Psychotherapy & Personal Growth
Dave Cooperberg, MFT12549, CGP


                                Q:   How many therapists does it take to change a light bulb?
                                 A:   One, but the light bulb has to really want to change.

An old joke that suggests two truths about psychotherapy:
    1) While therapists can guide and assist you, ultimately it is up to you to change your life.
    2) Lightening up (as in humor) about ourselves and our situations makes change easier.

Psychotherapy and Personal Growth

    People come to see me for a variety of reasons. Some want therapy to resolve trauma or dysfunction. Others are more interested in self-development. These issues often overlap between personal growth and in-depth psychotherapy, but all involve the choice to work toward making your life work better.

    Working from the here-and-now, release any unfinished business from your past, and re-envision how you want your life to be. Become aware of the ways you open and close your heart to yourself and others. With laughter and tears, support and challenge, learn to recognize and change life-long patterns of thought and behavior that get in your way, while creating the life you want.

    You may have long standing issues, such as depression, anxiety,
low self-esteem, loneliness, poor body image, trauma from childhood, compulsive behaviors, emotional numbness, sexual identity issues, and/or difficulty handling money. Or you may be going through a crisis: perhaps a sudden loss of a job, a parent, a spouse or relationship, or maybe were diagnosed with a life threatening disease and are seeking support and direction.

    On the other hand you may be doing quite well, but wish to examine the direction of your life, perhaps wanting something more. It could be wanting more out of a career or relationships, or that you want to explore your values or sense of what is spiritual in your life.

    Whether you are seeking healing from the hurts of life or self-improvement, give me a call. We can discuss what you are looking for and how we can work together to meet your needs and goals. Make this the moment you start living your life the way you want it to be.


    I am located near Haight & Divisadero Streets, in San Francisco's historic Haight Ashbury district. There is street parking, but give yourself time; this is San Francisco!  MUNI service is quite close.


Dave Cooperberg, MA, CGP, MFT12549

(415) 431-3220

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