Session Info:


My private practice is for adults seeking  weekly or every-other-week psychotherapy. An initial, free telephone consultation can be arranged by calling me at 415-683-0470 or sending me an email.  While I primarily work with individuals, I also offer support groups and couples coaching. Please see below for info on group therapy. Couples therapy focuses on coaching partners in non-violent communication (NVC) techniques to enhance understanding and compassion. See my About page for more details about my clinical background and approach. 


Each session typically consists of a 50-minute hour. Remote sessions (telehealth) and sessions of other lengths may also be available, if appropriate. Sessions are conducted within a suite of private therapy offices in the Nob Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, adjacent to Chinatown and downtown. I am available most weekdays, and some weekday evenings. Public transportation or drop-off is encouraged, as street parking can be limited. Nearby paid parking includes Brocklebank Garage at 1040 Sacramento Street and St. Mary's Square city garage.


Telehealth Sessions: For those who are unable to travel to my therapy office, I offer remote therapy including encrypted video call sessions. For research data about the effectiveness of Internet-based psychotherapeutic interventions, you may refer to this comprehensive review and meta-analysis. Please contact me for more information.


Group Therapy: Starting in 2018, I will be offering two support groups:  Women in Open Relationships and Women in Kink. Please contact me at drjosievalderrama@gmail.com for more information.


The fee is $150 per session for individuals and couples.  Lowered fees may be available based on need. Note that the only insurance I take is the California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) for individuals for who have been victims of crime.


Cancellation Policy: 48-hour cancellation policy via text message or phone call  in order to incur no fees. $25 fee for first-time cancellation within 24 hours or less. Repeat cancellations may incur full session fee.