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About

I’m in love with being a therapist and have been from the beginning! At its best, therapy is a spiritual process, a sacred journey that uncovers hidden treasures and unlocks the mysteries of your life. It is in this journey that individuals and couples have the potential to heal their wounds. This process helps us transform how we see ourselves, how we experience the world and how we interact with others. I hope I can be your guide through this transformation. I help people feel more empowered in their daily lives, more comfortable in their own skin, more in connection with themselves and others.

 

People often tell me they feel my warmth, compassion, and presence. I’m grounded, honest, and even bring humor into my work. I consider many options when it comes to what might help you, and I don’t hold back from sharing those options and resources.

 

In my free time, I like being outdoors, walking, hiking and enjoy my new love of kayaking. I love attending live concerts and performances, socializing and spending time with the people in my life that I love, as well as with my dog, Moe, who also serves as a therapy dog for in-person sessions. I am drawn to Jewish Meditation and yoga and I have a passion for learning. My creative world has included cooking, playing guitar, songwriting, poetry writing and ceramic art.

 

Professional Experience

 

My professional experience includes clinical work and training in many modalities since 1996. I received my training as a therapist (LMFT) in Expressive Arts Therapy at the California Institute of Integral Studies in 1999, and received my PsyD in 2018.

I also worked for many years in addiction treatment at the Haight Ashbury Free Clinics in San Francisco. Additionally, I taught classes at City College of San Francisco in their Addiction Treatment Counselor Certificate Program, for twenty years, where I was previously the Associate Director and sat on their Community Advisory Board. I also held the position of Director of Outpatient Services for Walden House (currently Healthright 360), where we served individuals seeking treatment for addictions and mental wellness.

 

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Experience

I am currently in private practice (since 2006) with individuals and couples and I supervise trainees and interns. For a more detailed look at my qualifications, trainings and experience please click on my C.V. icon below.

Mena Zaminsky C.V.
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2006-Present

Clinical Supervisor, California Institute of Integral

Studies (CIIS)

2018 

Doctorate of Psychology in Marriage and Family Therapy

2004-Present

Private Practice. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 

2006-09

Clinical Supervisor, Walden House, San Francisco

2000-Present

Adjunct Faculty, City College of San Francisco

2000-01

"Associate Director, Drug and Alcohol Certificate Program "

2000-01

Internship Coordinator, City College of San Francisco

1997-2000

Assistant to the President of The Haight Ashbury Free Clinics,  Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor

2006-09

Director, Outpatient Services, Walden House,

San Francisco