Deborah Weisinger, Therapist in San Francisco, California — Zencare
Deborah E Weisinger
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Deborah E Weisinger

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Psychologist, PsyD
California Accepting Online
Pacific Heights Accepting In-person
Updated June 30, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement

Professional statement

Dr. Deborah Weisinger is a Licensed Psychologist with an office in San Francisco, CA and currently working via telehealth. She pursued post graduate training to become a Psychoanalyst to enhance her clinical capacity to provide in-depth psychotherapy. Deborah works with those who are experiencing life transitions, whether beginning, evaluating or ending relationships, career changes, decisions to return to school, cross cultural issues or facing unexpected losses. She pays particular attention to the ways in which these transitions can impact patients emotionally and experientially, often bringing up feelings of self doubt, anxiety and depression along with hope and excitement about what's to come. She works with individuals in close partnership, discussing goals for treatment as well as treatment approach to foster a good fit for each individual's experience in therapy.

Deborah's approach is based upon Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic Theories which foster an interest in and curiosity about what's going on inside, the many emotional and experiential contributors from the past and the present that contribute to current feelings of distress. She listens closely and is interested in learning with you about the thoughts and feelings that cause difficulties within, in relationships and in life in general.

With a commitment to life-long development and growth, Deborah seeks to create a supportive space in which to facilitate the emotional work and commitment necessary to work through and cope with the complicated and, at times, confusing feelings that may impede the pursuit of greater fulfillment.


Message to clients

Deciding to pursue psychotherapy may be a clear cut choice or one that you have reached after much thought. Regardless of how you reached this decision, you likely feel many things about starting psychotherapy, including some unease about confiding in someone that you don't know. I want to acknowledge that feeling of vulnerability along with the courage that it takes to ask for help.

In my experience, it is important in our work together to learn about any feelings that you have in beginning a therapeutic relationship as well as at any time in our work together. I will listen closely to what you say, how you say it and, sometimes, what you don't say in order to inform my thoughts that I will share with you. Because the therapeutic relationship is a relationship, albeit an unusual one, anything that goes on in our work together is worth exploring since it often reflects your familiar relationship challenges. When we're experiencing this together, it gives us an opportunity to further understand how your thoughts, feelings and previous experiences contribute to familiar struggles.

My approach to therapy involves commitment. Particularly for on-going distress or discontent in life, it also can be most helpful to invest as fully as possible in pursuing greater capacity to cope with life's challenges and in gaining more peace of mind.


Specialties

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

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

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

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

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)

Insurance

Deborah Weisinger 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: $180 (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
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week

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 9am-6pm
  • Tue 9am-6pm
  • Wed 9am-1pm
  • Thu 9am-5pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Pacific Heights practice
2491 Washington St., San Francisco, California 94115
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-6pm
  • Tue 9am-6pm
  • Wed 9am-1pm
  • Thu 9am-5pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 22 years

Private Practice, Psychologist, 2000 - Present

San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, Graduate Psychoanalyst, 2015
The Wright Institute, PsyD, Clinical Psychology, 2000
University of San Francisco, MA, Counseling Psychology, 1995


Licensure

California: 18123


Languages

English