MY TREATMENT APPROACH

I believe the relationships with those we care about —family members, friends, co-workers, and romantic partners — form a significant portion, even a majority, of our lifelong happiness and sense of fulfillment. Our relationship experiences influence our sense of self-worth, confidence, and feelings of safety and security.

Many of us seek therapy because we have difficulty identifying, understanding, or coping with our own (and significant others') emotional experiences, and we feel unequipped to express our feelings and needs to the important people in our lives.


My work is primarily informed by attachment theory and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). I can help you better understand the connections between your family history, and your current challenges and interpersonal conflicts. I aim to supplement this insight-oriented work by sharing communication skills, self-compassion exercises, mindfulness practices, coping skills, and other tools for you to use in your daily life. 


My Treatment Approach
My Style

My therapeutic style is warm and authentic, energetic and engaged. When appropriate, I welcome humor into the room. I can be direct and solution-oriented, although I will always ask for your ideas and feedback.  I strive to be attuned and responsive to your needs, and to create a safe environment where we can collaborate to accomplish your personal goals.

Specializations

Relationship Issues

• Family dynamics and friendships

• Dating, Engagement, & Marriage

• Communication & Conflict Resolution

• Jealousy & Infidelity

• Post-Breakup and Divorce Grief

 

Career Stressors 

• Communication with Coworkers

• Career Change

• Work/Life Balance & Self-Care

Depression & Anxiety

Substance Abuse

Life Transitions 

Emotional Regulation & Coping Skills

Self-Esteem, Confidence, & Self-Compassion

© 2019 Kira Hoffman, Psy.D.

One Embarcadero Center, Suite 4100

San Francisco, CA 94111

(415) 857-2160

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