Psychotherapists & Counselors Member List

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  • Nick Krieger, Registered Associate MFT

  • AMFT | 118257
  • Wendy Heffner | LMFT #27230 (if applicable)
  • Contact Information

  • 553A Castro St San Francisco, California 94114
  • (415) 943-0960
  • About Nick Krieger Registered Associate MFT

  • Adolescents, Alternative Sexuality and Lifestyle, Anxiety/Panic, BDSM/Kink, Couples/Relationship Counseling, Creativity, Depression, Grief and Loss, LGBQIA, Polyamory and Alt Relationship Configurations, Race/Ethnicity and Culture, Sex Work, Spirituality, Trans and Gender Nonconforming, Trauma/PTSD
  • English
  • Sliding Scale / Low Fee
  • Experiential/Somatic Therapy, Feminist, Gestalt, Mindfulness
  • I can provide superbill as out of network.
  • Genderqueer, Trans, Other/Self-identify
  • Jewish, White/European American
  • For most of my life, I have felt different. I understand the weight and pressure of expectations, and the resulting anxiety, depression, anger, chronic pain, hurt, and fear. I know that relationships, career, family dynamics, and social systems can be especially difficult for those of us who express ourselves or identify outside of mainstream norms. Through my experience, as both a therapist and a client, I have found that clearing the obstacles to our truest selves can lead to greater ease and well-being, as well as more meaningful relationships.

    I practice with a social justice lens, bringing awareness to the systems of oppression that operate in the greater culture and have become internalized inside of each of us. I particularly enjoy working with outsiders, gender rebels, and queers.

    Other values that infuse my therapeutic work are mindfulness (slowing down and understanding thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations before reacting) and interconnection (learning how we impact and are impacted by others). I keep one foot in the present—wondering what is happening in your experience right now—and another foot in the past—recognizing that early relationships can shape patterns that repeat in your current relationships. Ultimately, my focus is on your future. My goal is for you to feel empowered and to have more sense of choice in your life.