Lisa Andresen (she/her)

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Therapist for high-achievers and entrepreneurs with depression, anxiety, shaky self-esteem, and irritability

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in San Francisco, CA

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual

About My Clients

Even the most successful people wrestle with a harsh inner critic, procrastination, low motivation, or unsupportive relationships. What is holding you back from your goals? Hate your job, have a mean boss, or wondering what's the point of life? Pushing through extreme stress, high pressure responsibilities, or starting to burnout? Uncover the links between trauma and achievement. Navigate family estrangement. Untangle highly critical parents from your view of your self and relationships.

How I Can Help You

Understand how your mind works, re-evaluate self-limiting beliefs, optimize productivity, plus learn to relax and enjoy your life even while under major stress. Through therapy, you can improve your sleep, reconnect with friends, regain hope, and feel like yourself again. As a Stanford and Columbia trained therapist, I apply Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help you counteract unproductive patterns. As a former start-up founder and Microsoft marketer, I also integrate coaching into bolstering self-esteem, navigating office politics, and career transitions. Together, we'll customize strategies to support your distress tolerance, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and self-awareness. Let's improve the relationship you have with yourself.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Therapy shouldn't be a luxury, so I offer sliding scale rates based on income. I provide a non-judgmental space for you to work through whatever is most important to you. You are in charge in our therapy room. That being said, I come prepared with resources, tools, and strategies that may be beneficial for reaching your goals. My clinical medical social work experience at SF General Hospital, UCSF, and community mental health agencies prepared me for supporting clients of diverse ages, races, sexual orientations, gender identities, family dynamics, and financial backgrounds. High-achievers and entrepreneurs are mental health success stories. The links between trauma and achievement are a specialty area for me. I also co-authored research confirming the heightened prevalence of mental health challenges among entrepreneurs and their immediate families. What inspiring examples of resourcefulness and resilience through hardship.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Judaism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice
  • Languages: English, Русский
  • Rate: $150 - 200/session


415-890-3576 Email Lisa
2325 3rd Street
Floor 3R, Suite 50
San Francisco, CA 94107

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