Psychotherapists & Counselors Member List

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  • Kristel Peterson, LCSW

  • LCSW | 92970
  • | (if applicable)
  • Contact Information

  • 1067 Market St Suite 6005 San Francisco, California 94965
  • (628) 777-5172
  • About Kristel Peterson LCSW

  • Adult Performers, Alternative Sexuality and Lifestyle, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Creativity, Depression, Grief and Loss, HIV/AIDS, LGBQIA, Self Harm/Self Injury, Sex Work, Spirituality, Substance Use/Abuse/Addiction, Trans and Gender Nonconforming, Trauma/PTSD, Violence/Abuse, Womens Concerns
  • English
  • ADA Accessible Office, Sliding Scale / Low Fee
  • CBT, DBT, Experiential/Somatic Therapy, Feminist, Mindfulness
  • I am not an in-network provider, but can provide superbills.
  • Cisgender Female
  • White/European American
  • I believe that people have a inherent capacity to heal and learn new ways to navigate their life, even when life feels stuck. I work with people who are experiencing a broad range of issues, including generalized anxiety, social anxiety, depression, stress, addiction, life transitions, and unresolved trauma. I strive to offer a safe container where you can explore at a pace that works for you. Through increased awareness, we can uncover our capacity to bravely open to the fullness of our experience and create change from a place of our own inherent wisdom and compassion. My approach as a therapist is influenced by advanced training in body oriented (somatic) psychotherapy, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy and contemplative psychology. I have worked with people from diverse backgrounds in a variety of clinical settings for the past 6 years including work with Veterans & those living with complex trauma. In addition to my private practice, I also work at St. James Infirmary, a non-profit, peer run organization serving current & former sex workers. I welcome folks of all genders & sexual expression.Therapy with me is collaborative & non-judgemental. Whatever you bring with you is welcome. It is important to find the right psychotherapist for you. Please reach out for a initial phone or in person consultation.