She/Her/HersMaster of Arts in Clinical Psychology, MA Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Kaela Salisbury is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist based in San Francisco, California and works with couples and other relationship types. Many of her clients come to therapy feeling unfulfilled in their important relationships and hoping there could be more connection and intimacy possible for them. Kaela is particularly skilled in helping clients stretch their capacity to be honest about where they are getting stuck and find the courage to try something new. She helps her clients tend to the vulnerable places within themselves that struggle to change by offering tangible tools as well as deeper layers of exploration.
Kaela’s approach is rooted in Relational Life Therapy, a transformational and effective couples therapy method developed by Terry Real that is direct, compassionate and tailored to each unique relationship. Kaela also draws on other techniques including PET-C, The Gottman Method, EFT and Hakomi. She incorporates mindfulness and somatic therapy tools to help clients move beyond a cognitive understanding and into an embodied, felt experience of change.
Kaela is deeply passionate about this work and believes in the possibility for transformation in relationships. She wants her clients to see real change in their lives towards more fulfilling, honest and connected relationships. She works hard to help her clients achieve a new vision in their relationships and asks her clients to work hard too.
In Kaela’s experience, couples and relationship therapy is most effective when done in-person and she prefers to see clients at her office in San Francisco. She offers virtual therapy on a case by case basis.
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Dating - Exploring one’s thoughts and beliefs about dating and the values that one brings into the dating world; processing through the ups and downs of meeting new people and starting or ending relationships
Nonmonogamy, polyamory, and kink - Exploring one’s values in and beliefs about relationships; practicing boundary-setting, conflict resolution, and romantic or sexual relationship bonding with partners
Infidelity - Processing through the impacts that infidelity has on one’s relationship; learning how to set boundaries, resolve conflict effectively, and promote healing in the relationship
Jealousy - Developing an understanding of one’s jealousy, including the origins and the impacts that it has on daily life; decreasing the occurrence of jealousy by practicing coping skills and effective communication skills
Kaela Salisbury is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 3 years
Center for Mindful Psychotherapy, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, 2021 - Present
California Institute of Integral Studies, MA Counseling Psychology, 2021
UCLA, BA Anthropology, 2014
Supervisor: Lynndal Daniels (LMFT 78183)