"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi

Heather L Bornfeld, PhD
415.244.7684
Psychotherapy
I provide individual psychotherapy for adults, adolescents, and older adults. 

Therapy begins with curiosity. Sometimes curiosity is squelched by self-imposed “rules” about how to think, feel, and act, that lead us to pay attention to the parts of ourselves we deem “acceptable” and ignore everything else. But when we ignore parts of ourselves, we become alienated from important emotions, thoughts and experiences. When detached from our true feelings and thoughts, we cannot fully engage in life.

I believe that my job as a therapist is to listen to you in a manner that helps you ultimately listen to and know yourself more fully. Finding tools for coping and identifying barriers to change are important first steps. I participate in supportive and honest conversation, and while I do not solve problems for my clients, I will remain present and engaged in the exploration into the many facets of who you are. Together we can learn more about the patterns in your life and understand both the ways in which they may have been useful AND how they may have impeded you from living more fully. The knowledge gained through compassionate self-exploration can help you embrace your most authentic self, and when you are truly connected to who you are, you can make choices informed by a newfound creativity, flexibility, and freedom that will enhance your relationships, sense of purpose, and ability to cope with life’s joys and sorrows.
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