“The unconscious ultimately brings about and directs the healing process and the psychotherapist is only a helper and support of this process, not its author.”
- Marie Louise von Franz, Psychotherapy
I am a registered psychotherapist intern at New Perspectives Center for Counseling in San Francisco. I am working toward a California license in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have studied psychology for over twenty years. I provide affordable short and long term psychotherapy to children and adults.
I guide clients to their innate joy and authenticity so their lives and relationships are fulfilling and enriched. I work collaboratively based on the client’s style, preferences, and needs integrating traditional talk therapy with expressive arts, Sandplay therapy, and body awareness (mindfulness and Hakomi). My approach intuitively incorporates ideas and techniques from present-centered, somatic, psychodynamic, image-based, Jungian, archetypal, and mythological psychology.
I pay attention to the archetypal and mythological images and stories that arise with a client. These images add visual and metaphoric information to rational problem-solving and exploration of issues. I help clients build their inner resources and sources of joy.
My style as a therapist is gentle, calm, grounded, and compassionate. I use deep listening, unconditional positive regard, and thoughtful feedback to work with clients to find their own answers within.
Therapy is a safe, confidential space to explore one’s inner world as well as problematic situations, emotions, thoughts, and actions.
My areas of interest include:
depression, anxiety and stress
pet loss and grief
wedding planning support
relationships and intimacy
personal growth and fulfillment
self-expression and creativity
joy and play
existential and spiritual exploration
Laurie Chandler, MA, Marriage and Family Therapy Registered Intern (IMF #64780)
Supervised by Peggy Handler, LMFT, MFC 32077 * New Perspectives Center for Counseling, San Francisco