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Roxana A. Ortiz

San Francisco Office

Life’s journey often provides us with many opportunities that help us both grow and succeed. However, there are often bumps in those roads that can mentally hinder our progress. Some of these bumps can severely damage an individual in many ways beyond physical aspects. It is during these moments when one should seek aid, and with that being said, I believe that finding the right therapist to help guide and provide support during these times is crucial.

Roxana OrtizIn my practice, I provide holistic psychotherapy by incorporating the mind, body, and spirit. I am equipped to work with individuals of all ages who are in different stages in life, as well as couples and families looking for support. My goal in working with clients is to create a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment in order for them to work through their struggles.

I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Francisco. My previous clinical training includes working at California Pacific Medical Center where I gained experience working with individuals living with dementia and their families. In addition to my private practice, I currently work at St. Mary’s Medical Center in the McAuley Institute’s Adolescent Psychiatric Unit.

My approach to therapy is integrative and involves using a combination of techniques from expressive arts therapy, psychodynamic theory, somatic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), transpersonal and attachment based practices in order to provide an experience that is unique to each client.
My practice welcomes people of all ages, genders, and sexual orientations. The following list is an example of some of the issues that I have experience working with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Addiction
  • Transitions
  • Trauma
  • Psychosis
  • Loneliness
  • End of life issues
  • Dementia: I provide support for individuals dealing with Dementia and their loved ones
  • Identity issues

Change is a process that demands a person to face the unknown. Going into this transition is often filled with fear and uncertainty, but with the proper support the experience can be fulfilling, eye opening, and worthwhile.

If you feel that I may be the right fit for you, please contact me to schedule a free 20-minute phone consultation. I look forward to hearing from you.

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