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Linda Cunningham, PhD

2964 Fillmore Street

San Francisco

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905 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Suite F,

Kentfield

415-346-6363

linda@drlindacunningham.com

 

I provide therapy services for adults, both individuals and couples, helping you create more satisfying, fulfilling relationships and also helping you calm your anxiety and lift depression.

My style is warm and engaging, and often quite interactive. I have a deep respect for personal struggles. I also have deep faith in the process of psychotherapy, based on both my personal experiences with it and my years of helping people to change and flourish.

Things you need to know about me:

I work collaboratively with you, in a back and forth conversational way, to ensure that healing comes from within you, in your own unique way.

I help you discover your strengths as well as help you explore your vulnerabilities.

I am highly trained and very experienced in working with anxiety, depression, relationship issues and trauma.

I will find the fastest way to help you resolve your difficulties. Some issues can be resolved more quickly than others, and it is always up to you how long you stay in therapy.

I can provide tools to help you get to where you want to go.

I aim for deep, lasting resolution of problems, not just temporary relief.

I love my work, and regard it as a privilege..

I am a licensed psychotherapist and marriage and family counselor, and I have been in private practice since 1991. 

I am trained in a variety of approaches to psychotherapy, which I use in a very integrated way, designed to suit each client's unique needs. 

I have studied psychology all my adult life. My studies have lead me from a basic understanding of human behavior and motivation, to the study of emotion and how people suffer and how they heal, to an immersion in the mindfulness practices of eastern spiritual traditions and how they may enhance our approaches to western psychotherapy.

Education

Ph.D. East-West Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies, 2003  

M.A. Clinical Psychology, JFK University, Pleasant Hill, CA. 1989

B.S. Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1982

I am trained to do EMDR therapy, an excellent "power tool" for reaching and resolving trauma. I work with EMDR in an attachment-focused, relational way, and I have been successfully using this method for twenty years.

I am a Certified Teaching Member (CST-T) of Sandplay Therapists of America (STA) and the International Society for Sandplay Therapy (ISST). Sandplay is a gentle process for resolving trauma, and is very effective for adults who are drawn to it.

In addition to my work as a therapist, I have taught in many university graduate programs, and I have also trained many therapists in counseling centers and agencies. I most recently taught graduate courses at Sonoma State University and The California Institute of Integral Studies. I have also written many published articles and two books that focus on anxiety, trauma and relationship. I am currently working on a book about trauma.

Rates for Therapy

Please contact me for my current fee. 

Health Insurance

I am not on any insurance provider panels, however I will be happy to provide you with a statement of services to send to your insurance company for reimbursement.  

Contact Me

Call 415-346-6363 for available appointment times or a free twenty minute phone consultation to discuss making an appointment in either San Francisco or Corte Madera.

Or, you can email me at Linda@drlindacunningham.com.

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Trainings for Therapists

I currently offer the following workshops and trainings for psychotherapists: 

  • Introduction to Sandplay Therapy
  • Jungian Theory and Practice for Psychotherapists and Sandplay Therapists
  • Sandplay Trainings for Professionals (Education hours for Sandplay Therapists of America)

For more information, including dates, times, location and cost, please visit SandplayTrainingWorldwide.com

Copyright Linda Cunningham 2013