Colin Holtzinger is a psychologist in San Francisco, California. Colin specializes in helping people better understand themselves and improve their relationships with others. He works with children and families, parents, couples, and adults. Colin works with young and older adults on identity-related issues and existential issues that come up during life’s transitions, such as moving to college, career concerns, getting married, a parent dying, and aging.
Colin is trained in a variety of insight-oriented approaches that help client’s come to understand how they relate to themselves and others, as well as their internal conflicts and ambivalence. These insights are then used to change longstanding patterns and ways of relating. This can improve self-esteem and one’s relationships, as well as expand one’s capacity to experience life, love, and a sense of meaning and purpose.
Colin received his degree from PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Access Institute for Psychological Services. In addition to his doctorate, Colin has also completed one year of graduate coursework in drama therapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies, and is trained in sand tray therapy. He has worked in community mental health for many years and has a wide range of experience working with a variety of people from different walks of life.
Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation.
Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress
Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Loneliness - Developing an understanding of one’s loneliness, including its origins and how it impacts daily life; decreasing the occurrence of loneliness by addressing barriers to social connection and practicing coping skills
Abandonment issues - Developing an understanding of one’s abandonment issues, including their origins and how they impact relationships; practicing trust and growing confidence in relationships
Colin Holtzinger is not in-network with any insurances.
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