We all have the right and capacity to feel happy, whole, and free in our lives. But, sometimes we feel stuck, clouded, and confused. Often, we need support to find our way out of difficulty and to rediscover our inner strength. Reaching out for support in the form of psychotherapy is an act of courage and evidence of true strength. My goal is to provide a safe, accepting space to explore what troubles and inspires you. I work with you to reconnect with and cultivate your inner wisdom and strength so you can be free to live your life as fully as possible.
My approach is insight-oriented depth psychotherapy, which means I help you gain awareness of your internal and external obstacles in order to promote deep and lasting changes in your life. I draw from psychodynamic, existential, and family systems perspectives as well as attachment theory and interpersonal neurobiology. I believe in your own inner strengths and resources and see my role as supporting the process of eliciting them and integrating them into your present life.
Whether you're looking for support and guidance through a difficult time or you're ready to move your life in a new direction, I would be honored to be a part of your healing journey.
— Smadar Salzman, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA