Therapy for Individuals and Couples 
in the San Francisco Bay Area

 

 

Free Consultation Available 
To First-Time Clients

415-244-7850
feeleyj@pacbell.net

 

 

 

 

 

 


Alphard, 1964, by Paul Feeley
www.paulfeeley.com

 

 

Jennifer Feeley, MFT
Marriage Family Therapist
License #MFC35307

Please Note: I closed my practice as of September 2015. This website is in transition, although the phone number and email address are still valid.

 

Education and Training:

  • M.F.T., Licensed Marriage Family Therapist.
  • M.A., Counseling Psychology, University of San Francisco.
  • M.A., Museum Studies, John F. Kennedy University.
  • M.A. with Distinction, Humanities, San Francisco State University.
  • California Community College Teaching Credential, Humanities, San Francisco State University.
  • B.A., Theatre, Sarah Lawrence College.
  • Primary Orientations: Psychodynamic, Jungian, Cognitive Behavioral, and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.
  • Ongoing Professional Development: Expressive Arts Therapies, Dream Analysis, Group Psychotherapy, Attachment Theory, Brainspotting, and Meyers-Briggs.

 

Treatment Issues:

  • Relationships
  • Depression
  • Job Stress
  • Mood Swings
  • Intense Shyness
  • Panic Attacks
  • Creativity Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • New Directions
  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Anger

I work with individuals and couples on a broad range of issues, helping to develop more effective tools of communication, as well as relieve conflict and emotional pain. My style is interactive, non-judgmental, and direct, with great respect for, and appreciation of, diverse cultural backgrounds and lifestyles. With past careers involving teaching and the arts, I am skilled in addressing issues of blocked creativity, which often manifest as depression and general confusion about one's life and career. I also help adults who have grown up in alcoholic or abusive environments, who may be dealing with addictions themselves, as well as an aftermath of anxiety and fragile self-esteem. Ultimately, I see psychotherapy as a quest for psychological wholeness and connection, bringing one closer to one's true purpose, meaning, and self knowledge.



Couples Therapy:

  • Love Relationships
  • Work Relationships
  • Mentoring
 
  • Pre-Marital Relationships
 

Even the most secure relationships can fall prey to stress and disillusionment at one time or another. How couples tackle their problems has a lot to do with how close or safe they feel with each other. Couples therapy offers a chance to sort out what is going on between you and your partner in a non-blaming, constructive environment. Using various interventions, I help you resolve conflicts and improve communication both at home and in the workplace. In my work with couples, I look at the current stressors, as well as underlying issues from families of origin that may be contributing to the problem. The main emphasis is on re-establishing (or maybe finding for the first time) that secure attachment that we all seek, the emotional and physical bond that says, "I am here for you."

 

Care for Caretakers:

Being a caretaker can be draining emotionally. If you are caring for a family member, or you are a healthcare professional working with seriously ill patients, psychotherapy can provide a necessary and well-deserved refuge for healing. I encourage you to come in, learn ways to take care of yourself, and avoid burnout in this demanding work.

 

Support Groups: (Not Currently in Session)

I also lead support groups on the following themes.  For more information, please refer to these links:

Midlife Is A Balancing Act (for women)

Exploring Your Dreams (for men and women)

 

Professional Affiliations:

  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
  • San Francisco Chapter (SFCAMFT)
  • Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society (NCGPS)
  • Bay Area Association of Psychological Type (BAAPT)


Fees:

  • Please call for current fees. Sliding scale available. I am also a provider for Aetna, United Behavioral Health, PacifiCare, Blue Shield, and San Francisco Mental Health Access.

Note:

Please feel free to call me for an initial consultation.  If I am not the right therapist for you, I will be happy to refer you.