Life is full of challenges that may require support from a professional therapist. We will discuss your specific need during your initial phone call with Maryellen P. Mullin, LMFT, founder of San Francisco Family Therapy.
Clinicians will work with a wide range of emotional, cognitive and behavioral issues for children, adults, couples and families. If you or your family decide to move forward with therapy after an initial consultation, your clinician will work with you to develop an appropriate course of treatment. Treatment is supportive and may involve learning how to:
understand and grow your relationship with someone (a partner, child, parent, etc.)
improve communication within a relationship or family
develop or refine skills, such as coping skills, communication skills, parenting skills, etc.
manage life transitions, such as loss of a relationship, becoming a parent, marriage, divorce, etc.
address experiences of depression, anxiety, emotional wound(s) or trauma(s)
cope with loss, grief
work on changing a specific behavior or reaction
Therapy may be a brief process of several sessions to deal with an immediate issue, or it may be a more extended process to deal with more complicated or entrenched patterns that interfere with you or your family's life.
Therapy consists of regular weekly or bi-weekly appointments. At San Francisco Family Therapy, our therapeutic approach and treatment draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic and Family Systems orientations. If making it to the office is challenging, our CEO and Founder, Maryellen Mullin, LMFT, offers online consultation, please call to discuss.
The Gottman Method, Assessments and Interventions Maryellen P. Mullin, LMFT, has completed the three levels of The Gottman Method Couples Therapy training and am currently a candidate in the Gottman Certification Track. Before starting couples therapy, we will assess strength and growth areas in your relationship with the research-based online assessment, The Gottman Relationship Checkup. This assessment is designed specifically for couples to understand your unique relationship dynamics, identifying strength/growth areas, and to use the Gottman research-based interventions in couples therapy. To learn more, please visit - http://www.gottman.com To learn more about the Four Horsemen - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o30Ps-_8is
Gottman Trainings Completed: Level 1: Bridging the Couple Chasm, Level 2: Assessment, Intervention and Co-Morbidities and Level 3: Practicum Training. June 2015: Candidate in the Gottman Certification Track program.