Therapy is a safe, neutral place to talk openly about the private matters we feel uncomfortable discussing other places.
Alison Goldman, Psy.D.
Therapy can be a pathway to gain insight and solutions - whether you are going through a transitional period such as a break up, starting to date on-line, planning to cohabitate, coping with a medical condition, finding a work/life balance, or simply adjusting to living life in a new city. I help my patients cope with and move through situational stressors as well as identify and change unhealthy habits in relationships or life in general.
I enjoy problem solving. I help you to find solutions. I think holistically and collaborate often with other providers to optimize care. My theoretical approach is integrative, which means that I rely on science-based interventions as well as interpersonal approaches to therapy. This allows me the flexibility to modify interventions based on your individual needs and culture. I encourage you to think about what's working vs. what's not in your life and how this impacts your day-to-day life and even your worldview.
I received my doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. I have trained at the University of California - San Francisco General Hospital and the San Francisco VA Medical Center Health Psychology Program. Research has become an integral part of my professional development. I completed my postdoctoral training at the Palo Alto VA Health Care System, National Center for PTSD. I worked with a team of researchers whose aim was to improve sleep quality for patients with anxiety disorders.
I grew up on the east coast before moving west for graduate school. I enjoy collecting, appreciate artistic endeavors, and travel to keeping my eyes open to seeing the world from a different perspective.
Jason A. Jones, Ph.D.
I specialize in helping people through rough experiences. I find that once people have a handle on the issue, and some strategies to deal with it, they can bring about greater life satisfaction. I like working with a broad range of folks, but I find it especially engaging to work with artists, tech workers, researchers, and others who are passionate about their world.
While I am familiar with a range of evidence-based treatments, I find people actually come into therapy because they want to achieve a goal (satisfying job, rewarding relationships) or because they have had an experience they want to talk through in private. This is what I work with best.
When I work with clients, I look at biological, psychological, and social factors that may be causing or perpetuating their problems. When we begin working together, I discuss different approaches to therapy so that you can make an informed decision about what approach you prefer. I integrate cutting edge therapy techniques into traditional ways of practicing.
I grew up in the Midwest, but have lived in the Bay Area for over a decade. Like many transplants, I have found the move to be an enriching journey that took Midwestern warmth and humor, and added the open mindedness of California living. I look forward to meeting you to see if we would be a good fit for working together.