She/Her/HersLicensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Ava Henderson is a licensed psychotherapist working in-person in San Francisco and virtually in all of California. Ava works with teens, adult and couples. In her work with individuals Ava has a great deal of experience working with anxiety, shame, childhood trauma, grief and relationship issues. In her couple work Ava helps couples identify and understand the negative cycles they get caught, how their attachment styles are effecting the relationship and how to communicate vulnerably and effectively with their partners.
Ava's work is grounded in psychodynamic theory with a strong holistic emphasis that is tailored fit the needs of my clients. Her approach is depth oriented which means that she will not only help you with alleviating painful symptoms and patterns--such as critical self-talk, over indulging in substances and relationship conflicts to name a few--but also get to the root of what is causing you suffering and distress so that lasting change is possible.
Ava believes that healing comes through relationship and that through her relational approach--meaning client and therapist examine what is happening in the room between us to better understand your relationships in the world--we can improve the quality of your relationship to yourself and others.
Ava's style is warm, collaborative, non-judgmental and tailored to meet the needs of each individual client.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.
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
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, shame, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
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
Ava Henderson is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 6 years
SF Marriage and Couples Center, Associate Couple Therapist, 2017 - 2020
Louise Brodie (private practice internship), Associate Therapist, 2018 - 2020
Pierce Street Integral Counseling Center, Associate Therapist, 2015 - 2017
California Institute of Integral Studies, MA Counseling Psychology, 2018