My name is Randy Weled, and I have been helping people with mental health
issues for 18 years. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in San
Francisco.  My office is located in downtown San Francisco, in the historic Flood

I specialize in the in working with individuals and couples of all orientations and
identities and  I also specialize in supporting recovery from addictions such as:

compulsive sexuality
,  substance abuse, and debting. With the use of individual
and couples counseling, art, movement, dream and drama therapy, I help others
find the answers to their problems within themselves.

I have extensive training in process-oriented psychology and counseling.  I
studied with Arnold Mindell, who uses this approach to deal with deep-seated
conflicts, in individuals, couples, families, and in larger communities.

The main concept of process therapy work is that all parts of
conflict need to
have a voice, no matter how unpopular. In this way, finding a common thread and
communication is possible.

Using a process-oriented therapy approach, I help clients create stable
relationships through seeing life from different points of views. Investigating a
client's "personal pathology", especially in couples counseling, reveals that no
one lives in a vacuum and that others suffer similar feelings.

I also specialize in using a gentle technique called Brainspotting which helps
people process through deep unconscious problems in a very safe environment

I offer clients my experience of successful outcomes with couples of all gender
and ethnic affiliations. Although I am male-identified and gay, I work with many
women and lesbian couples. About 50 percent of my clients are heterosexual.

My partner and I lead workshops on "Power Dynamics in Relationship." This is a
revolutionary way to look at the ways individual and cultural power can
unconsciously hurt partners. The dynamics are very similar for heterosexual
couples as well as queer couples, so the workshops are open to all.

I invite you to read more about my approaches on various issues in these pages .
If you feel I can help, I look forward to working with you.

Click Here for more information about my upbringing and personal life.
Click Here for more information about why I became a therapist.
Click Here for my views on the therapeutic relationship.
Click Here for my specializations as a San Francisco Marriage and Family therapist and counselor.
Click here for an article on finding a counseling therapist in San Francisco.
Click Here for information on San Francisco family therapy.
Click Here for example of what to expect at a first counseling session.
Click here for my gay affirming counseling practice in San Francisco.

Mental health appointments available in my downtown San Francisco
counseling office, by phone or webcam.

Golden Gate counseling Center serves the  entire Bay Area including San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, Pinole, Santa
Rosa, San bruno, Daly City,  South San Francisco, Burlingame, Sausalito, San Rafael, and Santa Cruz.  We service the counties:   
Santa Clara County, Contra Costa county, Marin county, Sonoma county, Monterey and Mendocino counties. We provide couples
counseling, counseling for the gay lesbian bisexual transgender and intersex community.  We deal with addictions to substance abuse,
drugs, alcohol, sex addiction, and debting.  We also offer family interventions, family therapy and relationship counseling.  Our
specialists deal with depression anxiety, trauma, and codependency.  We work with individuals, couples and families.
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Marriage and Family
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Rates, Hours, and Insurance:
    My hourly rate is $135 for a one hour session. Sliding scale fees are also available.

    Insurance:  Most  PPO's will pay a portion of  our client's therapy.

    I have a 24 hour cancellation policy unless due to illness.

    For people in crisis I am on call 7 days a week.

    Phone appointments are available, especially when they will eliminate a no-show fee.

    I work Tuesday through Friday.  My normal hours of operation are from10:00am to 9:00pm. I
    usually do not work on the weekends, but I will give my home phone number to clients who
    may need support during my off hours.

    Special appointments are available when I have enough notice to schedule in advance and
    occasionally will see clients on weekends.
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