A Supportive Hug


Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, addiction, anxiety, or major life changes? There comes a time when we need some help from a certified professional to help cope with many of 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 2000, 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

• 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.  Highly recommend reading about this work here https://traumahealing.org/se-101/.

Hakomi brings reverence for, and deep alignment with, a person's natural orientation towards wholeness.  I recommend reading more at https://hakomiinstitute.com/about/hakomi-mindful-somatic-psychotherapy.

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.



Personalized Care and Guidance

A Supportive Hug


I support families to communicate with empathy, clarity, and sensitivity.

Supportive Friend


Free consultation allows us to talk live, ask any questions you might have, and see if we are a fit.

A Supportive Therapist


This is a fantastic time to get positive support.  I am warm, totally engaged, and will support you to thrive.



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

Ivy Lavie, MFT, SEP


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