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Licensed Psychologist

415-321-9171     •    carolyn@carolynphd.com

3641 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94118


easing your struggles

I am a Licensed Psychologist offering counseling and therapy in the San Francisco Bay Area with an office in San Francisco, California. I provide therapy for individuals as well as couple counseling. I have successfully helped people struggling with a wide variety of issues, such as anxiety and stress management, relationship concerns, depression, coping with grief, and managing life transitions. 

I also specialize in the following areas: 

  • Psychotherapy for eating disorders and body image concerns, including anorexia, bulimia and binge eating. I help clients overcome issues such as undereating, overeating, compulsive exercising, binging and purging, and food preoccupation.
  • Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy which emphasizes the re-creation of emotionally supportive bonds between partners to improve and enhance connection within a couple. 
  • Eye Movement Densitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), an effective therapy for the treatment of trauma. EMDR relieves the emotional distress, reformulates the negative beliefs and reduces the physiological arousal associated with distressing memories.


My approach to therapy is accepting, genuine and collaborative. In counseling I prioritize creating a warm, attentive and emotionally attuned environment so that a strong relationship can form. I actively join with clients in finding resolutions for the challenges they are currently facing by asking questions, facilitating exploration of important themes, and providing insights and reflections. By working together we can address and overcome obstacles that may be preventing you from achieving your potential and living a rewarding and meaningful life.


Therapy can be a great opportunity to explore long-standing problems and work through current life stressors in the safety of a caring, supportive, nonjudgmental environment. For therapy to be most effective it is key to find the therapist that is the right fit for you. It's important to find someone whom you believe has skill helping people with the issues you're hoping to work on, and most importantly, someone with whom you believe you can form a trusting relationship. Please explore my website to get a sense if my approach to helping feels like a good fit for you and feel free to contact me to set up a free consultation.

WELCOME