Hello and welcome to my therapy website. My name is Ali Joy Sideroff and 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 work with:

  • 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

Getting Started

I offer a free phone consultation to get to know each other better and figure out if we're a good fit to work together. We'll talk about your current needs and review our schedules as a first step. When booking an appointment be sure to include your contact information and availability for a phone screening. It's also helpful to mention your office location preference and general days/times you'd like to come in.