When you are dealing with a mental health issue, you want compassionate care from experienced professionals. Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation offers a range of outpatient behavioral health services to ensure that our patients and community have access to help when they need it.
To help diagnose your condition and create the most appropriate treatment plan, our experts do thorough psychiatric evaluations, medication assessments and addiction assessments.
Counseling and Therapy Services
Once your healthcare provider makes a diagnosis, he or she will talk with you about a treatment plan. We offer many different options.
Individual, Family and Group Counseling
We provide one-on-one therapy with psychiatrists, psychologists and residents, who are doctors receiving specialty training in psychiatry and psychology. Many people meet once a week with their therapist. Dependent on your needs, therapy might continue for just a few weeks or for several months.
Our services are provided at two locations:
2323 Sacramento Street, San Francisco
Residents in training provide individual counseling, group therapy, psychological testing and medication evaluation.
2340 Clay Street, San Francisco
Psychiatrists provide individual therapy, psychological evaluation and medication management.
In therapy, your healthcare provider might suggest some specific types of therapy:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) — CBT focuses on how a person’s thoughts and beliefs influence their behavior and moods, and helps change their thinking to more healthy patterns.
- Mindfulness therapy — This type of therapy combines cognitive therapy with the principles of mindfulness (training the brain to deal with negative thoughts by accepting them, but not trying to change them or react to them).
- Psychodynamic psychotherapy — This is a depth therapy similar to psychoanalysis; it focuses on unconscious thought processes and how they affect behavior. The goals are to raise a person’s self-awareness and understanding about how the past influence’s the person’s behavior today.