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Dr. Stephen L. Salter

Dr. Stephen L. Salter

We often seek therapy in times of loneliness, desperation, hopelessness and misery. Therapy can answer our call by providing hope...hope for the possibility of light in a world that appears pretty dark. I am trained to work with you and help you defeat obstacles in your quest to live well. For myself, nothing is more satisfying than working with someone who is ready to work.

We have been thrown into our lives, for better or worse. No one asked for it, but our habits travel with us. Our past plays a role in who we are but it need not determine who we become. Therapy is a chance to have greater influence on your future.

I did my undergraduate work in psychological science at UC Berkeley and stayed in Berkeley for my Doctorate in Psychology at the Wright Institute. There, I was trained in psychoanalytic theory and practice. The training was excellent and the Wright is one of the places where I derived a lot of my strength as a therapist. I work with children, adolescents, adults, couple's and families. In addition, I run a men's group.

Please feel free to ask me any questions you have about how I work. I invite you to come in for a session or two and see if I'm the right fit for you.

I have offices in the East Bay and San Francisco
Call now! 310- 601- 0774

Blog: Ideals in Question

The diverse sample of my writings below offers a broad sense of my thinking and interests.

Perfection in Question

Longing for Mania

Psychoanalysis Today

Obama as Wounded Healer

The Tyrannical Culture of Positivity

Exploring the Psychological Benefits of Massage

Facing Regrets

FRIENDSHIP FOR THE SAKE OF WISDOM

STRANGER IN THE WAITING ROOM: THE INFINITE VALUE OF THE OTHER

RETURN OF THE TALKING CURE: FINDING THE WORDS FOR CHRONIC PAIN