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Francesco Cerminara(He/Him/His)

CNLP, Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming
Anxiety - Couples counseling- Depression- LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics-Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)-Trust issues-
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Professional statement

Francesco Cerminara is a Clinical Psychologist, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and a Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist (a three-years advanced course of study and supervised practice above master degree level) based in San Francisco, CA. He specialises in anxiety, depression, complex PTSD, cultural and identity issues with adults (age 18 and higher).

Francesco practice is based on working together with body and mind, infused with mindfulness, and guided experiments in session. It is through these experiments that Francesco helps his clients to release painful experiences that shape the way clients relate to themselves, to others, and to the world. Francesco is one of a very few bi-lingual therapists, fluent in both English and Italian, in California. Born and bred in Italy, Francesco is very familiar with adapting to cultural shocks, having lived in several countries spanning three continents.

Francesco offers psychotherapy services both online and in person to anyone who is a California resident. He is passionate to cultural, race, gender and sexual diversity, welcoming clients from all walks of life. His practice is based in a convenient location (mid-Market) that is easy to access by car and public transport, and offers both ADA-accessible and secure parking.

Message to clients

Maybe over time life seem to have taught you that you don’t matter, that’s not ok for you to take space, to express yourself authentically, that you are worth less than others. Maybe you have heard an inner voice that says “I cannot do this, this is not for me, I don’t belong here, I am not worthy of this”. Maybe you just don’t seem to know how to relate to your feelings or simply feel so much that it feels overwhelming. Maybe you grew tired of feeling alone and sad, keeping distance from others to feel safer. Maybe you are tired of worrying about what others may say or think and that worrying freezes you from doing or saying what you’d like to.

We learn ways of being in the world according to what was welcomed or not in our earliest environments growing up. Sometimes we all feel overwhelmed, anxious, scared, depressed. I am here with you, together we can navigate these choppy waters and find a safe new harbour.

Together we can find resources your body needs to expand what feels tolerable, moving past anxieties and fears. Together we can discover new ways of being in the world. Together we can explore how much more freedom is possible in your life, how to create space to try things out, and how to have a more fulfilling experience of life.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

The Couples Center, Therapist
The Liberation Institute, Therapist

California Institute of Integral Studies, MA Clinical Psychology , 2018


California: 125165


English, Italian


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

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

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

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect

Trust issues - Developing an understanding of one’s trust issues, including their origins and how they impact relationships; learning effective communication and conflict management skills; growing one’s relationship through bonding activities and open dialogue


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

Locations & Hours

Please contact me by email with your general weekly availability and I will strive my best to match it with my schedule find a solution that is agreeable to both.

I look forward to hearing from you!


Francesco Cerminara is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$200 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$160 - $200
  • Couples sessions:$240 (60min)

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
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
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

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

This provider has no upcoming call times available.