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I think I may be in need of a counselor / therapist. Any SF Bay Area people have recommendations? My requirements:

Does both relationship counseling and individual counseling
Not someone I know socially
Poly friendly
Fat positive

ETA: Peninsula preferred, San Francisco or South Bay OK
EATA: East Bay also OK if therapist works on weekends

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chiefted
Apr. 29th, 2006 04:11 pm (UTC)
What is the radii for your requirement.

I can send you Christy Calame's number. Definitely poly friendly, fat positive.

I know she will do individual counseling and think she does the relationship counseling.
firecat
Apr. 29th, 2006 04:36 pm (UTC)
Peninsula preferred, San Francisco or South Bay OK.
chiefted
Apr. 29th, 2006 05:33 pm (UTC)
She probably won't work then she is in East Bay
firecat
Apr. 29th, 2006 05:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks much for responding anyway. :)
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firecat
Apr. 29th, 2006 05:05 pm (UTC)
thanks for the hugs and tea :) [hugsback]
kshandra
Apr. 29th, 2006 06:13 pm (UTC)
Yvonne Guertin MFT
1801 Bush St
San Francisco, CA 94109-5239
(415) 292-3498

I worked with Yvonne for most of the 8 years I was living in SF, first with gridlore, then in individual therapy; Doug and dafydd both came to additional sessions in my time with her, and were both present for my "graduation" session when we moved to SJ. She's also a licensed practitioner of Rosen Method bodywork, and drew from that in our therapy sessions.

If I could afford the weekly gas money atop the session fee, I'd be going back to her....
firecat
Apr. 29th, 2006 08:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks much!
cjsmith
Apr. 29th, 2006 06:55 pm (UTC)
Carl Culberson
2672 Bayshore Parkway, Suite 1045
Mountain View, CA 94043
650-988-1949

I don't know for sure about fat positive, but it's hard to imagine him negative or judgmental. He does both individual and relationship counseling and he's poly friendly. I've been to see him with Rick and later with rfrench. Warm-hearted, insightful man.
firecat
Apr. 29th, 2006 08:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks much!
pyrzqxgl
Apr. 29th, 2006 10:08 pm (UTC)
I don't have any leads to pass on -- just good luck/best wishes/hope for finding someone you're really happy with.
firecat
Apr. 30th, 2006 12:47 am (UTC)
Thanks :)
abostick59
Apr. 29th, 2006 10:42 pm (UTC)
I have a recommendation, but he practices in Berkeley, outside your range.
firecat
Apr. 30th, 2006 12:48 am (UTC)
It turns out East Bay is OK if the person works on weekends.
the_ogre
Apr. 30th, 2006 01:02 am (UTC)
Well...
...I was going to recommend cyan_blue until Inoticed that she's on your flist. You could do worse than asking her for a recommendation, I think.
firecat
Apr. 30th, 2006 03:59 am (UTC)
Re: Well...
Thanks!
opalmirror
Apr. 30th, 2006 01:33 am (UTC)
I don't have a recommendation for a counselor, but I'm willing to listen and reflect with you. *hug*
firecat
Apr. 30th, 2006 04:00 am (UTC)
Thanks, I may take you up on that. *hug*
magn0lia
Apr. 30th, 2006 03:06 pm (UTC)
I recommend Lisa Shields, who works in Los Altos and SF. I made a lot of progress with her. She meets at least three of your criteria, and if you don't know her socially, great! Her ph is (650) 941-5581. She has a minimalist website too.
firecat
Apr. 30th, 2006 04:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks much!
laurenhat
May. 1st, 2006 01:29 am (UTC)
You may all ready know about the list of poly-friendly professionals, but just in case... http://www.polychromatic.com/pfp/

Good luck!
firecat
May. 1st, 2006 03:32 am (UTC)
I do know about it - thanks!
surelars
May. 1st, 2006 08:56 am (UTC)
I obviously don't have a recommendation to make; I hope you find the help you need and that things work out well for you.

<hugs> offered.
surelars
May. 1st, 2006 08:58 am (UTC)
PS: I haven't forgotten about the Pipi thing; I'll get around to it, but I've had far too much on my plate recently. Sorry about the delays.
firecat
May. 1st, 2006 04:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know. It will be welcome whenever you have the time for it.
firecat
May. 1st, 2006 04:58 pm (UTC)
[hugsback] Thanks very much.
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