Smadar Salzman


Do you keep finding yourself in relationships that hurt and can’t figure out why? I can help you.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

Do you feel suffocated, act clingy, or feel empty and alone even in loving, stable relationships? Do you feel you have to be perfect in order to be loved? Our early, formative relationships have a big impact on how we relate to others and ourselves. If those relationships are somehow disrupted, whether by abusive, intrusive, absent, or substance-addicted caregivers, it can profoundly affect fundamental aspects of our sense of self and our ability to form satisfying relationships.

My Background and Approach

I treat with people relational trauma from an Interpersonal Neurobiological approach. I use brain research and biological/attachment principles to help you trust others, feel safe and secure in relationships, and build a greater sense of self-worth. I look forward to helping you create relationships in your life where you feel loved, safe, and secure.

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: 13 years of practice
  • Languages: English, Español
  • Rate: $190 - 260/session


415-702-0360 Email Smadar
Teletherapy available throughout California
870 Market Street, Suite 1186
San Francisco, CA 94102

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