Smadar Salzman


I help adults who've been hurt by a loved one learn to trust themselves and feel safe and secure in relationships with others.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

  • Free Initial Consultation
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About My Clients

Do you keep finding yourself in relationships that hurt and can’t figure out why? Have you developed bad habits or destructive patterns that help you numb the pain? I can help you. Our relationships have a big impact on how we relate to others and ourselves. If those relationships are somehow lacking or disrupted by abuse or neglect, it can profoundly affect fundamental aspects of our sense of self, our ability to form satisfying relationships, and our ability to feel safe in the world.

My Background and Approach

I'm a psychotherapist in private practice since 2008. I began offering online therapy as an option in 2014, and moved my practice entirely online in 2020. I specialize in supporting adults throughout California with interpersonal, developmental, relational, and complex trauma (C-PTSD) backgrounds in navigating a variety of life and relational challenges. I look forward to helping you learn to trust yourself and others, feel safe and secure in relationships, and build a greater sense of self-worth.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I welcome diverse populations in my therapy practice, including all sexual orientations, genders, and relationship structures. My therapeutic style is calm, deeply caring, and respectful of each person's unique goals, struggles, and strengths. I practice psychodynamic therapy, 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 also provide the practical tools you need to express yourself fully and to communicate and get along with the people in your life. I draw from multiple schools of therapy including interpersonal neurobiology, attachment theory, and existential therapy.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I have experience with the following
  • Judaism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 15 years of practice
  • Languages: English, Español


415-702-0360 Email Smadar
Teletherapy for California Residents
San Francisco, CA

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