Individuals

I believe each person has the ability to live a fulfilling life and an internal blueprint for how to do so in their own unique way. Trauma, loss, difficult life transitions, inequity, oppression, health issues, devastating environmental and social events; all often feel like impossible obstacles. The effects can show up in ways that feel like personal failings and lead to doubt and shame that become paralyzing over time.

In the beginning of Therapy, we get to know one another and develop a plan to meet your goals. It’s okay if you don’t know exactly what you need, or haven’t thought about goals at all- it’s part of my job to help you form an idea of what you’d like to work on and where you want to go as you move forward.

Once we have established a plan, I use a flexible approach to identify coping skills and techniques that are appropriate to your situation, needs, and history. I use a Collaborative approach which just means I am not going to make decisions about your Therapy without you. I am Psychodynamically trained and use various Somatic, Mindfulness, and CBT practices along with the more Relational Theories. Many of my Clients appreciate homework to keep them focused between sessions, and though it can be helpful, it’s absolutely not a requirement.

I strive to create a supportive and stigma free place to explore relationships to sexuality and any challenges you may face internally or externally. I welcome people in the LGBQ+ spectrum, trans and non-binary gender, polyamory and non-monogamy, sex work, BDSM, kink, and those who have never really given sex that much thought before. Some identities have more stigma, worries, and judgments than others, and we can address needs for safety along with any challenges and judgments from the outside world as well as any of your own.

Please Contact Me If
*you are curious about whether my services might be right
for you or
*you would like to schedule a complimentary consultation.

Heidi F. Yoder, MFT
415-378-7506
hfymft@gmail.com