Marina Counseling Center   edit Info

2137 Lombard Street

San Francisco, California 94123

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LOCATION, FEES, CONTACT INFO Marina Counseling Center 2137 Lombard Street, San Francisco (415) 563-2137 For a confidential intake interview

SERVICES The Marina Counseling Center is a non-profit, charitable community counseling center and training institute in the heart of the Marina district of San Francisco. We provide excellent counseling to adults, couples, groups and families at fees adjusted to client need, ranging from $25 to $70, based on income and ability to pay.

OUR STAFF The Marina Counseling Center is staffed with up to 30 advanced level, experienced MFCC, LCSW and Ph.D. interns. They are selected for their skill, sensitivity, maturity and commitment to the highest professional and ethical standards. Our intensive training program includes weekly individual and group supervision and weekly clinical seminars. Our intern staff reflects the range of cultural diversity found in the Bay Area including ethnicity, sexual orientation, life experience and previous occupations (former lawyers, nurses, housewives, and business owners). They range in age from their late twenties to early fifties.

OUR APPROACH Our integrated approach to counseling blends thoughtful insight with empathic support to help clients get to the root of problems and make beneficial life choices and changes.

We seek to ground our counselors in the fundamentals of contemporary psychodynamic approaches (including Self Psychology, Object Relations and Intersubjectivity) and at the same time honor the spiritual dimension of healing by offering trainings on transpersonal approaches. This integral approach is very effective in dealing with issues such as relationship difficulty, depression and anxiety, grief and loss, eating disorders and addiction recovery, and issues stemming from emotional, physical and sexual abuse.

While we offer brief, solution-focused modalities for individual and couples, we are structured to support long-term treatment whenever appropriate. Many of our interns remain at the Marina until they gain licensure and then move into private practice. Therefore, clients frequently have the opportunity to deepen into a long-term, uninterrupted therapy with their counselor. Marina counselors are encouraged to discover their own authentic “voice” as a helping professional and many practice develop specialties including expressive arts therapy, EMDR, Jungian sandtray, Narrative therapy and Control-Mastery therapy.

Counselors meet with clients on weekdays, evenings, and weekends. The directors and staff of the Marina are happy to answer question and speak with you about the appropriateness of referrals. We currently offer bilingual counseling services in Spanish, Swedish, Assyrian and Arabic. Karen Rogers, MFCC is the Clinical Director and Michael Simon, M.S. is the Program Director for the Center.

OFFICE HOURS We have convenient daytime, evening and weekend appointments available.

WEBSITE Visit our website at: for more information.

Years In Practice18
Number Of Staff30
Company TypeAgency
Specialties / EmphasisAnxiety/Panic Attacks, Crisis Counseling, Chronically Mental Ill, Codependency/ACA, Divorce/Dissolution, Eating Disorders, Gay/Lesbian Issues, Grief/Loss, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders (Depression/Bipolar), Multicultural Issues, Pain Management, Parenting, Personality Disorders, Self Esteem/Personal Growth, Sexual Disorders, Substance Abuse/Dependency, Trauma Recovery (abuse), Women's Issues
Areas Most Worked InAdults, Couples, Adolescents, Groups
Theoretical OrientationIntersubjective, Psychodynamic, Eclectic, Object Relations, Self Psychology
Licenses & CertificationsMarriage Family and Child Counseling Interns
Professional AssociationsCalifornia Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, American Psychological Association, Many other affiliations
Insurance & Payments AcceptedMost Insurance, Sliding Scale

Therapy, Life Coaching

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