Kaitlin Geenen, MFT

Kaitlin Geenen, MFT

3150 18th Street
San Francisco, CA and
1615 Second Street
Livermore, CA
(415)364-8231
Contact by phone or e-mail

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #84274

Board Certified: No

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 8-10 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 10-15

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE

Bachelors of Psychology – UCLA
Master’s in Integral Counseling Psychology – California Institute of Integral Studies(CIIS)
Stanford/Lucille Packard Eating Disorder Inpatient Unit – Milieu Counselor/Group Therapist – 4 years
Cielo House Eating Disorder Treatment Centers – Individual, Family and Group Therapist – 4 years
Private Practice Therapist specializing in Eating Disorders and Addiction – 5 years

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

With all clients I try to impart hope that recovery is possible. I listen and tailor the use of skills along with time to reflect for each person. I draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialiectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to help clients become more mindful and develop skills to change behavior. I believe in honoring the experience of each client to help pace therapy and determine when the therapy is complete.

Yes, I think it is possible to recover from an eating disorder. I define recovery as the ability to live life grounded in your own values. To feel you have learned how to shift away from unhelpful thoughts and behaviors and move towards what matters most. To become aware of the ways we are sensitive creatures and to be wiling to listen to and meet our own needs.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adults

CONDITIONS TREATED: Addictions, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Bulimia Nervosa, Overeater

TREATMENT APPROACHESArt Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient. Willing and experienced in working as part of a team.

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale
If patient is covered by PPO, patient needs to apply for reimbursement.