Betty Michaud

Betty Michaud

Biographical Info Twice in my life I experienced a transition from one world into another. The first time, I was 13 years old when my family immigrated to the United States from Taiwan. We traveled from the capital of Taipei, a densely populated, homogenous metropolis, to a little rural town in Kentucky. About half of the students at the school I attended in Kentucky were black, while the other half were white students - plus my sister and myself. Everyone was friendly and treated us well but the language and cultural barriers prevented my full integration into this new world until, finally, a few years later my English became more fluent. ​ My second major transition occurred in adulthood following the completion of my undergraduate degree in computer science, and after more than a dozen years of work in high tech. For most of my life I did what my father, my teachers and my managers expected of me. I excelled in school and work but I lacked a sense of my true self and direction in life. Then in 1998 I became disillusioned with the fast-paced, high-flying life in Silicon Valley and embarked on a search for my life’s calling. This transition, different from the first, was deliberate and by my own choice. It took much longer than my first transition, and it also led me into uncertainty, doubt, deep questioning and even depression. But as I continued the journey to discover my true self I eventually found the field of psychotherapy and, in most importantly, the theory of Psychosynthesis. Read more at

Email Address

Phone 415-997-8761


License and Education

License Type Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

License Number 53628

Degrees M.A.

Phone 415-997-8761

Short Description Transpersonal psychotherapist with multicultural perspective (born and raised in Taiwan), career transition experience (worked in high tech for 12 yrs), and motherhood.

Description I believe everyone is on his or her unique journey. I will accompany you and facilitate your journey so that you can discover and follow your authentic purpose in life. You may be dealing with inner emotional turmoil, interpersonal conflict, life transitions, stress, trauma, or a quest for meaning and purpose. To assist you in alleviating your suffering and finding happiness, I draw on a variety of methods including Mindfulness, Expressive Arts, DBT/CBT and Psychosynthesis. The fundamental belief of Psychosynthesis is that every human being has innate drive towards wholeness, inner truth, meaning and purpose in life. I look forward to helping you on your journey to discover and be your authentic SELF. Read more at

Office Location(s)

Office Location(s) Noe Valley/Diamond Heights

Address 3929 24th St

City San Francisco

State CA

Zip 94114

Phone 415-997-8761


Sliding Scale Yes

Fee Range 180-250

Credit Cards Accepted Yes

Areas of Specialization

Specializations Coaching, Grief & Loss, Life Cycle Transitions, Post-traumatic Stress, Stress Management, Work/Career Issues

Client Types

Clients Individual Adults, Couples, Families, Groups

Clinical Orientation

Orientation Client Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Transpersonal

Additional Languages Spoken

Additional Language Chinese


Insurance - Will provide superbill for PPO insurance

Therapy Groups Offered

Groups Anxiety, Consultation/Supervision, Mindfulness, Parenting/Step-Parenting

Supervision (for Therapists)

Supervision Group Supervision, Supervision of Supervisors

Other Offsite Supervision

Supervision Description Transpersonal, Psychosynthesis, DBT, EMDR, Brainspotting

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