Welcome to Sandra Backovich, MA, MFT

"Have you thought that talking to someone about life's challenges might help? Face your challenges with helpful psychology, a sympathetic ear and zero judgement." Call (415) 921-3426

I have a general practice. This means I can be of help with most problems. Below is a list of issues with which I have expertise to help you. Depression, anxiety, relationship issues in all kinds of relationships (spousal, family, work, friends, dating),trauma and post traumatic stress disorder, disordered eating through out the life span (eating disorders), self esteem adoption, parenting, grief and loss.

If you are not sure or don't see your problem listed please contact me and we can talk about it. I may be able to find you a referral if I donít think I can be of help. I also have an office in Berkeley in addition to my San Francisco location.

How I Work

Whether suffering from loss, struggling with depression, fighting an eating disorder, or experiencing distress in relationships, I help my clients effectively share and work with unresolved emotional pain, seeking to explore deeper core issues that will allow healing, self acceptance and change.

We begin with building safety and security in our therapeutic, as well as real, connection through my attunement and attention to your needs and emotions. I pay close watch over what occurs between us and in ourselves, to arrive at the emotional and relational issues that we need to work with together.The healing occurs because of and within the therapeutic relationship as we explore issues that have compromised how you live your life. Through our work together, which includes support, understanding, genuine, honest feedback and attunement to the deeper core states of emotions, we will awaken in you old and new capacities allowing you to be who you are.

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