Molly Kierein, PsyD
Dr. Molly Kierein (PSY 29895) is a licensed clinical psychologist with a doctorate in clinical psychology from The American School of Professional Psychology. She works with individuals from diverse backgrounds to help navigate challenges in order to live a more fulfilling life. She is passionate about helping individuals identify personal values and develop the skills necessary to live a values-consistent life.
Dr. Kierein specializes in treating issues related to trauma, depression, performance anxiety, life transitions, shyness, low self-esteem, perfectionism, and self-criticism. Her area of expertise is in helping individuals and couples overcome a variety of relationship concerns including infidelity, internet addiction, dating difficulties, commitment issues, co-dependence, and other barriers to having effective relationships.
Dr. Kierein has a special interest in mindfulness and acceptance-based therapies. Mindfulness-based treatments help individuals learn stay mindful of and observe uncomfortable thoughts, feelings and sensations, without clinging to them or attempting to avoid them. She practices mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral approaches that help individuals cultivate self-awareness self-compassion and acceptance through experiential work in the present moment. She has obtained extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She is committed to providing personalized and effective evidence-based psychotherapy and takes a holistic approach to helping people achieve greater emotional, mental, relational, and spiritual health
I believe that each individual is capable of living the life he or she yearns for, and my passion is to help you create the change necessary to live your life to the fullest. My active and practical approach to therapy has inspired me to integrate pertinent techniques so that I can understand each individual’s unique circumstances.
I am dedicated to working collaboratively with you to overcome self-defeating patterns and create the life you desire. I will work with you to learn to mindfully observe all your experiences and take steps that bring you closer to the kind of person you want to be and the life you desire. I use up-to-date strategies to help resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. With sensitivity and compassion, I provide supportive feedback to help you recognize your strengths, overcome your barriers, and achieve your goals.
- Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Self-Compassion
- The Costs of Social Media Overuse and How to Practice Moderation
- Overcoming Schema-Driven Relationship Problems
- Schemas and Self-Distortions
- Adults Need Time-Outs Too
- Ride the Waves with Urge Surfing
- Podcast Interview with Dr. Lev
- Schemas and Relationships
- Interpersonal Schemas
- Values Are The Journey
- Welcome Anxiety
Offices45 Franklin Street
San Francisco , CA 94102 4283 Piedmont Avenue