Ali Psiuk

Originally from NJ, I am warm, practical, intuitive and direct. I'm often told I 'hit the nail on the head' by clients.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in , CA

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Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

My work is most often sought out by people who look together on the outside and want to feel that way on the inside. I work well with high achiever-stress and hold a safe space for those who have experienced trauma and systemic oppression. Whether you are seeking to heal or enhance your relationship with yourself, others or perhaps your relationship with food, sleep, alcohol, God or something else, I will teach you cutting edge tools to help manage life more effectively.

My Background and Approach

I use a HIPAA compliant video conferencing platform for online therapy. I hold a high standard for online work and treat sessions with the same gravity and professionalism as in-person treatment. My training is grounded in somatic, psychodynamic and relational theory with an appreciation for the concrete and practical. I weave in poetry, metaphor, and humor when appropriate. I use the body as the primary means of inquiry and safely guide clients in exploring their physicality to gain new information around old patterns and limiting self beliefs. When working with partners, I help establish safety and ground rules for difficult conversations, while slowing communication down and unearthing curiosity, vulnerability and empathy for one another's experience. I utilize techniques gathered from my training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, EMDR, DBT, CBT for Sleep (CBT-I) and Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors such as skin picking and hair pulling based on need.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Black lives do not just matter, black lives are our origins as human beings. I engage in ongoing consultation to decentralize whiteness in psychotherapy. I believe humans tend to not accurately code positive events and sometimes need another human to support an appropriate internal dialogue. While transformation and recreating oneself is a source of great pride, it can also lead to a feeling of having no foundation. I believe in the power of psychotherapy to connect with a palpable and stable base from which to expand. I hold that we are naturally wired towards health and expansion and that we are always trying to heal. I believe that any therapy is better than none. That said, I encourage regular, weekly appointments to build momentum at least in the beginning of treatment. When I am not doing therapy you can find me enjoying some combination of stellar coffee, stretchy yoga, Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me and wickedly spicy food.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Modern Health insurance
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Taoism
  • Wicca/Paganism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 10 years of practice
  • Languages: English

Info

415-857-4970 Email Ali
Serving clients throughout the state of California via telehealth
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