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  • Christopher Bernschein, Registered Associate MFT, Registered Associate PCC

  • Registered Associate MFT | 96539
  • Gieve Patel | 47196 (if applicable)
  • Contact Information

  • 3150 18th Street San Francisco, California 94110
  • (415) 610-7172
  • About Christopher Bernschein Registered Associate MFT, Registered Associate PCC

  • Adolescents, Adult Performers, Alternative Sexuality and Lifestyle, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, BDSM/Kink, Couples/Relationship Counseling, Creativity, Depression, Fetishism, Grief and Loss, LGBQIA, Mens Concerns, Polyamory and Alt Relationship Configurations, Race/Ethnicity and Culture, Sexual Dysfunction, Spirituality, Substance Use/Abuse/Addiction, Trauma/PTSD
  • English
  • ADA Accessible Office, Sliding Scale / Low Fee
  • Gestalt
  • None
  • Cisgender Male
  • White/European American
  • My education includes a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia in 1991, with additional studies in music (piano) and art history, and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in 2016. I completed my degree in counseling after a 25-year career in the financial and legal management fields. I have also been actively involved with fitness, yoga, meditation, and wellness over the last 15 years. I am currently working as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with the Bay Area Gestalt Institute and the San Francisco Intimacy and Sex Therapy Center.