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A Supportive Hug

Experience Therapy

Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, addiction, anxiety, or major life changes? Many people in today's world find themselves seeking help from a certified professional to help cope with life’s challenges.

I’m a licensed psychotherapist in the greater San Francisco area, and I’d love to help you on your journey

toward healing and self-discovery.

Since opening the doors of my practice in 2006, I have provided clients with a wide range of psychological services. Life can be overwhelming and sometimes even exhausting, but I’m here to guide you through any obstacles you may face. My goal is to help you transform your relationship with yourself and others.

I treat the following issues:

• Trauma

• Anxiety

• Depression

• Relationship Issues

• Peer conflicts

• Parent/ Child issues

• Founder Therapy

• Addiction, including screen addiction

• Mindfulness and somatic awareness

• Life transitions and milestones

Offices in San Anselmo, San Francisco, and online.

“Discussing positive experiences leads to heightened well-being, increased overall life satisfaction and even more energy”

Nathaniel Lambert


Ivy Lavie, MFT, SEP

Perhaps you're down or anxious - maybe you're unsure about how to move forward, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in my sessions I promote transformation by engaging your deeper self, along with the most current therapeutic approaches.

Somatic Experiencing offers tools for self regulation and trauma healing.  It draws on the intrinsic self regulating skills that we are born with, that we can lose touch with through trauma or conditioning.  Using specific, actionable tools, it invites us to land within ourselves with less fragmentation, and greater focus, coherence and presence.  Recommended reading:

Hakomi brings reverence for, and deep alignment with, a person's natural and innate orientation towards wholeness.  Read more at


Mindfulness builds bridges between different parts of the brain.  This allows for growth in areas that have previously been deeply patterned.  Neuroscientist Daniel Siegel writes in The Mindful Brain, “Mindful awareness is a form of experience that seems to promote neural plasticity.” Hakomi and Somatic Experiencing are methods that utilize embodied mindfulness to support fundamental change in how we experience life.


Talk to me!  I am happy to provide a free 30 minute consultation to help you with your next steps.   

Ivy Lavie, MFT, SEP


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