Art Raisman

Art Raisman

Email Address

Phone 4156863342


License and Education

License Type Other

Other License Type Psychologist

License Number PSY7795

Degrees Other

Other Degree Ph.D.

Phone 4156863342

Short Description 45 years experience in individual, couple, and group therapy with adults concerning anxiety, depression, family-of-origin issues, relationship, and work/career issues. Relational-interpersonal orientation. Psychodynamic process groups for therapists and non-therapists meeting weekly online. Office in San Rafael.

Description In 45 years of clinical practice I have come to think of what I do as a unique form of education. Psychotherapists "teach" not so much by telling people what to do (although good advice is often useful), but by helping clients to find the strength within themselves, and the needed support from those around them, to address the difficulties in their current lives in new and more effective ways. A therapeutic environment enables clients to develop a new way of understanding their life experiences that promotes higher self-esteem, increased capacity for intimacy, and greater effectiveness in work. Reflecting on where we come from--our family, friendships, school and other life experiences--enables us to understand the narrative of how our lives unfold the way they do, and how the past remains alive in present-day thought, feeling and behavior. In my clinical work, as in my teaching and supervision at UCSF and other institutions, I try to foster an attitude of curiosity about oneself and others, and deep respect and empathy for life's challenges and the efforts we make to face them.

Office Location(s)

Office Location(s) Marin

Other Office Location Lower Pacific Heights

Address 5 Schaaf Court

City San Rafael

State California

Zip 94901

Phone 4156863342

Other Office

Address t


Sliding Scale no

Fee Range $225 indiv; $75 group

Credit Cards Accepted no

Areas of Specialization

Specializations Anxiety/Phobias, Couples Counseling, Depression, Personality Disorders, Relationships, Work/Career Issues

Client Types

Clients Individual Adults, Couples, Groups

Clinical Orientation

Orientation Control-Mastery Therapy, Intersubjective, Psychodynamic Therapy


Insurance - Will provide superbill for PPO insurance

Therapy Groups Offered

Groups Anxiety, Depression, Interpersonal

Group Description Five psychodynamic, process groups meeting weekly, currently online: T 10-11:30,T 6-7:30 PM, W 12:15-1:45, W 6-7:30 PM, Th 10:00-11:30 AM, Th 12-1:30. The Tuesday morning, Wednesday afternoon, Thursday morning, and Thursday afternoon groups are for licensed and pre-licensed psychotherapists. The Tuesday and Wednesday evening groups are open to both therapists and high functioning men and women not in the mental health profession. The purpose of these interpersonal process groups is to facilitate in-depth exploration of personal and work-related issues by connecting the here-and-now process of the group to members' life experiences outside the group. Prospective members should be interested in learning about themselves from their interactions with others and through reflection on and discussion of these experiences.

Supervision (for Therapists)

Supervision Individual Supervision, Supervision of Supervisors

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