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  • Are you looking for a therapist who will support, guide, challenge, and listen to you?


  • Are you a new parent struggling with your birth experience, depression, or anxiety?​


  • Have you been involved in domestic violence and need help to figure out what to do next?

  • Are you a trauma survivor planning for childbirth?


  • Are you feeling stuck, and are ready for a change?



I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #83622) with a Perinatal Mental Health Certification. I graduated with a Masters Degree in 2008 and have been in private practice since 2015. I provide therapy in San Francisco and online throughout California. My style is warm and supportive, with the intention for clients to feel heard. I also challenge clients to use their strengths to heal and grow.​

       My approach is client-centered and explores how childhood experiences have influenced your present life. Elements of mindfulness-based methods (such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and non-verbal approaches (such as art and guided imagery) are integrated into the sessions.  The relationship between the therapist and client offers opportunities for healing and transformation. 

       Sessions focus on helping clients with issues including reproductive and maternal health, anxiety, recovery from trauma, domestic violence, and adolescent challenges. There are short-term and long-term therapy options and we will collaborate to determine the course of our work together.  Sessions are usually 50 minutes long.​ A free 15-minute phone consultation is offered to answer any questions you have and to set up our initial appointment.

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  • Individual Therapy for Teens

  • Individual Therapy for Adults

  • Therapy for Birth Workers

  • Birth Processing

  • Birth Planning Consultations for Trauma Survivors


My specialities are working with individuals around issues of DOMESTIC VIOLENCE and PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH (click on the links below for more information).  I also have special experience working with doulas. If you are looking to process your birth experience, I offer short-term therapy for that, as well.


Other issues I have worked with include:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Adolescent Challenges

  • Stress

  • Adoption

  • Anger Management

  • Life Transitions

  • Parenting

  • Trauma

  • Parenting Transgender Teens

Services are currently held online, on the phone, or in person at Community Well.  For video sessions, I use a secure, HIPAA-compliant service that is easy to use.


Please reach out to learn about my current fees.  Sliding scale slots are available.  You can pay by personal check, cash, credit cards, debit cards, and HSA.

I am not contracted with any insurance companies, but if you have out-of-network benefits, I can provide you with a receipt you can submit to your insurance carrier to try to get partial reimbursement.



When I am able to see clients in person, sessions are held at Community Well, 78 Ocean Ave. in the Excelsior neighborhood of San Francisco.

"Community Well is a welcoming space for individuals and families to connect with a network of like-minded & diverse practitioners focused on supporting people with holistic wellness services."  


Community Well offers services for maternal health, whole body health and wellness, and family programs and education.

Please visit the Community Well website for more information and to see current online offerings, including free programming:


I love helping my patients develop the tools they need to cope with all of life’s challenges. Contact me today to learn more and book a session.

Leah Chalofsky

PO Box 12549, San Francisco, CA 94112


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