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Dr. Terry Patterson

Expert Psychotherapist

Therapy Services in San Francisco, CA

Terry Patterson, EdD, ABPP

Expert Psychotherapist in San Francisco 

Dr. Terry Patterson stands out as a distinguished psychotherapist, with board certification in Couple and Family Psychology and a license to practice in California. His deep commitment to the field of psychotherapy is demonstrated through his personalized therapeutic interventions that cater to individuals, couples, and families.

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Educational Background and Professional Training

Effective Evidence-Based Therapy

Dr. Patterson received his training from the esteemed University of Pennsylvania and the University of San Francisco. During his time at these institutions, he not only excelled in his studies but also shared his knowledge as a tenured professor. This blend of academic rigor and practical teaching has equipped him with a profound understanding of psychotherapeutic techniques and theories, making him a trusted therapist in his field.

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Psychotherapeutic Approach and Specializations

In his therapy practice, Dr. Patterson specializes in treating a wide range of psychological issues, including depression, anxiety, career-related challenges, and phobias. His approach as a therapist is integrative and tailored to the specific needs of his clients, whether they are individuals, couples, or families. By focusing on collaborative goal-setting, Dr. Patterson ensures that therapy is a transformative experience for all involved.

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Therapy Sessions Structure and Objectives

Dr. Patterson is flexible in the format of his therapy sessions, offering everything from brief consultations to address immediate concerns, to short-term or extended therapy for more complex issues. His commitment to achieving measurable outcomes in therapy means that each session is designed to make significant progress in the client’s personal growth and mental health.


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.
Ready to take the first step?
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Couple and Family Psychotherapy Expertise

As a psychotherapist certified in Couple and Family Psychology, Dr. Patterson excels in navigating the complexities of interpersonal relationships within families and couples. His therapeutic sessions are aimed at uncovering and addressing the dynamics that impact relational well-being. Under his guidance, clients develop stronger connections and a better understanding of each other, leading to healthier and more satisfying relationships.

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Individual Psychotherapy Services

For individuals dealing with personal challenges such as depression or anxiety, Dr. Patterson provides compassionate and effective therapy. He goes beyond treating symptoms, exploring the root causes of these conditions to offer a comprehensive and healing therapeutic experience. His expertise also extends to helping individuals overcome phobias and achieve career goals, using therapy techniques that foster confidence and success.

Dr. Patterson's Commitment to Psychotherapy

Dr. Terry Patterson’s extensive training, strategic therapeutic techniques, and compassionate, client-centered approach make him an exceptional psychotherapist. His dedication to facilitating personal growth and enhancing relational health through therapy makes him a valuable asset to anyone seeking professional psychological support. His work is not only therapeutic but also deeply transformative, promoting improved mental health and enriched personal and familial relationships.

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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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