Therapy works with the right therapist

Everyone’s story is different, and yet, I know there is nothing wrong with you; I want to understand what happened to you.

You’ve likely been trying to figure this out on your own for a long time, and you’ve made it this far. Even the most resourceful, resilient, and successful people need support sometimes.

What are the thoughts playing on repeat for you? What have you been keeping inside? What’s holding you back from your goals? Soon, you can find the words to articulate your beliefs, boundaries, and feelings. You can learn to notice how distress shows up in your mind and body. What would it be like if you honored the signals negative experiences send you?

Strengthen Your Well-Being

Every therapy session will focus on empowering you with insight, strategies, and tools to move forward. Gradually, your comfort within our relationship will grow. I will offer you an empathetic, non-judgmental, and clinically-informed space to work through whatever you want.

I promise you that things can get better for you soon, and that therapy with me will not last forever. Together, we will analytically track your target goal areas and celebrate your progress. Recovery is not linear, but it is possible.


How amazing is it to find someone who wants to hear everything on your mind?


You Can Count On Me

As a Stanford and Columbia trained Associate Clinical Social Worker, I am dedicated to doing more than “just talking” with you.

Clinical Focus Areas:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Trauma

Additional Specialties:

  • Achievement

  • Career coaching 

  • Caregiver support

  • Complex medical conditions

  • Domestic Violence

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Family Estrangement

  • Grief and Loss

  • Life transitions

  • Self-esteem

Evidence-Based Approaches:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): strengthens positive connections between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT): provides skills training for emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and mindfulness

  • Motivational Interviewing (MI): mobilizes ambivalent goals

  • Outcomes-Based - analytically tracks progress on your goals

Deciding to see a therapist can be challenging enough. Maybe you’ve been disappointed with other resources or past clinicians.

And yet, here you are, powering through and taking care of yourself.

You’re welcome to call, text, or email me and ask any questions before getting started.

You Can Reach Me

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Lisa Abdilova Andresen, ACSW

Associate Clinical Social Worker

Sutter & Hyde St,
San Francisco, CA 94109


Let's Talk About Anything

You’re one step closer to more support.

Once you reach out, you’ll hear from me within 24 hours. I’m looking forward to getting to know you.

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$125 / session

sliding scale rates available