Ali Joy Sideroff

Hello and welcome to my therapy website.  I am a practitioner of holistic psychotherapy serving youth and adult individuals, couples and families in San Francisco and Berkeley, California.

Holistic or Integrative approaches consider the importance of multiple facets of a person’s experience, such as the physical, emotional, mental, psychosocial and spiritual.  Mindfulness, or attention to the present moment, is a cornerstone of my work. 

I combine methods that are both practical and depth-oriented, so that we work on developing skills for navigating challenges while also examining patterns and personal histories that may play out in the present.  An overarching theme in my work with clients is developing a sense of worth, value and acceptance in themselves.   I welcome people of all ages, ethnicities, genders and sexual preferences.

A sampling of concerns I treat:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety & stress management
  • Relationships & communication
  • Grief & loss
  • Feeling stuck
  • Transitions
  • Self-criticism & self-acceptance
  • Sex/sexuality/gender
  • Personal growth & spirituality

Approaches I may draw upon:

  • Mindfulness
  • Creative Arts Therapies
  • Solution-focused techniques
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Somatic awareness
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Nondual approaches to Psychotherapy

These modalities are integrated according to what seems most helpful, in concert with clients’ interest and comfort levels.