Andrew Kushnick, Therapist in San Francisco, California — Zencare
Andrew  Kushnick
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Andrew Kushnick

He/Him/His

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Juris Doctor, JD
California, Colorado Accepting Online
San Francisco Not Accepting In-person

Now that the mask requirement has been lifted in the City of San Francisco, masks are not required for in-person sessions.

Updated October 21, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationship issues
  • Communication issues
  • Couples counseling
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Who meshes well with Andrew’s practical approach, derived from his background as a former practicing attorney? Here are some examples.

Those who:

  • Do a lot of thinking;
  • Tend to get stuck in their thoughts;
  • Sometimes push themselves too hard;
  • Want to make therapy concrete and useful.

Who else? Those who:

  • Grew up in a household that emphasized achievement;
  • Grew up with overly-critical parents;
  • Want to optimize their relationships, with more constructive communication;
  • Want their work to be meaningful, contributing to the social good in some way;
  • Are working to manage stress, and achieve that elusive work-life balance;
  • Would love to figure out what this “adulting” thing is really all about.

Andrew’s approach is science-based. When we interact with coworkers, friends, family members or significant others, things like implicit memory and the amygdala are running the show. Andrew helps clients understand how they’re wired, what’s happening inside in moments of stress, and how to manage it all.

It’s also an evidence-based approach. With couples, Andrew utilizes PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy) to help identify how they’re each “wired” with regard to relationships, and how to get their needs met. With individuals, he blends EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) with Internal Family Systems Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, attachment theory, and mindfulness-based practices.

Andrew is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, an EMDRIA-Certified EMDR Therapist, and a TBHI-Certified Telebehavioral Health Practitioner. His office is located at 870 Market Street in San Francisco, in the historic Flood Building. Sessions are by video or in-person for California residents, and by video for Colorado residents.


Message to clients

Hey, welcome! Finding the right therapist ain’t easy. Alas, the endless scroll has led you here.

Definitely not your typical therapist. Want proof? Check out my website. You won’t see photos of ponds with piles of rocks. The therapist jargon is kept to a minimum. Very little of that woo-woo language to be found.

Why? Because therapy’s supposed to be useful and practical. I believe that real change isn’t possible when warmth and support is *all* you get. That’s necessary, but not sufficient. My approach is interactive and actionable. We’ll be developing insights, identifying patterns, and replacing those patterns. You’ll be prompted to take stuff from therapy and actively think about it, try things, practice things, and actually implement them in your everyday life. The goal is for you to be feeling more content and less stressed ASAP. Improving your relationships, feeling more like yourself, and just generally optimizing your life. Let’s do this!


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships withpartners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Andrew Kushnick is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $210 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $220 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12pm - 8pm
  • Tue 1pm - 8pm
  • Wed 12pm - 7pm
  • Thu 12pm - 8pm
  • Fri 12pm - 6pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Colorado)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 2pm - 8pm
  • Tue 3pm - 8pm
  • Wed 1pm - 7pm
  • Thu 1pm - 8pm
  • Fri 1pm - 6pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

San Francisco practice
870 Market Street, Suite 980, San Francisco, California 94102
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 1pm - 8pm
  • Tue 2pm - 8pm
  • Wed 12pm - 7pm
  • Thu 12pm - 8pm
  • Fri 12pm - 6pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

Andrew Kushnick Psychotherapy, Licensed Psychotherapist, 2019 - Present
The Well Clinic, Licensed Psychotherapist, 2016 - 2019
The Well Clinic, Marriage and Family Therapy Intern, 2013 - 2016
Catholic Charities, Therapeutic Behavioral Services Specialist, 2013 - 2015
University of California, San Diego (Department of Psychiatry), Research Assistant, 2012 - 2013
University of California, San Diego (Division of Family Medicine), Marriage and Family Therapy Trainee, 2012 - 2013

University of San Diego, Master of Arts - Marital and Family Therapy, 2013
University of Miami School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1995
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Bachelor of Arts, 1992


Licensure

California: 92700

Colorado: 1887

Maine: MF6867


Languages

English