My Approach

Therapy is often a challenging endeavor. As such, I aim to create a supportive environment while simultaneously encouraging the client to step outside of one's comfort zone in order to obtain therapy goals. I encourage an open dialogue throughout the process, such that the therapeutic relationship allows for feedback in both directions.

I utilize evidence based treatments in a flexible manner. The most common treatment models I pull from include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT).

I view psychotherapy as a problem-focused venture, aiming to help my clients develop the skills and supports needed to address presenting issues and get back to regular life without the need for ongoing therapy appointments. I also emphasize communication skills building alongside learning to manage specific mental health symptoms and clinical issues.

I treat a variety of issues, including the difficulties below:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety and Phobias

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Life Transitions

  • Difficulties with Self-Esteem

  • Professional/Career Issues

  • College/Graduate School Issues

  • Stress Management

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

  • Women's Issues

  • Anger Management

  • Parent Coaching

  • Marital Issues

  • Sports-related Issues

415.712.1829

drskiffer@bayareamhc.com

 

San Francisco Office

211 Gough Street, Suite 216

Hayes Valley Neighborhood

Marin Office:

21 Tamal Vista Blvd, Suite 162

Corte Madera

Fee: $250 - $350*

 

 

Monday & Wednesday

9am - 7pm

Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday

9am - 7pm

*Not currently accepting insurance or offering sliding scale.

© 2019 Dr. Erin Skiffer, PsyD