He/Him/HisDoctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy, PhD Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Dr. Alexander Ochoa is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Ochoa specializes in working with athletes who would like to grow their performance by prioritizing their mental health. He helps athletes who struggle with fears of injury and reinjury, as well as those who would like to develop a strong mindset when it comes to their sport. Dr. Ochoa also supports clients who struggle with identity loss, anxiety, depression, substance use, and relationship conflicts. Many of his clients come to therapy to learn skills in effective communication so they can resolve conflict effectively.
Dr. Ochoa practices from a systems perspective, which means that he views clients’ actions, thoughts, and feelings as a result of the systems within which they live. He encourages clients to think about their larger context and how they fit into the picture when it comes to relationships, families, communities, teams, and workplaces. Dr. Ochoa helps clients set goals for themselves, whether those goals are for a state of wellbeing, a level of performance at work or in their sport, or a better place in their relationships. He then supports clients as they work towards their goals, circling back to why they’re in therapy as a way of reminding them where they’re headed.
Dr. Ochoa has a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and a PhD in Family Therapy from Saint Louis University. He has over 10 years of experience working with clients across a variety of therapeutic settings. As a past athlete, competing in both football and rugby, Dr. Ochoa brings his passion for sports into sessions to support his clients who have performance goals. He also brings his experience as a father and a Latino man into the therapy space, deepening his empathy for his clients.
Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping
Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress
Men's health - Expertise in working with adult men; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Sports psychology - Navigating mental roadblocks to physical goals; optimizing personal and team performances
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Years of Experience: 12 years
Kolea Counseling, Therapist, 2021 - Present
St Louis University , PhD MFT, 2019
Antioch University , MA Clinical Psychology , 2012