Low Fee
  • CBT, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Experiential/Somatic Therapy, Expressive Arts, Feminist, Mindfulness, Psychoanalytic, Sex Therapy
  • Cisgender Female
  • White/European American
  • I believe that a wellness model truly supports the whole person: the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual self in each of us. This informs my work by making psychotherapy an exciting journey in which together we can find how my clients' unique abilities and strengths can be applied to challenging life situations, relationships, and the unfolding of new ways of being. My experience allows me to serve clients suffering from traumas, address a variety of symptoms such as anxiety and depression, work with sexually and gender-diverse people, and facilitate deep personal growth and identity development. I work cognitively, symbolically, and somatically, and maintain a practice rooted in interpersonal feminism and mindful compassion. More than two decades of studying ecopsychology and world religions gives me an appreciation of diversity and the sacred while allowing me to join my clients as a companion on their unique personal journeys. I obtained my Ph.D. from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, and I currently serve my community remotely from my home in San Francisco. I conducted my dissertation research on the spiritual experiences of multiply partnered people, and occasionally write on this subject as well as others.