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Bay Area CBT Center Therapist: Lori Sparrow, LMFT

Counseling in San Francisco CA

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Lori Sparrow, LMFT

Counseling Services in San Francisco 

Lori Sparrow, LMFT, is a counselor in San Francisco, CA, known for her practical use of evidence-based treatments. 

At the Bay Area CBT Center, she skillfully applies Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Attachment Theory. 

She carefully selects these methods to help you improve every aspect of your life. Start therapy today, because you deserve to be happy.


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Active and Supportive Therapeutic Approach

Collaborative Counseling

Lori’s therapy style is active, supportive, and empathetic. She effectively identifies and addresses interpersonal patterns and negative dynamics that block personal growth.

She teaches practical skills and tools that enable individuals to take action. With an understanding that therapy is a joint effort, her approach is direct and flexible, tailored to fit each client’s unique needs.

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Expertise in Diverse Mental Health Areas

Versatile and Effective

Lori specializes in handling issues like anxiety, trauma, work-related stress, relationship and communication problems, body dysmorphia, OCD, depression, and navigating life changes. 

She uses a goal-focused approach in her therapy. Her methods, based on behavioral interventions, are designed to help you replace harmful habits with healthier ones that match your core values.

Skills in Emotional and Relationship Counseling

Lori has specialized skills in dealing with complex emotional disorders and supporting personal growth. She is adept at helping clients with ongoing emotional challenges, boosting their emotional intelligence and resilience.

Furthermore, Lori’s extensive experience in couples therapy and understanding family dynamics enables her to effectively tackle the specific challenges in these areas. She concentrates on enhancing communication, building understanding, and fostering trust.

A Personalized Therapy Experience

Lori’s extensive expertise sets her apart as an effective counselor in San Francisco. Her commitment to delivering therapy that’s both personalized and empathetic makes her a top choice for those seeking meaningful change.

Her skill in handling cultural diversity enables her to connect well with clients from various backgrounds, creating a welcoming environment that values and respects each individual’s cultural experiences.

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Emphasis on Resilience and Self-Empowerment

Emphasis on Resieincepertise and Mental Health Areas

In therapy sessions, Lori focuses on building resilience and self-empowerment. She believes in everyone’s innate ability to overcome challenges and aids clients in unlocking this potential. 

Whether tackling relationship issues, work stress, or personal obstacles, her therapeutic approach helps clients recognize and harness their strengths for positive change. Committed to incorporating the latest psychological advancements, Lori ensures her clients receive the most effective strategies and techniques.

Therapy, Counseling and Coaching

Beyond Traditional Talk Therapy

Using the Therapeutic Relationship as a Tool for Change

In our sessions, the therapeutic relationship itself becomes a powerful tool for change. This safe and supportive space allows you to explore your thoughts and feelings openly, and experiment with new behaviors. This provides a unique opportunity for growth and healing. This experiential learning is a key part of our work together.

Breaking Patterns and Practicing New Behaviors

My therapy sessions go beyond gaining insights; they are about actively breaking unhelpful patterns and practicing new, healthier behaviors. I work with you to identify and understand the habits that hold you back, and together, we develop strategies to change them. This approach isn’t just about talking; it’s about doing. Through this active participation, you’ll learn how to make lasting changes in your life.


Lori's Areas of Specialty

Your Path to Healing Begins Here.
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Anxiety & OCD

Master targeted strategies to manage and alleviate symptoms, gaining better control over thoughts and behaviors.

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ADHD & Procrastination

Develop organizational skills and coping strategies to enhance focus and productivity.

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Addiction & Codependency

Overcome addiction and codependency, with a focus on fostering self-awareness and healthy relationship dynamics.

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Lori's Treatment Specialties

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Life Transitions

Get support and tools for navigating life transitions smoothly and effectively.

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Body Dysmorphia

Focus on building a positive body image and self-esteem, addressing the roots of body dysmorphia.

Relationship Issues

Acquire techniques to enhance relationship dynamics and communication skills.

Work-Related Stress

Develop coping strategies to mitigate work-related stress and improve stress management.

PTSD & Complex Trauma

Gain tools for trauma recovery, focusing on healing and building resilience.

Mood Disorders

Gain insights and techniques to manage mood disorders, aiming for emotional balance and stability.

Personality Disorders

Learn effective coping mechanisms and strategies to manage personality disorders, improving self-understanding and relationships.

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Phobias & Stress

Conquer your phobias, such as fear of flying, heights, or public speaking, to unlock a life of freedom and boundless opportunities.

Personalized and Inclusive Therapy

Evidence-Based Therapy with Lori Sparrow

Holistic Behavioral Approach

In my counseling practice, I adopt a holistic and integrative behavioral approach. This means looking at every aspect of your life – emotional, physical, and spiritual – to help you achieve overall well-being. I believe that true healing comes from addressing the whole person, not just the symptoms. By combining different therapeutic techniques, I guide you towards a balanced and fulfilling life, ensuring that the therapy is as unique as you are.

Practical Skills for Long-Term Benefits

I emphasize learning practical skills in therapy that you can apply in your daily life. These skills are not just theoretical; they are tools that will help you manage and navigate life’s challenges more effectively. From improving communication and relationship skills to managing stress and anxiety, the goal is to empower you with abilities that will serve you long after our sessions end.

Balancing Empathy with Challenge

In my therapy sessions, I strike a balance between empathy and challenge. While providing a compassionate and understanding environment, I also gently challenge you to confront and work through difficult issues. This approach fosters a space where you feel supported yet motivated to overcome barriers to your growth. It nurtures your development at your own pace, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone for meaningful change.

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How To Start Therapy

Your Path to Healing Begins Here.
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Free 15-Minute Consult

Book a no-cost consultation with our specialist to discuss your therapy goals.

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Therapist Match

We’ll match you with a therapist who fits your specific requirements.
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Schedule Your Session

Choose video, phone, or in-person for your first session.
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Start Therapy

Embark on your path to wellness with your therapist’s guidance.
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Our Diverse Range of Counseling Services

At Bay Area CBT Therapy, we are committed to ensuring that therapy is accessible to everyone, embracing the diverse backgrounds and identities of our clients, including those from the LGBTQ+ community and underrepresented groups. 

Our services are tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual, providing respectful and affirming care that acknowledges and celebrates our distinct experiences.

Check Out Our CBT Quizzes

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Procrastination Quiz

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Relationship Schemas Quiz

Self-Compassion Quiz

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Workplace Schemas Quiz

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Relationship Satisfaction Quiz

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Complex Trauma Quiz


Trusted, Licensed Therapists with Expert Training and Thorough Vetting

We’re a group practice of highly experienced mental health professionals and specialists in the field of cognitive behavioral therapy. 

We are empathetic professionals who truly understand what it’s like to feel disconnected from your own journey. We believe that your past should not be an anchor holding you back from a brighter future.

Innovative, Expert-Led Therapy Tailored Just for You

We customize and tailor our work with you to meet your specific needs. Our goal is to provide you with the skills that you need to feel better and cope more effectively in the shortest period of time. 

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